• Betsy Small Campbell

    Executive Director

  • Tamra Haas

    Administrative Coordinator

  • Rebecca Stirn

    Alumni Relations Coordinator

  • David Rodich

    Middle East Program Coordinator

  • Brooke Anderson

    OR/SW WA Coordinator

  • Amanda Van Dusen

    Houston Area Coordinator

  • Ashley Bell

    Donor Communications

  • Kim Bell

    Transportation Coordinator

  • Jon Berger

    Public Relations Coordinator

  • Anne Clifton-Waite

    New Hampshire Area Coordinator

  • Melanie Dozier Coe

    Curriculum Coordinator

  • Ken Crognale

    Treasurer

  • William “Bo” Dean

    NH Area Coordinator

  • Karen Lamb

    Editor

  • Celia Larsen

    Metrics

  • Monica Randolph

    Archivist

  • Dotty Scott Best Selling Author

    Dotty Scott

    Website Manager

  • Kathy Valyi

    Development Advisor

  • Meibh McKinney

    Northern Ireland Liaison

  • Alexis Eskenazi

    US Teen Liaison

Betsy Small Campbell

Executive Director

Betsy Small Campbell, M.A., Ed. M. is a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, and North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Her three decades of work with marginalized populations worldwide as a special educator, violence prevention researcher, and cross-cultural counselor and most recently with immigrant survivors of domestic violence have taught her crucial lessons about connection and listening to each other’s history and pain. She has worked and hosted with CFP for over ten years, leading on site and virtual workshops for teens and their host families. Betsy served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone (1984-1987). She is the former Executive Director of War Child, USA.

Tamra Haas

Administrative Coordinator

Tammy Haas lives in Battle Ground, WA with her husband Vern and works full time for American Family Insurance.  Prior to her insurance career Tammy had a long career in the banking industry as a Commercial Lender.  She has been in Rotary for 19 years and most recently in the Lewis River Rotary since 2009.  She served as Club President in 2011 and 2012.  She is the currently the Chair of her Club’s Peace Committee. She serves as the volunteer Executive Director for CFP managing the USA Program. She and her husband Vern hosted CFP teens in 2012 from Cyprus and went to Cyprus together in 2013 for an extended vacation and saw personally the challenges in this country.  They served as Area Coordinators from 2016 to 2018 serving the SW Washington State /Portland, Oregon Metro region.   Tammy took over as Executive Director in 2019 and has been instrumental it the growth of the program both in Cyprus and in Israel-Palestine/Levant region. She and her husband have hosted multiple Rotary Exchange Students from around the world.   She is committed to Service above Self and feels Peace building efforts are both nationally and internationally a key to our global success.

Rebecca Stirn

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Becky Stirn brings to CFP executive business experience and extensive volunteer service. She has served on the Boards of Trustees for educational, environmental, medical and historical preservation institutions. Her career has focused on strategic planning, financial management and marketing for medical device companies as well as consumer retail companies. After senior leadership positions at Collage Aesthetics, CooperVision, CEMAX and running her own consulting practice, she co-founded Aesthetic Sciences Corp. and served on its Board of Directors and as President and CFO. She chaired the Nominating/Governance Committee and served on the Audit and Executive Compensation Committees as a member of the Safeway Board of Directors. Currently, she advises entrepreneurial startups in innovative software fields. In addition to her CFP volunteer roles, she is a member of the board of a local nonprofit and on the Board of Governors at Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins). Becky was first introduced to CFP in 2015 by a founder of the Cyprus Friendship Program. Her previous experience as a foreign exchange student through the American Field Service (AFS) and strong interest in peacebuilding through teenagers led her to open the San Francisco Bay Area as a new CFP hosting area. She now also works on strengthening CFP’s alumni program and investigating the role of US teens to aid in the peacebuilding process. Becky is a graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business and of Smith College (economics).

David Rodich

Middle East Program Coordinator

For nearly fifty years, David Rodich has been a committed advocate for the interests of working families both in the United States and world-wide. His experience includes serving as the national director for a public employee organization with Service Employees International Union (SEIU), followed by 20 years as the executive director of SEIU Local 500 in Maryland and Washington, DC. During his tenure, the union nearly tripled in size of the union and built a culture of collaborative problem solving. David’s advocacy has included workers in public education including teachers and other school workers, university professors, childcare workers, and promoting collaborations in economic development.

