Jeanne Lound Schaller
Jeanne Lound Schaller is a 1969 graduate of Aquinas College and has deep gratitude for that experience. She continues to be inspired by the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters for their endless demonstrations of what being pro-life means and their never-ending commitment to what living a Christian life requires and how those outcomes affect all people.
Beginning in 2000 she co-initiated and chaired: The Midland Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice that focused on the UN Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World; The Helen M Casey Center for Nonviolence and the interfaith Choosing a Culture of Understanding committee. She currently heads the Midland Chapter of the Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international NGO working to “Transform the World’s Response to Conflict”. In 2015, at age 68, she became a Rotary Peace Fellow and earned a Professional Development Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peace at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand where she spent the summer.
Currently Jeanne is a Coordinator for Restorative Practices in Education in Saginaw and Midland School Districts. This position is related to her certification in 2002 as a mediator for the Community Resolution Center that has offices in Flint and Saginaw. She is a member of the Midland Area Community Foundation’s Violence Prevention Partnership, an Honorary Rotarian with the Midland Noon Club and is part of their Peacebuilding Committee. In January she received a MLKing Award in the Great Lakes Bay Region for community service.