Advisory Council

The Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College promotes peace and justice for all.

  • Rachel Allen 
    Director, Peace and Justice Institute, Valencia College

    Patricia Ambinder
    PJI Council Chair Emeritus, Community Organization & Development

    Susan Arkin
    Community Organization and Development

    Allie Braswell
    Managing Director, Braswell Management Group, LLC

    Paul Chapman
    Professor of Humanities and Peace Studies, Valencia College

    Chris Cuevas
    Executive Director, QLatinx

  • Anna V. Eskamani
    Florida House of Representatives District 47

    Ann Farrell
    Immigration Attorney

    Sue Foreman
    Community Organization & Development

    Dr. Wendy Givoglu
    Interim President, East & Winter Park Campuses, Valencia College

  • Marcia Hope Goodwin
    Chief Service Officer & Director, Office of Community Affairs
    and Human Relations, Office of the Mayor, City of Orlando

    Kiki Grossman
    Writer and Speaker on Dispute Resolution and Law

    Aminah Hamidullah
    Founder and Director, Knowledge for Living, Inc.

    Greg Higgerson
    Vice President of Development, Second Harvest Food Bank

  • Dr. Joel Hunter
    Founder & Chairman, Community Resource Network

  • Sumner Hutcheson III
    PJI Council Chair and President, Hutcheson and Associates

  • Dr. Stacey Johnson
    Immediate Past President, East & Winter Park Campuses, Valencia College

    Pam Kancher
    Executive Director, Holocaust Memorial and Resource and
    Education Center

    Rabbi David Kay
    Congregation Ohev Shalom

  • Hon. Bob LeBlanc
    Circuit Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

George A. Lopez
Kroc Institute for International Peace, University of Notre Dame

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  • Lauri Lott
    Coordinator, PJI PJI Academy, Valencia College

    Betty Martinez Lowery
    Senior Manager of Community Relations, Walt Disney World

    Dr. Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
    Adjunct Faculty, University of Central Florida and Valencia College

    Dr. James McDonald
    Dean, Career and Tech Programs, Business and IT, Valencia

    Cindy Moon
    Head of School, Park Maitland School

    Imam Muhammad Musri
    President, Islamic Society of Central Florida

    Patricia Newton
    Former Human Rights Investigator Supervisor, Housing and Community Development, City of Tampa

    Krystal Pherai
    Staff Assistant, Dean of Students, Valencia College

    Yasmeen Qadri
    Professor of Education, Valencia College

    Lucy Roberts
    Executive Director, Family Hui

  • Dr. Kevin Sherin
    Medical Director, Clinica Mi Salud

  • Resham Shirsat
    Former Director of Sustainability, Valencia College

  • Nina Streich
    Executive Director, Global Peace Film Festival

    Andrew Thomas
    Senior Project Manager, City of Sanford

    Subhas Tiwari
    Professor of Political Science, Valencia College

    Penny Villegas
    Professor Emeritus, Peace Studies, Valencia College

    Bickley Wilson
    Founder, ArtReach Orlando