Darakshan Raja, Director
Jessie Sheffield, Office Manager
Washington Peace Center Coordinating Board
Ramah Kudaimi is the Membership and Outreach Coordinator at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She has worked at several grassroots activist organizations including CODEPINK: Women for Peace and the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, as well as interned at the Washington Peace Center during the summer of 2010. She has a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. Her writing has been published by Al Jazeera English, The Progressive, Truthout, and more.
Katherine Fuchs moved to DC in 2006 and is proud to have lived in three of our city’s quadrants. Katherine is currently Free Press’s Campaign Organizer and her experience spans 15 years of educational and advocacy campaigns focused on environmental, foreign policy, and human rights issues. Some of the organizations that Katherine has worked with include: Friends of the Earth, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, the Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice, and a variety of voter rights groups in her hometown of Milwaukee. Katherine cut her teeth as a student privacy organizer and refined her theory of peace through justice at the UNESCO Chair for Philosophy for Peace in Castellon Spain. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys gardening and camping.
Marie Soveroski is Managing Director at EarthRights International, an organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment. Prior to that she served as Director of the European Centre for Judges and Lawyers in Luxembourg. Her focus and passion is environmental and human rights law and protection, which she has pursued both as a lawyer and as an activist. She earned her JD at Gonzaga University School of Law as a Thomas More Scholar, a full-tuition scholarship program for persons pursuing a career in law in the public interest.
Washington Peace Center Advisory Council
The Advisory Council is made up of allies and leaders who give us input and feedback into our community impact and strategic planning. They keep us engaged in larger peace and justice movements and help us assess changes and needs. They meet once a year.
Mackenzie Baris, Jobs with Justice
Nadine Bloch, Washington Action Group
Liz Butler, Movement Strategy Center
Lisa Fithian, United for Peace and Justice, former Peace Center Coordinator
Netfa Freeman, Institute for Policy Studies
David Haiman, Movement Matters
Kathleen Maloy, Strategic Consulting for Equity in Health
Adwoa Masozi, Impact Hub DC
Will Merrifield, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Geoff Millard, Iraq Veterans Against the War
Rosemary Ndubuizu, ONE DC
Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK: Women for Peace
Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies
Rev. Yearwood, Hip-Hop Caucus