Academic Advancement Advisory Board

  • Gayatri Sethi, PhD – Global Learning Specialist
  • Becky Spritz, PhD  – Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of University Honors Program, Roger Williams University
  • Melanie Hilderbrandt, PhD – Assistant Professor, Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Jes Friedricks, MSW, MPA – Assistant Professor, Social Work, Carlow University
  • Jen Kapral – Dean of Instruction at Houston Academy for International Studies
  • Ryan Jensema – History Teacher, Trinity Christian School

Alumni Advisory Board

  • Ryan Gayman – Founder and Director, CitzenCity, Pittsburgh, PA (Navajo Nation, Ghana, Tanzania Alumnus)
  • Marvin and Martie Wachs – Volunteers/Retired, Joplin MO (Bolivia Alumnus)
  • Cassandra Chaire – Business Development / Knowledge Management Associate, Plan International. Washington DC (Jamaica Alumnus)
  • Medina Jackson, MSW – Community Outreach Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh – Office of Child Development Pittsburgh (Jamaica Alumnus)
  • Rhiannon Tomtishen – Marketing Intern, Beijing Wushuang Technology Inc (AnG). Stanford, CA (Ghana and Tanzania Alumnus)
  • Caitlin Thistle, MAID – Technical Advisor I, USAID. Washington DC (Tanzania Alumnus)
  • David Atkinson – Management Consultant, Accenture Detroit, MI (Ghana Alumnus)
  • Melissa Cuddy – Consultant, Deloitte Consulting Pittsburgh, PA (Northern Ireland Alumnus)

Community Partnerships Advisory Board:

  • Brian McKee – Director, Seedlings Pastoral Services, Northern Ireland
  • Terri Baltimore – Director of Community Engagement, Hill House Association, Pittsburgh USA
  • J. Eric Mathis – Founder and Director, The Jobs Project, Williamson, WV
  • Eric Lassahn – Director, Community Service Learning, Willamette University, Oregon
  • Matthias Brown – Community Leader and Amizade Site Director, Jamaica
  • Paola Prado – Assistant Professor, Journalism and Digital Media, Roger Williams University
  • Celeta Hickman – Artist/Designer, Pittsburgh USA

Education Partnerships Advisory Board

  • Noam Bentov, Towson – Executive Director, Hillel Towson University
  • Vanessa Candrell – Faculty-Led Program Coordinator, West Virginia University – Office of International Programs.
  • Christy Knable – Teacher, Sewickley Academy
  • Erin Olsen – Assistant Director, Service, Leadership and Community Engagement, University of Wyoming
  • Lauren Blume – Student Life Coordinator, Penn State University at New Kensington

Young Professionals Board

  • Emily Cowan – Clinical Pharmacist at Delta Care RX, Doctorate of Pharmacy
  • Rebecca Gailey – Senior Program Officer – US Department of State, Office of Global Educational Programs,Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, Bachelor of Journalism
  • Ayita Verna – Full time medical student at West Virginia University, MD
  • David Nataren – MPA candidate at Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, Master in Public Administration