Leadership

  • Hawah Executive Director

    HawaH is an artist, author, educator, yoga instructor, community organizer and non-profit leader. He has dedicated his life to teaching about solutions to violence and ways to peace, and has traveled to over 35 countries to facilitate interactive workshops, host dialogues, perform poetry, teach yoga, and speak with those interested in creating a caring, sustainable, and equitable world.

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  • Steve Ma Board Chair

    Steve Ma serves as a Senior Partner at Accelerate Change, an organization that helps social justice organizations dramatically increase their reach and resources through social enterprise and “functional organizing.”

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  • Monica Hinojos Board Member

    Monica is a purpose-driven creative producer and community leader with a passion for designing and producing projects that support peacemaking, environmental issues, innovative leadership, social justice, and the empowerment of women.

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  • Ellie Walton Board Member

    Ellie Walton grew up in Washington, D.C. and has committed her life’s work to sharing stories that inspire connection across social and cultural dividing lines. She takes time to build relationships and trust with communities with whom she is actively engaging in the storytelling process.

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  • Daryn Cambridge Board Member

    Daryn Cambridge is an educational creative, producer, and facilitator, with a passion for and commitment to teaching peace and fostering a culture of nonviolence. He is an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, DC where he teaches courses on peace education and pedagogy, international development, and nonviolent action.

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  • John Taylor Board Member

    John Taylor coordinates programming efforts in the National office of Initiatives of Change located in Richmond, Virginia. Initiatives of Change is an eighty-year-old peacemaking organization that is active in 47 countries.

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  • Zakiya Reid Board Member

    Zakiya Reid is the Director of Summer Camps with The Headfirst Companies. In her role with Headfirst she is responsible for leading the team that is squarely focused on enriching the lives of children by fostering fun and building character through an exceptional summer camp opportunities.

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  • Ferdaouis BaggaBoard Member

    Ferdaouis (fur-dos) is a peace and conflict transformation practitioner with a passion for inter-faith, gender, and youth dialogue facilitation and training.

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  • Malauna Steele Chief Financial Officer

    Malauna Steele provides financial management expertise, strategic planning, implementation training to various nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia as well as globally.

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  • Liz London Program Associate

    Liz is a long-time youth worker and creative artist. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

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