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Advisory Board

In addition to our experienced and expert partners and trainers, we are fortunate to have an Advisory Board for consultation and collaboration.  Meet our partners and learn more about how our Board is involved directly in the work.


Lee Rush

Lee Rush is a consultant with the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP).

He is also the Executive Director of just Community, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Quakertown, PA.  justCommunity provides training and consultation services to communities, schools and organizations in the area of youth development, community mobilization strategies, student assistance programs and restorative practices.  

Lee has served as the Executive Director of the National Student Assistance Association (NSAA) and also as the Director of Human Resources for LifeQuest, a mid-sized healthcare services corporation.

His direct experience with adolescents was in various positions as an administrator, counselor and teacher in a private school and day-treatment setting.

In 2013, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) honored Lee as its National Prevention Advocate. CADCA is the country’s largest advocacy group working on behalf of over 5,000 members to prevent substance abuse.

Lee graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned an undergraduate degree (BA) in Criminology.

He completed his graduate work (M.Ed.) in education at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, specializing in organizational dynamics, group processes and adult learning.


Dr. Juliette Shedd


Dr. Juliette Shedd is currently the Associate Dean at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
at George Mason University and teaches both introductory courses and courses on terrorism, extremism, global conflicts, and ideologies. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a BA in Political Science and Psychology from George Washington University.


Dr. Shedd's research includes work on the relationship of media to conflict, specifically focused on media coverage of terrorism and the role of women in political violence. For the last three years, she has Co-Directed the Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute with Central Asia, bringing 45 students a year from Central Asia and the U.S. together for a month-long training and exchange program. She has shepherded S-CAR’s efforts to increase distance education and overseen a wide range of innovations in experiential and service-learning--- 

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