Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice

  . . .  thinking globally, working locally in central Kentucky, for a different world

CKCPJ Board Members

The Board meets each month at 7:00 p.m. at the The Plantory, 560 East 3rd Street, Lexington. Meetings are open to the public, and visitors are always welcome.  Meetings usually last about 2 hours.

Name Affiliation CKCPJ Role
Rebecca DiLoreto Attorney with Children's Law Center; Child Advocate Co-Chair
David Christiansen Executive Director, Central Kentucky Housing and Homeless Initiative Co-Chair
Mary Ann Ghosal, Ed.S.Peace activist; Retired math and statistics tutoring center coordinator, Eastern Kentucky UniversitySecretary
Craig WilkieFinance OfficerTreasurer
Maria Bane Newman Foundation Inc. Board Member
April BrowningCo-Organizer of Lexington Occupy Movement; undergraduate, University of KentuckyBoard Member; CKCPJ administrative support staff
Bilal El-AminLexington East End Equity Partnership (LEEEP) Partnership CoordinatorBoard Member
Margaret Gabriel freelance writer Peaceways Editor
Marion Gibson Director of the SKY (Strengthening KY) Families Program, Kentucky State University's Cooperative Extension Program Board Member
Randolph Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Open Education Advocate; Assistant Provost, University of Kentucky Board Member
Gail Koehler, M.A. Writer; Trainer of youth in conflict resolution and mediation Board Member
Susan Lamb retired Council Clerk, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Board Member
Richard Mitchell, Ph.D. Peace Activist; Biomaterials Scientist, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Board Member
Bruce Mundy Community Activist; formerly with Bluegrass Aspendale Teen Center Past Co-Chair
Howard Myers Community Activist; Retired Small Business Owner Board Member
Kerby Neill, Ph.D. Peace Educator; Retired Child Psychologist; Veteran; Author Board Member
Steven Pavey, Ph.D. Advocate for immigrant rights; Staff, One Horizon Foundation Board Member
Nadia Rashid, M.D. retired anesthesiologist Board Member
Alexandria Sehon undergraduate, University of Kentucky; UK United Students Against Sweatshops, volunteer at Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center Board Member
Rabbi Uri Smith Environmentalist; Member, Lexington Jewish Federation; Rabbi Emeritus, Ohavay Zion Synagogue Board Member
Tedde M. Smith-Robillard certified Kentucky Peer Specialist of KY Stars for Mental Health and member of Bluegrass Re-Entry Council Board Member
Janet TuckerCommunity Activist; former Chair, Kentuckians for the CommonwealthBoard Member

Read about the History of CKCPJ

- Founding History by Betsy Neale (1983-1991)

- CKCPJ Highlights since 1983

- Download a summary of CKCPJ Activities, 2010-11

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CKCPJ Bylaws (revised April 2008)

Organizational Members

Organizational membership is open to any local group that shares our goals and principles.
ACLU - KY Chapter
La Asociación de Hispanos
Baha'i of Lexington
Berea Friends Meeting
Bluegrass Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Franciscan Peace Center
Gay & Lesbian Service Organization
The Humanitarium
Islamic Society of Central KY
Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass
Humanist Forum of Central KY (AHA)
KY Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Justice & Peace, Lex Catholic Diocese
KY Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
KY Conference for Community and Justice
Kentucky Jobs With Justice
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Lexington Fairness
Lexington Friends Meeting
Lexington Socialist Student Union
Newman Center at UK
One World Film Festival
Students for Peace and Earth Justice
Sustainable Communities Network
Transylvania University's TU PROGRESS
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CKCPJ @ The Plantory   |   501 W. Sixth St. Suite #250  |  Lexington, Kentucky  |  40508  |  U.S.A.
859-488-1448  |  peaceandjusticeKY[at]gmail.com