Avon Mattison is a Peacebuilding and Organizational Consultant with
over three decades’ experience. She works with innovative leaders,
groups and organizations committed to cooperatively building Cultures of
Peace inter-generationally and inter-culturally for the children of
this and future generations.
She is Founder of Pathways To Peace (PTP), an international
peacebuilding, educational and consulting organization. PTP has
Consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council
and is an official Peace Messenger of the United Nations (UN). PTP is a
tax-exempt, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization.
Avon is also a Partner in the consulting proprietorship, Pathways
Consulting. She is originator of Creative/Integrative Decision-Making
(sm) in 1961, a process applied to the purpose, principles and
organizing strategies in the diverse fields of individual, corporate,
institutional and governmental life.
A U.S. Foreign Service diplomat for three years serving the European
Community, Avon was also former special advisor to the White House
Conference on Small Business. Avon is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in
political science and international communications, University of
Maryland and George Washington University. She’s listed in “Who’s Who in
Business and Finance”, and Strathmore’s “Who’s Who Registry of Business
She serves as a Creative Member of The Club of Budapest, a Findhorn
Fellow, and serves on the Advisory Councils/Boards of several
international organizations, including: the Global Commission to Fund
the United Nations, the Center For Visionary Leadership, Ehama
Institute, Foundation for the Healing Among Nations, Global Youth Action
Network, Radio For Peace International, World Peace Prayer Society, the
World Centers of Compassion for Children, and the World Fund for the
Dignity of Children.
Through Pathways To Peace, Avon inaugurated an ongoing “Rights of the
Child Caucus” within the UN system during the first preparatory
conference for the World Summit on Social Development. Also through PTP,
she inaugurated a five-year Inquiry on “WE THE PEOPLES” INITIATIVE:
Peacebuilding For The 21st Century which was co-sponsored as a
co-operative Inquiry internationally.