Lee A. McKenna, Executive Director, Partera

 

  • Trainer, teacher, writer, facilitator, musician, story-teller
  • Winner of the 2010 YMCA Peace Medallion
  • Over 25 years of experience working in conflict zones in Latin America (e.g., Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia), Asia (e.g., Mindanao, the Philippines; Northeast India, Thailand), and Africa and the Middle East (e.g., Iraq, Sudan, South Sudan, Congo)
  • Also: Association of Ontario Health Centres (last position: Manager, Policy & Government Relations), as an executive in a national denomination tasked with economic and social policy, human rights; aboriginal, gender, environmental justice; as a trainer, lecturer, writer in human rights, economic literacy, non-violence; third-party non-violent intervention in war zones.
  • PhD (candidate), University of Toronto
  • English, Spanish fluency, French competency, some Arabic
  • Contract/partners include: See Clients & Partners
  • Academic research and writing in the areas of non-violence, economics, human rights, ethics, public policy, anthropology and theology
  • Advanced training in facilitation, workshop design, popular education, third-party non-violent intervention, yoga, meditation, music (piano and voice), street theatre
  • Publications: more than 45 articles in newspapers, magazines and journals.