Ground Team

  • 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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  • 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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  • Aaron ShneyerManaging Director

    Aaron Shneyer is a social entrepreneur, musician, educator, and activist. He holds over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management, program direction, development, communications, and multimedia production.

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  • Dema Al-KakhanOperations Manager

    Dema Al-Kakhan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a Masters in Middle East and Islamic Studies from the American University of Paris.

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  • Shaden Dowiatt Program Director

    Shaden is an educator, activist, coach, inspirer, organizer, peacemaker, advocate, and connector. She has a deep love for working with young people in capacities that harness their energy to have positive impacts in their own lives and in their communities.

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  • Madison McCoyProgram Associate

    Madison is currently a senior at George Mason University pursuing her degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She is a peer mentor in her Mindful Living Community and a peer advisor for out of state university students.

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  • Jaimee Swift Communications & Development Fellow

    Having an affinity for storytelling, Jaimee is a truth-seeker at heart. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Arts in Political Science from Temple University and Howard University, respectively, Swift is passionate about racial and gender equity and social justice.

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  • Kimberley Williams National Film Campaign Manager

    Kimberley R. Williams is a freelance filmmaker, musician/artist, environmentalist, teacher and mother of two. Kimberley earned her MFA in Film & Media Arts and a BA in Secondary Education, English & Theater.

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  • Kenn Korb Graphic Design Associate

    Kenn graduated from the University of Dubuque (in Iowa) in May 2013, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media. He spent multiple years during college as a part of the university’s event programming council, first as the head of publicity and then as a Co-President.

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