attended Woman’s Medical College in Philadelphia, and Penn State University, has 45 years of experience serving as a Registered Nurse in hospitals, offices, home health, insurance and telephonic nursing. She taught Holistic Studies at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, and served on several area boards with a focus on education for parenting and eldercare. She is a trained Mediator and a book editor with a love of life long learning.
grew up in the UK and attended University College, London before joining the Pharmaceutical Industry and obtaining his post-graduate degree from Bath University. He moved to the USA in 1991, settling in beautiful Bucks County in 1996. While working in the Pharmaceutical industry he traveled extensively, learning to harness cultural diversity and build effective multi-cultural teams. His global experiences (including a spell living in Hong Kong) give him a unique perspective on managing cultural differences; having experienced bullying as a child he also has a deep seated motivation to prevent others going through the same ordeal. He is married and has four children who all graduated from Central Bucks East. He is retired, but still trying to make things better. In addition to his work for The Peace Center he is serving on the Bucks County Board of Health, the Bucks County Mental Health & Developmental Programs Board and the Buckingham Township Environmental Advisory Commission.
works for Colorcon, Inc. as an Environment, Health, and Safety Manager and is past President of PennWood Environmental Soils, LLC. Catherine is an Adjunct Professor at St. Joseph’s University delivering Environmental Science classes. She is a board member, Secretary, and past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Professional Soil Scientists. She has a Master of Science, Soil Science from North Carolina State University.
Beth Ann is currently Vice President of Operations at the Bucks County Historical Society. She worked for over 30 years as Vice President of Finance at Abbott & Cobb, Inc. an international vegetable seed company. Beth Ann received her BS in Accounting at Bloomsburg University and her MBA at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown. As a Reiki Master and animal communicator she has spent the last 25 years on a small farm in Buckingham with her husband rescuing all types of animals.
is a Children’s Ministry Associate at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Doylestown. She is married to Jesse Craig, a CRSD graduate who works for Comcast. He is Kristie King’s boss. Their 10 year old daughter, Alana, organized a Diversity Rally in Doylestown. Both Jesse and Jasmine were Diversity Peace Educators for Council Rock in November, 2017.
Delicia led communications for over 15 years in complex global organizations, and commands a full range of Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications and Change Management skills. She currently heads Communications for ThoughtFocus, a global digital transformation company based in New York City.
She created and executed national Strategic Communications for Merrill Lynch. While leading Internal and External Communications, for the highest producing Methanex site, the largest global methanol producer, she established the organization as a first-choice employer and key social and economic contributor. Delicia presented on Corporate Social Responsibility at the CCAA (Caribbean and Central American Association) Conference as an outstanding contributor in this area.
For Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle’s Latin America and Caribbean distribution, she helped position the company as the leading IT solutions supplier. Delicia also devised and directed successful Marketing Communications campaigns for Nestle, and Integrated Communications for Bacardi, Moet et Chandon, and Hennessy, among others. Her skills in traditional, digital, and social media platforms, multimedia, content creation, ad agency management, and superlative engagement skills make her a valuable resource. Delicia is collaborative, creative, and singularly able to identify an organization’s differentiators and translate them into engaging, effective stakeholder communications to achieve the organization’s business objectives. Delicia resides in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators,) and past volunteer country Red Cross Communications Director, Rotary Club Director.
She enjoys recreational travel, researching and writing about wines, spirits, and food, and is a sport enthusiast with particular interest in cricket, golf and soccer. Delicia holds a BS in Economics from UWI (The University of the West Indies) and an MS in Communications from NYU (New York University.)
is self-employed dealing with international trade in fresh produce industry. He is an ordained Interfaith Minister, an Associate of Medical Mission Sisters (multi-cultural), and sits on the Advisory Board at School of Sacred Ministries for interfaith ministers. Ray is a student and teacher in philosophy, religion, spirituality, psychology and politics. He is also a coach and companion in sports and spirituality. Father of 2 adult sons and grandfather of 5 grandchildren.
is a Senior Counsel at PNC Bank supporting the Real Estate Banking and Tax Credit Capital businesses. She is also the Vice Chair of PNC Legal’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, whose mission is to create a more inclusive and diverse department and environment. Raina holds a J.D. from Temple University, Beasley School of Law; and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication. In 2017, PNC’s General Counsel selected Raina for a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellowship. In 2018, Raina was selected as a Member of the Forum of Executive Women, a not-for-profit organization in the Philadelphia region. Raina lives in Upper Makefield with her husband and 3 children. Her oldest son is a second grader in the Council Rock School District.
