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

Former Executive Director and CEO
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Washington, DC

Darryl Chappell

Secretary of the Board

President & Chairman
Darryl Chappell Foundation
Montevideo, Uruguay

Rob Varenik

Treasurer of the Board

Director of Programs
Open Society Justice Initiative
New York, 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

George Withers

Former U.S. Congressional Staff,
Washington, DC

Dr. Helena Ribe

Former Manager, World Bank
Washington, DC

John Dinges

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

Juan Gonzalez

Associate Vice President
The Cohen Group
Washington, DC

Leonor Blum

Executive Director,
Adelante Latina
Baltimore, MD

Matt Clausen

Washington Office on Latin America
Washington, DC

Mariano Aguirre

Senior Advisor on Peacebuilding
Office of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations
Bogotá, Colombia

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

Steven Bennett

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