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Our People

Our Team

Dr. Isaac Cudjoe

As CEO, I lead Peace First's global strategy and guide our team as they help accelerate and amplify the impact of young changemakers in six of the world's largest regions.

Nadia Posada

Digital Marketing Assistant
I specialize in amplifying the unique voice of Peace First and sharing the inspiring stories of our community across digital platforms.

Obiye Emmanuel

Executive Assistant to the CEO
I provide high-level administrative support by managing the CEO’s calendar, travel, expenses, and board activities to ensure smooth and efficient operations.

Amy Burns

Senior Finance Manager
I support Peace First with grant processing, accounts payable, expenses, and budgeting to help implement efficiency and accuracy in the finance team. I support young people who are doing great things in the world through financial administration.


Supervising Producer
I produce and host Peace First’s flagship podcast, Moments to Movements, where we explore the transformative stories of young changemakers turning moments of inspiration into powerful movements for social change.

At Peace First, we believe in the power of collaboration and community. Meet the incredible individuals who have shaped Peace First into what it is today. Each member of our team brings unique talents, perspectives, and dedication to our mission of empowering young people to create a more just and peaceful world

We couldn’t have reached our current success without all your hard work and dedication. To all who have contributed, thank you for your outstanding work and commitment. Your efforts are the cornerstone of our journey toward a better world.

Deanna Froeber

Advancement Director

Hanna Stangebye

Advancement Coordinator

Jenny Love

Director of Organizational Change & Learning

Khanh Nguyen

Chief Operating Officer

Olatomiwa Olusesi

Senior Programs Coordinator

Sebastián Cruz

Learning Manager

Sushmina Baidya

Global Manager, Project Activation

Yousra Mshmsh

Global Manager, Impact Trainings

Adriana Suárez

Video Editor and Content Creator

Mohammad Sammour

Emeritus Global Director of Programs

Eric Dawson

CEO Emeritus

Xochilt Hernandez Leiva

CEO Emeritus

Gaelle Matar

Emeritus Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

Aziz Tworo

Global Manager, Youth Leadership

Beeta Ansari

Chief of Staff