Johnny J. Mack is Founding President of Communities without Boundaries International. Mr. Mack has broad expertise in the highly specialized fields of conflict analysis and resolution, peace work, comprehensive community planning and development strategies. His vast experience includes nearly 20 years working in the field of nonviolent social change and peace building strategies. He has traveled extensively in North America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, teaching and lecturing on the topics of nonviolence and peace building strategies, as well as designing and carrying out comprehensive community-based development programs.
Mr. Mack is a founding member of the board of directors of Realizing the Dream, Inc. He founded and served for nearly 8 years as President and CEO of the National Institute for Community Empowerment, Inc. (N.I.C.E.), a national intermediary in the community development field. Mr. Mack launched N.I.C.E. from the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. serving two consecutive three-year terms first as its Chief Financial Officer for three years and, then, as its Chief Administrative Officer.
In addition to his conflict, peace and development work, Mr. Mack has more than 30 years experience in directing program, administration, and financial management systems and operations. His professional background includes serving as a senior executive in healthcare, mortgage banking, community development and nonprofit organizations. He is principal and the managing partner of the Jonymak Group, LLC, a global research and consulting firm that works across sectors—private, public, and community—focusing on strategic, advisory, development and public affairs services to business, government, multinational corporations, and nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Mack received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a second major in Theology from Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL and is a certified public accountant. He is the recipient of the Honorary Doctorate of Humanity conferred by Beulah Heights University. He is the Henry Hart Rice Fellow at the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University in Virginia and holds a Masters degree from its School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He is also a PhD candidate there, as he currently completes his doctoral studies in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
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