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IWA Leadership


Doe Thornburg, Founder and Chief International Development Officer
Marian Jacobson, President
Sevil Kutay, Immediate Past President and Treasurer

Jill Brennan, Vice President and Director for Development

Virginia Bolen, Secretary

Joan Myers, Director for Administration

Maria Pakulova, Co-Director for Communications & Strategic Marketing

Jacqueline Brennan, Director for Community Service
Jacqueline Mitchell Loeffler,  Director for Cultural, Language and Activity Programs

Jackie Knight, Director for Membership Engagement

Nila Bayvas, Director for Membership

Susan Hanes-Leonard, Director for Nominating Committee

Gay-Young Cho, Director for Philanthropy
Sheila Chin, Member at Large

Ethel Gofen, Member at Large

Wacharee Jamjun, 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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