Leadership

 
 

Executive Committee

This is a body of annually elected and appointed volunteers who make organizational decisions.

  • Linda Wildes, President (for the President’s bio, click here)

  • Nancy Regan, Vice President of Programs

  • Seyoung Thomas, Vice President for Cultural Exchanges

  • Beth Barnett, Corresponding Secretary

  • Lynne Shank, Treasurer

  • Ieva O’Rourke, Member-at-Large

  • Anita Rezazad, Member-at-Large

  • Riki Sheehan, Member-at-Large

  • Keiko Thurston, Member-at-Large

  • Elena Olson, Bylaws Chair

  • Claudia Thurber, Embassy Liaison Chair

  • Lexie Ellis, Nominating Chair

  • Adele Siegmund, Past President


Advisory Board

The THIS for Diplomats Advisory Board is composed of Past Presidents and invited non-volunteer members of the community. The non-volunteer Advisory Board members are as follows:

  • Lawrence Dunham, Chair

  • Deborah Dunham

  • Ambassador Kenton Keith

  • Shahin Mafi

  • Ambassador Capricia Marshall

  • Gail West



Past Presidents

  • Mary Gianoplus (1997 - 1998)

  • Cissy Anderson (1998 - 1999)

  • Magdalene Palumbo (1999 - 2000)

  • Connie Andre (2000)

  • Susan Rushton (2000 - 2001)

  • Jacquelyn Pickett (2001 - 2002)

  • Elena Olson (2002 - 2003)

  • Olivia Brown (2003 - 2004)

  • Marlene Futterman (2004 - 2005)

  • Susan Lee (2005 - 2007)

  • Bonita Williams (2007 - 2008)

  • Valeska Ellis (2008 - 2010)

  • Joan Keston (2010 - 2012)

  • Phyllis Kaplan (2012 - 2014)

  • Laurence Jarvik (2014 - 2015)

  • Elizabeth Klass (2015 - 2017)

  • Adele Siegmund (2017 - 2019)

  • Eleanor Israel (Founder)

  • Lillian Owen (1962 - 1967)

  • Petey McClintock (1967 - 1969)

  • Mary Louise Day (1969 - 1971)

  • Paula Jeffries (1971 - 1975)

  • Ruthanna Weber (1975 - 1977)

  • Anne Good (1977 - 1979)

  • Peggy Brown (1979 - 1981)

  • Joyce Bonin (1981 - 1982)

  • Polly LeFaivre (1982 - 1984)

  • Joy Vige (1984 - 1986)

  • Lee Murek (1986 - 1988)

  • Jean Wall (1988 - 1989)

  • Ellie Krone (1989 - 1990)

  • Evelyn Moore (1990 - 1992)

  • Marion Turner (1992 - 1994)

  • Sharon Spilhaus (1994 - 1996)

  • Shirley Gayner (1996 - 1997)