Executive Director

Danny L. Thomas

Development Director

Lisa Litovsky

Educational Programming Director

Leonore Hope

Educational Programming Director

Debra Radin

Community Programming Director

Tayna Longino

Bullying Prevention Resource Center Director

Kyle Esposito

Administration/Communications/Programs Associate Director

Susan Safranek

Communications/Development Associate Director

Menina Boyle

INVEST Program

Gayle Evans

Community Relations Coordinator

Margie Greenspan

Executive Director

Danny L. Thomas

Danny L. Thomas is professionally trained in conflict management skills. His primary focus is reconciliation and bridge building, especially around the issues of racial, economic, and educational disparity. Prior to The Peace Center, Danny served several communities in New Jersey as a pastor. The congregations he has led have become active change agents and advocates in their communities.

During his seminary years, Danny served for a year as chaplain to the regional hospital in Jinja, Uganda, developing a partnership between caregivers and hospital staff to assure proper food and medical access. He has had the opportunity to experience the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while traveling with a team from the Delaware Valley chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution on a project designed to build bridges of listening.

Danny holds a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech. He has also done graduate work in HR/Organizational Development and Environmental Toxicology. He is trained specifically in Inhalation Toxicology, Developmental Behavior/Ethology, as well as Pastoral Care/Counseling and Grief and Bereavement. He has served as a training director in a multinational corporation as well as developing leaders in the non-profit sector.

Development Director

Lisa Litovsky

Driven by the passion to empower individuals to achieve their full potential, Lisa began her career as a Special Education Teacher. In the early 2000s, she transitioned into fundraising, spearheading a diverse range of successful initiatives including gala dinners, silent and live auctions, casino nights, cooking events, and robust social media and capital campaigns. These endeavors have collectively raised well over $1.5 million across multiple educational and children’s health non-profits, enriching educational opportunities for countless students.

In 2014, Lisa joined The Peace Center’s Girls Unlimited Program, starting as a facilitator and later becoming the Associate Director of both Girls Unlimited and THRIVE. Leveraging her fundraising background, she managed TPC’s annual Fall Fundraiser (which included silent and live auctions and an in-person Gala). She also pioneered and executed additional fundraising campaigns. Recognized for her contributions, Lisa was appointed TPC Development Director in 2022, entrusted with overseeing fundraising efforts across all programs. Lisa’s commitment to fostering anti-bullying practices, promoting peaceful conflict resolution, and advancing equity and inclusion in schools has only strengthened during her tenure at TPC.

Lisa is committed to cultivating meaningful partnerships, securing crucial funding, and expanding TPC’s reach and impact. Together with her dedicated team, she is passionately focused on creating safer, more inclusive learning environments where every child has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

Educational Programming Director

Leonore Hope

Leonore Hope is a retired educator with 38 years of experience helping students reach their potential academically and socially brings a wealth of experience from her years of service in Bensalem Township School District. She has a certificate in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Supervision from Gwynedd Mercy University, a MA in English from Villanova University and a BA from Lincoln University. She graduated from Bensalem High School and she spent her professional career in the school that she attended.

As an assistant principal for 12th grade at Bensalem High School, Leonore assisted in planning, implementation and evaluating instructional programs. She helped create motivational strategies to increase student performance on state mandated assessments and provided professional development to develop formative assessment in all content areas.

She assisted on a team that worked to identify root causes in areas of poor performance and to expand instruction and assessment methodologies to include practices that show student achievement. She supervised the high school attendance department and acted on attendance problems referred by attendance personnel as assigned by building principal. She assisted in the communication between the school and the community.

Leonore was also responsible for the planning and execution of all programs leading up to graduation and awards. She worked with counselors to push students to graduate as well as to determine the Academic All Stars. Also as the Director of Student Activities, she supervised extra-curricular activities of the school at the direction of the high school principal. She planned and coordinated the senior trip to Florida, music and theatrical productions, academic competitions, student school board representatives, the Student of the Month program, and served as the Rotary liaison.

Before turning to administration, Leonore taught English and theater for 28 years. As an educator she coordinated senior trips to Disney World and she traveled to Europe with students. She was a class advisor, a cheerleading coach, the producer for the musical, and a multi cultural club sponsor.

Educational Programming Director

Debra Radin

Having lived in the Princeton area since college, Debra has created deep roots in her community. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Early Childhood Education, and Sociology.

