Our north star begins with our heart. This aligns our actions with the purpose, clarity, and precision needed to serve the cause.
It’s not about us. It’s about those we serve. We create with their priorities and needs front and center.
We believe in a world where there are no limits to growth and impagination. Love has no limits - neither does our mission and potential for impact.
The world can be complex, and simplicity is the result of organizing that complexity, thoughtfully. We keep our training content and interactions simple.
We are accessible and transparent from the way we create and share our content, to our interactions with partners. Accessibility allows us to magnify our service and impact.
The world is diverse, so our solutions must be reflective and inclusive of this diversity in order to be effective.
No Limit Generation is led by a team of proven social-entrepreneurs, technology veterans and media innovators working in close collaboration with child well-being experts, educators, and mental health professionals.
CEO & Founder
Samier Mansur is a social entrepreneur, innovator, and writer who is driven by ideas that can help support more just, peaceful, and better organized world.
Samier is the founder of No Limit Generation (NLG), an organization that supports thousands of displaced and vulnerable children rise and thrive into their full potential. It does this through an evidence based, trauma-informed digital library of engaging, accessible videos that equips humanitarian organizations, aid workers, and teachers with critical tools to build safe, supportive, and healing environments for children.
This initiative builds on his previous work in founding the "Safe Haven" for Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh in partnership with the award-winning JAAGO Foundation. The facility provides 500 Rohingya refugee children and orphans a safe space for learning, play, and healing every day.
Samier is also the co-founder of LiveSafe, a revolutionary smartphone app that empowers millions of students, employees, and service men and women with the tools to keep themselves and their communities safe. He has as served various US Govt agencies and initiatives from global policymaking to human rights and security, and facilitation of trade and development programs in the rapidly developing economies.
He has over 40 national and international publications on range of topics: from international relations and global policy; to humanitarian intervention, self-improvement, gender, among others. He has spoken on the TEDx stage on the topic of Pluralism and religious identity politics and inclusion; and continues to advise technology companies and global policy makers.
Kevin has served in a financial leadership capacity for a number of charitable organizations. Complementing this is over 10 years of financial consulting experience at various public accounting firms. He is passionate about using numbers as a tool to help organizations accomplish their strategic vision.
Director, Strategic Partnerships & Operations
Michael is a social entrepreneur with a career spanning business development, operations, and finance.
In his roles with JPMorgan Chase, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Seeds of Peace, and more, Michael has dedicated his work to ensuring all children have the opportunity to live healthy and happy childhoods.
Flávia Polles is a marketing and communications professional with a focus on human-centered strategies. With a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University, her range of experience covers international financial institutions as well as cause-related themes.
Her goal is to use the power of storytelling to create authentic content strategy that will help brands communicate their mission.
Jasmine is a journalist and producer based in Brooklyn, NY, specializing in covering social justice issues. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, NowThis, Public Radio International, and more. She is passionate about leveraging her talents to serve the children of the world.
Jonathan is a Montreal-based Producer and Creative Director. He specializes in creating exciting promotional content and developing scalable creative workflows.
Marketing & Communications Associate
Ashley is studying Social Work and Political Science at James Madison University. She is in her third year and hopes to continue her education by getting her Master’s Degree in Social Work before continuing on to law school.
Research & Partnerships Associate
Kasey is studying Global Justice and Political Science at James Madison University. She is in her third year and plans to pursue a law degree after graduation. Her goal is to help others have equal opportunities to lead happy and healthy lives regardless of circumstance.
Founder & International Director, Freely in Hope
Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, and consultant on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling. Nikole shifts paradigms on how stories are told by platforming voices of the oppressed—sharing stories of beauty arising out of seemingly broken situations. Her heart beats for young women whose voices are silenced by oppression and desires to see every person realize the transformative power of their own story. In 2010, Nikole founded Freely in Hope, an organization that equips survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence in Kenya and Zambia. Nikole has been deeply transformed by the powerful, tenacious, and awe-inspiring examples of survivors. Their audacious dreams have informed her philosophy for a survivor-led approach to community transformation.
Nikole graduated with a degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing a masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a native of the Bay Area and can often be found buying African fabric on the streets of Lusaka. Her vision is to equip survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence—believing that they will be the ones to bring us all into liberation. In it, her hope is that the world may be transformed by them—just as she has.
