AFS Offices Around The World
AFS Intercultural Programs is an international network of member organizations, often referred to as AFS Partners.
In addition to the many donors recognized below who provided support for AFS Intercultural Programs during 2014, thousands of individuals, schools, and many other organizations and institutions who number too many to list here have also made valuable contributions. AFS wishes to express its sincere appreciation to all of them.
AFS Network Finances
AFS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Christian Werle (Chair) Vienna, Austria, Founding Partner, ConnexxionS Ltd.
Dr. Vishakha N. Desai (Vice Chair) New York, USA, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University, Senior Research Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs, President Emerita of the Asia Society
Sibyl Anwander Basel, Switzerland, Head of Economics and Environmental Monitoring Division, Federal Office for the Environment
J. Brian Atwood Massachusetts, USA, Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute, Brown University, Former Dean & Chair of Global Studies at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Professor Emeritus, Non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution
Maureen Erasmus London, United Kingdom, Advisory Partner, Bain & Company
Amalie Ferdinand Copenhagen, Denmark, Consultant, Organization of Public Employees, Denmark
Elisabeth Hardt Brussels, Belgium and Florence, Italy, Freelance Consultant
Dede Huang Hong Kong, S.A.R., Director of Development, Chinese International School
Marco Magnani Massachusetts, USA and Milan, Italy, Professor of Monetary and Financial Economics at LUISS University, Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
William (Bill) Meserve Massachusetts, USA, Retired Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Don Mohanlal New York and Maryland, USA, President and CEO, Synergos Vice Chairman, Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation, New Delhi, India
Vincenzo Morlini (ex officio) New York, USA, President & CEO, AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.
Ernesto Rey Moreno Bogotá, Colombia, Founder & CEO, Empresas REYMORENO
Reg Smith Melbourne, Australia, Business Consultant, ER Solutions Pty Ltd
Ragnar Thorvardarson Reykjavik, Iceland, Trade Advisor, UK Trade & Investment, British Embassy in Iceland
AFS gratefully acknowledges the contributions made by the following Trustee, who recently completed his service:
Guillermo Barquero Chacón San José, Costa Rica, Comptroller General's Adviser Superior Audit Institution of Costa Rica, President of Costa Rican Fulbright Association
Ward Chamberlin, Jr.* Massachusetts, USA, Vice President & Managing Director, Channel Thirteen/WNET, New York. President, Chamberlin Associates (retired)
Richard M. Hunt* Massachusetts, USA, The University Marshal, Harvard University (retired)
Sachiye Kuwamoto California, USA, Regional Director Japanese-American Citizens League, California (retired)
Edwin R. Masback, Jr.* New York, USA, President, Masback Hardware Company (retired)
*World War II American Field Service ambulance driver
AFS Partner Director Representatives (Non-Voting)
Simone Caporali Partner Director, AFS Italy
Jorge Castro Partner Director, AFS USA
Sherifa Fayez Partner Director, AFS Egypt
Andreza Martins Partner Director, AFS Brazil
Marit Grønskei Partner Director, AFS Norway
Pablo Viñas Partner Director, AFS Dominican Republic
AFS gratefully acknowledges the contributions made by the following Partner Director Representatives who recently completed their service:
Yuzo Takada Partner Director, AFS Japan
AFS Executive Team
Vincenzo Morlini President & Chief Executive Officer
Urs-Rainer von Arx Vice President, Chief Operations & Financial Officer
Christine Leimgruber Chief Program & Risk Management Officer
Melissa Liles Chief Education Officer
Lucas Welter Chief Organization Development Officer
AFS Educational Advisory Council
Melissa Liles (Chair) New York, USA Chief Education Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.
Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D. Oregon, USA and Milan, Italy, Executive Director, The Intercultural Development Research Institute
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bolten Jena, Germany, Professor of Intercultural Business Communication, Universität Jena
Dr. Darla Deardorff North Carolina, USA, Executive Director Association of International Education Administrators and Research Scholar Program in Education, Duke University
Dr. Gunther Dietz Veracruz, Mexico, Secretary General, International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) and Director & Research Professor in Intercultural Education, Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto de Investigaciones en Educación
Bruce La Brack, Ph.D. California, USA, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and International Studies, School of International Studies, University of the Pacific
Dr. Roberto Ruffino Colle di val d’Elsa, Italy, Secretary General, Fondazione Intercultura
Kumiko Torikai, Ph.D. Tokyo, Japan, Professor, Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University
Michael (Mick) Vande Berg, Ph.D. Maine, USA, Principal, MVB Associates
Professor Nagesh Rao Ahmedabad, India, President & Director, MICA Institute of Strategic Marketing and Communication
AFS enables people to act as responsible, global citizens working for peace and understanding in a diverse world. It acknowledges that peace is a dynamic concept threatened by injustice, inequity, and intolerance.
AFS seeks to affirm faith in the dignity and worth of every human being and of all nations and cultures. It encourages respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without distinction as to race, sex, language, religion or social status.
AFS activities are based on our core values of dignity, respect for differences, harmony, sensitivity, and tolerance.