Welcome to Angels of Light Children's Foundation

Board of Directors

Terri Allen

Terri Allen is UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator from The Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/tmf , Award winning Author, CTI Life Coach, Diploma in counseling children and Adolescents at Stonebridge College England, Certified Holistic Educational Therapy, England. Terri also studied a yearlong Mindfulness Intensive Practice Program at UCLA Intensive https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/intensive-practice-program. Terri Allen also received the Creative Child prestigious Book of The Year Award for her children’s mindfulness books “My Magical Garden” and “My Magical Tree”.

Buddy Abrahams

Buddy Abrahams is an accomplished multi-cultural professional speaking English, Dutch, and conversational Spanish, an Executive with demonstrated leadership talent, strategic skills, vision and an ability to execute all the time.

Buddy was born in South Africa and raised South Africa, Buddy holds an MBA from the London School of Commerce in Business Administration in England and holds several executive diplomas, including IESE Business school in Barcelona, Spain. Buddy has worked in the Beauty and Retail industry for over 15 years, gaining valuable experience at the Puig Group with responsibilities in the Middle Eastern and African region. He is also acquainted with the Retail industry, by understanding category management and business development in much details, unlike other Brand owners in the industry.

Buddy also worked for the LVMH Group, as Regional Director for the Middle East, Africa and India region, managing both Domestic and Travel retail business units.

Throughout the years, this well-rounded Executive known for his entrepreneurial agility, has been accountable for establishing, growing and managing businesses in South Africa, Asia, France, the America and the Middle Eastern, Africa area where he was based. He was privileged to meet many entrepreneurs and top executives from different industries. He also has embraced organizational transformation, by adapting a Go-to-Market, adding new talent and capabilities and defining processes to the business needs, within the Retail industry globally.

Grace Frison

Grace Frison, a seasoned Ethics and Compliance Officer with two decades of experience in global corporations, transitioned her expertise into the entrepreneurial space by founding OM Life Compass. This human centric technology platform is at the forefront of reshaping corporate culture, championing purpose and fulfillment in the workplace. As a mother of four, her deep commitment to raising mindful and conscious children aligns with the Angels of Light Children Foundation's mission.

Maria Dowling

Maria Dowling Salon is an award-winning Dubai based hair concept, founded by Creative Director Maria Dowling since 2002. Maria has gained Middle Eastern-wide recognition for her creative work.

William Robert

William Robert was born and raised in the city of Paris, France. He has very strong roots in France with both his parents being French from the regions of Normandy and Versailles.

William’s passion for the English language and discovering new cultures, took him on a journey to Canada where he studied Business Administration at the University of Ottawa. This was part of a bilingual exchange program, therefore he returned two years later to Reims, France to complete his degree at the CESEM business school.

This is what brought William to the Middle East shortly after graduating with his Business degree. Once again, his passion for new cultures was the driving force behind his determination to start pursuing his career in the region.

William started his career in the Fragrance and Beauty Industry in 2000 working for an established leader in the industry, Coty, where he rapidly established himself as a strong leader in his field and quickly went on to senior management roles.

Today William, 44 years old, is the CEO of a Middle East regional distribution and retail company still in the field of luxury beauty.

William and his wife are very compassionate individuals and are both interested in exploring ways in which they can be a part of helping humanity raise its consciousness and simply being involved in contributing towards a greater good.

Nicole Laffranchi

Nicole Laffranchi has been a Finance Professional with over 23 years’ experience in the various industries.

She is also the mother of two incredible children - one with special needs. Over the years she has become an advocate for Down Syndrome and using spiritual practices and mindfulness to enhance the lives of her children and others.


Stephanie is originally from Brazil yet has been an expat most of her life. She has lived several years in Canada and studied at the University of Ottawa where she completed her degree in Psychology. Now based in Dubai for 20 years, she lives with her Husband William, and two sons Matthew and Nicholas.

Stephanie is a Holistic Wellbeing Coach and Children's Author. She feels guided to be of service in helping others remember our truth, “That we are spiritual beings having a human experience”.

When one of her children was diagnosed with a neurological disease she experienced a shift in her life and her purpose. Through this journey supporting her son, her family and her own wellbeing, she has gained valuable wisdom and knowledge into the mind, body and spirit connection which she feels passionate about sharing with others.

These experiences together with her background in Psychology led to becoming a Children's Author and publishing two books, "Thiago's Shell" and "Stella's Song". Her books are based on positive psychology and using the powerful energy of storytelling to help children process their emotions in a healthy way.