Board of Directors

Matthew Sandusky is an advocate, activist and public speaker for the issue of childhood sexual abuse. Mr. Sandusky dedicates his time, resources and personal experience as a survivor to being a leader for positive change.

Mr. Sandusky's passion for the human spirit has lead him to speak out about his own trauma and to be a voice for those suffering in silence. By starting Peaceful Hearts, Matt and Kim "hope to create a world where people come together and create a safe environment for all children, survivors and their loved ones."

Nikki DuBose is a former model, host, and actress turned writer, speaker and mental health advocate. She is a passionate dynamic voice in the mental health field and seeks to encourage others to develop a strong sense of their intrinsic value and self worth. Her writing is focused on encouraging others to overcome the deadly grip of mental health issues that affect millions. She draws firsthand experience from recovering from a long-standing battle with eating disorders, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addictions, and a wide range of mental health issues.

Nikki is pursuing her degree in Psychology with the hopes of one day obtaining her PhD.

Kim Gemmill is the co-founder of Peaceful Hearts Foundation. She has taken on the role of advocate for childhood sexual abuse awareness while working at Minitab Inc and being a proud mother.

After graduating from Penn State with a degree in psychology, Kim worked as a career development specialist for a local non-profit organization. She put her love for helping others to work there, assisting individuals with their employment and training needs.

For the past 15 years Kim has worked at Minitab Inc, where she has spent 7 years in sales and 8 years in management.

 "Working to create Peaceful Hearts is my way of making positive change in the world."​

Andrea Falzone, a staff psychologist at Penn State's Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), where she specializes in treating survivors of interpersonal trauma.  

Andrea earned a Master's of Science in Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania in psychological services and a Doctorate of Psychology in clinical and school psychology from James Madison University.  Andrea completed her internship and residency at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA, with a specialized focus on treating adolescents who had experienced complex trauma. 


Matthew Sandusky

Founder & Executive Director

Kim Gemmill

Co-Founder & Vice President

Nikki Dubose

Andrea Falzone, Psy.D.