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IWA Leadership


Doe Thornburg, Founder and Chief International Development Officer
Sevil Kutay, President
Margo Bennett, Past President and Treasurer

Jill Brennan, Vice President and Director for Development-Internal

Ethel Gofen, Secretary

Joan Myers, Director for Administration

Valerie Skarbek, Co-Director for Communications & Strategic Marketing

Maria Pakulova, Co-Director for Communications & Strategic Marketing

Jacqueline Brennan, Director for Community Service
Jacqueline Mitchell-Loeffler,  Director for Cultural, Language and Activity Programs
Adrienne Traisman, Director for Development-External

Jackie Knight, Co-Director for Membership Engagement

Rebecca Warnander,  Co-Director for Membership Engagement
Nila Bayvas, Co-Director for Membership

Marcia Ockleshaw, Co-Director for Membership

Susan Hanes-Leonard, Director for Nominating Committee
Gay-Young Cho, Co-Director for Philanthropy
Marian Jacobson,  Co-Director for Philanthropy
Sheila Chin, Member at Large
Suzanne McCormick, Member at Large
Elise Renwick,  Member at Large


The past presidents exemplify IWA’s global diversity:
Doe Thornburg, 1978-1987 (U.S.A.)
Ruth Ann Quinn, 1987-1988 (U.S.A.)
Helen Padberg, 1988-1991 (U.S.A.)
Beverly Valentine, 1991-1993 (Jamaica/Canada)
Suzanne McCormick, 1993-1995 (Italy)
Elena Philips, 1995-1997 (Italy)
Sally Park, 1997-1998 (U.S.A.)
Rose-Marie Provo Kluit, 1998-2000 (The Netherlands)
A. Susana Ugarte, 2000-2001 (Argentina)
Sonia Aladjem,2001-2002 (Uruguay)
Nancy Knapp, 2002-2004 (U.S.A.)
Yoko Mosher, 2004-2005 (Japan)
Lynnette Gaza, 2005-2007 (Australia)
D. Clancy, 2007-2009 (U.S.A.)
Sharon Barton, 2009-2010 (U.S.A.)
Ana Manglano, 2010-2011 (Colombia/Spain)
Gay-Young Cho, 2011-2013 (Korea)
Margo Bennett 2013-2015 (UK)

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