Debra has been with the Peace Center since 2014, acting as a facilitator for all our educational classes as well as a trainer for new facilitators.

Debra is an accredited Camp Director, earning a certification from The American Camp Association, with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Each summer, she works with more than 300 children and supervises over 80 staff members. She additionally is trained in QPR, behavior modification, and intervention.

Debra has provided decades of community service in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey for many charities and nonprofit organizations. She has served on several boards of directors in her community with primary goals of raising funds, developing grants, and chairing fundraising events.

In her spare time, Debra enjoys reading while at the beach with her family, making event centerpieces, and playing with her dog, Oliver!

Community Programming Director

Tayna Longino

Tayna has had a rewarding career in Human Resources for more than 30 years. Her HR career spans over several industries and specialties, including Finance, IT, Banking, Specialty Materials, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Health Care, Education, and Law Enforcement.

As an equity and inclusion practitioner, Tayna’s work focuses on the dimensions of diversity that each person brings with them into their workspace and the impacts of systems, processes, and practices. In her training and consulting she brings an examination of the systemic outcomes to include the broader environmental and social determinants of well-being and opportunity.

She has managed, coached, trained, and interviewed professionals from entry level through executive levels. While Tayna credits her corporate work with providing tools necessary for success, she readily recognizes her work with non-profit organizations like the YWCA, Jack and Jill of America, The Links Incorporated, The Peace Center of Bucks County and The Urban League. Every engagement has offered practical experience. As the Human Resources Director and the Director of Employee Relations she developed and trained on a variety of topics, Diversity and Inclusion, Racial Equity, Leadership Styles, Conflict Resolution, Organizational Effectiveness, and Workforce Training and Development.

Tayna received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University’s O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a concentration in Business Administration. Continuing her studies at the Richland Campus of Dallas College, Tayna completed their Human Resources Management Program. Professional development in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is important to Tayna. She has received certifications from Cornell University and the Race Equity Institute.

Tayna is passionate about serving the community. She serves as a Board Member for several organizations: Planned Parenthood of Eastern PA and The YWCA of Bucks County. Making a difference is her goal each day!

Bullying Prevention Resource Center Director

Kyle Esposito

Administration/Communications/Programs Associate Director

Susan Safranek

Born in Queens, NY, Susan Safranek spent most of her life in Westchester County, NY where she raised her 3 sons after earning a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. While devoting herself full-time to taking care of her family and home, Susan also earned a Yoga Teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2002, and taught Yoga for 15 years before relocating to Bucks County in 2018. Susan also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Board for 2 non-profits in New York, before bringing that experience to her role at The Peace Center.

Communications/Development Associate Director

Menina Boyle

Menina Lucas Boyle was born in Lisbon, Portugal and spent her childhood years in Tanzania, East Africa. She was fortunate to travel the world, and graduated from high school while living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is forever grateful for experiencing to so many diverse cultures and perspectives.
 
Menina holds a BA in Journalism from Rider University and a MA in Magazine Journalism from New York University. Her career began as an Assistant Editor at Spirit (Southwest Airlines Magazine) and was followed by a decade-long tenure as an editor at Seventeen magazine. After she married and her family grew, she was a contributing editor to YM magazine and wrote website copy for Johnson & Johnson.
 
She joined The Peace Center in 2017 and contributes to both communication and development efforts. In her commitment to fostering a culture of acceptance, respect, and peaceful conflict resolution in schools, she has also trained and worked as a Peace Educator.
INVEST Program

Gayle Evans

Is a peace educator and creator of the INVEST Student Success program. She brings to The Peace Center Board a rich and varied background working in both the for-profit and non-profit world. Gayle has managed programs and grants, (doing amazing work in the Bristol community in a leadership capacity with United Way) and was an adjunct teacher with Bucks County Community College. She also led the Diversity office of BCCC. Gayle is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Holy Family University. She lives in Newtown with her husband and is the mother of six daughters, and has just become a grandmother.

Community Relations Coordinator

Margie Greenspan

Born in the Bronx and raised in Queens, NY, Margie received her B.A. and Master’s degrees in Speech and Hearing at Lehman College, (previously, Hunter College). Married to Dr. Ron Greenspan, a ‘Peace Center volunteer, they have two grown sons and are grandparents to Joshua, Alex and Ben. Margie’s favorite interests are her grandsons (not surprisingly!), reading, and shopping for food. She is passionate about her work and delights in welcoming newcomers to the Bridges to Peace Programs.