Board of Directors
Loring Wirbel (Co-Chair) Loring Wirbel is co-chair of PPJPC and has served in board positions intermittently since the early 1990s. He has worked with the social justice ministry at United Methodist Church, and was a former chair of the Colorado Springs chapter of ACLU. He serves as president of the multi-state Poetry West arts group. He has been involved with several regional energy and sustainability conferences, and leads jeep tours to the summit of Pikes Peak. Wirbel has been involved in technology journalism for more than 25 years. He writes a weekly music column for the Colorado Springs Independent, and has been the recipient of a Pikes Peak Arts Council micro-grant. He is a two-time winner of Sonoma State University’s Project Censored award, and is the author of a book on space militarization plans during the Bush era.
Carolyn Kelly (Vice Chair)
Marguerite Terze (Treasurer) Marguerite Terze is serving her 2nd year as PPJPC Treasurer. She retired after working as an HR Director for small IT companies for 20+ years, and practiced non-violent communication in business. Trained in public policy and data analysis, she contributed her data analysis skills to building fair competitive legislative districts after the 2000 census and worked on successful election campaigns. She regularly serves on the canvas board of the El Paso County Election Department. She is an officer of the El Paso County Democratic Party. She is a member of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. And, she is a wife and mother of two talented adult daughters.
Maxfield Kelly (Secretary) Maxfield Kelly is an 18-year-old who just graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School, and for the past two years he has continuously held three jobs including and not limited to starting his own small business walking dogs, called Paw Meets Pavement dog walking. Max has been a part of the Justice and Peace Commission for the past year, and he was recently appointed its secretary. He enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and supporting the Colorado Springs community. Max has aspirations of graduating and double majoring in Business Administration and International Organizational Psychology. He then plans on continuing his research with the final goal of earning a Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology.
Debra Fortenberry Debra Fortenberry is a mother, activist and lawyer in private practice with the Fortenberry Law Group. In service to our community, Ms. Fortenberry has provided pro bono legal services after the wildfires, planted trees in the burn area, taught attorney education related to foreclosure defense and participated in lobbying efforts to create greater protection for homeowners facing foreclosure. She currently serves on the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission Board of Directors and has previously served on the Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado Board of Directors.
Steve Flynn Steve Flynn is serving a second term on the J&P board, being term limited after 6 years the first time. He retired in 2015 after 28 years as a legal services attorney, the last 23 in Colorado Springs working for Colorado Legal Services. This was a practice of civil “poverty law”. His progressive orientation became engrained during the Vietnam War, i.e., the U.S. war against Vietnam and neighboring countries. The 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, police riots, etc., was also a significant factor in his education. He has long had a soft spot for anarchism. Though there were pre-law school “drop-out” periods, as hippy-dom beckoned, his fundamental perspective has remained solid. He is most pleased to continue his progressive/radical journey serving on the board of the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission.
Victoria Stone (Executive Director)