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Phoenix Peace Builders  is dedicated to realizing Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of a Nonviolent, just, and compassionate society where everyone can reach their highest potential. We are educators, consultants, and activists who work to overcome racism and other forms of violence.


Mark Klym is certified by the University of Rhode Island, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies as a Level II Kingian Nonviolence Trainer and holds a Master of Public Administration degree. He has 20+ years experience in violence prevention programs and is a co-founder and co-director of the Phoenix Peace Builders. He enjoys working with several peace and justice organizations to promote the wisdom and strategies of Nonviolence through education, public events and activism.​

Mark Klym

Co-Founder, Educator, Consultant, Activist


hassan first got involved with the program in 2009. He initially got involved in Kingian Nonviolence, not to change the world, but to change himself. Now, hassan has gained a Language and methodology to enact change and movement towards the Beloved Community. hassan clement is a member of the Nonviolence Legacy Program and a community activist with the Amphi Neighborhood Association for tenant rights.

hassan clement


Advisor, Educator, Consultant, Activist



Benita is a Master Benefits Specialist who provides assistance and guidance regarding school services and benefits, especially for Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans (for those with disabilities). Benita can assist with Social Security and Long Term Care Benefits.  Benita is familiar with a wide variety of Community Service Organizations in AZ and can refer people to them.

Benita Kaye Westfall-Klym

Master Benefits Specialist


Annalisa Eustace, Psy.D., MAR, MSc., is a certified biblical counselor and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Therapist.

Annalisa Eustice, Psy.D., MAR, MSc

Educator, Minister, Therapist


Azul Navarrete-Valera is a pre-law student at the University of Arizona, is the current Co-President of the Tucson Native Youth Council and a member of the Nonviolence Legacy Program. As an Indigeneity and Kingian Nonviolence Educator and a member of the Indigenous/Chicanx people in Tucson, AZ, Azul’s passion is building unity and helping youth find their inner fire and to be leaders now. Azul is also a member of the all-female Latin Mariachi group, Las Azaleas.

Azul Navarrete- Valera

Educator, Pre-Law Student, Activist

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Dr. Albert Celoza has taught political science, global studies and world religions for the past thirty years for Phoenix College, Arizona State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has a master’s degree in theology and religious studies from the University of San Francisco and received his doctoral degree in politics from the Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Albert Celoza

Educator, Political Scientist, Model U.N. 

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ShaRon Rea, #nojudgmentjustloveworld, is founder of a movement that urges us to change our way of thinking and behaving towards other people to experience more peace and love. ShaRon Rea, Life and Family Coach, author, speaker and owner of The Whole Family Coaching, is a compassionate woman with a strong business background that encompasses more than 30 years' experience in the fields of communication, education, childcare, executive coaching, state and local government, non-profits and public service.

ShaRon Rea

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Frank Thompson is a veteran, a member of Common Defense, a member of the AZ Poor People’s Campaign, and a member of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson.

Frank Thompson

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Greg Olszta is a member of the Poor People's Campaign, elevating low-income people, seeking to abolish poverty, racism, militarism, environmental devastation, and the false narratives of Christian nationalism.

Greg Olszta


Our partners serve as our connection to the community. It is with and through them that we are able to host events, and workshops as well as offer services that help bring peace and love where they matter most.

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