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IWA Leadership


Ying Hirsh, President

Catherine Sinegal, Immediate Past President and Director for Philanthropy

Jeanmarie Hagedorn, Treasurer

Laurie Ashcraft, Secretary

Susan Hanes-Leonard, Director for Development

Dell Harmsen, Director for Member Engagement

Ria Rörich, Director for Membership

Margo Binay, Director for Nominations

Nicola Crowe, Co-Director for Programs

Gabriela Martin, Co-Director for Programs

Elizabeth Jia, Director for Publications

Nila Bayvas, Member at Large

Barbara, Calabrese, Member at Large

Sharon Campbell, Member at Large

Vi Nelson, Member at Large

Airr Ruangtap, Member at Large

Previous Board Photos:


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/Montenegro)

Catherine Sinegal 2021-2023 (USA)

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