grew up in Upper Makefield and graduated from the George School. He attended Juniata College before embarking on a 25 year career in business. In the early 2000’s he sold his business ventures and focused his attention on teaching. After finishing a master’s degree in education, he began working at George School as a teacher, dorm head, coach and director of the Model United Nations club. Ten years later Stephen accepted an offer to work for Edward Jones as a financial advisor. He and his wife, Laurie, live at George School where she is headmaster of a dorm. They have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Stephen attends Middletown Friends Meeting. He has served on the board of United Friends School in Quakertown, is active in the Langhorne Rotary and the Bucks County Road Runners Club.
manages 2 car rental branches for Enterprise. He lives in Newtown with his wife, Kim Geubelle Xantus and is the father of 2 children in the Council Rock School District. He is originally from Miami, Florida where he attended Florida International University. His professional associations include The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Urban League of Philadelphia.
To be elected at the 2019 Annual Meeting May 9, 2019
Nikki Farrior is the Resource Consultant for Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN), where she connects hundreds of homeless and in-need individuals, with life sustaining resources throughout Bucks County, PA. Nikki is a licensed professional social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and leverages over a decade of direct service and community volunteer experience, managing the Those in Need (TIN) Mission. In this role, Nikki oversees the planning and implementation of the TIN program, ensuring its efficient and effective operation. Nikki is an active member of the Bucks County community where she manages multiple priorities as a Deaconess at Second Baptist Church of Doylestown; as a member of the Bucks County chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated; The Bucks County Links, Incorporated; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Nikki is a past recipient of the YWCA-Salute to Women Who Make Difference and a Health Equity Ambassador with The American Cancer Society. Nikki earned her BASW and MSW degrees in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is married to her college sweetheart and they have three children.
enjoyed several decades in the spa industry as a product development consultant and the owner of multiple spas. After selling her business Marlene changed course and continued her education. She is a HeartMath® Certified Coach and an Ordained Interfaith Minister with Circle of Miracles where she serves on the board. Marlene’s calling to serve led her to mentor for Big Sisters, Dress for Success,
and the Look Good, Feel Good program. Marlene works within the community to campaign for social change amidst the rise of Antisemitism, racism, hate crimes and gun violence. Most recently Marlene trained with The Peace Center as an MLK facilitator and attended the 6th annual Teen Peace and Social Justice Summit. Additionally Marlene is a National Faith Lead Mentor for Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Faith Outreach Lead for Orange Wave for Gun Safety. Marlene earned her Bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut and was awarded the Francis and Irving Seliger Memorial Fund in recognition of her study of the Holocaust. She lives in Bucks County with her husband, 16 year old daughter and three dogs.
is truly excited to get back involved in The Peace Center after 20 years! She first fell in love with The Peace Center in high school, when she was trained as a peer mediator at Neshaminy High School, and then as a college student, when she ran the Peace Camp as part of a summer internship. After graduating from Syracuse University in 2001, Corey moved to New York City to pursue a career in communications. She managed communications for 15 years for companies like Citigroup and American Express before deciding to move back to the area. She now lives in Yardley with her husband Jared and daughter Teddy and works at Toll Brothers as the Director of Employee Communications. She’s thrilled to be able to give back to her local community and support The Peace Center once again. She’s also very proud of her mother, Kyra Karsch, who is a Peace Educator for the Respecting Me, Respecting You program.
is a trained psychologist and an expert in social and emotional intelligence and well-being. Her various careers as a therapist, an executive in a health care company, a partner and co-founder of an educational company specializing in emotional/social skill products have furthered her expertise in leadership and inter and intra-personal skills. She is also the author of two books, The Best Investment and More Than Saying I Love You, which are geared to educating individuals on social and emotional skills. Dr. Andie received her B.S. in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College, M.A. from Rider University in Educational Administration, and her Ed.D. in education and psycho-educational processes from Lehigh University. She lives in Lahaska, Bucks County with her husband Jeffery and is the proud mother of her daughter Aly who lives in New York City.