Audrey Kitagawa: was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She heads the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, a nondenominational, ecumenical, spiritual community. She is a Founding Trustee of the New York City Peace Museum, and the former Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the UN. She is Emerita Chairperson of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, New York. She is a member of the international advisory council of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and  Policy Research, and is the Co-Facilitator of the United Religions Initiative Cooperation Circle at the UN. She has been enstooled into the royal family as the Nekoso Hemaa (Queen Mother of Development) of Ajiyamanti in Ghana, West Africa. Audrey practiced law in Honolulu for twenty years. At the time of her retirement in 1996, she had the highest rating for professional and ethical excellence in the legal profession.