Office:  Kathleen McGinnis, Executive Director / Thomas McGinnis, Executive Office Manager 

Volunteers/Consultants: Tina Grimes, Lillie Kelley, Kate Egan, Patty Silver

Technology/Web: Simon Tech @

Advisers: Chuck Alphin, Marsha Cann, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Peggy Deloney Wilson, Verlean Nicks 

SOS Facilitators:  Kathy McGinnis, Tonya Rogers, Tracy Stanton 

Intern(s): Jacob Nault

Members of the Board:  Kathy McGinnis, Juli Niemann, Seth Tauchman, Jerald Jackson, Gary"Dee Dee" James, John Wright Jr., Crystal Daiz-Granados

Kathy McExecutive Director, IPJ


Kathleen R. McGinnis, Co-Founder of IPJ with & Widow of James B. McGinnis, 3 children & 3 grandchildren


  • BA from Fontbonne College, St. Louis, Mo--History

  • MAT from St. Louis University--American History


  • Areas of Research: Multicultural education; changing racial attitudes; institutional racism; diversity; racism in children's literature and in textbooks; sexism, especially in education; peacemaking skills in pre-schoolers; violence prevention and families

  • Founder and international co-coordinator with James McGinnis of the Parenting for Peace and Justice Network

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