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IWA Leadership


Marian Jacobson, President
Sevil Kutay, Past President and Treasurer

Gay-Young Cho, Vice President and Director for Philanthropy

Virginia Bolen, Secretary

Laurie Ashcraft, Director for Administration

Wacharee Jamjun, Director for Community Service

Jacqueline Mitchell Loeffler,  Director for Cultural, Language and Activity Programs

Jill Brennan, Director for Development

Sue Heintz, Director for Marketing

Jackie Knight, Co-Director for Membership 

Barbara Calabrese, Co-Director for Membership

Margo Binay, Director for Nominating Committee

Karen AbuZayd, Member at Large

Katarina Andersson, Member at Large 

Sheila Chin, Member at Large

Ethel Gofen, Member at Large

Susan Hanes, Member at Large 

Elizabeth Jia, Member at Large 

Suzanne McCormick, Member at Large
Roya Mehrnoosh,  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)
Sevil Kutay 2015-2017 (Turkey)

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