Myrieme Churchill is the Executive Director of Parents for Peace (P4P). Myrieme has overseen the creation, development, and implementation of the helpline for individuals worried about a loved one falling into extremism. She has led numerous interventions with families and individuals across the extremist ideology spectrum. Under her strategic leadership P4P has developed partnerships with a range of organizations from across the field including Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Georgia State University, NORC at UChicago, and the Anti-Defamation League. P4P has also been awarded significant funding and support from the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
After majoring in Counseling Psychology at Institut Mediterraneen in 1986, she intervened with North African immigrants trafficked into sex-work in Marseille and facilitated group therapy at a juvenile detention center in Nice. In the US, she earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Cambridge College in 1996, where she created a curriculum adopted by MA Department of Mental Health for career development of mentally ill and disabled clients. She directed two Boston MetroWest outpatient centers and worked as a group therapy counselor in an inpatient dual-diagnosis unit at Beth Israel Deaconess.
The work she has contributed to at P4P has been featured in Bloomberg, MSNBC, the Washington Post, NPR, WBUR, PBS, and the Boston Globe. She has presented at the European Parliament, Harvard University, Facebook and Twitter headquarters, and on Capitol Hill.
To me, Eradicate Hate was the most important gathering of 2021 for those of us who work on issues related to domestic extremism and organized hate. The Summit uniquely combined a variety of perspectives, including experts, civil society representatives, politicians and policymakers, and the families and loved ones of victims. Eradicate Hate has the important mission of standing against the rising tide of hate and extremism in our society, and it’s an honor to be able to support this mission.