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IWA Leadership


Catherine Sinegal, President

Jeanmarie Hagedorn, Treasurer

Laurie Ashcraft, Secretary

Roya Mehrnoosh, Director for Community Service

Nicola Crowe, Director for Culture, Language and Activity Programs

Susan Hanes-Leonard, Director for Development

Rina Magarici, Director for Marketing

Dell Harmsen, Director for Member Engagement

Ying Hirsh, Director forMembership

Margo Binay, Director for Nominating Committee

Elizabeth Jia, Director for Publications

Nila Bayvas, Immediate Past President

Barbara Calabrese,  Member at Large

Lucia Lee, Member at Large

Vi Nelson, Member at Large

Ana Lucia Pappas, Member at Large

Airr Ruangtap, Member at Large

December 7, 2022

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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)
Sevil Kutay 2015-2017 (Turkey)

Marian S.  Jacobson 2017-2019 (USA)

Nila Bayvas 2019-2021 (Turkey)

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