Our Volunteers

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by jeni No Comments

Many committed volunteers
support the mission and vision
of Mattie’s Foundation.

 

Some volunteers help with routine administrative activities,

and others offer support before or during a specific event.

It is never too late to add your name to

our Community Involvement Committee,

or to offer to volunteer for a Foundation activity or event.

 

Visit our Contact Us page or
e-mail MattieOnline.com@gmail.com
to Volunteer for Peace!

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2017 Support & Volunteers

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Chief Operations Officer (COO)

In 2017, we will have a new key Foundation volunteer!
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Andrea Smith has chosen to serve as  our Chief Operations Officer.
Read more about Andrea,  and this vital new role here…  
————- (page coming soon…) 
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2017 Foundation Volunteers (general activities) 

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Kaylee Dobbins – Maryland
—-  (Peace Club Teen – lots of all around help)

Leah Dobbins – Maryland
—- (Peace Club Kid – lots of all around help)

Kate Esaia – New Jersey
—- (database entry, tax letters, administrative)

The Jones Family – Pennsylvania
—- (“whatever is needed” volunteers)

Colin McLuckie – Maryland
—- (Teen, Peace Shop & post office & other errands)

Carol Michaels – New York
—- (paid accountant who puts in hours above & beyond!)

Sandy Newcomb – Maryland
—- (packing Peace Shop orders)

Tilsim & Don Newman – Maryland
—- (general outreach support)

Diego Sanchez – New York
—- (WAFF Tech – website logistic support)

The Smith Family – Maryland
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 Curt, Andrea, Reagan & Katie (all around help)

Diane Tresca – Rhode Island
—- (“whatever is needed” volunteer)

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2017 Peace Guides (event volunteers) 

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Tommy Baker – Maryland

Kaylee Dobbins – Maryland (Teen)

Leah Dobbins (Peace Club Kid)

The Jones Family – Pennsylvania
Greg & Jane
Nicolette, Nathan, Jacob, Sammy & Bella

Linda Kwiatkowski – Maryland

Colin McLuckie – Maryland (Teen)

Tim McLuckie – Maryland 

Sandy Newcomb – Maryland

Tilsim & Don Newman – Maryland

The Poe Family – Maryland 

Collin Proctor – Maryland (Peace Club Kid)

Tom Robertson – Montreal, Canada

The Scott Family – Maryland

The Smith Family – Maryland
 Curt  & Andrea, Reagan & Katie

Diane Tresca – Rhode Island

Alana Vella – Maryland

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2015-2016 Support & Volunteers

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Ashley Ardito, Rhode Island (database management)

Kaylee Dobbins, Maryland (lots of all around help)

The Jones Family, Pennsylvania (“whatever is needed” volunteers)

Marie Lé, Maryland (various errands)

Colin McLuckie, Maryland (Peace Shop & post office & other errands)

Sandy Newcomb, Maryland (packing Peace Shop orders)

Tilsim & Don Newman, Maryland (general outreach support)

Joey Palermino, Maryland (logistic support)

Diego Sanchez, New York (WAFF Tech who fixed our website)

The Smith Family, Maryland – Curt, Andrea, Reagan & Katie (all around help)

Diane Tresca, Rhode Island (“whatever is needed” volunteer)

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2016 Pathways to Peace
Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Baltimore, Maryland (8/19-8/20)

Sponsors & Volunteers 

  • Venue – Room, Tables, Technology…
    Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • Hotel — sponsored & reduced rate rooms
    Hampton Inn, Inner Harbor
  • Morning Coffee & supplies
    Starbucks, Inner Harbor
  • Catered Lunch (both days)
    Red, Hot & Blue (Gaithersburg)
  • Munchies & Beverages
    Cynda Rushton (Mattie’s Foundation) 
  • Miscellaneous Supplies
    Curt & Andrea Smith (Bethesda) 
  • Pre-Event Material Organization
    Kaylee Dobbins (Rockville) 

Foundation Representatives

  • Jeni Stepanek, PhD — Executive Director – Presenter & Facilitator 
  • Cynda Rushton, PhD — President – Workshop Host
  • Laura Bauer — Vice President  - Program Evaluation 
  • Max Jones — Foundation Director – Project Coordinator

