Board President


Mollie Pulver resides in Little Falls, NY and has been a Peacemaker volunteer in both the CASA and CCAP programs since 1998.  She is currently the Chair of the CASA Advisory Board and is a member of Peacemaker’s Sustainability Committee. Mollie was recognized as Child Advocate of the Year in 2007. Ms. Pulver is a Vice President/Relationship Manger for NBT Bank working out of their operations center in Canajoharie. She has been with NBT since 2001.

In addition to her work with The Peacemaker Program, Inc. she currently also serves on the Board of Herkimer County Cooperative Extension and Cornell’s Alumni Association Board and Trustee Council. She also serves as Board Chair for New York Farm Net/Farm Link, an organization providing support to the agricultural community and is also a member of the Dutchess County Agricultural Society.

Co-Board Secretary, ad interim

sue wSue is a graduate of Utica College where she received her B.S. in Social Work. Shortly thereafter, she began working at what was then St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital as the Assistant Director of Volunteers. Currently, Sue is the Director of Volunteer Services at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare where she oversees the management of over 200 volunteers, an Assistant Director of Volunteer Services and Human Resources, a Volunteer Services Coordinator and 2 Greeters. She chairs the Reward and Recognition committee at the hospital whose activities recently received national recognition.

Sue’s involvement with the Peacemaker Program began when several of her friends began designing tables for Come to the Table. Sue has been designing tables herself for the past 3 years and in 2008, she joined the Come to The Table committee to chair the Preview Gala. In 2009 and 2010, Sue has served as the chairperson of the event.

In the past, Sue served for several years on the board of the YWCA where she helped to coordinate events like Salute for Outstanding Women. Currently she is a member of the New York State Director’s of Volunteer Services (NYSADVS) where she has held several offices at the state and local board level.

Co-Board Secretary, ad interim

bqBeverly Quist is an active member of our community. Bev had retired from Mohawk Valley Community College, where she was a professor of criminal justice. In addition to her service on The Peacemaker Program Board of Directors, she has served on the Boards of the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley, GroWest, the League of Women Voters of Utica/Rome, the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Justice Studies Association. She is a recognized leader in her field with awards that include the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Mohawk Valley Community College “Make a Difference Award”.

gmGeorge Murad has been practicing law for 30 years (since 1978)! He co-runs Murad & Murad, a general practice firm with emphasis on Matrimonial and Family Court Law. He has been involved with The Peacemaker Program, Inc. since its inception. George is a member of the NY State Bar Association, Oneida County Bar Association, NYS Family Law Section, NYS Matrimonial Law Section, Oneida County Bar Association Family and Matrimonial Law Committee and a founding member and attorney participant in the Oneida County Family Treatment Court.

He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Utica, NY; LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY; and Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C.

In addition to his involvement in the Peacemaker Program, George is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is proudly married to Luann Horton-Murad and has one son, William.

jrJohn Russo has dedicated his personal and professional life to helping others achieve positive outcomes. Retiring from his position as Executive Director of The Community Food Bank, he is a former Utica City Firefighter.

He remains involved by volunteering at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare as an advocate in the fight against cancer, and John is a member of the Board of Directors of the Denti Foundation. He attended Mohawk Valley Community College and Empire State College. In addition to being a member of The Peacemaker Program Board of Directors, he is also a volunteer child advocate and a member of the CASA Advisory Board.

Anthony ColonAudrey MacDougall joined the Board of Directors in 2015.







Anthony ColonDr. Janice Bell joined the Board of Directors in 2015.