Our Team

Shakti Butler Shakti Butler, Founder & President
Shakti is the producer and director of World Trust’s documentary films. She travels the country as a speaker and educator. Learn more about Shakti here. To reach Shakti, please contact Rhummanee Hang at 510-632-5156 or info@world-trust.org.




Dia PenningDia Penning, Director of Curriculum and Education
Through focus on equity, creativity and integrated learning, Dia designs and implements transformational curriculum, programs, and professional development. Her clients have included Columbia College Chicago, La Pocha Nostra, African American Shakespeare Company, World Trust Educational Services, Schools of the Sacred Heart and more. Reach Dia at dia@world-trust.org



Rhummanee Hang

Rhummanee Hang, Office Manager
Rhummanee is a second generation Southeast Asian American youth advocate, community organizer, and spoken word artist. In addition to keeping the office running smoothly, she supports World Trust operations in a number of ways, including a focus on sharing our films with educational institutions. Rhummanee can be reached at 510-632-5156 or rhummanee@world-trust.org.




Ginny Berson, Outreach Manager
Ginny Z Berson runs Justice and Community, an independent consultng company working to further social justice and build community. She spent 30 years working in public/community radio including Vice President & Director of Federation Services for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. She is a founder of Olivia Records, the first national women’s recording company.  And she is committed to making the world a better place by confronting and challenging prevailing power relationships.  Connect with Ginny at ginny@world-trust.org

Aimee ReederAimee Reeder, Operations
Aimee has worked with small businesses for more than a decade to streamline their administrative functioning.  As an activist for social justice she brings a firm belief that authentic connection leads to lasting change.  She is excited that her marketing skills can support the racial equity work of World Trust and its facilitators.  She is incredibly grateful to work with such an inspiring group of artists, truth-speakers, educators, visionaries and pioneers at World Trust who are making the world a more equitable place for future generations, one connection at a time.  Connect with her at aimee@world-trust.org

Abinette Chandler, Marketing & Development Associate

Abi majored in Marketing at San Jose State.  After years abroad with her lovely family (four beautiful children and a professional basketball playing husband) she has returned to her marketing roots at World Trust.  Abi grew up steeped in social justice and racial equity activism and is thrilled her work life can support her deepest convictions.  Abi works closely with the whole team and most recently has relaunched our presence on Facebook and Twitter.  Connect with her at abi@world-trust.org.


kristaKrista Alderson, Development Consultant
Through the belief that there are more than enough resources to build a world that works for everyone, Krista creates development programs that encourage true engagement and long-term commitment to social justice for donors and funders. Krista has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years and for four years served as the Executive Director at the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic in Oakland, California.