In late 2018, Jeni asked Laura Bauer to take over the role of Executive Director so that she could concentrate on being Mama Peace, her favorite role for the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation. Jeni’s goal is to reach as many youth and adults as possible, and she believes in being hands-on in this role, traveling the country to help build peace communities nationwide. Jeni came up with the moniker “Chief Peace Officer” to reflect this role and her current travel plans include trips to Sumter County, Georgia; Canada; and New York City. On July 11, 2020, the 15th anniversary of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation will be celebrated at the Foundation’s annual Peace Day celebration at Mattie’s Park in Rockville, Maryland. You can view Jeni’s upcoming schedule online as well as read and hear about her travels in her upcoming blog and podcast series.
Jeni Stepanek recently transitioned from her role as Executive Director of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation to the nifty roles of CEO & CPO – Chief Peace Officer.