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The Jane Addams Peace Association was founded in 1948 "to foster a better understanding between the people of the world toward the end that wars may be avoided and a more lasting peace enjoyed."

Make Books Not War: Jane Addams Children's Book Awards

Introduction to our Executive Director

Linda Belle, Executive DirectorSince November 2002, Linda Belle has been the Executive Director of the Jane Addams Peace Association.

Linda is well-suited for this position and is very familiar with the work of the Jane Addams Peace Association, having served as the President on the JAPA Board for five years, 1997 -2002.


And Linda Belle:

  • was on the 1995 Peace Train from Helsinki to Beijing attending the Women's Conference in China;
  • has attended numerous international meetings on peace and justice;
  • was Director of schools' program for the Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz, CA.
  • has a background in conflict resolution and peace education.


Introduction to our Board Members

The Board members of the Jane Addams Peace Association serve in a volunteer capacity and bring a wealth of experience and dedication to the work of ending war and promoting a lasting and just peace.

Name Position Duration Located in
* Tura Campanella Cook President,
1st term
2013 - 16 Austin, TX
Sha'an Mouliert Director,
1st term
2014 - 17 St. Johnsbury, VT
Anita Pulier Director,
1st term
2013 - 16 New York, NY
* Barbara Reed Director, 1st term 2012 - 15 Madison, WI
Jan Corderman Director,
2nd term
2013 - 16 Pleasant Hill, IA
* Jen Geiger Longman Director,
2nd term
2013 - 16 Oakland, CA
Ex-Officio with vote:      
* Linda B. Belle JAPA Exec. Director   New York, NY


* Denotes Executive Committee Member

President - V.P. - Sec/Treas - Nom Chair - E.D.

Updated 11 November 2014


Contact address for questions and book submissions:
Ann Carpenter
Co-Chair, Jane Addams Children's Book Award
Brooks Free Library
739 Main Street
Harwich, MA 02645
Heather Palmer
Co-Chair, Jane Addams Children's Book Award
16411 Limerick Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55345


Contact to order award winning seals:
Linda Belle at JAPA@igc.org

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