President, Stonecrest Financial
As founder and President of Stonecrest Financial, Jon Freeman is a visionary who has successfully seeded and grown Stonecrest’s many divisions. He is an active real estate investor, cultivating a portfolio of significant properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide since 1986. Jon earned his BA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and is a California licensed Real Estate Broker.
Jon is also dedicated to ‘hand up’ philanthropy by supporting social enterprise and women’s education initiatives that empower women to lift themselves out of poverty. Jon is active in supporting local and international organizations and causes that provide creative, intelligent and compassionate approaches to positive, sustainable social and environmental change. He serves on the board of American University of Nigeria Foundation. His is also involved with other nonprofit initiatives including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Fair Trade USA, GlobalEyes, the Akilah Institute for Women, and Ugandan orphanages that meet the survival needs of children abandoned due to extreme poverty.
Mental Health Specialist, GEANCO Foundation
Somiari Fubara (Demm) MA/M.Div, CYT, CTS is a certified trauma specialist, a certified yoga teacher, and a certified breath body and mind teacher. Her areas of concentration include children and adolescents, trauma, mindfulness, and spirituality. Somiari is a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of clinical psychology who has divided her time between clinical practice, training, workshops, and consulting. As a mental health practitioner, she uses mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy (MCBT) and other evidence-based practices to help adolescent and adult clients with a wide range of emotional, and behavioral issues.
Somiari has received extensive training in the treatment of addiction, mental illnesses, affect regulation, and trauma. In her consulting work, she has provided bullying, violence, and trauma training for elementary and residential schools. In addition to clinical practice, for 3 years she worked as a consultant counseling Chibok girls that escaped Boko Haram.Somiari has been interviewed by 60-Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, BBC, and Aljareeza.
As a trauma thriver, her life experiences have fostered her love of, and dedication to the mental health field. Following the words of Gandhi, she believes that “purity of life is the highest and truest art.” Somiari also believes she is here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. Through her work, she is enriching the world through love, healing, and peace.
Director, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
Dr. Bethell is a Professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, where she serves as the founding director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) within the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health. The CAHMI was established in 1996 as a national collaborative to advance a family-centered, population based framework and common measurement and family engagement methods to promote the early and lifelong health of children youth and families. This work has led to the development, validation and national, state, and local implementation and reporting of measures with a focus on early childhood development, children with special health care needs, adolescent preventive services, medical home, and a variety of family centered care topics. She leads the National Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (www.childhealthdata.org), supported through HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau as well as efforts to develop, test, and disseminate family-driven quality measurement and improvement tools such as the Well-Visit Planner. She is passionate about enabling data-driven partnerships and leveraging the new brain sciences, mindfulness and other mind-body methods to transform health and related services, with a focus on addressing childhood trauma, promoting positive health and advancing High Reliability Organizations. She earned an MBA and an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago.
Founder & Executive Director, BYkids
Holly began her career as a writer and editor at The New York Times and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Since then she lived in Korea as a Henry Luce scholar and print and television journalist; produced the award-winning documentary, Margaret Sanger; co-founded North Carolina’s Full Frame Festival; served as a consultant for The After-School Corporation; produced the PBS series Media Matters; and most recently was the Executive Director of The Global Film Initiative.
Strategic Growth Advisor
Jim has served as chief development officer and consultant to a number of highly successful national and global institutions. Jim was also a pioneer in developing intergenerational learning for HNW philanthropic families as the Founding Director of the Global Philanthropists Circle at the Synergos Institute. His in-depth understanding of the substantive issues of global health, peace and conflict resolution, human rights, and agriculture comes in part from serving as Special Assistant to President Jimmy Carter in the founding, development, and expansion of The Carter Center.
As a senior non-profit executive and consultant to more than 40 leading national and global organizations, Jim has provided a broad range of professional services including organizing and managing comprehensive development and communications divisions, directing historic capital campaigns, designing branding and positioning strategies, and building highly effective institutional development staffs.
His early work in directing capital campaigns including those for the UNCF and The Carter Presidential Library and Museum; helping to build organizations like the Carter Center from the ground up; manage fundraising in turn-around and spin-off situations like the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); diversifying the donor bases for global research institutes like icddr,b in Bangladesh, The International Vaccine Institute in South Korea, CIAT in Colombia; and building and staffing comprehensive development functions at other institutions.
