Our Staff

Johna Hoey

Interim Executive Director

Johna Hoey is Peace is Loud’s Interim Executive Director. Previously she managed Peace is Loud’s Speakers Bureau, raising visibility and influence for womxn+ changemakers who are breaking new ground in the fight for peace and justice. Prior to joining Peace is Loud Johna was the Program and Development Manager at MADRE, where she worked closely with grassroots women’s rights organizations in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia to meet immediate needs, along with build their capacity to advocate for their rights, all while leveraging funding for their work. Her career in women’s rights has also included work with the Public Heath Program at the Open Society Foundations; Raising Voices, a gender-based violence organization in Kampala, Uganda; and the Gender, Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Stephanie Corleto

Director of Audience Development & Digital Strategy

Stephanie Corleto develops and executes digital-first strategies for Peace is Loud and its projects. She is a digital organizer with a background in multi-channel campaigns and CRM management. Prior to being part of the Peace is Loud team, Stephanie worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health where she managed digital campaigns to advance access to reproductive health care at the state and local level. She previously held positions at WNET, the French Institute Alliance Francaise, and Girl Scouts of the United States.  She graduated from Purchase College with a BA in Art History and holds a Master’s in Media Studies from The New School.

Dominique De Leon (she/her)

Speaker’s Bureau Associate

Dominique De Leon is responsible for all event aspects of the Speakers Bureau. She is passionate about and committed to amplifying the work of women-identified leaders. She has implemented programs for the International Women’s Media Foundation, the only NGO that offers safety training, reporting trips, and byline opportunities for women journalists. Dominique has also worked at the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders where she focused on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in South Sudan. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Alliant International University, and a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management and Resolution from the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies. Dominique is a proud Filipino-American woman.

Samantha Garland

Director of Finance

Sam has been a freelance bookkeeper for over 10 years, working with small businesses from film production houses to law firms to textile agents in the fashion district.

Sam is an accomplished actress who has self produced theater Off-Off-Broadway and whose first short film enjoyed a film festival run in 2016.  She is currently working on her first webseries, full of strong, funny, flawed female characters. Her favorite kind.

Sam is also a Life Coach who thrives on bringing out the best in others and helping them tap into their innate brilliance. Her mission is to effortlessly bring clarity and confidence to the work that her clients are called to do.

Kaitlyn Hamby

Screenings and Outreach Associate

Kaitlyn organizes grassroots screenings and outreach efforts for our film campaigns. She previously supported the program team at Chicken & Egg Pictures, working to bring emerging female filmmakers to the forefront of our industry. Her work in documentary film began in production and quickly moved to the intersection of film and activism during an internship at Peace is Loud as the College Outreach Coordinator for The Armor of Light. Kaitlyn holds a B.A. in Digital Media Production from Florida State University, where she was active in campus organizing around gun violence prevention.

Stephanie Palumbo

Director of Film Campaigns 

Stephanie oversees all aspects of Peace is Loud’s documentary film impact campaigns. She began her career as a researcher for Michael Moore, and over the past decade, she has worked with filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, and Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. Stephanie’s credits include Palme d’Or winner Fahrenheit 9/11; Academy Award nominees Sicko and Trouble the Water; Emmy Award winners No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and George Harrison: Living in the Material World; Emmy Award nominee Oprah Presents: Master Class; and Sundance Film Festival Award winner Watchers of the Sky. She is also a former assistant editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, and a freelance writer published in The Believer and The Rumpus, among other outlets.

Florencia Varela

Film Campaign Senior Manager

Florencia manages the impact campaign work for Peace is Loud’s documentary slate. Prior to joining Peace is Loud, Florencia spearheaded the special events efforts of PEN America, an organization standing at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide. Previously, she managed special events and partnerships at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, where she oversaw events for first-run and repertory programming and helped launch Nitehawk’s robust partnership and sponsorship program.

With ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector, she honed her development, partnerships, and outreach skills at organizations such as the Rubin Museum of Art, the Poetry Society of America, and the New York Philharmonic.

Florencia is also a published poet, and completed her MFA at Columbia University. She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Our Board of Directors

Founder and President

Abigail Disney is a filmmaker and philanthropist. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peacebuilding culminated in her first film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. She went on to co-create the acclaimed documentary series Women, War & Peace. She has played a role in many film projects and is currently at work on a new documentary that highlights the key roles women played in the Arab uprisings. She is the founder of Peace is Loud; a co-founder of the Daphne Foundation, which works with low-income communities in New York City; and a co-founder with Leymah Gbowee of the Gbowee Peace Foundation, USA.

Chief of Staff to Abigail E. Disney

Angie has over 18 years experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors working in the areas of women’s rights and social justice. Angie is Chief of Staff for Abigail E. Disney and her media and philanthropic initiatives, which include documentary film production company Fork Films, grantmaking organization The Daphne Foundation, and non-profit organization Peace is Loud, where she previously served as its first executive director. Angie was the outreach director for the PBS documentary film series Women, War & Peace. She has held senior leadership positions at The New York Women’s Foundation, The September 11th Fund and Safe Horizon. Prior to coming to NYC, she worked as a community organizer and advocate in the areas of public health and housing and homelessness prevention in Northern California. Angie is a founding member of the Asian Women Giving Circle, an all-volunteer group pooling their resources to invest in projects that combine the power of arts and activism, led by Asian American women. She also is a long-time board member of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and a founding board member of People’s Production House. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.


Anne Delaney is a long-standing contributor to NYC’s arts and social justice efforts as a philanthropist, board member and volunteer. She founded the Starry Night Fund and Lambent Foundation, and she has served on the boards of the New York Women’s Foundation, Little Red Elizabeth Irwin School and Ms. Foundation. Her work has been recognized by these organizations with the Gloria Award and Philanthropic Vision Award, as well as by the Women’s Funding Network and Lower Eastside Girls Club. Equal to Anne’s passion for grantmaking is her love of painting. She is an avid collector and member of Chelsea’s Bowery Gallery.

Vice President

Gini Reticker is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Asylum, her 2004 short recounting one woman’s journey to political asylum in the US, received an Academy Award nomination. In 2005, Ladies First, the story of women rebuilding post-genocide Rwanda, garnered Reticker an Emmy Award. She directed the widely acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell and was executive producer of the PBS mini-series: Women, War & Peace. Currently, Reticker is directing The Spark (working title) a multi-media project about women’s participation in the Arab uprisings. Previous works include: A Decade Under the InfluenceNew School Order and The Heart of the Matter.


Mallika Dutt, founder of global human rights organization Breakthrough, is widely recognized as a leader and innovator in cultural transformation and seeks to make violence against women and girls unacceptable. Dutt has reinvented the delivery of social and behavioral change through a potent mix of stirring multimedia campaigns, cutting-edge pop culture, smart social media and authentic community engagement. Breakthrough’s unique formula has earned Dutt accolades in the global human rights community and media and technology industries—and helped ignite the next generation of human rights leaders.

Secretary and Treasurer

Pierre Hauser is an independent film producer and co-founder and co-president of the Daphne Foundation, which supports grassroots groups in New York City that creatively confront the causes and consequences of poverty. He has written several history books for young adult readers and published widely in literary journals. A former park ranger, reporter, editor, and punk rock drummer, he holds degrees from Yale, Columbia and the New School.