On the international front, David has been a consultant to the Solidarity Center, AFL CIO, working with the emerging independent trade unions in the post-Soviet countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Asia, and the Middle East, by providing skills training and strategic planning support.

He and his wife Lauri are no strangers to CFP, having served twice as host parents with participants from both Cyprus and the Middle East programs.

 

Brooke Anderson

OR/SW WA Coordinator

Brooke lives in Battle Ground, WA with her husband Derek.  She was born and raised in this area.  They have 2 dogs, 2 goats and a few chickens to round out their family. They are also parents to their 2 adult sons.

Brooke has been involved in managing youth exchange students from various countries. She and Derek have hosted a number of teens and have traveled to visit them all. She is very involved in finding host families for the long-term exchange students and has been family with CFP for quite some time.  She is well known in her community and has jumped in head first into her role.

She is a real estate agent and loves her job as it allows her to meet a lot of new people and help them get settled into their new community.

Amanda Van Dusen

Houston Area Coordinator

Originally from Indiana, Amanda has called Texas home for over 20 years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management from Purdue University, she joined her husband in Houston, Texas, where they run a civil engineering consulting firm and raise their two teenage daughters. Giving back to others and supporting building community are two driving forces for her family.

After serving as a host family for two summers, Amanda has stepped into the Houston region’s Area Coordinator role. Her strong organizational skills and network in the community will be an asset for spreading awareness of CFP and growing support in the Houston Region.

Ashley Bell

Donor Communications

Ashley Grew up in Peterborough NH, where she married her high school sweetheart Dave and they are raising their four daughters. Ashley attended Rivier University and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2006. She moved around the country while Dave was in the Army for ten years before they moved back to NH to raise their family. She loves spending her time outdoors, especially by the ocean. She loves to garden, sail and dance with her family.

Kim Bell

Transportation Coordinator

A native of Pennsylvania, Kim Bell began her career after college with a regional bank in credit and lending, and then as a technical writer and finance officer.  While completing her master’s degree, she then turned toward a career in the United States Air Force.  She began her many assignments as a weather observer, and then as the unit Equal Employment Officer where she trained members and conducted investigations on racial and gender discrimination and sexual harassment.  She then took an assignment at a higher headquarters as the disaster preparedness officer, training members on the use of nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare equipment in global deployed environments.  When 9-11 occurred, the focus of that assignment rapidly evolved into what is now known as Homeland Security.  This long-term assignment had local, state, and national intensity where she developed and handled many different aspects of operations, training, and planning for many homeland contingencies here at home.  Toward the middle-to-end of her career, she went back to school, attending law school at night, graduating cum laude.  Concurrently throughout her career, Kim was asked to be the Transportation Coordinator for a small nonprofit, then known as the Children’s Friendship Project of Northern Ireland in the mid-1990’s.  She has been serving in this position as the nonprofit grew, changed, and evolved into the present Creating Friendships for Peace.  She has been bringing her knowledge of global homeland security, her operations and logistics talent, and her overall leadership experience to our organization for over the past 20 years.

Jon Berger

Public Relations Coordinator

Jonathan Berger recently retired from the U.S State Department after 21 years of service. His tours included Denmark, Serbia, Lithuania and Israel. Before that he worked on Capitol Hill for almost eight years, both on the House and Senate side. He currently lives in Wilmington, NC with his wife Liz and daughters Lillian and Eve.

Anne Clifton-Waite

New Hampshire Area Coordinator

After working full-time for 30 years as a science teacher, Anne now enjoys teaching part-time for a local high school and as an adjunct professor at a community college. She loves working with teenagers and has developed and chaperoned experiential learning courses for cultural programs to New York City and for study in butterfly ecology in Florida. She has also co-led teens to the Mexican Yucatan peninsula for terrestrial and aquatic research.

In college, Anne lived abroad in France for one year serving as an au pair, nanny, to three French girls. During that time, she traveled throughout Europe and grew an interest in foreign cultures and customs. Anne continues to travel abroad when she can and is interested in ecological conservation efforts around the world. Anne earned a B.S. in Zoology and a B.A. in French Language from the University of Rhode Island. She also holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England.

Anne and her husband have hosted two Cypriots in the CFP program. They fully enjoyed the experience to meet the two young women from Cyprus and introducing them to life in New England. More importantly, they learned from their Cypriot guests about their lives and customs in Cyprus. In the past, they have hosted children from New York City for several summers through the Fresh Air Fund.

Anne has one adult son and lives with her husband and their three mini donkeys on a small farm in New Hampshire. They both like to spend time in the outdoors either hiking or kayaking in New England.

Melanie Dozier Coe

Curriculum Coordinator

Melanie has spent her career in higher education. She has taught college courses in Speech Communication and Business since 2003 while also working in operations management.  Melanie holds a Master’s of Arts in Communication Studies and a MBA in Management. As a professor she enjoys designing curriculum that includes coverage of cultural diversity, intercultural communication, and conflict communication.
Melanie is a avid traveler and lover of the arts. She shares these passions with her two teenage children and husband.  Her family has hosted yearlong exchange students from Bremen, Germany and Madrid, Spain. These relationships have continued and they consider both children members of their family. Melanie is active in her local Episcopalian church and works to promote voting as a volunteer deputy registrar.

Ken Crognale

Treasurer

Ken Crognale is CFP’s Teasurer and a member of the board. He is responsible for finance and accounting as well as grants administration.

Prior to joining CFP, Ken was Director of Finance and Administration at the Migration Policy Institute since 2014. Prior to MPI, he held senior roles in the accounting and finance departments at the Landon School, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Earlier in his career, he worked in the banking regulation sector of the U.S. federal government.

Ken is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 20 years in the not-for-profit sector. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and did additional coursework in accounting and finance at American University.

William “Bo” Dean

NH Area Coordinator

Bo has been with CFP since 2011 as a host parent or area coordinator.  Currently retired from the FAA, I was a journeyman air traffic controller for 25 years. Prior to that I served in the USAF.

I currently work as a part time ESL instructor in Salem, NH. I also work part time as a high school basketball and tennis coach in Amherst,NH where I reside with my wife and son. I am a proud graduate of North Texas University (BA, 1980) and Embry Riddle University (MA 1991).

I have always enjoyed hosting young people from all over the world and my wife and I enjoy getting to know these young people and engaging in cultural exchange. We take great pride in allowing young students to share our home and world with us, exposing them to an objective view of a typical American home and family. CFP, through it’s important work in Cyprus and other locations, has allowed me to continue to meet, host and interact with engaging and stimulating young students. We help shape and understand each others views and perspectives in the world we live.

Karen Lamb

Editor

Karen Lamb is an international communications specialist who has worked in writing, editing and special events. She began her career at the American Field Service in New York City, and over the years worked for the Financial Times in London, Eurofinance in Paris, Citicorp in New York and Deloitte & Touche in Washington DC, where she resides with her husband, The Hon. Denis Lamb. Her volunteer experience includes working in Paris, France, with the American Cathedral, the OECD, and the Women’s Institute for Continuing Education. She also served as Communications Chair and Secretary of the international Order of St John, in Washington, DC, where she created and edited a newsletter for nine years, and wrote fundraising and other communications materials. In DC, she continues to work in the Thrift Shop of Christ Church Georgetown, and on the Church’s Stewardship Committee, as well as on the Continuing Programs and Welcoming Committees at the Sulgrave Club.

Celia Larsen

Metrics

Celia came to the US at the age of 11 from Harare, Zimbabwe, with her diplomat parents and two sisters. Currently employed as part of the management team of Envoy Air (a regional carrier subsidiary of American Airlines), Celia brings strong administrative and proficient computer skills to CFP, enabling her to fill two volunteer positions. The mother of two sons, she lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Don.

Monica Randolph

Archivist

Monica Randolph has been a part of CFP (then Cyprus Friendship Program) since 2012, when she first had the privilege of hosting pairs of teens from Cyprus as a part of the Atlanta, Georgia, arm of CFP. For 3 years in Georgia and 2 years in Northern Virginia, Monica hosted teens in her home and participated in the conflict resolution and peace-building program activities that enabled dialogue and friendships to build between the many pairs of young Cypriots. She is now very pleased to be participating in CFP in a new capacity: as Program Archivist. With a Masters in Archival Studies from Clayton State University, Monica is well suited to gather the many records of this long-standing and diverse program into a format that makes the information contained within both organized and available for proper business practices and for research and development. Monica is excited to be joining the CFP team again and looks forward to seeing what new projects and movements can spring from the accumulated history of CFP.

