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Evelyn Hanneman


Finance Manager


Evelyn Hanneman has been with BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz since 1999, and in September, 2007, was named Operations Coordinator. She has previously served as BPFNA's Business Manager, Restorative Justice Program Director, Operations Director, Interim Coordinating Director, and Summer Conference Manager. In 2015, Evelyn retired from full-time work and now holds a contract position with the organization as Finance Manager.

Evelyn, a native of Rochester, NY who has lived in Boston, MA, Waterbury, CT, and Portland, ME, has worked as a television production engineer, social worker, interviewer for the National Crime Victims' Survey, administrative assistant, Christian Education director and Associate Director of the Maine Council of Churches.


Evelyn graduated from the State University College at Geneseo, NY with a degree in Liberal Arts English. She has an M.A. degree in Urban Studies from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. She also studied for two years at Andover Newton Theological School outside of Boston.

Major Areas of Interest

With a life-long concern for justice, Evelyn's major interest is in educating people on issues of peace with justice and helping them seek ways to relate them to their own lives.

Other interests include reading, hand work, walking, semi-wilderness camping, and enjoying the (usually) sunny weather in the south.


Writer and editor of Focus on Criminal Justice: a Look at Maine's Criminal Justice System,quarterly newsletter published by Maine Council of Churches. 1994-1995.

Writer and editor of Kaleidoscope of Justice: Highlighting Restorative Justice in Maine,quarterly subscription newsletter published by Maine Council of Churches. Jan. 1996 - Sept. 1998.

"Giving Kids a Jump-Start" and "Maine's Juvenile Justice System in Flux," in Common Ground: The Newspaper of the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors,edited by Julie Sweeney-Springwater. Boston, MA. November 1997.

"Criminal Justice Policy Strategies for Maine" (with Craig McEwen), in Maine Policy Review,edited by Steve Ballard. Orono, ME: Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy. December 1996, pp. 53-65.

Writer and editor of Kaleidoscope of Justice: Highlighting Restorative Juvenile Justice,quarterly newsletter published by the Balanced and Restorative Justice Project, Orlando, FL, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC. June 1999-2004.

Through the Year: A Peacemaker's Journal (with Daniel Buttry).


  • 1998 - Maine Initiatives' Social Landscape Artist Award for criminal justice work
  • 1998 - Volunteers of America Northern New England's Star Award for criminal justice work
  • 1998 - Maine Department of Corrections, recognition for service to Maine's prison population

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