OUR LEADERS

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ADRIENNE KLEIN

Outreach & Partnerships Director

Adrienne Klein is an advocate for access to justice and remedy in situations of violence. She currently works for the NYC H+H department as a Public Health Advisor assigned to the COVID-19 response efforts. Previously she has worked in international humanitarian response and human rights advocacy in Argentina, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, El Salvador, and Mexico. She focuses specifically on marginalized groups living in transitional states and societies from the perspectives of human security, international law, violence reduction, and public health.  Adrienne holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Smith College.

ABBE SUDVARG

Director of Legislation

Abbe Sudvarg, M.D. joined the Board of the Peace Economy Project (then named the St. Louis Economic Conversion Project) in 1994.  She has been the Board Chair of PEP since 1996.   Her work as an activist for peace and justice spans over 40 years.  Her advocacy includes organizing, writing, lobbying, and non-violent direct actions.


Dr. Abbe’s “day (and often night) job” is her work, as a Family Practice physician, in one St. Louis’ Community Health Centers.  She is also a teacher of Family Medicine, and educates medical students and Resident physicians from the University of Missouri--Columbia and St. Louis University.

KATERINA CANYON

Managing Director

Katerina Canyon is a poet, journalist, paralegal, and human rights activist. Ms. Canyon is an experienced strategist with a bias for action. She has organized protests, human rights forums, and arts events. She is an internationally published prize-winning poet. She has published articles and essays in the New York Times and Huffington Post. Her latest human rights articles can be found on Medium.