MJ & Jerry Park
The dynamic co-directors and the force behind LFFP’s quality peace education programming. See LFFP’s history for more information about their journey of building LFFP.
Thomas “Tommy” Park is the Deputy Director for LFFP. Having been exposed to the peace movement throughout his life, Tommy is motivated to preserve his parents’ dream by heading up LFFP’s administrative establishment and sustainability.
Timmy Park, the youngest Park, is the LFFP Chef. He is also the Friday night Sounds of Hope cook at The Potter’s House in DC and a Baker's Assistant at Shortcake Bakery in Hyattsville, MD. He is looking forward to continuing the establishment of the Peace Education Oasis.
Michael James “Jimmy” Park is the Artistic Director for LFFP. He enjoys working with composition, color, and pattern and hopes to enhance the peaceful, enlivening, and energizing feel of everything LFFP. Professionally, Jimmy plans workshops and maintains the National Cancer Policy Forum website at the Institute of Medicine in DC.
Paul Joseph (P.J.) Park, the third of MJ and Jerry’s six children, runs the Mount Rainier Bicycle Co-op, of which he is a co-founder. PJ is an accomplished bicycle mechanic, has worked at the bicycle co-op for three and a half years, works at REI College Park, and has worked at City Bikes in Adams Morgan. He is now using these skills at the mini bike shop at the Oasis while continuing to educate peace campers about alternative sources of energy.
Suzanne Ayer, a native of Roanoke, VA, came to the DC metro area and earned a history degree from George Mason. She then became an AmeriCorps ViSTA volunteer at Perry Center, Inc. where she met MJ, Jerry, and LFFP. Since earning her Master’s of Social Work degree, she is eager to launch her career countering violence as LFFP’s Co-Director of Development and Communications.
Sarah Reintjes is originally from Kansas City, KS. She moved to DC after college to serve in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at Perry Center, Inc. She was introduced to LFFP through their partnership with Perry and discovered the strong impact LFFP has on the Perry children. Sarah is very excited to further contribute to the peace movement as Co-Director of Development & Communications.
Carol Anne Otto is from Baltimore, MD. She studied biology and art at Arcadia University near Philadelphia. She loves gardening and singing, especially making harmony with a group. She uses her vast experience and skills with LFFP to contribute to Peace Camps and help develop the new Peace Oasis.
Ariel Magno has been working with LFFP since 2002 and was a peace camper 8 years prior to that. She makes her trip back from North Carolina every summer to help MJ, because she feels that it is important to teach peace to the next generation so that we never lose a strong conviction of peace in our society. You can find Ariel running camp groups at any of the many LFFP sites.
Hallie Goertner is from Washington, DC and graduated from Boston University. She has been an LFFP program volunteer since 2002 and is energized to continue working with the children to create a peaceful world.
Randi Hamiloton has been working with LFFP since 2007, the year she graduated from Neumann College in Aston PA. She enjoys working with the children and watching them grow in peaceful ways, and is looking forward to continuing her work with MJ and Jerry.
Christy Darr, originally from Colorado, is a senior at Georgetown University. After working at the Perry School through the Georgetown partnership with LFFP in fall of 2008, she fell in love with the kids and the Peace Room. A semester trip to Guatemala reminded her of her many experiences with the kids and challenges in the Peace Room, so she returned to LFFP to continue learning about love and peace from the kids.
Board of Directors
Scott Gunn, Long & Foster Realty
Deborah Ann Little, Sursum Corda Community Mother and Child Caregiver
Scott Miller, DC United
Tim Welch, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Mary Liepold, Peace by Peace
There are currently no paid job openings with LFFP but all are welcome to join our community as a short-term or long-term volunteer.
We accept administrative interns on an ongoing, competitive basis. Join us to further the sustainability of our peace education organization as you learn about nonprofit management, development, communications, public relations, and event planning in a fun, team-oriented environment.
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