Meet the Team

Margaret Melkonian: Executive Director

Margaret Melkonian

Margaret Melkonian is a founding member of the LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives and the Vice President of the Hague Appeal for Peace. She is the Executive Director of the LI Alliance and Director of the LI Alliance/Center for Civic Engagement Peace Fellows Program at Hofstra.

She was the Program Coordinator for Disarmament and Human Security for the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in 1999.The Hague Appeal for Peace promotes a global peace education. Ms. Melkonian was the Justice & Peace Coordinator at Catholic Charities from August 2000 to December 2001 and a member of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Rockville Centre Diocese from 1986 to 2001. She is a member of the Pax Christi LI Council and on the executive committee of Peace Action New York State. She was the recipient of the 2007 Gandhi, King, Ikeda Peace Award from Morehouse College.

Ms. Melkonian studied fine arts at Hunter College and is a graduate of Hofstra University. She lives in Uniondale with her husband Martin, who teaches economics at Hofstra University.

Natasha Rappazzo, Peace Programs Coordinator


Emilie Beck, PeaceActionsMatters@Hofstra