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“2016 Peace Gathering” in Mattie’s Park
International Sponsors & Volunteers

Sponsors & Supporters

  • Tent, Tables, & Chairs
    The City of Rockville, Maryland
    King Farm Screaming’ Geese Swim Team
    Printing & Publicity Sponsors
    Montgomery Printing (Rockville)
    Parcel Plus (King Farm)
  • Mosaic of Gift Bricks Installation
    Potomac Valley Brick & Supply
  • Cake, Water, & Balloons
    Safeway (King Farm)
  • BBQ & Sides
    Red, Hot & Blue (Gaithersburg)

Music & Heartsongs

— Foundation Representatives 

  • Jeni Stepanek, PhD — Executive Director
  • Cynda Rushton, PhD — President
  • Chris Dobbins — Treasurer 
  • Foundation Directors —
    Jamie Baker, Cynthia Dobbins, Max Jones, Joe Palermino

— Guest Speakers

  • Bridget Newton — Mayor of Rockville, Maryland
  • Beryl Feinberg — City of Rockville Council Member
  • Rep from Congressman Chris Van Hollen’s office
  • Khouloud Ayouti — Global Peace Leader (Israel)

— Featured Artists

  • Kaylee Dobbins — trumpet
  • Jacob Jones — keyboard 

-Peace Guides & Peace Crew

  • Peace Guides — #Change4Peace
    Mattie’s Foundation Board of Directors
     – Jamie Baker, Chris Dobbins, Cynthia Dobbins,
    —Max Jones, Joe Palermino, Cynda Rushton, Jeni Stepanek

    We Are Family Foundation Global Teen Leaders
    – Sayid Abdullaev (GTL’08 - Kyrgyzstan & USA),
    – Khouloud Ayouti (GTL’08 - Israel)
    Max Jones (GTL’14 – Canada & USA)
    Foundation Peace Volunteers
     –Tommy Baker (Maryland) & Collin Proctor (Maryland)
     –Kaylee, & Leah Dobbins (Maryland)
     –Heather Dobbins (Maryland)
    —Maureen Freeman (Maryland)
     –Greg, Jane, Nathan,
    -——Jacob, Sammy & Bella Jones (Pennsylvania)
    Linda Kwiatkowski (Maryland) 
     –Reagan Leibovitz-Smith (Peace Club Teen, Maryland)
    – The MacKinnon Family (PEI, Canada)
    – Colin McLuckie (Maryland)
     –Tilsim & Don Newman (Maryland)
    – The Poe Family (Maryland)
    – Tom Robertson (Canada)
    – The Scott Family (Maryland)
     –Curt Smith (Maryland)
     –Alanna Vella (Maryland)
  • Videography
    TBD
  • Photography
    Maureen Freeman (Maryland)
    Tom Robertson (Montreal, Canada) 
  • Peace Crew — Set-up & Clean-up (& pre-event tasks)
    Maureen Freeman (Maryland)
    The Jones Family (Pennsylvania)
    Linda Kwiatkowski (Maryland)
    The MacKinnon Family (PEI, Canada)
    Colin McLuckie (Maryland)
    Tim McLuckie (Maryland)
    Don & Tilsim Newman (Maryland)
    Joey Palermino (Maryland)
    The Poe Family (MDA friends – Maryland)
    Tom Robertson (Canada)
    Carol Scott
    Curt & Andrea Smith (Maryland)
    Alanna Vella (Maryland)
    – And…
    Mattie’s Foundation Board of Directors
    The Step’obbi’comb’ake’r'oss Fam’ (Mattie’s kin)

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“2015 Peace Gathering” in Mattie’s Park
International Sponsors & Volunteers

Sponsors & Supporters

  • Tent, Tables, & Chairs
    The City of Rockville, Maryland
    King Farm Screaming’ Geese Swim Team
    Printing & Publicity Sponsors
    Montgomery Printing (Rockville)
    Parcel Plus (King Farm)
    Washington Parent Magazine 
  • Mosaic of Gift Bricks Installation
    Potomac Valley Brick & Supply
  • Cake, Water, & Balloons
    Safeway (King Farm)


