Patricia Smith Melton
Patricia Smith Melton, The Melton Foundation Co Founder, is an active member of our daily operations. Patricia, is a Board member and consultant to the Foundation, actively involved in the global forum and in the conflict resolution project.
"Patricia is a playwright with productions throughout the U.S. A photographer who has taught at the Smithsonian Institution, a poet, and an entrepreneur. Currently her work is mainly oriented to founding and directing the PEACE X PEACE Global Network. This organization uses the internet to connect women-based groups in the U.S. in one-to-one relationships with women-based groups working in their home nations outside the U.S. The aim is to foster the conditions necessary to achieve and maintain peace." 
"She produced and co-directed the award-winning 2003 documentary PEACE BY PEACE: Women on the Frontlines, which highlights the often invisible work of women around the world in building the components of sustainable peace. She is co-founder of the Melton International Education Foundation, the recipient of the The Rumi Foundation's 2008 Peace Award, and one of OneWorld's 2008 People of the Year."