President of the River Phoenix Center for Peace Building, Chair of The Peace Alliance Educational Institute
Heart Phoenix's work, service and activism has spanned over five decades. Having worked as an educator, activist and champion throughout the United States and numerous countries on environmental and animal rights issues, social justice, peacebuilding and gender equality, she brings the passion and energy of her name....Heart. She is the Chair of The Peace Alliance Educational Institute and co-founder of the sister organization, The Peace Alliance, a non-profit that takes the work of Peacebuilding into the center of national discourse and policy priorities. Heart is currently living her dream as President of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, in honor of her son. Her tireless efforts to launch and drive this work has lead to success in helping to embed Restorative Practices, Communication Skills, Law Enforcement/Minority Youth Dialogues, Peace in Sports, Trauma Responsive Community Initiative and Students for Successful Citizens by forming partnerships with the Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff's Department, Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida's State Attorney's Office, Alachua County Schools and countless partners in the Peacebuilding community. A vegan for over 35 years, her passion and commitment to nonviolence has been the center point of her life.