The Foundation thanks our Board of Diversity Advisers for their service and wishes them well on their future endeavors.
Carolina Amor is an ordained priestess of Isis and Sekhmet, a consecrated Priestess Hierophant, Archdruidess, and member of the Archdruid Union under the Fellowship of Isis. Along with her call to Isis, Carolina’s spiritual journey has included studies in Buddhism, Hinduism, Wicca, and Hermetism, and other sacred paths. She created Tienda Roja, a virtual red tent group for Spanish-speaking women. She also founded Círculo de Isis to share information about the Goddess in Spanish, as most existing materials were only available in English. Carolina’s translation of the Fellowship of Isis Liturgy into Spanish was blessed by the late Lady Olivia Robertson. Today Círculo de Isis serves more than 1,700 Pagans around the world, and Carolina’s bilingual projects have made new resources available to many more. Carolina is lending her leadership skills and international experience to Pantheon Foundation’s diversity committee.
Crystal Blanton is an activist, writer, priestess, mother, wife, and social worker. She is a tireless advocate for true diversity and multiculturalism within the Pagan community. Crystal is the author of Bridging the Gap and Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World, and the editor of Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism. Her newest book, published by in July, 2014, is Shades of Ritual: Minority Voices in Practice. She also writes for The Wild Hunt, Sage Woman, and Daughters of Eve, a community blog on Patheos.com. A frequent speaker at Pagan conferences and festivals, Crystal is respected equally for her spiritual gifts and clinical skills. In her professional life, she serves disenfranchised youth in Oakland, California, while studying for a master’s degree in social work. Areas of special interest include social justice, diversity, leadership, and the use of restorative justice practices to empower the community voice and foster healing from our ancestral past. Crystal is a member of Pantheon Foundation’s diversity committee, where she shares her passion for the integration of community and spirituality.
An authority on folk magic traditions of the southern United States, Lou Florez is a deeply rooted spirit worker, priest, and medium. He is a graduate of Catherine Yronwode’s Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course and a member of The Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers, a gathering of professional practitioners of African American folk magic, hoodoo, conjure, and rootwork. In 2008 Lou was confirmed as an Olorisha and Priest of Shango under Iyanifa Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti of Ile Ori Ogbe Egun. He is also a Tata Nkisi in the Bacongo Tradition and a Wiccan High Priest. He has apprenticed with curanderos and Hoodoo workers throughout the south and studied with indigenous elders and medicine holders from across the globe. With his rich background in far-ranging spiritual traditions, Lou brings valuable insights to Pantheon Foundation’s diversity committee.
An eclectic Pagan and Dedicant of the Come As You Are Coven (CAYA), Mary Gee is a student of herbalism, ancestral work, tarot, and magick. She is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology, studying generational differences among Chinese-Americans in how they perceive food, cooking, healing, health, and use of traditional Chinese medicine. Her professional background includes nearly two decades working with local and national non-profit organizations and serving diverse communities. Mary brings valued expertise in program evaluation and grant-writing, and she is excited to contribute to the work of Pantheon Foundation’s diversity committee.