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.
is a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. She serves as the board president of Educational Solutions Unlimited, President and Founder of the Women Business Forum Mentoring Program, and a board member at UrbanPromise. Sheila attended Douglass College (Rutgers University), graduating with a degree in Economics and is a certified financial planner through American College. She also enjoys playing tennis, running, being a wife and mother and teaching at a Sunday school.
has been teaching special education since 1986. He is also known locally as Eco-Man, an original musical show that teaches young children the basics of ecology, environment, and peace. Richard is a published author, his first book, “The Skunk with a Stinky Attitude,” which teaches children to have empathy for the bully.
Beth Ann is currently the Business Manager 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 Vice President, Collections & Interpretation at the Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society. He has experience with non-profit administration, the implementation of educational programming and social, political and environmental activism. He has served as a campus coordinator for the Florida Public Interest Research Group in Tampa and served as a board member and secretary of the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Sites, a consortium of historic properties and institutions. He received the Pennsylvania Museums Federation award for the Mercer Museum exhibit Turning Points: Civil War, 1863 – 1864. Cory resides in Doylestown with his wife (and colleague at the Mercer Museum), Eileen Shapiro, and 15 year old twin sons Franklin and Jakob.
is a Social Studies teacher at Lenape Middle School in the Central Bucks School District. He has a MEd from Cabrini College. Andrew focuses his attention in the classroom on teaching students how to listen, empathize, and accept others, while challenging students to create their own interpretation of the past. Andrew is eager to bring his experiences with youth to The Peace Center.
is a secunded Assistant General Counsel AAA Mid-Atlantic and General Counsel Hydromer, Inc. She is a seasoned attorney with extensive not-for-profit corporate and education law experience. Marjorie has familiarity with grant authorship and an ability to offer legal and project management advice. She graduated from St. Johns University School of Law, Class of 1984; sits on one other board and several foundations. She is a Trustee and board member of the Giving Hope Network. Marjorie recently received compensatory education for a bullied special education student in New Jersey. She is an Upper Makefield resident for over six years and is married with four children ages 31 to 19.
works as an ESOL teacher at Juniata Park Academy in Philadelphia. She has an MA in teaching English as a Second Language and an MS in the Science of Instruction from Drexel University. Lisa has a lifelong interest in peace activities and is a member of the Yardley Friends Meeting Peace Committee.
is a peace educator for Respecting Me, Respecting You and the Girls Unlimited program. She brings to The Peace Center Board a rich and varied background working in both the for-profit and non-profit world. Gayle has managed programs and grants, (doing amazing work in the Bristol community in a leadership capacity with United Way) and was an adjunct teacher with Bucks County Community College. She also led the Diversity office of BCCC. Gayle is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Holy Family University. She lives in Newtown with her husband and is the mother of six daughters, and has just become a grandmother.
has more than thirty years of mission-driven leadership and management experience, including business development, operations, and human resource management. Laura is also the Development Associate at Pearl S. Buck International, President and Co-Founder of SOLEA, LLC, affiliated with The Lomax Companies, Consultant and Sr. Project Manager of North Star KAG, and Creator and Host of WURD Radio—the Green Hour. Laura received her BA at New York University.
currently works full time for Citco Fund Services as a Team Lead in the Regulatory Reporting/Financial Reporting department. He also co-owns two businesses: Moore Vintage, LLC (vintage clothing company) and Sky Investment Group, LLC (investment club). Tarik graduated from The College of New Jersey, class of 2005 with a B.S. in Finance. He has been awarded the CFA Claritas certificate. Tarik brings to the Peace Center a willingness to help the community. He also volunteers time with Kismet of Kings, a Jersey City community organization that helps youth males. Originally from Jersey City, New Jersey he currently lives in Holland, Pa.
is the Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control in the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Quality. His experience with The Peace Center has been very positive since bringing his daughter to get some guidance to help her cope and heal from bullying. “The transformation that The Peace Center has brought about has been amazing. From seeing my beautiful daughter being introverted and quiet at the first meeting — to now being fully engaged and offering positive support to others. The Peace Center has certainly helped my daughter (not to mention my wife and me). I am hoping that I can do my part to ensure that The Peace Center can continue its mission to help others as it has helped us.”
brings her empathy, team building, collaboration, action oriented skills to The Peace Center. She attended Harcum Jr. College, Ursinus College and MBA classes at Del Val University. Jill is an Associate Member of the Lingohocken Fire Company in Wycombe, and was recently appointed to lead and organize their Associate Member Team. She is passionate about living in Bucks County! In 2006 Jill, her husband, and two sons moved to a four acre farm in Buckingham to realize her dream of horses living in her backyard. They have since rescued several barn mates including potbelly pigs, goats and chickens! From the minute they moved here, community became extremely important and are heavily involved in the Lingohocken Volunteer Fire Company where her husband is a battalion chief and treasurer and she is involved with fundraising and event coordination on an ongoing basis.