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 -943 days until International Day of Peace Vigil 2009

  • George D'Angelo, Founder
  • Jack Gannon, International Coordinator: World Religions
  • Ashley McNally, Multimedia Assistant
  • Luisa, Outreach Coordinator

  • George D'Angelo

    Dr. D’Angelo retired from the United States Air Force in 1990 with the rank of Colonel. A career pilot, he was also a military-political officer and served overseas tours in Vietnam as a fighter pilot and a tour of duty in West Africa as an Air Attache. After his military retirement, he spent two years working on various assignments with the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Dr. D’Angelo is a 1965 graduate of Political Science at Duquesne University. He completed his PhD at Union Institute University in 1998.

    He was a senior consultant to the United Nations in the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) in the area of conflict prevention from 1998-2004. From 1994 to 1996, he served with the Department of Humanitarian Affairs and the Department of Peace-keeping Operations in the United Nations. He was the principle coordinator with the Department of Political Affairs for the International Day of Peace (IDP) and a principle partner in the UN system-wide implementation of the IDP.

    In 2002, Dr. D’Angelo founded the International Day of Peace Vigil, which calls for worldwide spiritual observations on September 21st of every year. Since leaving the United Nations, he has devoted himself to the promulgation of the Vigil on a global scale. The IDP Vigil is now a project under Pathways to Peace (PTP). Dr. D’Angelo currently serves as a UN representative of PTP. Information on the International Day of Peace Vigil can be viewed at .

    George D'Angelo, PhD
    448 Olympia Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15211, USA
    412 849-3600

  • Jack Gannon

    Mr. Gannon retired in May 2005 from Mellon Financial Corporation after 31 years of service.  During that time he held various senior financial positions in Operations, Wholesale Lending and International Banking departments of the corporation.  Mr. Gannon spent his final year in London, England as the CFO of Mellon’s European operations.

    Mr. Gannon is a graduate of Duquesne University, with a degree in accounting. He is a life-long resident of the Pittsburgh area and has been involved in various social and charitable organizations, primarily for the development of underprivileged youth. Mr. Gannon was a member of the church committee of St. Ann’s Catholic Church for 26 years. He also served as President of the school board for eight years.

    After retiring in May 2005, Mr. Gannon worked on several projects before joining Dr. George D’Angelo and the International Day of Peace Vigil.  In September, Mr. Gannon attended the IDP Vigil Peace Festival in Assisi, Italy. In 2006 Mr. Gannon and Mr. D’Angelo made a successful world tour to promote the International Day of Peace Vigil.

    Mr. Gannon was married for 38 years to Anita Hinchcliff Gannon, who died in 2003 from cancer.  They have three married children and nine grandchildren. In 2007 Mr. Gannon married Deborah L. Sherman who he met during the IDP World Tour.

    Jack Gannon
    1555 King Albert Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237 U.S.A.

  • Ashley McNally

    Ashley McNally is the IDP Vigil’s Outreach Cordinator and Multimedia Assistant. She is from Corning, NY and currently lives in the Shadyside. She graduated last year from Duquesne with a Bachelor of Arts and is currently a graduate assistant at Duquesne working towards her Masters of Science (Multimedia Management). After graduation, she hopes to find a job in the Broadcasting/ Multimedia field. She studied abroad in Italy in 2003 and has a passion for traveling.

    Please feel free to contact Ashley with any questions:

  • Luisa Nayhouse

    Luisa is an outreach coordinator for the IDP Vigil. Luisia currently works in the Dean’s office of the University of Pittsburgh. She has two Master Degrees in Psychology and is also a holistic therapist. She has a special interests in emotional intelligence as it pertains to human relations. She is a Buddhist with SGI-USA and sees many parallels between healthy psychology and spirituality in terms of peace and other issues as well. She is currently working on building a business and website, because she is a contractor with the Holistic Center of Pittsburgh. Her website/business is based on psychology and Buddhism.






Last updated on  July 30 , 2007






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