Daniel Kim

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Daniel J. Kim is a Muay Thai, Boxing trainer, and former professional Muay Thai Fighter. This organization is a manifestation of his vision to provide opportunities for self-development and tools for growing self-esteem for orphans.


Marcy Maxwell

Director of Collaborative Projects

Marcy serves as the Vice President of the United States Muaythai Federation, a non-profit organization whose primary mission is the development and sustainable growth of the sport.  Through partnership with the Mexican Muaythai Federation, Marcy is also working with local communities to provide important social programs for at risk youth, such as Sport is Your Gang which is being integrated into Los Angeles area youth programs."


Jackie Dansak


Jackie’s brings over 20 years of global business experience to The Karuna Project.   Having spent the first half of her career serving senior roles in publicly listed high tech companies in Europe, Asia and North America, Jackie brings a wealth of program, budgeting, and P&L management experience to our team.  She is the founding and managing partner of amphibian global, a manufacturing operations consultancy firm that helps companies bring their hardware designs through to mass production. 

When Jackie's not hitting Muay Thai pads on a remote beach in Thailand, she enjoys time in her garden with her two Frenchies, Mikki and Maurice.


Leslie Smith


Leslie Smith has seen how martial arts can help everybody during her 10 year MMA career training and fighting all over the world.  She lives in Brisbane, CA and when she isn't supporting her teammates in the gym or at fights she likes reading fiction and walking her dog.


Harry Cheung

Director of Technology

Harry has been in the technology and marketing field for over a decade and brings his expertise to the team here at The Karuna Project. With his experience in technology consulting, he will assist us on technology projects as well as content development. Being involved in a number of NGOs and non-profits in the past, he is excited to start contributing to The Karuna Project to help make a difference. 


Arun & Vasudha Ravi

Chief Compliance Advisor

Arun & Vasudha Ravi have constantly been driven to do their best in creating sustainable futures for children in need. They bring their corporate and startup experience to help drive the Karuna project to a sustainable model of giving and change. They are constantly inspired by the Malala Yosufzai quote "Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher, can change the world."


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