Dawn Boyd

Dawn Boyd

Director and Marketing Communications

Dawn Boyd is originally from northern Nevada, but has had the opportunity to live in many other exciting places in the United States and abroad including Israel, where she was introduced to forPEACE. 

Breaking down social, economic, and cultural barriers that divide people, and hinder progress and peace is her passion. She is grateful to be a part of the forPEACE team, an organization that truly makes a positive difference in the lives of others. 

Her marketing career began 20 years ago as a Channel Marketing Manager in the high-tech industry. Since then, she has marketed products and services in a variety of industries in the U.S. and abroad including non-profit, real estate/VRM, education, and government. She currently directs marketing communications for a startup that provides learning, development, and training for financial and mortgage institutions. Dawn has a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree from Georgetown University in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Heather Willoughby

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Heather Willoughby

Director and Academic Advisor


Heather Willoughby originally hails from Colorado, where she honed her love of the great outdoors, but has spent more than a quarter of her life living abroad, primarily in South Korea. She has long sought to combine her interests in travel and anthropological studies with her desire to learn and serve wherever she goes.

She is trained in ethnomusicology (focused on Korean traditional music) and socio-cultural anthropology and currently works as an Associate Professor at Ewha Womans University in International Relations and Development & Cooperation. She is designated as the forPEACE Academic Advisor and Monitor & Evaluator, where she performs oversight duties and works closely with other team members to organize and promote Service-Leaning opportunities and to document the work in both social media and academic forums.

Margret Ellwanger

Margret Ellwanger

Director

Margret Ellwanger was raised and educated in Munich, Germany. She holds a Master’s in Physics and worked at Siemens Research in a Solid State Laboratory. She is an Alumni Speaker for the Technical University Munich (TUM) in Israel and the United States.

An internship at the Indian Institute of Technology in 1974 sparked her desire to pursue science and community development work. This passion was expanded through accepting a variety of volunteer positions while she and her husband, Russell, raised their four children during 30 years of expatriate High Tech employment in The Netherlands, Japan, Singapore and Israel. In 2001 she co-founded Pillows for Peace, a cottage industry and community development business that brings products from microenterprise projects to global markets. Since 2005 she has been integrating grassroots peace building projects that strengthen families and communities through microenterprise.

Pat Olsen

Pat grew up in rural Connecticut with two brother and two sisters, unaware until her first paycheck that women and men were not, at that time, considered equals. Her first trip abroad was a month long study tour in Mexico at age 16 paid for with her babysitting money. She spent her college junior year in Germany traveling extensively throughout Europe and behind the Iron Curtain.

Her husband joined the Foreign Service when their three children were preschoolers and they began 26 years of overseas adventures as a U.S. diplomatic family. After home-schooling in the Pacific and being active with private and public schools, Pat earned her teaching credentials and taught in international elementary and middle schools and was a middle school principal.

Pat connected with Margret while running the Model United Nations program at the American International school in Israel. The Olsens lived in Israel for two tours, and her husband Norm traveled frequently to Gaza.

Inspired by Margret, Pat brought her sisters and her mother on two housebuilding trips to Cambodia where they shared their sewing expertise with the seamstresses and designers at Tabitha, in addition to knowing how to wield construction hammers.

Pat has joined forPeace in order to support its efforts on behalf of Cambodians, Palestinians, and creating young scientists through GAIA.

Pat and her husband live in Maine, with a large collection of boats.

Kamie Robinson

Kamie Robinson

Creative Director

Kamie Robinson was raised in Ogden, Utah. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and studied geography, communications and multimedia during undergrad.

After meeting Margret Ellwanger in 2010 and discussing Tabitha's savings program and philosophies about philanthropic endeavors, Kamie raised funds for a Khmer house and attended a service learning trip to Cambodia. Feeling aligned with forPEACE's mission, programs and the spirit of facilitators, partners, and volunteers, she has remained involved and set a goal to become a more educated, skilled individual who listens, critically thinks and collaboratively assesses, then moves beyond musing to doing—taking steps that address needs, create opportunities, and stimulate thinking and learning.

She is presently the Web and Digital Media Manager at TowerJazz. Her previous work experience includes being a graduate teaching intern at MICA, four years at Brigham Young University Athletic Creative Services and various freelance positions.

Stephani Bennion

Director

Stephani Bennion grew up on a potato farm in Southeast Idaho. After graduating in English from Brigham Young University, she and her husband moved to Indiana, then California. Stephani's long-time friendship with Margret began while they served together as volunteers in California. Their association led to an effort to help promote Pillows for Peace and expand its internet presence. Stephani was the catalyst to incorporate forPEACE.

While raising her three children, Stephani taught piano and worked as a librarian in an elementary school. Currently Stephani is teaching language arts at a junior high and finishing a master’s degree in secondary education. She is also on the board of a community non-profit, “Service for Humanity,” which provides service opportunities for local groups.