WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Board of Directors

Nancy Belden

Chair of the Board

Belden Russonello Strategists LLC
Washington, DC

Marlene Johnson

Vice Chair of the Board

CEO Emerita
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Washington, DC

John Dinges

Secretary of the Board

Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor of Journalism Emeritus Columbia University
Washington, DC

Steven Bennett

Treasurer of the Board

Senior Vice President for Academic Operations
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Cheryl Morden

Former Deputy Director for Partnership and Resource Mobilization
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Takoma Park, MD

Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz

Director of the Mexico and Central America Program, CEJIL
San José, Costa Rica

Dr. Cynthia McClintock

Department of Political Science
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Dr. Helena Ribe

Former Manager, World Bank
Washington, DC

Juan Gonzalez

Senior Fellow
Penn Biden Center for Global Diplomacy and Global Engagement
Washington, DC

Geoff Thale

Washington Office on Latin America
Washington, DC

Mariano Aguirre

Analyst on international politics. Former Advisor to the Office of the Resident Coordinator UN Colombia
Oslo, Norway

Patricia Weiss Fagen

Senior Fellow, Institute for International Migration
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Peggy Healy

Senior Vice President, International Programs
Covenant House
New York, NY

Sally O'Neill

Former Regional Manager in Latin America
In memoriam

Sandra Grossman

Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC
Bethesda, MD

Matt Balitsaris

Record Producer & Owner
Maggie’s Farm
Pipersville, PA

Juan Carlos Cappello

International Communications Consultant
New York, NY

Dr. Mary Ellsberg

Founding Director
Global Women's Institute at George Washington University
Washington, DC

Mauricio Silva

Former Director for Central America
Inter American Development Bank
Washington, DC

Ramón E. Daubón

Independent Consultant
Washington, DC

Lucy Conger

Partner, Green Tank Mexico
Senior Consultant
Sarasota, FL

Macarena Saez

Faculty Director
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Washington, DC

Dr. Philip Brenner

Emeritus Professor of International Relations and History
American University.
Washington, DC