Staff

Headshot of Paul Watson

Paul L. Watson, Jr., MSHS
President/CEO
The Global Action Research Center

Formerly Executive Director of the Training and Research Institute for Residential Youth Centers in New Haven, CT; San Diego Youth and Community Services; and Watson and Associates International. Paul began his career as a youth organizer at the age of 17. He has a Master's Degree from Springfield College. He began a consultant organization in 1998 and specialized in Community Development, Youth Development, Child Welfare, and Organizational Development. He successfully completed International projects in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan), The Netherlands, Brazil, Jamaica , and Egypt. He is a national trainer in Youth Development and a member of the Community Youth Development Design Team. He was trained as an ICA Participatory Facilitator. Paul has also served as faculty at Springfield College, New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego City College, and UC San Diego. Paul has won numerous awards and has published both books and articles.

Headshot of Bill Oswald

William T. Oswald, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director

Formerly, Executive Director for Foundation for Change, Director of Community Development for Tenants United for Public Housing Project, Assistant Dean, Springfield College, School of Human Services-San Diego

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Adam Graves
Food Production Coordinator