Chaplain Clementina Chéry
Founder, President & CEO Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Chaplain Clementina Chéry is the founder, President, and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. The Peace Institute is a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, grief, trauma, and loss.
Chaplain Chéry is recognized nationally as an expert in effective and equitable homicide response protocols. Chaplain Chéry and the Peace Institute were selected as 2016 Social Innovators by the Social Innovation Forum in recognition of the Institute’s groundbreaking solutions to social problems. Chaplain Chéry is using her platform as a Social Innovator to launch the Peace Institute’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC). TTAC provides tools, training, evaluation, and consulting services to stakeholders across the country in the survivor-centered, trauma-informed methodology that Chaplain Chéry developed.
Chaplain Chéry has received countless awards in recognition of her courageous leadership and tireless peacemaking work. Most recently, Chéry was named one of Boston’s 100 most influential leaders of color in 2016 by Collette Phillips Communications, Inc. She was also given the 2016 Impact Award by Phillips Brooks House Association at Harvard University. In 2014, Salem State University Awarded Chaplain Chéry the Champion of Peace Award. She was named Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers in 2011.