About Us

Leadership

World Learning Inc. Board of Trustees

World Learning Inc.'s Board of Trustees represents The Experiment in International Living, School for International Training, and World Learning’s global development and exchange programs.

  • Lawrence S. Cooley

    • Vice Chair
  • Allen B. Cutler

    • Board Chair
  • Lynne Maguire

    • Trustee
    • Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee
  • Jenny Backus

    • Vice Chair
  • Jack Benson

    • Vice Chair
    • Chair, Finance Committee
  • Michael Clarfeld

    • Trustee
    • Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
  • Elizabeth Clay Roy

    • Trustee
    • Vice Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee
  • Aicha Naomi Cooper

    • Trustee
    • Vice Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
  • Dr. Mahesh Daas

    • Trustee
  • Lahcen Haddad

    • Trustee
  • Raimund Grube

    • Trustee
    • Chair, Advancement Committee
  • Sarah Ingersoll

    • Trustee
    • Vice Chair, Advancement Committee
  • Nicole Isaac

    • Trustee
  • Richard Keim

    • Trustee
  • Lauren Landis

    • Trustee
    • Chair, Global Development & Exchange Committee
  • Cheryl Winter Lewy

    • Trustee
  • Virginia Loeb

    • Trustee
  • Virgil Miller

    • Trustee
  • Rajesh Misra

    • Trustee
  • Roopali Phadke

    • Trustee
  • Laura Roos

    • Trustee
    • Chair, Audit & Risk Committee
  • Michael Siegal

    • Trustee
  • John Wanda

    • Trustee
    • Vice Chair, Finance Committee
  • Bisa Williams

    • Trustee
    • Vice Chair, Global Development & Exchange Committee
  • Rosamond Delori

    • Chair Emerita
  • Stephen Lowey

    • Chair Emeritus
  • Susan B. Plimpton

    • Chair Emerita
  • Bob Chase

    • Trustee Emeritus

World Learning Inc. Senior Leadership

World Learning Inc.’s senior leadership team oversees all three branches of the organization and is based around the world.

  • Carol Jenkins

    • Ex-Officio Trustee
    • CEO, World Learning Inc.
  • Dr. Sophia Howlett

    • President, School for International Training
  • Kote Lomidze, CPA

    • Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
    • Senior Vice President, Finance
  • Wagaye Johannes

    • Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer
  • L. Rae (she/her)

    • Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
    • General Counsel
  • Melissa Oppenheimer

    • Vice President, Global Programs
  • Sravani Ghosh-Robinson

    • Vice President, Business Development
  • Joel Colony

    • Vice President, External Engagement & Advocacy
  • Nara de Sa Guimaraes

    • Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Anne Brnger

    • Vice President, Human Resources
  • Jane Yates

    • Associate Vice President of Philanthropy
  • Tim Rivera

    • Senior Advisor, Innovation and Strategy

Global Advisory Council Members

  • Paige Alexander

    • Chief Executive Officer, The Carter Center
  • Dr. Alnaserbelh AlNaseri

    • Senior Researcher, Vold Vision
  • Amir Ben Ameur

    • CEO & Founder, WeYouth
  • Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

    • Executive Director & Co-Founder, ICAN
  • David D. Arnold

    • President, The Asia Foundation
  • Ami Aronson

    • Executive Director, Bernstein Family Foundation
  • Alexandra Arriaga

    • Managing Partner, Strategy for Humanity LLC
  • Susan Barduhn

    • Professor Emerita, SIT
  • Geri Critchley

    • Critchley & Associates
    • Founder, Rochester International Center
  • Fayezul Choudhury

    • Former CEO, International Federation of Accountants
  • Julius Coles

    • Director, Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership
  • Sarah Costa

    • Executive Director, Women's Refugee Commission (WRC)
  • Ambassador Elizabeth M. Cousens

    • President & CEO, United Nations Foundation
  • Dr. Alex Dehgan

    • CEO, Conservation X Labs
  • Jennifer Dulski

    • President, Change.org
  • Kathy Edersheim

    • President, Impactrics
  • Abby Falik

    • CEO & Founder, Global Citizen Year
  • Ali Gallagher

    • CEO & Founder, SCP Incorporated
  • Elizabeth Berry Gips

    • Executive Director, Kigutu International Academy
  • Tamara Gould

    • Executive Producer, ITVS' Co-productions and Strategic Partnerships
  • Ambassador Michael Guest

    • Senior Advisor & Founder, Council for Global Equality
  • Mark Hanis

    • Co-founder, Progressive Shopper
  • Ambassador Swanee Hunt

    • Founder, Hunt Alternatives Fund, Women Waging Peace, and Inclusive Security
  • Shamil Idriss

    • President & CEO, Search for Common Ground
  • Steven H. Kaplan

    • President, University of New Haven
  • Alexander Knapp

    • CEO & Founder, AKC Global Group
  • Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie

    • International Disability Rights Advocate & PhD Candidate, College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont
  • Carla Koppell

    • Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
  • Amy Logan

    • CEO & Founder, Inclusion Innovation
  • Kristin Lord

    • President & CEO, IREX
  • John Lucas

    • President & CEO, International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
  • Elisabeth McMorris

    • Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Philip T. von Mehren

    • Co-Chair, Venable’s Corporate Group
  • Ruth Messinger

    • President, American Jewish World Service
  • Jaime Montoya

    • Programmer, Cupón Club
  • Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

    • President, Forum for African Women Educationalists and Chairperson of the Africa Board
  • Allan Rock

    • President Emeritus & Professor in Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  • Rick Ruth

    • Retired Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Paul Sack

    • CEO & Founder, The RREEF
  • Dr. Chloe Schwenke

    • President, Center for Values in International Development
  • Shannon Service

    • Reporter and Filmmaker
  • Tara Sonenshine

    • Distinguished Fellow, The School of Media and Public Affairs
    • Senior Career Coach, Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University
  • James Suglia

    • National Sector Leader, Investment Management practice at KPMG, LLP
  • Dr. Michael O. Sutcliffe

    • Founding Partner, City Insight (Pty) Ltd
  • Susan Sygall

    • CEO & Co-Founder, Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
  • Bettina Wiedmann

    • Executive Director, The Experiment in International Living in Germany (Experiment e.V.)