Who We Are

PSI is a charitable organization run by volunteers. We support schools around the world that have made a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace.

Working with school communities – educators, students and parents – Peaceful Schools International provides resources, promotes peer mediation, and encourages schools to develop their own peace plans and activities.

PSI relies on a network of volunteer Regional Coordinators who provide support to schools in their local geographic areas. PSI is governed by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Council.  

PSI’s Board of Directors

The PSI Board of Directors provides input in a variety of ways. The most important role of the Board members is a discussion of future direction, approval of items put forth at the Annual General Meeting, and expert input in decision-making.

Michaela Peters – President

Dr. David Bourgeois – Vice-President 

Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Saint Mary’s University

Matthew Salah – Treasurer
Digital Technology Assistant, Saint Mary’s University 
Kayla Dunphy – Secretary

Northern Ireland Program and SMU Alumni, Saint Mary’s University

 Bridget Brownlow – Board Director

Colin Gray – Board Director 

Rick Lewis
Training Coordinator, Department of Safe Schools

International Advisory Council

The Honourable Myra A. Freeman (Founding Patron)
General (ret) John de Chastelain, OC, CMM, CD, CH
Chairman of the Independent Commission on Decommissioning
The Irish Peace Process
Dr. Bonnie Weir
Professor, Political Science, Yale University.
Ms. Marie McIntyre
Vice Principal, John Paul II Primary School, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ms. Ashleigh Galway
Principal, Currie Primary School, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Pilib Misteil  
Principal, Bunscoil An tSléibhe Dhuibh, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jane Gray
Vice Principal, Cliftonville Integrated Primary School, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ms. Margaret Dunne  
Executive Field Representative
Mr. Trevor Greer
Executive Field Representative