Our Team

2020 A Year Without War was initially created and developed by Prof. Joseph White and a group of student volunteers at Santa Barbara City College. 2020 AYWW has since grown to include SBCC alumni as well as faculty and members of the greater Santa Barbara Community. 2020 AYWW continues growing and now as a global social movement is dependent upon a team with a highly diverse set of talents and skills. Presently, we have satellite communities growing along with global volunteers. AYWW continues to need representation and visionaries from around the world. If you are interested in joining the 2020 AYWW Team, please contact@awwy.org

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Joe White

Executive Director

Prof. Joseph White is the Founder, and Executive Director of 2020 A Year Without War, and Chair of the Board of Directors.

Professor White has served as the Chair of the Dept. of Philosophy at Santa Barbara City College as well as a visiting lecturer at other colleges and universities. He was most recently nominated as United States Professor of the Year. He has also been selected as the SBCC Faculty Lecturer of the Year. He has worked as a screen/television writer represented by the Lenhoff & Lenhoff Agency, LA.

Professor White has Baccalaureate Degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. He also has an M. A. degree in Philosophy from the University of Calgary and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Rupe Foundation, Santa Barbara City-wide Humanities Committee, as the Executive Director of the Center for   Philosophical Education, and Editor ofthe   International Undergraduate Journal, STOA along with coaching a number of his kids sports  teams. He presently also serves as Ambassador for Flying Goat winery.                        

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Brooks Reynolds

Chief Executive Officer

Brooks Reynolds is Chief Executive Officer, and President for 2020 A Year Without War. He is also a member of the non-profit foundations Operating and Executive Committees.

Prior to joining A Year Without War in 2015, Reynolds was Executive Vice President for JP Morgan Chase in the Consumer Finance Division from 2006 to 2010. He also was Senior Vice President for CITI Group in the Risk Management Department as well as holding many Senior level positions throughout the organization from 1994 to 2006.

Mr. Reynolds holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara, and also attended Marquette University for additional continuing education in business analysis in 1996. A native Californian, Reynolds has coached for Little League and worked as a volunteer with the United Way, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Special Olympics. 

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Dulcie Sinn

Fundraising Director

Fundraising Director Dulcie is the Co-founder and fund raising coordinator for 2020 AYWW, and hopes to make a difference in the lives of children around the world. Dulcie enjoys empowering others to step into leadership positions, build community collaborations, and find their voices in causes that support opportunity, education, and respect. In the past 40 years, Dulcie has worked for small businesses, UCSB, the City of Lompoc, and numerous non-profits.


Sofia Silva

Social Media and Communications Director

Sofia Silva is a student at the University of California Santa Barbara with a double major in political science and environmental studies. She plans to work for NGO's after finishing environmental law school. Sofia became involved with 2020 AYWW after receiving a philosophy internship with Director Joe White. Sofia works with satellite community fundraising, the college clubs, fundraising and public outreach. Sofia was part of the delegation that attended the International Day of Peace at the UN in New York. 


Lorenzo Marchetti

Italian Ambassador 

Lorenzo Marchetti is an Honor student at Santa Barbara City College studying Global Studies. He is planning to transfer to George Washington University from September 2017. After graduating school he is hoping to start the diplomatic career, focusing on conflict resolution.

He became involved with 2020 A Year Without War after meeting, Professor Joseph White. Since he joined the organization, his main focus for the organization has been developing the global network, managing the students’ community, and coordinating fundraising events.

Currently he is the International Ambassador and the Executive Coordinator of the Students program for 2020 A Year Without War. He is also the President of  the chapter of the organization in Italy, 2020 A Year Without War Italia.