|Meet the Board 2013-2015|
The Board of Directors - President, the three Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer are elected at the Biennial Conference and normally serve for a two-year period, as does the appointed Parliamentarian. The FAWCO Foundation President has been invited to participate in FAWCO Board discussions and meetings. There is a limit on the number of terms a board member may serve.
Emigrated from Vietnam at the age of 12, My-Linh Kunst (AWC Berlin) considers Washington DC her home. She obtained her BS in Management Information Systems and Finance from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School and an MBA from the Wharton School. After 18 years in management consulting, My-Linh is now a portrait photographer, her first book Beyond Borders: Portraits of American Women from around the World, featuring inspiring FAWCO women, was published in 2008 and the exhibition has been in Seoul, Berlin, Paris, and The Hague. My-Linh has held Board positions in several FAWCO clubs including being president of AIWC Cologne. My-Linh was 1st VP Communications on the FAWCO Board 2009-11 and President since March 2011. She has lived in 7 countries, speaks 5 languages, is married to her German husband Matthias and has two young sons, Manuel (10) and Marlow (7).
First Vice President
Monica Jubayli (AWA Dubai) graduated with a double major in History and Geography from the University of California, Davis. In 1972 she spent one year abroad at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon studying Ancient History and Archeology. Thirty-nine years later, she is still in the Middle East, having married a Lebanese graduate student in 1974. They have four adult children all over the globe. Monica earned a Masters in Education (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at the AUB and continued to teach throughout the years, from middle school to university. Since 2001 she has been teaching scuba diving and is an IANTD Instructor Trainer. She has been the President of AWC Lebanon and upon her move to Dubai, brought AWA Dubai back to FAWCO and has been serving as their FAWCO Rep.
Second Vice President
The 2nd VP is responsible for member clubs relationship management - she liaises with club presidents, club FAWCO reps and regional coordinators. She manages service offerings to our member clubs, such as expat issues and club workshops, publishes the monthly FAWCO electronic newsletter "News-in-Brief", and attends regional meetings. contact:
A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Sallie Chaballier (AAWE Paris) has lived in Paris for over 25 years. After earning a B.A. in Russian Studies from Yale University and an M.A. in Soviet Studies from Harvard University, she worked for many years as an analyst of Soviet politics for the research divisions of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich, Paris, and Washington. She and her French husband François-Marc have two sons, Benjamin and Alexander. Sallie has long been an active volunteer in the Anglophone community in Paris, above all with AAWE where she served in a number of roles, including President between 2008 and 2010. Sallie has been involved in FAWCO since 2007 as part of the Education Task Force, Finance Chair, member of the Archives for the Future Committee, member of the Resolutions and Recommendations Committee, and as 3rd VP from 2010 to 2011.
Third Vice President
Laurie Richardson (AWA Vienna) was born in Pittsburgh. She graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, then worked for an international development consulting firm in Washington, DC and on USAID-funded projects in Sri Lanka. Laurie also has experience as a development project manager in India and Pakistan. She received a Master's degree from the Yale School of Management, then lived in New York City and worked on a comprehensive study of corporate social responsibility and community engagement. While serving as Training Program Manager for the Corporation for National Service/AmeriCorps based in Washington, DC, she met her Austrian husband Friedrich. In 2006, the family, now including son Lucas, moved to Vienna. Laurie has been involved with AWA Vienna since 2007, first as co-editor of the book Living in Vienna, then as Vice President for Programs and finally President from 2010 – 2012. For FAWCO, she serves as UN NGO Rep in Vienna, and chaired the 2013 – 2015 Resolutions & Recommendations Committee.
The treasurer performs all of the club's financial duties which include collection of fees and other income-related items, disbursements for expenses, management of the budget, and monitoring and reporting of financial status to the Board and to all member clubs at FAWCO's annual general meeting. contact:
Diane Letner (AWC The Hague) was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the University of Nebraska, Diane earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and subsequently an MBA at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Married in 1974, Diane and her husband Lynn have two sons, Chance and Tyler. Diane has lived in several states but most recently Texas before moving to The Netherlands in 2008. For the past four years The Netherlands has been home to Diane and has given her the opportunity to travel and experience many new customs.
Diane has worked primarily in budgeting and accounting in both paid and volunteer positions. Soon after arriving in The Netherlands, she joined AWC The Hague and by June 2010 was actively involved as their Treasurer until 2011 and then, for the last two years, Diane has held the role of 3rd Vice President Finance for the club. She is a member of the Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Business Programs and has been an active member in her local community.
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