Music & Heartsongs

 Guest Speakers

  • Bridget Newton — Mayor of Rockville, Maryland
  • Beryl Feinberg — City of Rockville Councilmember
  • Kathleen Matthews — Congressional Candidate

Featured Artist

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Intergenerational Musicians & Heartsongs

  • Ayana, Leon, & Qwomell Leon Coe (teens) — poetry & Heartsongs (Maryland)
    The Coe family began volunteering for Mattie’s Foundation in 2014
  • Kaylee Dobbins (age 12) — trumpet (Maryland)
    Kaylee has been a Peace Club Youth member since 2011
  • Huneven Music Studio — youth violin students (Maryland)
    (–> learn more about Dorée Hunan here…<–)
    Huneven Music Studio is a Peace Certified Community
  • Jacob Jones (age 13) — bells (Pennsylvania)
    Jacob has been a Peace Club Youth member since 2011-
  • Barry McConatha & Laura Bauer — guitar/vocals (Georgia)
    Gary is a new friend of Mattie’s Foundation!
    Laura is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors
  • Add your name(s) here… 

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Peace Guides & Peace Crew

  • Peace Guides — #Change4Peace
    Mattie’s Foundation Board of Directors
     – Jamie Baker, Laura Bauer, Cynthia Dobbins, Rich Gottfried,
    Max Jones, Joe Palermino, Cynda Rushton, Jeni Stepanek

    We Are Family Foundation Global Teen Leaders
    – Sayid Abdullaev (GTL’08 - Kyrgyzstan & USA),
    Max Jones (GTL’14 – Canada & USA)
    Foundation Peace Volunteers
     Tommy Baker (Maryland)
     –Chris, Kaylee, & Leah Dobbins (Maryland)
     –Heather Dobbins (Maryland)
    Maureen Freeman (Maryland)
     –Greg, Jane, Nathan,
    -——Jacob, Sammy & Bella Jones (Pennsylvania)

     –Reagan Leibovitz-Smith (Peace Club Teen, Maryland)
     –Barry McConatha (Georgia)
     –Tilsim & Don Newman (Maryland)
     –Curt Smith (Maryland)
     –Alanna Vella (Maryland)
  • Videography
    Shelly Gross (Maryland)
  • Photography
    Maureen Freeman (Maryland)
    Tom Robertson (Montreal, Canada) 
  • Peace Crew — Set-up & Clean-up (& pre-event tasks)
    Maureen Freeman (Maryland)
    The Jones Family (Pennsylvania)
    Barry McConatha (Georgia)
    Tim McLuckie (Maryland)
    Don & Tilsim Newman (MDA friends – Maryland)
    Joey Palermino (Maryland)
    The Poe Family (MDA friends – Maryland)
    Tom Robertson (Canada)
    Curt & Andrea Smith (Maryland)
    Jesse Tang (Maryland)
    Alanna Vella (Maryland)
    – And…
    Mattie’s Foundation Board of Directors
    The Step’obbi’comb’ake’r'oss Fam’ (Mattie’s kin)

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2014 Support & Volunteers

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Sayid Abdullaev, Kyrgyzstan & USA (Peace Day effort and outreach)

Allyson Aller, Maryland (all around help)

Gary Bencheghib, Bali & USA (10-year legacy video and Peace Day effort)

The Coe Family, Maryland (heavy-duty moving support during our storage transition)

Cynthia Dobbins, Maryland (mail pick-up & delivery)

Kaylee Dobbins, Maryland (packing Peace Shop orders for Mom-mom:)

Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church — Youth Group (moving materials)

Shelly Gross, Maryland (video editing)

Theresa Hadley, Maryland (errands, database, and more…)

Mary Beth Hill, Maryland (“whatever is needed” volunteer)

Max Jones, Canada (Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Day petition)

The Jones Family, Pennsylvania (“whatever is needed” volunteers)

Emma Kaibni, Maryland (database work)

