Board of Directors

Aleta Antoinette

Founder and President

Aleta Antoinette is an entrepreneur whose business and leadership background is in the financial services arena, specializing in client-oriented management along with training and building teams for several organizations. Prior to being self-employed she worked in dispute resolution and mediation with a large corporation in a department that was created specifically for her to enable her ability to resolve conflict and make an unprofitable situation profitable for both the client and the company. She has held a Securities License, a Life and Health Insurance License, has a Real Estate License and has done specialized training in Mortgage Certification. Creating business on the foundation of integrity, creativity, cooperation and kindness are what she strives for daily.

Tom LaRotonda

Advisory Board Leadership Mentor

Tom LaRotonda is an Author and Life Mentor. After 20 years working for some of the largest corporations in the world as a culture change leader, he left the business world to strike out as an entrepreneur. After obtaining a life coaching certification in 1999, he started a transformational leadership organization in 2000 called Core Matters that focused on helping small businesses and individuals to break free of conventional patterns and unleash their divine inner power to create inspiring projects that serve humanity. In addition to being a life mentor, he has been a  keynote speaker, a radio show host, author of  3 published books, and creator of two popular and powerful 6 month group transformation programs, The Field of Dreams and Mastery of Love, that hundreds of people benefited from. His journey placed him in the path of the Imagine Peace Foundation’s visionary leader and founder, Aleta Antoinette,  where he has been highly involved since the conception. In 2017 Tom semi-retired to pursue new life adventures yet continues to write and provide mentoring to a select group of visionaries.

Gina Abegg

Board Member

Gina Abegg is president of the Compassionate Way Consulting, providing storytelling  and peace education in classrooms, and peace oriented workshops for parents and teachers. She brings many years as a Montessori early childhood educator, director, school founder, and Montessori teacher trainer. Through all of her work, Gina has followed her belief that the most important lessons we can teach children and the adults who support them are to increase their awareness of peaceful values, and learn tools to find this center within, in individual and community relationship, and in caring for their environments and the earth. One of Gina’s passions is to find enduring oral stories and literature, which, when shared, helps create a conversation about shared values.

Wendy Pfaffhausen

Co-Development Director

Wendy is the Founder of Art to Benefit Children, a non-for-profit art endeavor that provides Art workshops in underserved areas for teachers, plus art materials to their students. She has enjoyed over 30 years teaching both art and the elementary grades starting in the suburbs of Philadelphia, moving to St Croix, USVI, then Pasadena, CA, Cheyenne, WY, culminating in Denver, CO where she retired from Denver Public Schools and now continues to guest teach in the Denver area. In addition to teaching, 22 years were spent in the Hospitality Industry organizing meetings, special events and conventions representing hotels such as Industry Hills Sheraton Resort and the Biltmore in Los Angeles. Wendy believes if children are given the opportunity to express their feelings through art there would be less dissension and more peace in the world. Her formal education includes Bachelor of Science in Education from East Stroudsburg University.  Continued graduate studies at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and Penn State University.


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