Molly Levine, Program Director

In late 2013 Molly joined the CWB team with an enthusiasm for and belief in what happens at the intersection of performing arts and humanitarian aid. Molly graduated from Global College- Long Island University with a B.A in Global Studies; a concentration of human rights activism and violence against marginalized ethnic people. Molly is a project coordinator, facilitator, teacher, event producer, burning man enthusiast, with an unhealthy delight in making the impossible possible.

Naomi Shafer, Development Director

Naomi Shafer was initiated to the world of humanitarian clowning when she performed in Russian orphanages as a 12 year old. She splits her time between clown-wrangling and managing an environmental cleanup. Naomi holds an M.B.A. in Conscious Business (Marlboro College) and a B.A. in sociology and playwriting (Middlebury College).


Tamara Palmer, Communication Officer

Tamara Palmer is not a professional clown herself, but she loves clowns, humor, and helping people. Formerly, she was the Communication Strategist for FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance program and for the Field Innovation Team. In another life, she was an adjunct professor teaching communication courses. She is a decorated Veteran, serving in Operation Iraq Freedom. She received her M.A. in Communication from Eastern New Mexico University and her B.A. in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has two adorable children with her lovely husband. When not with the clowns, you can find Tamara in the garden, harvesting produce for her Food Rescue initiative.