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
    Council Chair, Community Organization & Development

    Susan Arkin
    Community Organization and Development

    John Bersia
    Director, University of Central Florida Global Perspectives Office

    Allie Braswell
    Managing Director, Braswell Management Group, LLC

    Paul Chapman
    Professor of Humanities and Peace Studies, Valencia College

    Anna V. Eskamani
    Director of External Affairs, Planned Parenthood of Greater
    Orlando

    Ann Farrell
    Immigration Attorney

    Sue Foreman
    Community Organization & Development

    Rev. Bryan Fulwider
    President and CEO, Building US

    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
    Sumner Hutcheson III President, Hutcheson and Associates

    Dr. Stacey Johnson
    President, East and 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

    Lauri Lott
    Coordinator, PJI Academy for Teachers, Valencia College

    Betty Martinez Lowery
    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
    College

    Cindy Moon
    Head of School, Park Maitland School

    Imam Muhammad Musri
    President, Islamic Society of Central Florida

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

    LaFontaine E. Oliver
    President and General Manager, WMFE 90.7

    Krystal Pherai
    Staff Assistant, Dean of Students, Valencia College

    Yasmeen Qadri
    Professor of Education, Valencia College

    Lucy Roberts
    Mainland Director, Family Hui
    Resham Shirsat Director of Sustainability, Valencia College

    Nina Striech
    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