Meet Our Team
The founders of Global Community Communications Alliance have spent a lifetime in compassionate service to young people in need and bring a wealth of experience and personal insight to their work of building a more just and sustainable society.
Anthony J. Delevin, a.k.a. Gabriel of Urantia/TaliasVan, Founder, Board President - Served since 1989 - Prior to founding Global Community Communications Alliance, Gabriel worked with Nicky Cruz Homes, Centrum of Hollywood, and Youth with a Mission. Later he became a volunteer chaplain in the Pima County Sheriff's pre-trial release program, and founded and ran his own halfway house in Tucson, Arizona. Gabriel feels a personal calling to reach out to the downtrodden and discouraged. His sincere belief in the unique potential of each person often provides a catalyst to awaken a transforming process in others. Gabriel of Urantia is also an author and musician.
Niánn Emerson Chase, Co-Founder, Board Secretary/Treasurer - Served since 1989 - Niánn grew up on four different Native American reservations in the Southwest and, after earning her teaching degree, returned to the San Carlos Apache Reservation where she lived and taught for fifteen years. Since her early childhood, with an explorer's nature inherent in her ancestors Meriwether Lewis and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Niánn has displayed a thirst for knowledge and the character of one who truly loves discovery and the adventure of life. Niánn's background in education, teaching, and counseling is instrumental in overseeing all areas of the organization.
Catherine J. Lilly, a.k.a. Centria, Executive Director, Sea Of Glass — Center for the Arts - Served since 1999 - And prior served as Executive Director of International and Local Adoptions in Hawaii, as a Guardian Ad Litem advocating the rights of children removed from their homes due to neglect and abuse, and as a counselor to teen parents.
Marayeh Cunningham, PhD., Chief Executive Officer Soulistic Hospice - Served since 1999 - Executive Director of Soulistic Hospice, a non-profit affiliate of Global Community Communications Alliance, is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience in health care management. She provides initial and ongoing psychosocial assessments of all Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program participants.
Tiyiendea DellErba, Served since 1999 - Record producer and manager with extensive experience in the Austin, Texas music arena.
Tarenta Baldeschi, Master Gardener and Farm Manager - Served since 1999 - Expert in agriculture, experienced stone mason, versed in techniques of self-sufficient living, and Native American spirituality and history.
Amadon DellErba, COO - Chief Creative Officer - Global Change Media - Provides ongoing training as well as consultation in vocational training in media and has been working in media for 10 years, also has experience in recording studio management and production.
ShaRu White - Development Coordinator - Youth At-Risk Arts Initiative - Originally from San Francisco, ShaRu spent the early years of his career on Wall Street before becoming inspired to volunteer his efforts in support of youth programs and arts. ShaRu is also an accomplished flute, sax, and bagpipe performer and instructor.
Other key staff:
Dr. LenMana Lee - Ed.D, Curriculum and Instructional Design - Coordinates the educational component of the Personality Integration Rehabilitation program. With over thirty-five years as an educator, Dr. Lee brings a wealth of experience in the areas of visual and language arts, social science, cultural and research studies, and juvenile literature.
Fane Fitzpatrick - 27 years TV Producer/Director - Worked in national TV series on The Learning Channel (TLC) and PBS. Fane is also a professional still photographer, and provides ongoing training and consultation in vocational training in media.
Ardendae Gasser - MBA, University of Alabama - BS in Journalism, University of Colorado
Graphics department manager, administrative coordinator, and photographer with Global Change Media. Extensive experience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and In-Design; provides ongoing training and consultation in graphics and marketing vocation skills.
Kazarian Giannangelo - Theater director and actor, originally from Friday Harbor, Washington, acting and directing since high school.
Ausmaminae Wonson - From Australia, fine arts painter/instructor (art displayed in Sacred Treasures in Tucson, Arizona, and The Out of the Way Galleria in Tubac, Arizona), singer.
Auneea Jalin - from New Zealand, fine arts painter/instructor (art displayed in Sacred Treasures in Tucson, Arizona, and The Out of the Way Galleria in Tubac, Arizona).