Advisory Board

The Kroc Institute Advisory Board provides advice and guidance to the director and executive staff and supports the development of Kroc Institute resources.

Chernor Bah Web

Chernor Bah

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Purposeful Productions, and Chairperson of the Youth Advocacy Group Global Education First Initiative

Master's in Peace Studies, 2011



Bert R. Bondi

Partner, Assurance Department Chair, RubinBrown LLP, Certified Public Accountants




Phil Brady Web

Phillip D. Brady

Adjunct Professor, Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America




Pat Danahy Web

J. Patrick Danahy (chair)

President and Chief Executive Officer, Greensboro Partnership




Brenna Gautam Web

Brenna Gautam

Attorney, Office of Legislative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives 

J.D. Georgetown University, 2019

B.A. in Military History, Peace Studies, 2015


Michael Heisler Web

Michael Heisler, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, the University of South Dakota




Janna Hunter Bowman Web

Janna Hunter-Bowman

Assistant Professor of Peace Studies and Christian Social EthicsAnabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana

Ph.D. in Theology & Peace Studies, 2017



Julia P. Killian

City Council, City of Rye, New York




Fran Mullen Web

Fran Mullen

Retired University Art Teacher




Jack Mullen Web

John R. Mullen

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Johnson & Johnson (retired)




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Paddy Mullen

Chief Executive Officer, The BRANY Group




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Steven Pepe

Retired United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan




Paul Rogalski Web

Paul T. Rogalski

Managing Director, Robert W. Baird & Company




Mike Rooney Web

Michael P. Rooney

President and Chief Executive Officer, Claddagh Investments, LLC




John Scully Web

John E. Scully, Jr.

Group Senior Vice President, La Salle Bank (retired); U.S. Army, Major General (retired)




Judy Scully Web

Judy Scully

Retired School Psychologist




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Mike Smith

Principal and Managing Director Washington, DC; Chicago, Illinois, Cornerstone Government Affairs





Richard G. Starmann

Retired Senior Vice President, McDonald's Corporation; Senior Advisor to Joan B. Kroc; Co-Trustee, Estate of Joan B. Kroc




Peter Wallensteen

Richard G. Starmann Sr. Research Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies



Uzra Zeya

Uzra Zeya 

President and CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding