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. Members reside in 10 U.S. cities, including Washington, DC, and Canada. They are World Learning alumni and parents, staff, and friends of the organization.

  • Lawrence S. Cooley

    • Board Chair
    • Chair, Global Development & Exchange Committee
  • Allen B. Cutler

    • Vice Chair
    • Chair, Nominating & Assessment Committee
  • Lynne Maguire

    • Vice Chair
  • Paul Muther

    • Vice Chair
    • Chair, Finance & Budget Committee
  • Richard Adler

    • Chair, Investment Committee
  • Jenny Backus

    • Co-Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
  • Michael Clarfeld

    • Trustee
  • Lahcen Haddad

    • Trustee
  • Thomas Hiatt

    • Trustee
  • Richard Keim

    • Trustee
  • Lauren Landis

    • Trustee
  • Virginia Loeb

    • Chair, Advancement Committee
  • Cheryl Winter Lewy

    • Trustee
  • Charles MacCormack

    • Trustee
  • Laura Roos

    • Chair, Audit Committee
  • Emilie M. Ogden

    • Trustee
  • Michael Siegal

    • Trustee
  • Phyllis Watt Ingersoll

    • Trustee Emerita
  • 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 departments of the global development and exchange unit. They are based in Washington, DC, Vermont, and South Africa.

  • Carol Jenkins

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

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

    • Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
    • Senior Vice President, Finance
  • Lisa Rae

    • Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
    • General Counsel
  • Lisa Posner Olocco

    • Vice President, Global Programs
  • Joel Colony

    • Vice President, External Engagement & Advocacy
  • Sravani Ghosh-Robinson

    • Vice President, Business Development
  • Carleena Graham

    • Vice President, Human Resources & Administration

Global Advisory Council Members

  • Paige Alexander

    • Executive Director, European Cooperative for Rural Development
  • 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
  • Rye Barcott

    • Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Double Time Capital
  • Susan Barduhn

    • Professor Emerita, SIT
  • Fayezul Choudhury

    • Former CEO, International Federation of Accountants
  • Julius Coles

    • Director, Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership
  • Aicha Naomi Cooper

    • Research Associate, World Bank
  • 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
  • Grant Harris

    • CEO, Harris Africa Partners LLC
  • 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
  • Rajesh Misra

    • Principal, KPMG LLP
  • 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

    • Executive Director, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)
  • 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.)