Manuela Roosevelt serves on the Board of Directors of the Omega Institute and is Chair of the Stewardship Council.
She has been a book publisher since the early 90s, running companies in Switzerland, the UK, and now in the United States. Throughout her publishing career, she has overseen the publication of over 300 illustrated non-fiction titles in the subjects of science, history, spirituality, biography, current affairs, art history, and gift titles. She has also authored eight books, which have been published in several languages. She is the associate publisher at Callaway Arts & Entertainment, a publishing and multi-media company headquartered in New York City.
Born in Bern and brought up in Lugano, Switzerland, Manuela obtained her bachelor of arts in social anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. She speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, and French fluently. She has lived in six countries, and has traveled extensively, including crossing the Sahara Desert on camel with a Touareg tribe and studying the Dogon culture in Timbuktu, Mali. She serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership and on the Board of Directors of The Sustainability Laboratory.