Neuroscientist & Medical Doctor
Dr. Ali Jawaid is a physician-scientist with training in both clinical and basic neuroscience. He completed his medical studies from Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan in 2007, and followed it up with clinical/research training in Neurology from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. He then proceeded to complete an MD-PhD in Neuroscience from Switzerland (simultaneous PhD degrees awarded by UZH/ETH International Program in Neuroscience and UZH MD-PhD program). Ali has worked extensively in the fields of memory, dementia, neurodegenerative disorders, neuroepigenetics, neurodevelopmental disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction. He has authored 60+ pubmed publications and four book chapters, and has received awards and honors from multiple academic organizations. He has published in Science, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, Nature Communications, and Molecular Neurobiology and has a current H-index of 16 (he has 16 papers, which have been cited at least 16 times). He also chaired the European MD-PhD association between 2016 and 2018, and is a fiction author outside of scientific work.
Ali is a very strong proponent of translational science, mechanistic and ‘proof of concept’ research, innovation in medical sciences, and using science for humanitarian causes that are not only limited to disease prevention and therapeutics, but also for resolution of human conflicts and peace building. His work has been widely featured in internationally renowned magazines, scientific blogs, and TV channels.
Pioneering Clinical Psychiatrist, Author
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, New York Medical College. Dr. Gerbarg has lectured and taught about a wide range of topics in psychiatry, psychoanalysis, women’s issues, trauma, neurobiology, natural treatments (herbs, nutrients ), and the integration of mind-body practicesin psychotherapy for the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Meetings and many other conferences, academic centers, and community organizations.She serves on the APA Caucus on Complementary and Integrative Psychiatry and is a board member of the American Botanical Council.
Dr. Gerbarg practices Integrative Psychiatry, combining standard and complementary treatments. Her research focuses on mind-body practices for reducing the effects of stress and trauma, particularly in survivors of mass disasters, including the Southeast Asia Tsunami, 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, war in Sudan, Gulf Horizon Oil Spill, veterans, and stress-related medical illnesses.
Youth & Adolescent Global Health Communication Specialist
Meera is a health communications specialist, researcher, and activist working at the intersection of gender-based violence prevention and sexual health promotion. She has spent over a decade working to increase access to, and utilization of, comprehensive sexual health resources for adolescents in communities worldwide, developing violence prevention and education programs at Emory, Georgetown, and Harvard Universities and working as a consultant and curriculum development specialist for Soteria Solutions, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the World Bank.
She is passionate about confronting the ideological and institutional challenges that affect young people's health, wellness, and autonomy. Meera works in coalition with university, non-profit, corporate, and community stakeholders to create policies and environments that prioritize gender equity, intersectionality, and social justice.
International Law & Human Rights Lawyer
Sahar practices international trade, sanctions, and human rights law at Pillsbury law firm. Sahar is passionate about using global rules/mechanisms to create economic opportunities for people all over the world.
Partnership Development & Sponsorship
John is an author, social entrepreneur, and sports marketing professional. He's the author of 3-Win Sponsorship: The Next Generation of Sports & Entertainment Marketing, published by New Degree Press in December 2019. In addition to his writing and consulting work, he is helping to build a new purpose-driven sports marketing agency called 17 Sport, which operates at the intersection of sport, business, and purpose.
Gender & Social Impact
Founder and President of Global Grassroots, an international organization that leads a social venture incubator and mindful-leadership program for women and girls in East Africa. She has an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. She is author of the recently published: Leading from Within: Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation, and lectures and teaches on mindfulness and social change worldwide.
Pioneering Clinical Psychiatrist
Dr. Richard P. Brown is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he obtained his medical degree 1977. The recipient of numerous awards, he has authored over 100 scientific articles, books, and book chapters on pharmacological treatments, clinical studies, and complementary and integrative treatments in psychiatry.
Dr. Brown developed a comprehensive neurophysiological theory of the effects of breathing exercises on the mind and body, particularly its benefits in anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Brown gives over 100 lectures and courses every year. Since 1998, he has taught full-day courses on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as well as Mind-Body trainings for the American Psychiatric Association, other national and international conferences, veterans, and community service programs.
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