Facilitator Profile

Facilitators are members of the Pachamama Alliance community who step into leadership by hosting Symposiums and spreading the message of Up to Us.

Holley Rauen

Holley Rauen
  • Location: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
  • Primary Language: English
  • Facilitator Since: 2016
  • Website: Happehatchee Center

As a Facilitator, I am Committed to

  • Symposium Presenter
  • Symposium Host
  • Symposium Producer
  • Media Generator
  • Community Coordinator

Holley Rauen, RN is a retired public health nurse, midwife and a seasoned social justice and environmental activist. Holley’s activism has included organizing and/or participating in movements for Peace, Reproductive Rights, Fair Trade, LGBT rights and the Environment. She is a very active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and enjoys singing in the chorus and contributing as Worship Associate in the Sunday Services..

Holley served on the board of directors of EPEC (Environmental and Peace Education Center) in Fort Myers for five years. She served for many years on the board of the California Association of Midwives and helped write protocols, policies and procedures for non-nurse midwives and co authored the legislation for midwifery certification in California. She co-founded The Veterans Peace Action Teams with Viet Nam Veteran peace activist S. Brian Willson and assisted with peace walks and restoration projects in Central America. She discovered the Pachamama Alliance in early 2016 and has been involved ever since.

Holley has also assisted in organizing and teaching women’s health and anti-human trafficking with the Lee County Health Department and the GRACE project.

I've been a Facilitator since 2016. I have delivered 4 events with a total of 96 attendees.

Why I'm a Pachamama Alliance Facilitator

I have become a facillitator because I am totally inspired by the globally connected and inspired process that the Pachamama Alliance offers in this time of a Great Turning for all of life on Earth. I want to help as many people as possible to awaken to a hopeful new vision and to be a part of the movements that are truly working to change the dream we are living in.  By becoming a facillitator and helping establish a local Pachamama Community in SW FL I hope that all of our diverse efforts to work for clean water, Everglades restoration and to stop further destruction of our environment can become more unified and powerful.  

Events I've hosted as a facilitator:

  • I hosted a Local Community Group Event in Fort Myers on September 7, 2017
  • I hosted a Symposium in Fort Myers on March 4, 2017
  • I hosted a Symposium in Fort Myers on October 29, 2016
  • I hosted a Symposium in Fort Myers on October 29, 2016

If I could change the world

I would change the story that we live by and that would include all water ways and rivers being protected.

This is who inspires me

Medea Benjamin, Johanna Macy, Julia Butterfly Hill, Rigoberta Menchu, Betty Osceola, Michael Dowd, S. Brian Willson, Starhawk, Gary Robbins and so many more. 

Experiences I'm proud of

Veterans Peace Action Teams in Central America