Kimberly Weichel - Advisory Council Chair
Kimberly Weichel is a global peacebuilding, development, cross cultural and gender expert with 30 years professional experience working in leadership positions in many countries. As CEO of Peace X Peace, an international women’s peacebuilding and leadership organization, Kim managed a network of 30,000 peacebuilders in 125 countries. Kim has had a long background working with UN agencies and serving in leadership positions with several UNA chapters over the past 24 years. She is a consultant with UN Women and has collaborated previously with UNICEF, UNIFEM, UN Foundation, and produced radio programs for UN radio. She began her UNA involvement in 1992 when she joined the board of the San Francisco chapter, and became vice president and then president until 2009 when she moved with her family to the Washington DC area. She was also president of the Marin County, CA, chapter for 5 years. She wrote and published regular Op Ed articles on UN Days and gave talks about the work of UN agencies at schools, Rotary Clubs and conferences. She was the UN and Global Affairs Correspondent for Positive Spin TV, broadcast to 10 million viewers internationally, for seven years. She participates in the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN and participated in the Post 2015 Summit. She is chair of the Advisory Council of UNA NCA, is active with the DC Cities for CEDAW initiative, served on the SDG Task Force and participates with UNA Women.  She has taught several courses on the UN at American University with Don Bliss.  She is a published author, educator, facilitator and trainer.