Our Team

Jamie Price, J.D., Executive Director. BA, U.C. Berkeley; JD, USC. Jamie was Chief Editor of the original TFP workbook and designed and implemented TFP’s workshop structure, in addition to TFP’s annual summer teen camp program. Jamie has studied and practiced meditation under the guidance of Lama Chodak Gyatso Nubpa since 2000.

Loren Witcher TFP Program Manager, Camp Director, and Lead Facilitator, BFA, RISD. Loren has been implementing and co-developing the SB&T curriculum for over a decade. He has extensive experience teaching in middle and high school classrooms, including low-income and at-risk student populations, and has led workshops with university and graduate students as well as professional adults. Loren has studied and practiced meditation under the guidance of Lama Chodak Gyatso Nubpa since 1998.

Dr. Marilyn Stoner’s interests in Tools For Peace are a reflection of her commitment to social justice and work as a nurse. Marilyn works in several countries, assisting people who are dying and helping others to understand the dying process.

Linda Maxwell is Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder of We Care for Youth, a California not-for-profit dedicated to the well-being of youth and their families. She has been teaching methods of non-violence and violence prevention since 1991.

Mayme Donsker, TFP Lead Facilitator, received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She recently worked as Assistant Professor of Painting and Printmaking at VCU in Doha, Qatar. Mayme’s dedication to mindfulness in education began when she completed the Tools for Peace facilitator training in 2010. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she works as the Tools for Peace Lead Facilitator for Southern California.

Shannon Tanton, TFP Facilitator, has a BA in Psychology, and recently received her California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and an MA in Education from the University of San Francisco. Shannon joined the Tools For Peace team in 2011 and has worked as a facilitator and girl’s counselor at our annual summer camps and has delivered the SB&T Curriculum for partner schools and organizations Envision Schools, Citizen Schools, and Aim High. Shannon has a deep passion for working with youth, and believes strongly in the importance of social emotional learning in education.

Caitlin Kara, TFP Facilitator, received her BA in Child Development, Education, and Alternative Learning from Mills College in 2009. She is currently working towards the completion of her Master’s Degree in Educational Therapy and pursuing Certification in Forensic Psychology, Traumatology at Holy Names University. Caitlin has worked as a facilitator and girl’s counselor at our annual summer camps and has delivered the SB&T Curriculum for partner schools and organizations L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool programs, Envision Schools, and Aim High.

Erin Phillips, Facilitator, is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BFA in acting from Cornish College of the Arts, a master’s degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a MFA in playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin. Her plays have been produced in Seattle, Albuquerque, Aspen, NYC, Austin, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco. Erin joined the Tools For Peace team in 2011 and has worked as a facilitator and girl’s counselor at our annual summer camps and has delivered the SB&T Curriculum for partner schools and organizations Envision Schools, and Aim High.

Yeshe Tungkhar, MPH, Fundraising & Administrative Manager, works primarily with TFP’s day-to-day operations and is responsible for overall project and budget management, as well as working with donors, board of directors, advisors, staff, volunteers, governmental agencies and program participants.  She is also splits her time with TFP’s parent organization, Ari Bhöd – The American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation.  Prior to joining Tools for Peace, Yeshe worked and served on the Board for The Swedish Tibetan Society for School and Culture, a non-profit organization in Stockholm, Sweden, as the events coordinator where she was the liaison between offices in Tibet, the US and Sweden. She also received her MPH degree in collaboration between Stockholm University (SU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI).