Domus Pacis Family Respite

Domus Pacis is committed to bringing patients and families together when most needed... to gives individuals an opportunity to share their talents and treasure in very personal ways. We encourage you to make recurring gifts of any amount, joining our Monthly Donations bring Years of Smiles Club.

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Ken Maldonado, Executive Director
Start Date: 2020

Ken Maldonado serves as Executive Director of Domus Pacis. Born and raised in New Mexico, he relocated to the East Coast to attend the University of Rochester (NY). He started his career in non-profit administration while in Rochester, serving as a development officer with Neighborhood Housing Services, Hillside Children's Center and Community Health Network. In 1992, he moved to NYC to work in fundraising and special event production.

In 2001, he founded Zia Artists, a management and booking agency for dance artists, which expanded in 2003 to include Gotham Arts Exchange, a non-profit arts organization that provided administrative, management, fundraising, insurance, booking and fiscal sponsorship services for individual dance artists and dance companies. Through Gotham Arts Exchange he began producing and launched a number of annual dance festivals at various venues across NYC and the US. In 2014, after the untimely death of his brother and his mother nine weeks later, he decided to move back west to be closer to family.

First settling back here in the state in the San Luis Valley, he eventually ended up in Boise working for the first time in the for-profit world. Three years later, he knew that he needed to be back in the non-profit world, working for an organization that would feed his soul. Work that actually made a difference in people's lives. As luck would have it, he soon found himself halfway around the world, in Israel, having dinner in a hotel restaurant in Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee, when a couple walked up, introduced themselves and sat down at the table. Their names were Duck and Vince White-Petteruti, the founders of Domus Pacis. The rest is history.

Marylouise White-Petteruti, Founder
Start Date: 2008

Marylouise White-Petteruti (aka Duck) leads the Domus Pacis Family Respite team as CEO/Founder. She has degrees in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois and focused on marketing and quantitative analysis while earning an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Prior to "retiring", Marylouise honed her technical skill during short stints at Alberto-Culver and Motorola. A 25-year career at the Leo Burnett Company exposed Duck to the "best bar none" of professional colleagues and the constant challenge to reach higher and higher; culminating in achieving the position of Senior Vice President, with responsibility for Starcom's global strategic information management.

Steeled by exceptional parents and influenced by a strong Dominican education, Duck knew deep within her soul the expertise and financial stability gained from a formidable corporate career needed to be applied to a significant corporal endeavor - the family respite program inspiration. Hence, she developed Domus Pacis Family Respite from an idea in 2001 - through strategic planning, incorporation, network creation, launch and continued outreach. With the constant support of Vince, her husband of 40-plus years, Duck feels the journey has truly been a blessed one.

Duck is one of six siblings, proud mom to two thirty-something blessings and Nana to three energetic grandsons. When her joints allow, she and Vince seek to canoe on lakes and rivers, and hike through forests that renew the soul, rest the mind and bring smiles to their tired faces.


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