Board of Directors

Alicia Jrapko

Office Manager

Alicia Jrapko, from Oakland, California, is the U.S. coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, previously International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5. She is also one of the 5 co-chairs of the … Read More

Antonio Pinto


Antonio Pinto from Woodacre, California, has a special interest for peace and justice in Venezuela, his home country, and throughout the world.  He is passionate about exposing injustice, disinformation and the forces responsible for human … Read More

Bill Hackwell

Newsletter Editor

Bill Hackwell, from Oakland, California, is a well known social documentary photographer and a national organizer with the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity. Much of his work centers around ending the blockade against … Read More

Bruce Scotton, MD


Bruce Scotton, MD from Larkspur, California, is especially interested in working with people who see healing their wounds and problems as only one part of an ongoing effort to develop themselves as far as possible. This effort includes … Read More

Carissa Brands


Carissa Brands from San Rafael, California, has a special interest in Guatemala. She is a landscape professional, has worked on a number of native habitat restoration projects, and is active in California Native Plant Association. Carissa … Read More

Carol Costa


Carol Costa from Fairfax, California, is our treasurer. She has been involved in MIRC (Marin Immigrant Rights Coalition) and works with the Canal Alliance to get the Marin County sheriff to act around Trust Act. She volunteers on a Spanish … Read More

Carolina Dutton

Vice President

Carolina Dutton from San Francisco is the board vice president. She is active in the Chiapas Support Committee and maintains a residence in San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico. She helped organize the recent urgent response network in the … Read More

Cynthia Johnson


Cynthia Johnson from Berkeley, California, is on the board of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists and is the former head of their Social Justice Center. She is on the Local Station Boardof KPFA, a progressive … Read More

Diana Bohn


Diana Bohn, from Berkeley, California, is our board secretary.  Diana  is a stalwart activist in a long list of social justice organizations.  These include Community Initiative for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, Alameda County … Read More

Faye Hinze


Faye Hinze from Corte Madera, California, is a founder of the Task Force on the Americas. Although our oldest board member, she continues to run circles around the rest of us. Her "peace house" is always open to kindred souls and is where … Read More

Leslee Coady


Leslee Coady from San Rafael and has been actively involved in the issues of Latin America since her first trip to Guatemala two months after Bishop Juan Gerardi was assassinated. She has also been on solidarity delegations to Cuba, Puerto … Read More

Maria Robinson


Maria Robinson from Healdsburg, California, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras. She is active with the Honduras Solidarity Network and is interested in organizing delegations to Honduras, particularly focusing on outreach to the 5,000 … Read More

Marilyn Langlois


Marilyn Langlois is a volunteer community organizer and international solidarity activist based in Richmond, California.  A co-founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, member of Haiti Action Committee, Board member of Haiti … Read More

Rick Sterling


Rick Sterling from Walnut Creek, California, is president of the board. He is active with other organizations including Syrian Solidarity Movement and  the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center. Rick has researched and written articles … Read More

Roger Harris


Roger Harris from Corte Madera, California, has a special interest in Venezuela and Cuba. He is on the central committee of the Peace and Freedom Party and is involved with the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library. He is also a Certified Wildlife … Read More

Roger “Phineas” Stoll

Minute Taker & Mojito Maker

Roger "Phineas" Stoll is not a formal member of the board, but performs two vital functions: he takes our minutes and makes mojitos. Roger is a militant in two civil disobedience affinity groups: Hot and Bothered and Presente. Roger is … Read More

Theresa Cameranesi


Theresa Cameranesi from San Francisco is on the national council of the School of the Americas Watch, a leader in the SOAW San Francisco local group, and is on the SOAW legislative working group and on the personnel committee. She is active … Read More