Meet the Team

DIRECTOR

Platt Family

Roland Platt & Family

Roland is originally from the English Channel Islands, he joined in the early 90s in San Francisco. He was blessed in 1995, has 4 children, and lives in Upstate NY near Barrytown.

Ever since he joined he has been involved in frontline activities and young people’s education. In 2001 he became staff of STF. Since 2006 he has been the Director and has lead the program through many phases and transformations, while maintaining one focus: to help our young people develop their own personal relationship with God and True Parents and understanding of the Divine Principle.

“I feel extremely blessed to have been entrusted with this mission, I can’t think of a more valuable and significant investment. These young people are the future of our movement.”

GROUP LEADERS

Anatoly KazakGroup Leader
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Francis MarsalGroup Leader
Francis Marsal had been with Generation Peace Academy since 2001, serving in the capacity of coordinator and group leader, counselor and inventory manager. He has developed international service projects and character development programs with well-known organizations such as IEF, World CARP USA/Latin America.
Kenzo TanakaGroup Leader
I am happy contributing to this mission for 15 years as STF/GPA staff because our second generation young Unifications are our hope for the future and they will carry on God’s providence. I feel GPA plays an important role in supporting the transition of our movement from True Parents and first generation leadership to the next generation.

ITINERY WORKERS

Christine FroehlichIW
Christine is a UTS graduate who started working with GPA in 2001 as the Parents Association Chairperson. For 15 years she continued as Core Staff in support of training in outreach and witnessing. Nowadays, she travels to teach Divine Principle and life of faith guidance at monthly workshops, counsels second-year team captains, and supports third year assistant group leaders throughout the year in continuous development of GPA’s education and leadership training for our young Unificationists.
Rosia SchmidtIW
Rosia Schmidt was born and raised in Red Hook, New York, but later moved to Nepal with her family during high school. She and her husband, who both graduated from GPA in 2012, are currently living in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Rosia came back to GPA as an IW, traveling to workshops, counseling and mentoring GPA team leaders and first year participants.

CORE SUPPORT STAFF

Louise HoneyAdministrative Assistant
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Jan PearsonFinance and Operations Manager
Jan, a recent graduate of New York University, was a participant of GPA from 2008-2010. Since then he has gotten married, graduated college, and has returned to GPA to give back to the program that helped mold him into the man he is today.
Hiroshi SuzukiSafety Director
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Mailing Address

Generation Peace Academy
HSA-UWC

4 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036, USA