Marie Lé, Maryland (various errands)

Sandy Newcomb, Maryland (packing Peace Shop orders)

Tilsim & Don Newman, Maryland (general outreach support)

Italo Ribeiro, Brazil (materials organization and outreach formulation)

Diego Sanchez, New York (WAFF Tech who fixed our website)

Diane Tresca, Rhode Island (“whatever is needed” volunteer)

Curt & Andrea Smith, Maryland (Peace Shop processing & advocacy)

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“2014 Peace Gathering” in Mattie’s Park
International Sponsors & Volunteers

Event Financial Sponsor
King Farm Citizens Assembly (Maryland)
Tents, Tables, & Sound System
The City of Rockville, Maryland
Printing & Publicity Sponsors
Montgomery Printing (Rockville)
Parcel Plus (King Farm)
Mosaic of Gift Bricks Installation
Potomac Valley Brick & Supply
Cake, Water, & Balloons
Safeway (King Farm)
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Documentary Filming
Gary Bencheghib (Bali)
Kevin Jordan (USA)
Mattie’s Peace Day Petition
Max Jones (Canada)
Peace Pole & Mattie’s Mosaic Message
Sayid Abdullaev (Kyrgyzstan)
Sofia Naureen (Pakistan)
Photography
Shelly Gross (Maryland)
Jim Hawkins (Maryland)
Music & Heartsongs
Huneven Music Studio — violin students
Jan Seiden — Native American wooden flute
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Set-up, Clean-up, & Cake & Conversation Guides
Stacey Gottfried (Maryland)
Greg  & Jane Jones (Pennsylvania)
Nicolette, Nathan, Jacob, Sammy & Bella Jones
Mary Beth Lawrence (Maryland)
Lorene Moutanabbih (Maryland)
Tilsim Newman (Maryland)
Annie Tresca (Rhode Island)
Diane Tresca (Rhode Island)

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2013 Support & Volunteers

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Sayid Abdullaev, Kyrgyzstan (outreach formulation)

Kaylee Dobbins, Maryland (packing Peace Shop orders for Mom-mom:)

Daniel “DJ” Engel, Maryland (transportation)

Shelly Gross, Maryland (video editing)

Mary Beth Hill, Maryland (“whatever is needed” volunteer)

The Jones Family, Pennsylvania (“whatever is needed” volunteers)

Emma Kaibni, Maryland (database work)

Tilsim & Don Newman, Maryland (transportation and 2013 Peace Tree)

Alaina Podmorrow, Canada (“Mama Peace” support during Just Peace Summit)

Italo Ribeiro, Brazil (materials organization and outreach formulation)

Diego Sanchez, New York (WAFF Tech who fixed our website)

Curt & Andrea Smith, Maryland (Peace Shop processing & advocacy)

Annie Tresca, Rhode Island (inventory and materials organization)

Diane Tresca, Rhode Island (all around help with programs, activities, and events)

 

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2012 Support & Volunteers

 

Cynthia Dobbins (2012 Peace Tree volunteer)

Kaylee Dobbins (2012 Peace Tree / Peace Shop organization)

Leah Dobbins (2012 Peace Tree volunteer)

Jane Jones (beta testing/review of converted website)

Mary Kempf (2012 Peace Tree volunteer)

Sandy Menzies (2012 Peace Tree volunteer)

Lorene Moutanabbih (2012 Peace Tree volunteer)

Melanie Moutanabbih (2012 Peace Tree volunteer)

Sandra Newcomb (2012 Peace Tree / proofreading/editing materials)

Tilsim & Don Newman (2012 Peace Tree volunteer)

Penguin Books (donated Messenger books for Just Peace Summit)

Alaina Podmorrow (“Mama Peace & Micah” support during Just Peace Summit)

Donna Riccobono (all around help!)

