Our Team


“Preventing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
and Supporting Survivors”

-Angela Peabody, 2010

ANGELA PEABODY – President and Founder

Angela has worked as a humanitarian for most of her adult life, supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Tigerlily Foundation and several other non-profit organizations. The Liberian Journalist and Novelist is an accomplished and award-winning writer. She is the first Liberian woman to write and publish a full-length novel. Her career has taken her to the corners of the earth, as she speaks out against female genital mutilation and other gender-based violent acts. A highly sought-after public speaker, Angela has spoken at Harvard University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, The University of Pittsburgh, Catonsville Community College, Saint Simon’s Island Festival and Making Poverty History Conference in London, where she shared the stage with 2 members of the House of Parliament. Angela is the former Chair of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Writers Union and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Advisory Board of Tigerlily Foundation. Though Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation keeps Angela’s schedule very busy she continues her career as a Novelist. Her novel, When the Games Froze was released December 2013.

AMIE E JALLAH – Vice President and Co-Founder

Ms. Jallah is a graduate of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a certification in Health Care Administration. She is also a graduate of the Loyola College Management Training Program. She has an extensive background in the development and implementation of community outreach programs and has developed collaborative partnerships with many non-profits and Churches throughout the Washington, D.C. area. She is the former Executive Director of the Metropolitan Community Development Corporation a 501c (3) non-profit that aims to improve the quality of life for African immigrants and low-income residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, through programs and services that engage the community in meeting their own physical and emotional needs, and close gaps in education, health, income, and family well-being. She is currently a Program Director with City Gate, an urban ministry in Washington, D.C., seeking to open doors of opportunity and empowerment with the primary focus on children and youth. Ms. Jallah is also one of the founders and a Director with the African Cultural & Resource Center which provides programs and services for African immigrants in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Currently, she is the Vice President and Cofounder of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation

ARNOLD E. DESHIELD – Treasurer and Co-Founder

Arnold also currently serves as the Controller of The Goode Companies, Incorporated. Arnold began his career at Chancellor Broadcasting Corporation as a Business Assistant. He later joined the staff at Radio One, Inc. as Assistant Business Manager for over seven years, later he was recruited by McKinley Marketing Partners, Inc. as their Manager of Finance and Accounting for the East Coast and Southeast Regions. Prior to that, he worked as Corporate Controller at On Top Communications. He brings many years of finance experience to the boardroom of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.

Aula A. Mohommed–Fundraising Chair

Aula A. Mohammed, a trained conflict analyst, negotiator, and facilitator is the Fundraising Chair of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation and the Board of Directors. She is an advocate for marginalized communities and primarily focuses on women who are peace builders and victims of structural and cultural violence. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and is currently working on her graduate thesis in Mason’s Women and Gender Studies program. Her research examines the role of religion in women empowerment and gender equality.

Angela Spanu–Financial Secretary

Angela Spanu has over ten years in planning and budgeting and more than ten years of experience in customer service and account management. As an entrepreneur, Angela creates her own line of natural spreads, and her company sells products in the Whole Foods Market and other local stores in the Washington, D.C. Metro area

Arielle Buchmann–Media Specialist

Arielle Buchmann is a Swiss-American journalist who is passionate about making this world a better place. She currently works as a multimedia web producer at the Washington, D.C. CBS news affiliate, WUSA9. Arielle left Switzerland to attend Alcorn State University in Mississippi on a full tennis scholarship. She pursued her dreams of becoming a journalist because she believed being in the media would allow her to bring awareness to the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM). Arielle hopes to continue globetrotting, empowering people and shining light on gender-based violence. Arielle brings her media expertise to the boardroom of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.

Dr. W. Wallicia Gill

Dr. W. Wallicia Gill is a retired Middle School Principal and Adjunct Professor. Since retiring from Education, Dr. Gill has worked passionately to support community service initiatives. She is a member of the Centreville Immigration Forum Human Resources Committee, Centreville-Chantilly Rotary Club, the Northern Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Club, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is currently writing an article on Teen Sex Trafficking in conjunction with work for Just Ask Prevention, a non-profit that seeks to educate the community on Teen Sex Trafficking. Dr. Gill completed her undergraduate work at Hampton University, her Master’s work at George Mason University, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership at Shenandoah University.


Lisa Bruch

Franda Davis

Vlad Spanu

George McDonald

Julie Taitt