Professional Advisors

Cities of Peace, Inc., is currently looking for professional partners to provide pro bono support for accounting, bookkeeping, grant writing, and other professional capabilities. If you are interested in working with a successful peace organization, please contact the director.

  • Legal Advisor: A.J. Wagner, Attorney and former Court Judge
  • ICP United Nations Rep: Dennis Wong, Rotarian Club Liaison
  • Systems and Software Development: Lonnie Franks
  • Administrative Volunteer: Joe Mingo, bookkeeping, grants
  • Outreach: Nikki de Pina
  • Accountant/Certification: if expertise, please apply to volunteer
  • Public Relations: if expertise, please apply to volunteer
  • Liaisons to Rotary Clubs: Brian and Lisa Berman
  • Liaison to Friendship Force: Julie Vann


Special Advisory Council

  • Dot Maver, National Peace Academy; River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding
  • Rita Marie Johnson, Founder, Rasur Fondation, creator of the BePeace Practice
  • Glenn D. Paige, Ph.D., Founder of Center for Global Nonkilling (in Memoriam)
  • Anoop Swarup, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University, Chair of Center for Global Nonkilling
  • Carol Rank, Ph.D., Coventry, England, City of Peace and Reconciliation
  • Kazuyo Yamane, Ph.D., Kochi University, Japan
  • Hend Farouh, Ph.D., Cairo University, Egypt
  • Balkrishna Kurvey of Nagpur, Ph.D., India, President, India Institute for Peace
  • Mitra Sen, Toronto, Canada, Founder of International Peace Tree Day
  • Patrick Hiller, Hood River, Oregon, War Prevention Initiative
  • David Adams, PhD, Coordinator, Culture of Peace Initiative
  • Avon Mattison, Pathways to Peace



There are many dedicated volunteers that have been working with International Cities of Peace for years, even decades. A new Strategic Plan for the future of the organization is being developed at this time. Positions, position descriptions, titles, etc. are under review. Rather than make changes without understanding the different roles in the context of the next phase in our development, we will forego changes and modifications. Check this page for details.

Above all, thanks to all the volunteers, facilitators, donors and advocates for the Cities of Peace movement at the core of our vision.