The Outreach team enables Random Acts to make and support connections with existing and potential supporter communities. Providing resources and information for individuals, groups and education organizations, Outreach open up Random Acts to the wider supporter family.
April started with Random Acts as a Regional Representative in 2018, before moving to Outreach as a coordinator in 2020. April joined Random Acts because she truly believes that the world can be changed with kindness. She completed a M.S. in psychology in 2012 and works as a Clinical Director at a behavioral health clinic. April enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and traveling with her husband, three children, and their dog.
If April had one superpower, it would be the ability to always be where ever she was needed.
“Ring the bells that can still ring, forget your perfect offering, there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”
Ilse De Waele
Support Network Coordinator
Ilse joined Random Acts in November 2019 to spread kindness and to provide support on mental health issues. She holds a master’s degree in archaeology as well as certificates in information technology and clinical psychology. Ilse generally works in project management overseeing scientific research grants for individuals.
If Ilse could have a superpower, she would choose the ability to time-travel, so that she may experience ancient civilizations first-hand. Even daring to, why not, take a peek in the future.
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.” – Attributed to Marie Sklodowska Curie (Our Precarious Habitat (1973) by Melvin A. Benarde, p. v)
Friends of Random Acts Coordinator
Nicole started with Random Acts in April 2020, though she has been involved with the New York City Friends of Random Acts group since 2017. She has a BA in psychology with a minor in philosophy and a cognitive science track in the Honors College of William Paterson University. Working for Random Acts is important to Nicole because she is passionate about making the world a kinder place. Nicole loves to spend her time reading, watching TV with her dog, planning FoRA (NYC) events, and writing for Nerds and Beyond.
If Nicole could have any superpower, she would choose the power to stop time so she can fit more things (especially naps!) into each day!
“I find my voice and sing it from the rooftops,” Louden Swain
Student Group Coordinator
Ken has been working at Random Acts since September 2020. Ken’s past job experiences have allowed him to: give career path guidance to others, support high school graduates in transitioning into college, support an employer-facing team in a career services office, interact with children and teenagers in an arts setting, act as a customer service associate, wash pots, and serve meals to people who have been diagnosed as mentally and physically disabled. Ken typically spends his free time with others, playing sports or playing music. Ken is so grateful to be a part of Random Acts, as he finds it to be a place where he can meet people from many different backgrounds and support them in their endeavors.
If Ken could have any superpower, he would choose the power to sleep while being awake, so he could help others nonstop.
“You do you.” ~Lucas Penido
Ry has been with Random Acts since July of 2020. She is currently a student of Public Relations and Sociology, with field experience in event planning, social media marketing, and stage management. Ry joined Random Acts because she believes in the power of a kindness-driven world and wants to do her part to help create one. She also enjoys working alongside like-minded people and creating new partnerships along the way. Ry spends most of her free time with friends or curled up at a coffee shop with a good book. She also loves history, mythology, film, and impromptu road trips.
If Ry could have any superpower, it would be to speak every language in the world so she could travel the globe and still be able to communicate with everyone she meets.
Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world. -Mary Oliver