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Board of Directors
Nousheen Eslambolchi has more than 20 years of experience in the Tech and Medical Device industries. She recently joined the team at Visby Medical in the fight against Covid-19 and other infectious diseases. Prior Nousheen was Director of Innovation at eBay leading a 2000+ employee Innovation Program, an incubator for groundbreaking ideas, and the place where participants could shape the future of eBay with a project they believe in. Prior to that, she led the design, development, and manufacturing of Boston Scientific's Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting device. Nousheen is passionate about inspiring youth to think about our planet's most pressing needs and instill the belief that they can make a difference. She is involved with several organizations and programs that provide education and opportunities to youth to create a better world for their generation and beyond.
Nousheen Eslambolchi has more than 20 years of experience in the Tech and Medical Device industries. She recently joined the team at Visby Medical in the fight against Covid-19 and…
Memory Zonde-Kachambwa is the Executive Director at the African Women’s Development and Communication Network, or FEMNET. Memory is a pan African feminist, gender and women’s rights activist with over 18 years’ experience developing, managing and implementing programs promoting women and girls rights regionally and globally. A seasoned cross cultural thought leader and strategist bridging national, regional, global women’s rights networks with policy leaders. She is a board member of the award–winning UNESCO Female Students Support Network Trust in Zimbabwe, which assists young women in tertiary institutions in fighting gender based violence. She is a coach and mentor for young women across the continent of Africa and has helped in founding several organizations. Memory was named by Apolitical among the top 100 women in gender policy in 2019, she is a SheDecides champion, and Memory is a member of the UN Women Civil society advisory group for the #GenerationEqualityForum.
Memory Zonde-Kachambwa is the Executive Director at the African Women’s Development and Communication Network, or FEMNET. Memory is a pan African feminist, gender and women’s rights activist with over 18…
April Peebler has been an advocate for ecological and social justice since she was a young adult. While in Palau in 1997 during law school on an overseas externship working with Senate Legal Counsel, she learned quickly about the atrocities that our oceans face due to human impact as she witnessed first-hand the harms of unsustainable fishing practices by world powers. When her two young children were ready to enter school, April became concerned with the lack of meaningful education available as schools were not preparing youth for the perils humanity would face. She therefore stepped out of practicing law and develop a learning model using interdisciplinary studies in which all core subjects and real-world skill-building tied into a theme based on solving a problem the next generation would inherit. In a group-learning environment, children were taught through shared-learning, as kids inspire kids, and through project-based, hands-on, and “in-the-field” lessons often guided by specialists for various disciplines and experiences. The learning model developed in 2010 became the basis of Heirs To Our Oceans education applied to its summit, retreats and other direct services for youth. In founding Heirs To Our Oceans with her family, April believes whole-heartedly that the answer to the survivability of humanity is to connect in purpose across human-created barriers — the purpose being protecting the life-line sources of our shared water planet — and to elevate the voices, education and opportunities for those who are most vulnerably situated, experiencing first-hand the world’s crises, and to turn to indigenous ecological, leadership and value systems as solutions. April's and her family's commitment to holistic education and health for the world’s youth formed the pillars of Heirs to Our Oceans, as the whole benefits when all are cared for.
April Peebler has been an advocate for ecological and social justice since she was a young adult. While in Palau in 1997 during law school on an overseas externship working…
Charley Peebler is a 16-year old independent learner who is passionate about saving our oceans and waterways. In 2016 she and her sister founded Heirs To Our Oceans (H2OO), a global movement started from the ground up to empower youth to take a stand against the crises our Blue Planet faces and to position themselves as leaders in ocean and water conservation and in climate action. Charley's focus areas of study and research include coral and deep sea habitats and the human impacts that affect them as well as derelict fishing gear and ghost fishing, unsustainable fishing practices, and issues in recycling plastics.
As an Heir, Charley speaks regularly – locally, nationally and internationally -- about the ocean and waterway crises and the climate crisis that her generation faces. She speaks on panels, she presents to youth and adults alike in many forums, she speaks in media interviews, she facilitates hands-on workshops and she speaks to lawmakers – local, state and federal – urging for policy change to protect the planet she and her generation are inheriting. In 2018 Charley testified before the Pacific Fisheries Management Council about how bottom trawls are harming deep sea coral. Thereafter, in a “landmark decision”, the Council protected 140,000 square miles of deep sea off the US West Coast. As an Heir and as a youth ambassador to Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier’s SeaLegacy, Charley appeared before the California State Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee in 2018 to share why for her generation it is important to support SB1017 and ban drift nets that harm so many marine mammals. Thereafter, the Committee voted in support of the bill 7-2 and the Governor since signed it into law. Charley also plays as active role in the Heirs’ global movement supporting H2OO’s Int’l SEAL (Summit for Empowerment, Action & Leadership) each year. Charley also created H2OO Hair Potions, a shampoo line made of all-natural and organic ingredients sold in a reusable non-plastic container.
Charley formed and is Chair of the Ocean Climate Action Plan Youth Advisory Council and a member of the US Youth Advisory Council to the UN Ocean Decade.
Charley Peebler is a 16-year old independent learner who is passionate about saving our oceans and waterways. In 2016 she and her sister founded Heirs To Our Oceans (H2OO), a…
Brad Peebler worked on products that started the desktop video revolution in the 90s and then started his own company in the early 2000s in the 3D graphics market. Today he directs a special projects group at Apple, Inc.
Brad has always been passionate about education and loves working with the youth of Heirs To Our Oceans, where he shares his expertise in VR creation, video editing, audio recording, photography, public speaking, and 3D graphics.
In 2016 Brad worked with the Heirs to produce a short VR film based on the poem “Swept Under the Waves”, the film went on to win Best Live Action Documentary at the 2017 Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. At H2OO SEAL 2017 and 2018 he taught international groups of Heirs how to use GoPros, VR technology and video editing software to make documentary films about human impacts on our oceans and waterways, so they could share their concerns and ideas with the world.
Brad Peebler worked on products that started the desktop video revolution in the 90s and then started his own company in the early 2000s in the 3D graphics market. Today…