“I've been involved with Friends Forever since the mid-1990’s. While many organizations work toward global conflict resolution, Friends Forever’s unique model and programming, upon which its measurable successes are built, have kept me continuously engaged these many years. Albeit soft-sounding in name, Friends Forever is highly professional and focused with respect to its objectives. This is evident in the organization’s consistent growth and expanding geographical purviews.”

Leslie Schwartz, Advisory Board


  • BA, Cultural Anthropology, University of New Hampshire

  • MA, ABD, Intellectual History, University of New Hampshire

Current Position:

  • Controller, Schwartz & Roman PLLC

  • Independent Scholar

Previous Experience:

  • Connors Writing Center, Department of English, UNH

  • Owner, Totographs Publishing

  • The Newspaper Guild, Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO

  • Thomson Newspapers/The Thomson Corporation

  • HE Harris & Company

Community Involvement:

  • Chair, North American Leadership Development; Member, Executive Committee

    • International Board of Directors, TAFI (US, Israel, & UK)

  • Co-founder, Endowed Fund for Holocaust Education, UNH Foundation

  • Chair/ Member, Historic District Commission, Durham, NH

  • Chair/ Member, Community Education Advisory Council, York, ME

  • President, Temple Israel, Portsmouth, NH

  • Historical research and projects for various non-profit entities

Friends Forever International

One Morgan Way

Durham, NH 03824




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