The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’ Board of Directors is composed of 17 dedicated individuals from various walks of life. They actively participate in NAPF’s many events, and are responsible for the organization’s governance. We are proud that 100% of our Board members are also financial contributors to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

Frank Bognar, Chair

Frank Bognar, D.P.A., is retired regional director of Catholic Charities.

Robert B. Laney, Vice Chair

Robert B. Laney, J.D., is an attorney and financial advisor.

Sherry Melchiorre, Secretary

Sherry Melchiorre, Ph.D., is a retired clinical psychologist.

Jill Dexter

Jill Dexter, Treasurer

Jill Dexter is a community and civic activist and a former owner and manager of an advertising production company.

Richard Appelbaum

Richard Appelbaum, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Diandra M. Douglas

Diandra M. Douglas is an independent producer of award-winning documentary films.

Richard Falk, Senior Vice President

Richard Falk, J.S.D., is Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice at Princeton University and is currently Professor of Global Law at Queen Mary University in London.

Chuck Genuardi

Chuck Genuardi is an entrepreneur in the natural food industry.

Lisa Gosdschan

Lisa Gosdschan is a long-time community educator and activist.

Jamal Hamdani

Jamal Hamdani is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Moseley Associates.

Jimmy H. Hara

Jimmy H. Hara, M.D., is a Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Perie Longo

Perie Longo is a therapist and former Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, California.

David Krieger, President Emeritus

David Krieger, J.D., Ph.D., is a leader in the global effort to abolish nuclear weapons. He is a co-founder of NAPF and served as its President from 1982-2019.

Larry Markworth

Lawrence Markworth

Lawrence Markworth is a retired corporate librarian.

Elena I. Nicklasson

Elena I. Nicklasson is a fundraising professional.


Rick Wayman, President & CEO

Rick Wayman is President and CEO of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He also serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors. Read Rick’s bio.

Geof Whittaker

Geof Whittaker is retired after serving many years as development director of Catholic Charities in Santa Barbara, CA.


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