Living & Leading with Meaning and Purpose
Our founder started beating the drum for a wiser world after realizing that she and so many others were seeking greater meaning and purpose. She sensed we were in changing times and we needed new ways of approaching the future for greater satisfaction.
She was inspired by the concept of using Mother Nature as a mentor; specifically, the concept of evolutionary biology, and used this as a guide to found WiseTribe. Science tells us that, to evolve and thrive, collaboration among diverse elements is essential for a species.
Our Board shares this vision. We value learning and growing together.
Our entire tribe, including a cohort of freelancers, committee members, donors, volunteers, and mentees, is visionary, forward-thinking, creative and passionate about designing a healthy and wise future.
Meet Our Board
Founder & Executive Director
Jacqueline Botting, Interim Chair
Jacqueline founded WiseTribe in response to a personal awakening. She realized that the democratizing of information brought on by the Internet would produce significant cultural and technological changes, fundamentally shifting society and how we live. Jacqueline saw an opportunity to activate citizens toward re-imagining and re-designing the systems which influence our health, well-being, and prosperity.
Prior to founding WiseTribe, Jacqueline worked as the Senior Vice President of Financial Services and Information Security for the Trade and Technology Board of the Government of Ireland. In this role, Jacqueline advised Irish software and services companies seeking to enter the US market. Previously, she worked for Intuit managing software partnerships with banks and other financial institutions. Before her role at Intuit, Jacqueline worked for an internet media start-up that went public during her tenure.
Jacqueline’s experience incorporates a blend of grassroots leadership with economic and business development for governments, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Her background makes her well equipped to think broadly about the factors impacting a rapidly evolving world.
Jacqueline graduated cum laude from Providence College with a major in History and a minor in Economics. She also studied Philosophy and Theology abroad at Oxford University. She has also attended executive management programs at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Stanford University and New York University.
Jacqueline is driven to bring communities together to cultivate new ways of thinking and behaviors which lead to healthy living and lifelong learning. As the leader of WiseTribe, her passion inspires others to step into new possibilities and take action towards building a wiser world.
CEO, BlueIvy Communications
Mark Burns, Vice Chair
Mark has a unique ability to build happy teams while providing unparalleled customer service. He is a respected leader among his colleagues, clients and partners as well as in his local community.
As CEO of the South Florida-based Public Relations and Communications agency BlueIvy Communications, Mark manages events, video production, sales, marketing, and operations. Prior to joining BlueIvy Communications in 2016, he spent more than 15 years running small and medium-sized businesses in a range of industries, including mental health/substance abuse, health and fitness, call centers, and hospitality.
As a Delray Beach resident, Mark is co-founder of the local running group, the Pineapple Run Crew and is an active volunteer with other local non-profit organizations as well. A Baltimore native, he spends his spare time cheering on the Baltimore sports teams, taking group exercise classes, following the news, volunteering, and participating in local 5K races.
In addition to his work as the Board Chair for WiseTribe, he also plays a key role as marketing lead for the organization. Mark is committed to the success of WiseTribe and believes wholeheartedly in our cause and potential to change the world.
CEO, Conscious Interventions
Cary Caster (BS, LMT, CCA) is the CEO of Conscious Interventions and a Botanist, Licensed Massage Therapist and Clinically Certified Aromatherapist. She pursued her education in Botany and the study of plant-based medicine, earning academic and clinical degrees in anatomy, physiology, and essential oil science from institutions in the US, UK and France. Her expanded knowledge and passion for aromatherapy and medicinal plants and their effects on the body chemistry includes an understanding of Eastern medicinal practices and The 5 Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She worked in her own private practice and developed 21 Drops®, a line of therapeutic quality essential oil blends for both the professional and consumer markets. She now works as an educator, a product developer and is available for private consultations for the use of essential oils to bring balance and wellness.
President and CEO, Basix, Inc.
Bianca Pucci, Treasurer
Bianca’s financial expertise has served her well in both her volunteer and entrepreneurial ventures. And when her older daughter became vegan in high school, WiseTribe’s focus on educating students about healthy food really stood out to her.
Bianca has worked in $2 billion publicly held companies as well as small start-ups. After earning a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Florida Atlantic University, her career began as auditor for Ernst and Young and evolved into roles such as Director of Internal Audit and Chief Financial Officer. This experience has proved to her the necessity of understanding a company’s business processes will reveal the impact of its financial performance.
Over the last few years she has increased her volunteer roles, including acting as the Treasurer for SRCHS Foundation as well as the financial advisor for TedX Boca Raton. She has served on other nonprofit boards as Treasurer or Financial Advisor as well.
Since she loves helping small start-ups and has an interest in improving the health of our planet, she looks forward to becoming an active WiseTribe Board member.
Magnet Choice Coordinator,
G. W. Carver Middle School
Nadia Stewart is a passionate, visionary educator and she is the Magnet Choice Coordinator at Carver Middle School in Delray Beach, Florida. She oversees the school's International Baccalaureate (IB), STEM and Choice programs and she facilitates Professional Learning Communities to support professional development on various topics from academic content, IB/STEM, and technology learning. She is also the School Advisory Council Chair and a member of our School-Wide Positive Behavior Program (SwPBS).
As an educational professional for over 17 years, Nadia is aligned with her personal mission in life: ensuring that children have positive learning environments and a supportive community to foster skills development. She is a steadfast advocate for students to become global-minded citizens and continually seeks opportunities for youth to play an active role in bettering our world while strengthening their social, emotional, and academic skills.