Our Team

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Founder & Executive Director

LUC BERNARD

Luc Bernard is the Founder & Executive Director for Voices of the Forgotten He brings together his creative vision and technical wizardry in a way that maximizes the emotional and educational impact of video games. In over a decade of designing and producing video games across many genres - during which time he has received continuous accolades for his work - Luc has created countless gaming innovations and sold tens of millions of copies of his games.


Luc developed an original - and initially controversial - idea to create a video game that would teach the history of the Holocaust. Knowing the story of his maternal grandmother, who looked after a kindertransport child, he had detailed knowledge of the atrocities of the Holocaust. He also had a growing concern that the impact of the Holocaust was being increasingly minimized, and education about it increasingly ignored. 

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Advisor

Daniel Panneton

Daniel Panneton manages the Online Hate Research and Education Project at the Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto, Canada. He is a public historian and heritage professional whose work focuses on the intersection of popular memory, politics, extremism, and digital culture. In 2019 he received the Russell K. Cooper Award for Excellence in Public Programming from the Ontario Historical Society. He currently sits as the Historian of the Board of the Toronto Ward Museum. Dan holds a Master's of History from Queen's University and a Master's of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. His work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Walrus, TVO, and the Literary Review of Canada.

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Advisor

Justin Bovington FRSA

It was only a few years that Justin discovered his own tapestry of Jewish history. A direct lineage Carvajal family descendent and their fate of persecution at the hands of the Spanish, in what is now Monterey Bay, California. Which led to nine members of the Carvajal's being burnt at stake for their Jewish beliefs. But, over the centuries, they eventually found a safe harbour in the UK. Justin's grandfather also led the marches against fascists, which came to a head in the infamous dethroning of Oswald Mosley and the British Fascist Movement in the battle of Cable Street in the 1930s. 

Justin lends his considerable marketing and creative video game experience to the project. He was a pioneer and the driver for brand adoption in the first round of virtual world platforms at Linden Lab (Second Life) and Google (Google Lively). He also developed and launched, a world first, the Immersive Workspaces platform, a virtual world for Enterprise as a shared 3D space for mass collaboration. 

At One Earth Rising, Justin leads their creative and product development. Justin is also the architect of the Purposeverse™, a single entry platform combining: gaming, commerce, community and blockchain.