Founder and Executive Director
Nyamal “Mal’’ Tutdeal, also known as Mal (which means peace in the Nuer language), is a former refugee from South Sudan who resettled in the United States with her family. She has worked with various immigrants, migrants, refugees, indigenous communities, and women groups, both domestically and internationally. She is a notable international speaker and an advocate for displaced communities. Her advocacy work took her to the White House during President Obama’s term in office. She has hosted cultural events and facilitates dialogue on conflict resolution, antiracist/race relations and peacebuilding. She is also a certified mediator and teaches mediation and conflict coaching.
Nyamal is currently the Director of Equity and Inclusion for CORA, a Nonprofit in Pennsylvania, and an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University. She previously served as policy director for Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalitions, a Nonprofit working on immigrants and refugees issues, and currently sits on the board. She holds a B.A. in Human Relations, an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution at Nova Southeastern University.