Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a group of trusted individuals who are willing to be called upon to help with individual Peace Studio projects or initiatives throughout each fiscal year but have more limited time to offer than our Board of Directors. Appointments to the Advisory Council can be made by both the Executive Director and the Peace Studio Executive Committee at any time. Advisors may stay on the council for as long as they’re still willing to lend their time and expertise to the growth of our organization.

Senior Vice President and Publisher Simon & Schuster

Dana Canedy

Senior Vice President and Publisher
Simon & Schuster

Lorna Davis Global Ambassador B Lab Movement TED Speaker

Lorna Davis

Global Ambassador
B Lab Movement
TED Speaker

Laura Dawn CEO Art Not War

Laura Dawn

CEO
Art Not War

Reverend Jacqui Lewis

Rev. Jacqui Lewis

Senior Minister
Middle Collegiate Church

Vernā Myers Vice President of Inclusion Strategy Netflix

Vernā Myers

Vice President of Inclusion Strategy
Netflix

Deval Patrick Former Massachusetts Governor

Deval Patrick

Former Massachusetts Governor

Rev. Paul Raushenbush Senior Advisor Public Affairs and Innovation Interfaith Youth Core

Rev. Paul Raushenbush

Senior Advisor
Public Affairs & Innovation
Interfaith Youth Core

Carissa Reiniger CEO Silver Lining, Ltd.

Carissa Reiniger

CEO
Silver Lining, Ltd.

Michael Skolnik Co-Founder and Co-Owner Soze Agency

Michael Skolnik

Co-Founder and Co-Owner
Soze Agency

Creative Council

The Peace Studio is proud to announce the establishment of its first ever Creative Council. This extraordinary body of highly accomplished leaders – artists, journalists, media-makers, and more – has been formed to ensure that The Peace Studio’s programming is always of the highest caliber and is as inclusive and impactful as possible. Most importantly, our Creative Council will be in charge of selecting the winners of two new awards to be given at our 2021 Peace Studio Summit in September, in addition to selecting all future artist and journalist fellowship and grant recipients.  The members of our Creative Council hail from all around the world, as far east as Hong Kong and as far west as Hawaii. Individually, they have fostered civil rights movements, created extraordinary programs for television and radio, written compelling stories illuminating history and the human condition, and traveled thousands of miles to volunteer, to teach, to capture photographs, and more.

Julian Aguon

Julian Aguon

Human Rights Lawyer

Irene Ashu

Irene Ashu

Creative Director, Movement Director

Hope Azeda

Hope Azeda

Theatre-Artist

Xernona Clayton

Xernona Clayton

Civil Rights Leader

Myron Dewey

Myron Dewey

Filmmaker

Lara Downes

Lara Downes

Pianist & NPR Media Personality

Bill Ford

Bill Ford

Muralist

Paula Fuga, Singer/Songwriter

Paula Fuga

Singer/Songwriter

Maryam Ishani

Maryam Ishani

Journalist

Indira Johnson

Indira Johnson

Artist & Cultural Worker

Tish Lampert

Tish Lampert

Photojournalist

Alejandro Rodriguez

Alejandro Rodriguez

Theatre-Artist

Brandon Santiago

Brandon Santiago

Artist & Cultural Strategist

Jensen Silvio

Jensen Silvio

Trans Guitar Player & Guitar Instructor

Emily Yellin

Emily Yellin

Journalist & Author

Jung Yun, Novelist

Jung Yun

Novelist

Young Professionals Leadership Council

John Choo

John Choo

Data Product Manager
International Rescue Committee

Sadia Dhorat

Sadia Dhorat

Provider Network & Strategy
Stellar Health

Elyssa Dole Headshot

Elyssa Dole

Director of Community
NationSwell

Karen Hsieh

Karen Hsieh

Associate Corporate Counsel
Amazon

Grace Lowden

Grace Lowden

Project Associate of
Global Talent 
Estée Lauder Companies

Sophia Maguire Headshot Cropped

Sophia Maguire

Wellbeing & Community Engagement Project Manager
EY

Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez

Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Senior Specialist – Talent Retention & Progression
Google

Alece Oxendine

Alece Oxendine

Director, Industry & Festival Outreach
Columbia University
Film Program

Tayo Rockson

Tayo Rockson

Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism Consultant

Jonathan Slawson

Jonathan Slawson

Chief Development Officer
Kaufman Music Center

Jenna Talesnick

Jenna Talesnick

Dean of Students
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Lily Warnke

Lily Warnke

Research Consultant
Business and Human Rights

Vanessa Wilkins

Vanessa Wilkins

Vice President of Music
& Data Partnerships
Audiomack

Serena Zhang

Serena Zhang

Director of Asset Management
OYO

Scroll to Top