Peace Sector Coordinators

Lisa Berkley, CFC Lead for the Peace Sector - on leavephoto

Lisa A. Berkley, PhD’s work as a peace facilitator, activist, and municipal leader has spanned across three continents and stems from more than 25 years of experience in alternative medicine and education, massage therapy and healing, stress management, and interpersonal conflict resolution. Her work has been publicly recognized across the globe. Dr. Berkley is the Founder and Director of the Institute of Inner Economy. She is an elected City Councilmember in her home city of Marina, California where she serves on a number of Boards of Directors including Women In International Security’s U.S. West Coast Chapter (WIISWest) and the Housing Resource Center of Monterey County. Dr. Berkley serves on the Advisory Council for Compassionate California, is the Lead for Compassionate Monterey Bay, and is the Co-Lead for the Charter’s Peace Sector.

Karen Ball, Peace Sector Coordinator

Karen, a Mediator, is a native to North Western Pennsylvania. Her mediation focus has been in school-based peer mediation and utilizing conflict resolution practices within community policing, court mediation, and victim-offender mediation.  When Karen moved to San Antonio with her family, she began volunteering with community organizing, the Catholic peacemaking with justice movement of Pax Christi, and the peaceCENTER.  She has a passion for building interfaith relationships for a just society through nonviolence.

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