WNPJ Board members for 2017-18

WNPJ's Board of Directors, for the Oct 2016 - Oct 2017 term

Board slate approved at the October 21, 2017 Annual Fall Member Assembly held at the WNPJS Movement Hub in Madison, WI.

Please contact WNPJ by emailing office@wnpj.org, calling 608-358-2940, or mailing to: 30 W Mifflin St #702, Madison, WI 53703
Board officers
To be selected at the first Board meeting in December.

At-large Board Members

Board Member biographies

Rob Danielson, LaFarge - type@mwt.net, 608-625-4949

Rob's connections with non-violence go back to his upbringing in Oklahoma and conscientious objection to the Vietnam War.  He was trained by Sara Backus for witnessing at the boat landings during the revival of the treaty rights of the Ojibwe in the late 1980s.  Rob taught public awareness media-making in the UW-Milwaukee Film Department from 1976 to 2007.  He worked with many artists and community leaders in addressing environmental, labor and social justice issues on public access television programs from 1981 to 1993.  His public policy videos include "From the Ground Up," about citizen and local government response to sulfide mining proposals in northern Wisconsin, and "Home Remedies for a Violent City," about using non-violent responses to urban violence.  Rob is active on energy and policy issues with the Town of Stark Energy Planning and Information Committee and SOUL of the Kickapoo.  He also works in his retirement as a documentarian of natural soundscapes.


Jim Murphy, Highland - jimmurphy@centurylink.net, 608-617-7379

Jim has served as a Catholic priest for 35 years and currently lives in Highland, WI. Jim has been involved in justice for United Farm Workers as well as a project to address racism through communication. He also resisted Reagan's military buildup and resulting violence in Central America in the 1980s. Jim participated in civil disobedience at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha. Jim has also been active with Midwest Catholic Workers regarding militarism in schools and anti-drone efforts.


John Peck, Madison - familyfarmdefenders@yahoo.com, 608-260-0900

John has been the Executive Director of Family Farm Defenders for the last decade, and is also a part-time instructor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Madison Area Technical College (MATC). His graduate research focused on community-based management of common property resources in Zimbabwe.




Z! Haukeness, Madison, WNPJ Organizer - zh@wnpj.org, 608-358-9993

Z!’s work is rooted in various racial and social justice organizations including local and national work.  Z! Focuses on bringing white people into the work for racial justice, works closely with Black liberation organizations and other POC led work, and focuses on trans liberation and trans health care.


Dace A. Zeps, Madison, WNPJ Administrator - dazepswnpj@gmail.com, 608-358-2940

Dace serves as the Administrator of WNPJ. In addition, Dace is the Administrator of the Center for Research on Gender and Women in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also provides administrative support to the University of Wisconsin Women's and Gender Studies Consortium and the Women and Peacebuilding in Africa grant project. Prior to her current roles at UW-Madison, she was the office manager at UW System Academic & Student Services for several years. Dace holds an Associate’s Degree in Supervisory Management from Madison College and certificates in Non-Profit Management, Conference Planning, Project Management, Web Development, Database Management, and Records Management. Dace is the co-chair of the Wisconsin Green Party, a Dane County TimeBank coordinator, an active member of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF-Madison), and a member of Industrial Workers of the World-Madison Branch.