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Dotty Scott

Website Manager

Dotty is an award-winning website designer. Premium Websites, Inc. was awarded ( 2011 – 2021) the “Top 25 Web Hosting & Design Companies” by the Vancouver Business Journal.  The Best of Vancouver award was presented to Premium Websites, LLC in the Website Design and Development category in November 2011. Best of Clark County was awarded in 2017. In 2021, Premium Websites was awarded the Business Hall of Fame for earning The Best Website Design and Development award 13 years in a row.

Dotty has over 400 website clients and maintains well over a 90% retention rate.  Her customers love her work and appreciate her ability to help them with online marketing.

Dotty is a sought-after speaker regionally. Small business owners especially benefit from her Social Media and Blogging presentations. They gain valuable knowledge of otherwise complex or confusing technical strategies quickly because she makes the information easy to understand.  Dotty is well educated but does not speak in “Techie” terms… she makes complicated topics understandable for everyone.

As a past Membership Coordinator for I Take The Lead organization, she has helped local business owners promote their products and services through networking opportunities and education.

Dotty is also a member of the Fort Vancouver Lions and contributes over 75 hours of volunteer time each year for the benefit of her community.

Kathy Valyi

Development Advisor

Kathy Valyi spent more than 30 years of her career in non-profit development, serving Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY for 14 years as head of “advancement” (annual and capital fundraising, communications, alumni relations, parent relations) and guiding one of the largest secondary school capital campaigns. During her time at Hackley, more than 90% of parents and 30% of alums contributed to the annual fund and the school exceeded $50 million in its first true capital campaign. Kathy also served the U.S. Committee for UNICEF, Seeds of Peace and several other organizations. Before her non-profit career, she worked for Exxon, in corporate planning and Esso Middle East public affairs. In retirement, Kathy is a member of the Vestry of Christ Church Riverdale (leading stewardship and endowment management) and has created a community partnership with ELLIS, a NYC public high school serving recently-arrived immigrants. She is a member of the Order of St. John.

Kathy and her husband Peter Nulty live in New York and have three adult children and two grandchildren. Kathy is an alumna of Carleton College and earned her MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of International Relations with specialties in the Middle East and International Economics. She attempts to retain her proficiencies in French, German and Arabic. As a first-generation American and daughter of Holocaust refugees, Kathy is passionately committed to international understanding, human rights and democracy.

Meibh McKinney

Northern Ireland Liaison

Meibh Mckinney will be working with CFP staff in the US to help CFP reconnect with the 2,000 CFPNI alumni in Northern Ireland and conduct research evaluations.  Meibh is currently employed by Community Restorative Justice Ireland (CRJI) as a Support Worker with the Health and Wellbeing Programme in West Belfast, working with people that have been affected directly by the Troubles and with young people that have been inter-generationally impacted as well. She also is interning with Amal-Tikva helping them develop a program with Rethinking Conflict, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She recently finished her M.Sc. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Ulster University and has served as an intern with Cooperation Ireland focusing on cross-border peacebuilding.

Meibh lives in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland with her family.  She is a member of the selection committee for the Creating Friendships for Peace Scholarship in Memory of Henry John McKinney, B.Sc., M.Sc. to Haifa University.

Alexis Eskenazi

US Teen Liaison

Alexis Eskenazi is the CFP U.S. Teen Liaison. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a junior at Castilleja School. Alexis and her family hosted an Israeli-Palestinian pair of teens with CFP in 2019. The following summer, she worked with a team of CFP alumni, administrators, and American teen volunteers to develop CFP’s first alumni survey, which was designed to explore strategic initiatives under CFP’s consideration. She aided in interpreting the survey results, which led to the development of CFP’s 2021 Pilot Peacebuilding Seminar for U.S. teens in the spring and the creation of new alumni initiatives and programs held that summer. Alexis participated in the U.S. Pilot Seminar as well and graduated with excellence. In Alexis’s ongoing role, she is collaborating with CFP’s leadership and alumni from the U.S., Cyprus, and Israel-Palestine to enhance the long-lasting bonds between alumni. She is exploring the possible expansion of the role of U.S. teen hosts and aiding in the opening of new hosting areas to accommodate the increasing international interest in CFP’s peacebuilding program. She hopes to continue highlighting the importance of peacebuilding in her own community and looks forward to hosting a pair of CFP teens in the summer of 2022.