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Gross National Happiness USA is a 501c(3) Tax-Exempt non-profit organization with a mission to increase personal happiness and our collective wellbeing by changing how we measure progress and success.

We are building new pathways to sustainable happiness and wellbeing in the United States. Recognizing our abundant wisdom and tapping into our collect impact potential, we work with local, national and global partners to celebrate and create resonance between what we value and how we live, taking care to include the wellbeing of all living creatures and the planet.

Our History

Where we are today?

Happiness Trailblazers – Board Members

Ginny Sassaman

Ginny Sassaman

Ginny is a co-founder and President of GNHUSA. In 2011, she created the Happiness Paradigm Store and Experience, which expanded to include the Happiness Paradigm blog where she posts essays about…

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Paula Francis

Paula Francis

Paula is a co-founder & Vice President of GNHUSA, and chief Happiness Walker. She has been enamored with the idea of an economy grounded in happiness since first learning about the…

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Brian Kaminer

Brian Kaminer

Brian is Vice President of GNHUSA.  He is the founder of Talgra and creator of Invest With Values. Talgra consults with people and organizations looking to align their money and…

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Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Jeannette is the Secretary of GNHUSA and principal of The WordSource. She has written about the human and organizational aspects of management for more than twenty years, and has contributed, as…

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Cheryl Lopriore

Cheryl Lopriore

Cheryl is the Treasurer of GNHUSA and a self- employed Certified Public Accountant. Her practice specializes in entity and individual taxation and small business accounting. Prior to owning her own business,…

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Liz MacGahan

Liz MacGahan

Liz is a writer and editor who spent her 20 years in journalism focusing on food, art, music and pop culture. She's a mom, an unapologetically unpublished poet, and a…

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Michael Moser

Michael Moser

Michael is a researcher, facilitator and educator based in Vermont.  He coordinates the Vermont State Data Center, located at the University of Vermont’s Center for Rural Studies and is interested…

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Board Advisors

Beth Allgood

Beth Allgood

Beth serves as US Campaigns Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. In that role, she assures the strategic development and implementation of IFAW’s US projects and campaigns with…

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Past Board Members and Founders

Tom Barefoot

Tom Barefoot

Tom is co-founder of GNHUSA and recently served as Vice President. He attended the Loomis Chaffee School, did undergraduate work at Tufts University in Literature and Philosophy, studied and taught…

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