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IPJ Staff and Board

More than 50 different staff persons have worked with IPJ since 1970.  At times in the late 1970s and late 1990s, the staff was as large as 8 to 11 persons.  With the economic problems all not-for-profit organizations are facing since 9/11, the staff has been reduced to three full-time persons, one part-time consultant, and a variety of volunteers and interns.

 

 

Current Staff & Consultants


IPJ Staff & Intern

 

 

Kathleen McGinnis

IPJ Executive Director and international co-coordinator of the Parenting for Peace and Justice Network (PPJN).  Coordinator of IPJ’s Advocacy Program, the Educating for Peace and Justice Program, the Pre-School Peace Program, the Homeless Shelter Program, and the Racial Justice Program.  Fund-raiser, workshop leader, and author of many IPJ’s resources, including Starting Out Right, Educating for a Just Society and Celebrating Racial Diversity.

 

 

James McGinnis

IPJ founder, current Program Director, and international co-coordinator of the Parenting for Peace and Justice Network (PPJN).  Coordinator of IPJ’s Faith Communities & Peacemaking Program, the “Francis the Clown” Program, the Teens Acting for Peace Program, and the Violent Offenders Program.  Marketing director, workshop leader, and author of many IPJ’s resources, including A Call to Peace, The Things that Make for Peace, the Alternatives to Violence Kits, and Families Caring.

 

 

Patricia Garnett

IPJ Office and Data Manager, bookkeeper, coordinator of special events, volunteers and interns. 

 

 

Lillie Kelley

IPJ consultant for accounting and financial advice; President of Kelley’s All-Tax.

 

 

 

Board of Directors-2009

  • Joe Wiley, Chair--retired educator, St. Louis  Archdiocesan schools 

  • Peggy Deloney Wilson, Vice Chair--Retired, Senior Buyer and Supplier Diversity Developer, Maritz, Inc. 

  • Bruce Yampolsky, Secretary--St. Louis City Health Department  

  • Marsha Cann--Development Office Assistant, St. Louis Public Schools 

  • Maria  Chappelle -Nadal--Missouri State Representative,72nd District 

  • Brenda Davis--St. Louis County Youth Build 

  • Chris Hexter--Attorney-- Schuchat, Cook & Werner 

  • Kathleen McGinnis--Executive Director, Institute for Peace and Justice 

  • Tom Nolan--Executive Director, Friends of the Academies 

  • Verlean Nicks--Owner and Director, Step by Step Pre School 

  • Anneliese Stoever--St. Louis Council on Aging 

  • Ollie  Stewart--Director, Southside Wellness Center 

  • Dorothy Wodraska--Educator, Arizona Supreme Court