Peter Curran, MD

Peter Curran is an endocrinologist with interests in international health,public health and health care delivery. Raised in Europe, he worked inJapan after college in the US before returning to the States for hismedical training at Columbia and the University of Chicago. After aclinical career in Chicago and Idaho, he has volunteered in multiple sites overseas and is currently working onprojects in Cambodia and Bhutan involving women’s health, diabetes andphysician education. He serves on the Board of Health insouth-central Idaho. He recently participated in a pioneering graduateprogram in health care delivery science at Dartmouth and is interested inhow to make health care delivery more efficient. In Idaho he is interestedin local food systems and is working to understand and improve nutritionalhealth.

Pirie Jones Grossman

Pirie Jones Grossman has had over 20 years of experience in front of and behind the camera, including a a successful career in commercials, other acting roles, and 10 years as an entertainment reporter for E! Entertainment Television, Entertainment Tonight and as  host for ABC’s Every Woman.   She also created and produced  Stories from the Heart.

She produced the Children’s Day of Compassion during the Dalai Lama’s visit to the United States in September, 2005, which involved 10,000 children.. From 2006-2009, she co-chaired the Special Olympics World Games events in Idaho, which welcomed 3,000 athletes from over 150 countries.

Having founded a company called Destiny Productions, Pirie’s current work focuses on creating and presenting Wellness Festivals across the nation. She is a Board member of Sun Valley Wellness Festival, founded and produced the Telluride Integrative Wellness Summit in Telluride, Colorado, and produced the Sedona World Wisdom Days.

Pirie lives in Sun Valley, Idaho with her two children and serves on the Board of the Community School. She is also currently working on her Master’s of Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. Scott McLean

Dr. Scott McLean has been a resident of the Wood River Valley for nearly 30 years. He is well known for his contributions to the community, both as a physician and a community leader. He holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in Tucson, AZ (1974-1977). After ten years in private practice in Northern California, Scott moved to the Wood River Valley to raise his three children. He is a Board member at the Flourish Foundation, and also serves on the Board of Little Sisters Foundation and served as President of the Board of  St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation, for three years and Vice President for three years.

Stephanie Freid-Perenchio

Stephanie Freid-Perenchio is a documentary photographer whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Time Magazine, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Foreign Policy, Huffington Post, and NPR’s website.

As creator, photographer, and co-author of the book SEAL: The Unspoken Sacrifice, Stephanie earned the trust of U.S. NAVY SEALs and their families to achieve an extraordinary level of intimacy and insight into a world normally cloaked in secrecy and masculinity. In 2014, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago invited Stephanie to exhibit her SEAL photographs in the first-ever US Navy SEAL photography exhibition.

Stephanie’s photography has been inspired by her commitment to humanitarian causes. Traveling the unbeaten path—from Afghanistan and North Korea to Haiti, Cuba, and many countries in Africa—Stephanie has documented the realities of life in war-torn or developing nations. As a photographer with access to places that many people will never see, Stephanie bears witness to the truths in those countries.

Stephanie’s interest in advancing global awareness and justice led to the founding of two Sun Valley-based think tanks: the Sun Valley Global Affairs Forum on International Policy and Women Under the Radar, an organization working to increase awareness about the injustices facing women and children around the world. Stephanie was Co-Director of the Family of Woman Film Festival for five years, from 2013 to 2017

Stephanie serves on a number of national and international boards and advisory committees.

Beena Rahim

Beena Rahim is a founding member and Executive Director of JRM Foundation for humanity, supporting projects on regional, national and global levels issues regarding women and children’s health and education.  The Foundation also brings attention to the evils of child labor and bonded slavery around the world.  She lives in Pocatello with her husband, Dr. Fahim Rahim, and their three children.   She is currently majoring in Political Science with a focus on social development and women’s studies at Idaho State University.

Connie Smith

Connie Smith worked professionally for 17 years as a speech-language pathologist specializing in cranio-facial disorders and early childhood intervention, birth to three.

While living in Los Angeles she volunteered with the Jr. League Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project sponsored by the Department of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital/LA City Schools and Planned Parenthood,  coordinating programing for teens and parents in an East Los Angeles housing project.  She also volunteered her professional services at Westside Children’s Center infant toddler nursery for drug and alcohol affected children, all in foster care.

After moving to Santa Barbara she volunteered in fundraising for:  Santa Barbara Ballet, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Planned Parenthood, Danceworks, CALM, child abuse prevention, Santa Barbara Middle School and Montecito Union School, and served on the Boards  of  Planned Parenthood, Montecito Union PTA, Lobero Theatre, and Santa Barbara Middle School.

Since 2009, as co-founder of the Global Neighborhood Fund she has worked with an all volunteer group providing grassroots grants in Liberia supporting women’s economic empowerment, early childhood education, clean water, frontline healthcare, gender based violence prevention and intervention, and maternal and child health.

She currently also serves on the board of Friends of UNFPA, and is a Champion for Shot@life, a program advocating for immunizations globally.