Joyce Schumacher (tax form support)

Scott Slawson (website conversion support)

Annie Tresca (inventory and materials organization)

Diane Tresca (all around help with programs, activities, and events)

 

Click here to see the GLOBAL

2012 Peace On Earth Tree participants

 

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2011 Peace Celebration

    Sponsors & Volunteers

Donations of services, talent, materials or funding 

48HourPrint.com ($2,500 in print materials)

King Farm Citizen’s Assembly ($1,500 for materials and supplies)
Gaithersburg Party Rental ($1,500 in tents, tables & chairs)
Safeway, Inc / Eastern Division (water, snacks and bags)
Talk of the Town (support with moon bounce)
Children’s Peace Pavilion & Kelly Ellison (museum banner and puppets)
City of Rockville (use of park and logistic support)
Cravin’ Cookies and Sweets 

     (Valerie, Valencia, & Victoria Cook – raffle items and free cupcakes)

Doris Gordon (pottery donations for raffle)

Drinkmore Water – water jugs and coolers for events
Elk Run Vineyards – raffle prize
Vera Follain-Grisell (sign language interpretation)
Fontina Grille (raffle items)
Jacob Jones & family (Peace Fish for our youngest peacemakers)
King Farm Neighbors – pitched in with set-up and clean-up
Montgomery Printing Solutions (printing support)
Don & Lorraine Retzlaff (bean bag toss ‘peace games’)
Callie, Hilary, & Cynda Rushton (For Our World flags & celebration flags)
Lainie Schwartz & Barry Goldin (support of Peace Celebration t-shirts)
Darla Shahadeh (volunteer and participant recruitment)
Simple Faith Farms & The Alpacas for Peace – interactive exhibit
Kenny Stack (DJ and Sound Services)
Diane Tresca (‘Wish List’ and material support coordination)
We Are Family Foundation (loaner materials for activities)
Zoe Salon & Taryn Billand (raffle items)

 

Donations of time and energy (before, during, or after the event

Michelle Adams

Daniel Alonso

Gabriela Alonso

Stacy Alonso

Tommy Baker

Mary Beamer-Harrod


Timothy Bellavia

Terry Bittker

Timmy Boyle

Mike Canorozzi

Ashleigh Canton

Jennifer Caugherty

Jerry Cleaver

Alexa Comfort

Charlotte Davidsen

Karen Dawson

Cynthia Dobbins

Heather Dobbins

Jamie Dobbins

Kaylee Dobbins

Brendan Elie

Dara Feldman

Rosalie Forest

Ryan Geils

Hannah Greene

Brenda Guzey

Julie Hagan

Tim Hagan

Cynthia Hagan

Jim Hawkins

Katie Hrozencik

Marge Jarrrett

Susan Johnson

Jacob Jones

Jane Jones

Margaret Jones

Nicolette Jones

George Kallai

Alan Kaplan

Nancy Kaplan

Alana Keenan

Ethan Keenan

Jennifer Keenan

Noah Keenan

Olivia Keenan

Mary Kempf

Rich Kempf

Emily Klein

John Klein

Joshua Klein

Jyun Yuan Klein

Michael Klein

Nathan Klein

Tracey Klein

 

Mary Beth Lawrence

Dylan Lé


Sean Lé


Marie Lé

Wynne Leahy

Courtney Lowry

Cathy Lyons

Kris Lyons

Randy Lyons

Mark Mack

Diana Marmelstein

Allison Money

Tyler Money

Lorene Moutanabbih

Alex Nelson

Tilsim Newman

Barb North

Danielle O’Dea

Julia O’Dea

Barbara Oldroyd

Joe Palermino

Anna Raffeld

Donna Riccobono

Callie Rushton

Cynda Rushton

Hilary Rushton

Kathy Ryan

Camilla Samper

Lina Samper

Darla Shahadeh

Bridget Shea

Maura Shea

Jarrod Sheehan

Nolan Sheehan

Darla Shehadeh

Gail Sherman

Lisa Smith

Pam Soorenko

Charlotte Spencer

Paul Stankus

Tommy Super

Kim Boyce Talbot

Ed Tenney

Sal Tresca

Annie Tresca

Diane Tresca

Laura Tresca

Catherine Walters

Collin Walters

Lilleen Walters

Michael Watts

Veronica Wheeler

Dylan Williams

Daniela Zara

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