Who We Are

Bridge2Peace is a non-profit, non-governmental, 501(c) (3) charitable organization operating in the United States with representation in Sri Lanka.

Bernadine Anderson and Nientara Anderson founded Bridge2Peace in January 2005 along with co-founder Nalin De Silva. Ms. Bernadine Anderson, a qualified AMI Montessorian with a Diploma in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Education from Hartford University, USA is the founder of La Petite Fleur Montessori House of Children and its primary school LPF Academy in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Farmington Academy Montessori School in Connecticut, USA. She has over 20 years of experience working with children, upholding the tradition of Montessori education.

Founding Board Members – USA

Bernadine Anderson – Executive Director
Timothy Maloney – Chairman of the Board
Tracy Maloney – Community Relations
Mark E. Crone – Secretary
Tim Hickerson – Treasurer
BethAnn Johnson – Development

Executive Committee – USA

Marie Lim Josee Scheen
Susan Murphy Heather Singer
Anne Marie Piehl Negest Retta
Jennifer Sanford Carina Kieper

Founding Board Members – Sri Lanka

Bernadine Anderson
Anton Anderson
Arun Thapar
Liesl Nugara

Executive Committee – Sri Lanka

Mali Hatharasinghe Bernadette Ranchigoda
Tharanga Hettiarachchi Samantha de Alwis
Aindranee Ranmuthuga Ravindra Ranasinghe
Christopher Fernando  

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