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 Common Pleas Court Judge
  • Accounting Advisor: Open
  • Bookkeeping Advisor: Open
  • Grant Writing Advisor: Open

Advisory Council

  • Dot Maver, National Peace Academy; River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding
  • Rita Marie Johnson, Founder, Rasur Fondation, creator of the BePeace Practice
  • Katherine Li, Ph.D., The University of Hawaii
  • Glenn D. Paige, Founder of Center for Global Nonkilling (in memoriam)
  • Anwar Swarup, 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, Culture of Peace Initiative



  • Dennis Wong, Strategic Advisor
  • Ermina Alagic, Regional Coordinator, The Balkans
  • Katherine Li, Networking Coordinator
  • Trish Ostroski, Peace Corp Network Liaison
  • Julie Heyman, Liaison to Consciousness Networks
  • Piedad Guzman, Outreach to Colombia
  • Lynda Terry, Liaison to Gaiafield

Alliance Organizations


Compassionate Cities/Charter for Compassion


United Cities and Local Governments


Center for Global Nonkilling


The Shift Network


Peace Revolution


Missing Peace Art Space


The GaiaField Project


The Emily Fund


Mil millennia of Peace (MMP)


Peace Without Limits (PWL) International Organization


International Network of Museums for Peace


River Phoenix Centerfor Peacebuilding


PeaceNow: One Billion Signatures for Peace



1 Billion Acts of Peace/Peace Jam

PeaceTree Foundation


The Human Rights Arts Festival


Pathways to Peace

21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation