Initialing community interest for the creation of indigenous solutions


Peter Frantz

Co-Founder & CEO

Peter Frantz is an artist, advocate and educator. As the co-founder and CEO of FragilePeace, Peter has drawn on more than 20 years of experience in non-profits, tech and project management initiatives, combining his deep commitment to art as tool for advocacy, empowerment and economic development to engage vulnerable populations. He is the co founder of Panzi Foundation USA ( and served as the Executive Director from its initiation in 2010 until 2015, and is Director Emeritus of the PFUSA Board of Directors.  Peter holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and has been a professional artist for over 35 years, is an adjunct professor of sculpture and drawing at Towson University in Baltimore, MD, and an artist in education for Pennsylvania.  Mr. Frantz has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Katrin Macmillian

Katrin Macmillian

Founder & Executive Director –  Projects For All

Katrin founded Projects For All in 2013 with the aim of fostering community ownership of development projects and empowering marginalised communities. Her passion for giving a voice to individuals and communities was shaped by her time living in Nigeria and Ethiopia working in human rights advocacy and development. Katrin is an award-winning producer and has written for the Huffington Post, The Times and Time Out New York.

Neema Namadamu

Neema Namadamu

Founder & Executive Director –  Hero Women Rising & Synergy of Congolese Women’s Association

In a Huffington Post article, peace activist John Dear said, “She ranks with Leymah Gbowee, the Nobel laureate from Liberia and Mairead Maguire, the Nobel laureate from Belfast — two of our greatest living peacemakers.”

​Crippled from polio, she is the first woman with disability from her ethnic group to earn a university degree, going on to serve in Parliament for South Kivu province, and then as Chief Advisor to DRC’s Minister of Gender and Family. Upon leaving government service, Neema founded an NGO to support disabled female-victims of violence in East Congo.

In 2012, Neema founded Synergy of Congolese Women’s Associations (SAFECO), a forum to foster collaboration among women-led NGOs to work their Peace, Rights, and Development agenda.

Neema has become the face representing Women’s Transformative Leadership in Africa, as depicted on the cover of MasterCard Foundation’s recently sponsored study.  In 2013 Neema was awarded “Architect of Peace and Civil Society Activist” in the Great Lakes Region. In October 2014 she was honored by South African-based Celebrating Excellence in Organizations as “Africa’s Most Influential Woman for 2014”, in the Welfare and Civil Society category.
In December 2014 Neema was given the Outstanding Women Leadership Award by the World CSR Congress for “Outstanding women professionals who have the vision, flair, acumen and professionalism to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills in an organization, making changes and achieving results.”

In 2015, Neema has been honored with the Inspirational Woman Leader award by the World Women Leadership Congress & Awards (WWLCA) 2015 in Mumbai, India, among SALT Magazine’s 100 Most Inspiring Women, and featured in the Unsung Heroes in the Face of Evil Exhibition in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Norman Litwack

Senior Vice President – Bank of America

John McIntrye

John McIntrye


John is a partner with the firm of McIntyre Hartye, Schmitt and Sosnowski, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Duquesne University School of Law, and engaged in a trial practice with his primary focus on medical malpractice cases, insurance disputes, coverage issues, and general defense litigation.

My current practice involves primarily the defense of hospitals and physicians in the central part of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and United States Court of Appeals.

Mr. McIntyre is also the VP of the Griffith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to the eradication of Pancreatic Cancer. John and Christine McIntyre have three children and have been married for over 30 years.