Our Board

Next Board Meeting:  June 6, 2017 

Dr. Eshagh Shaoul,
Retired financial executive,
Chairman of the WWAC Board
Eshagh received a Ph.D. in International Political Economy from The George Washington University. For 32  years he directed financial institutions in Asia and Africa. Since retirement he has focused on composing music.He is building a “Temple of Love,” dedicated to all the world’s religious faiths.
Javed Chaudhri
Professor, Keene State College
Vice-Chairman of the WWAC Board
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Javed was a Founding Member of the Brattleboro Interfaith Initiative. He has traveled 4 continents on business, taught advertising, marketing, anthropology, and sociology

Rosalyn Shaoul
ESL Instructor
WWAC Treasurer and WebmasterPortrait for Web
Rosalyn has taught in international schools and colleges. She has a soft spot for IT and does web development for special people.

Renate Gebauer,
Professor of Environmental Studies
Keene State College

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Renate taught a Global Engagement course
on Nepal and studies environmental sustainability issues that affect that country.

Jerry Levy
Retired Professor of Sociology,
Jerry has been acting in and occasionally directing productions with various theater companies since 1975. He is beloved in
Brattleboro for his performances as Karl Marxin “Marx in Soho” and “The Third Coming: Marx Returns,” which he wrote as a sequel.
Lissa Weinmann
Vice President, Brattleboro Film Festival

Co-Owner, 118 Elliot
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Lissa is a writer and communications/
political consultant with diverse national and international public affairs experience. She and her husband, John Loggia, established 118 Eliot, Brattleboro’s innovative modular multi-purpose affordable arts space.
Karen J. S. Blanchard
Associate Professor and Chair

Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management
School for International Training
Karen Blanchard

A member of the SIT Graduate Institute faculty since 1988, Dr. Karen Blanchard developed and taught SIT Graduate Institute’s first course in conflict transformation. She has managed programs for the US Peace Corps and the Intergovernmental Organization for Migration in Switzerland and Eastern Europe, and has consulted for the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding on a project in Bosnia. She currently teaches courses in Muliticultural Teams and Intercultural Communication; Arts for Social Change; Gender and Human Rights; and  Journeys of Forgiveness at SIT Graduate Institute. Previously she coordinated a five year short-term training program for Southeast Asian development professionals
E. Paul Love
Esteemed and Valued
Honorary Member
WWAC Board

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Maggie Patari
Director of International Services
Marlboro College
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Maggie has worked in the field of international education at the middle school, high school, and college levels, as well as with life-long learners. An alum of SIT Graduate Institute, she currently directs internationalization efforts, study abroad promotion, and international student services at Marlboro College.

Thomas French
Doctor of Juridical Science


WWAC is pleased that veteran Board member Tom French has decided to rejoin us this year as he retires from his distinguished law practice, which was nearly as broad as the law itself. Beginning his legal career as a Staff Judge Advocate in the Air Force before settling in Brattleboro in 1966 and establishing his law firm in 1967, he has served clients throughout the world. As a result of his international work, Tom was selected by the U.S. State Department to be part of a team that assisted the Soviet Union in restructuring its legal and economic systems. He was engaged in both legal and economic development work in Russia for more than 12 years. In retirement he plans to do pro bono work representing veterans.

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