This chapter is devoted to our fantastic KINDNESS officers, office staff and KINDNESS Ambassadors. The success of any organization is directly related to the quality and dedication of those who work within the organizational structure. We are fortunate to have people who not only want to display their creative talent but truly believe that our work with improving the quality of all our lives through acts of KINDNESS is an essential part of their own personality. Below is a list of those involved with keeping our work moving forward. To learn more about these individuals, you may click on their name for further information.
Chuck Wall, Ph.D., President
Teresa Leach, Vice President and Director of Kindness Ambassador Program
Renee Nelson, Member, Board of Directors
Di Wall, Member, Board of Directors and Kindness Inc. Office Manager
Delia Latham, Webmistress
CONTACT DR. WALL
Chuck Wall overcame blindness to earn a Ph.D. from
UCLA in the combined fields of Management and
in the combined fields of Management and
Educational Administration. In addition, he holds a B.A.
Administration. In addition, he holds a B.A.
and an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University in the
and an M.B.A.
from San Francisco State University in the
areas of management, marketing and group dynamics.
marketing and group dynamics.
Dr. Wall has been Professor of the Year for the State of
California Community College system where he taught at
Bakersfield College until his retirement in 2006. He has
received international acclaim for his creation of the
“random act of kindness” movement which has resulted
in some 350 television and radio appearances including
the Oprah Show, CNN, The Hour of Power, and he has
been honored by the U.S. House of Representatives for
his humanitarian work. He has worked for the President
of the United States developing a stage production about
the future of America and designed a desegregation
program for the nation’s schools. In the Spring of 2010
he completed work producing a high school stage play
called The Visitors which describes his concept of
kindness. He has authored or co-authored six books and
numerous articles. In 2010 he was once again named one of the 50 most influential people to
live in Kern County, California since its creation in 1894. Dr. Wall now lectures on the topics
of “Kindness as a Way of Life”, "Motivation and Morale," and "Stress and Burnout in the
Professions" and is a sought-after motivational speaker. He has also won several blue ribbons
for his wood working and ceramic creations. While blindness is a reality, he does not
consider himself disabled but must spend extra time dealing with one of life’s little nuisances.
International Protocol and Etiquette Consultant
Teresa A. Leach is a certified International Protocol and Business Etiquette Consultant with a focus on Cross-Cultural Training. Her professional background includes eighteen years as a managing partner in an Architectural Practice. Teresa has traveled internationally for the last twenty-five years to the Pacific Rim, Asia and Southeast Asia, South Pacific,
June 2005 as a member of an educational delegation from
In May of 2006 Teresa became a team member of HELPS (Doctors Without Borders) Organization serving in
The Board of Trade under the leadership of Rick Davis as Executive Director requested assistance in the area of Protocol to receive a delegation from the Autonomous Region of Guangxi,
Consulting with corporations in the area of business etiquette and writing cultural briefs for executives entering the international arena is also part of her comprehensive package. Much of Teresa's time and expertise has been donated to serve on various non profit advisory boards and public service.
Renee has been actively involved in both precedent setting legal cases involving The California Environmental Quality Act and working on numerous issues that make every day living a little better by cleaning up the environment…for the last 18 years.
She has one child, a daughter, and one dog. She has volunteered in the community as a Girl Scout leader, PTA mom, rolling reader, community advocate for redevelopment, encouraged preservation of prime agricultural land, fought for wildlife corridors in urban development for kit foxes and attended more meeting than she can count to help craft law and regulations to clean up the air in the San Joaquin Valley and thus, the world.
She is currently president of Clean Water and Air Matter
(CWAM), and has previously served on the board of the League of Women Voters,
Her work experience in the legal realms includes the California Environmental Quality Act, Air Quality issues, Water Law & Quality, Wetlands, Municipal Law/Brown Act, SMARA, Redevelopment Law, Land Use/Zoning, Non-profit Corporation’s, Homeowners Association’s and considers herself a general muckraker! She has produced and directed short films, industrial videos and local commercials and is in the process of creating a movie about Dr. Wall’s amazing adventure as the Kindness guru!
Her background in art and architecture have kept her interested in both the built environment and how we interface with nature and she has a keen eye for the natural world as a photographer, poet and writer. Written work ranges from environmental analysis to press releases, public policy in education and non-profit topics, she is a published author of 3 short stories, and creates beautiful words of inspiration in the old fashion form of letters. It is her dream to create inspirational greeting cards as she masters photo shop and share the beauty of this earth with wisdom handed down from all masters.
Throughout her career, Di has been a community volunteer for several organizations, including but not limited to: Kern County Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Bakersfield Mayor's Committee to Employ People with Disabilities; Lady Lions Club; Sugarloaf Property Owners Association; and of course, Kindness, Inc. Di is a graduate of Salinas High School., Salinas, California and attended San Francisco State University. She also has to her credit numerous classes and seminars in office management, claims processing and community services. It is thanks to Di's organizational skills that our Kindness office and warehouse facility are not a complete shambles.
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Having enjoyed the written word since early childhood,
Delia has studied writing in various forms, including creative
writing and journalism, and been involved in a number of
correspondence study programs. A former staff writer for
The Bakersfield Californian (the largest daily newspaper in
Kern County, California), she is a frequent contributor to her
hometown's regional, Bakersfield Magazine; has been
published in Canada's Our Family Magazine; and writes
greeting card verse, short stories, articles, and songs.
Delia's Christian historical novel, Goldeneyes, released in 2008. In 2010, White Rose Publishing released Yesterday's Promise and Destiny's Dream, the latter of which is Book One in a 3-book series. Book Two in the Solomon's Gate Series, Kylie's Kiss, will release in 2011. In January 2011, her first children's picture became available. Read excerpts and obtain purchasing info at www.delialatham.net.
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