Board of Directors
L. Michael Spath, Director, President / Executive Director
Patricia Pendleton, Director, Secretary
John E. Detraz, Director, Vice President
John is a retired Raytheon/ Magnavox Engineer in various engineering and management positions. A member of First Presbyterian Church for over 30 years, he chaired various committees and served as a Deacon and Elder. John is a co-founder of ICMEP. John is married and the father of one adult daughter.
Terry Dougherty, Director, Treasurer
Terry is a Senior Programming Analyst for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). A former Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan, he serves on the board of School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA), a school for young Afghan girls. He is married and the father of three adult children.
Mary (Ahnee) A. Conner, Director, Programs
Ahnee is a retired teacher; in addition, she chairs the board of Just Friends-Interfaith Hospitality Network, a homeless shelter for families.
Joan Coslow, Director, Volunteer Coordinator
Joan is a retired social worker and therapist, a volunteer for Wellspring, an interfaith social service agency for children, youth, and adults. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she has served as both a Deacon and an Elder. Joan is the mother of three adult children.
Andrew Spath, Director, International Liaison
Andrew is a Ph.D. in Political Science and Middle East Studies from Rutgers University. He was a Fulbright, David L. Boren, and Fulbright Hays Graduate Scholar in Amman, Jordan, from 2012-2014. Andrew is married and the father of two children.
Fred Hasecke, Director
Fred is a retired minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has served on hospital and university boards and has been recognized for his work for interracial and interreligious harmony and dialogue. Fred is married and the father of three adult children.
Barbara O’Conner, Director, Grant Acquisition
Barbara is a retired Assistant Registrar at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN. Barbara was also the founder of Just Peace, an interfaith peace and justice organization, on the USF campus. She married and the mother of five adult children.
Sam Jarjour, Director
Sam is a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law, a member of the national Lawyers’ Guild, and is a private practice attorney representing clients in Indiana State and Federal Courts specializing in Family Law. He is committed to justice issues by representing the underserved in the community. Sam is married and the father of three children.
Ronald G. Caldwell, MD, Director
Ron is a retired orthopedic surgeon. A member of the Episcopal Church, he vows “to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” Ron is married and a father of three adult sons, all teachers.
Carolyn Krebs, Director, Marketing
Carolyn is a native of New York City where she studied journalism at Pace College. She has worked in the fields of academia and is the former Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Medical Society (1989-91). With her late husband, she is the author of a general science reference book on the history of ancient science. Carolyn is the mother of three adult children.
Ahmed Abdelmageed, Pharm.D., Director
Ahmed is the Associate Director of Experiential Education at Manchester University, Fort Wayne, IN. He is a board member of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. Ahmed is married and the father of three children.
Amar Masri, Director Amar Masri was born in Nablus, Palestine and forced to flee to Jordan with his family in 1967. He immigrated in 1976 to the US to attend Boston University. Amar is the father of three children and is very active in charity work.