Current Lisle Board Members

LISLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2015 – 2016

As of 12/15

 

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BIER, A. GAIL
Brooklyn, New York

Class of 2017

My international interests began in my youth in Seattle, expanded with studies in demography and research on migration in Spain teaching at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, collaborating with the Fulbright Commission, and advising scholars wanting to study in the U.S. Since then, I have assisted various universities (in Massachusetts, Ohio, Louisiana, Tennessee and Minnesota) to develop/administer international education programs. I currently enjoy the cultural diversity of Brooklyn, New York,  my cat,   big city culture as well as canoeing,  exploring, reading,  and friends.

 

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BRATTON, BARBARA
Operations Mgr
Leander TX
Class of 2017

In 1995, recently divorced and feeling sorry for myself, I was approached by Walt and Betty Ligon – family friends – to join the Board of an organization which would open up the world of travel and segue nicely with my desires to have an impact in the world. I joined the Board in 1996, traveled to Costa Rica on a Lisle program in 1998 and became President of the Board. I was elected Treasurer in 2001. The Lisle Office is located at my CPA office in Leander, Texas.

 

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BRAUSE, DIANNE
Sulphur Springs OH
Class of 2018

I began my relationship with Lisle in 1987 at the Rosebud Indian Reservation in SD, followed by units in Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, India, Pacific NW and Leader Training held at my “intentional community” in Oregon. I have been a Board Member since 1988 and been Editor of Interaction in more recent years. Lisle has made a tremendous impact in my life and even in my dissertation topic for my upcoming PhD with Wisdom University.

 

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BURKE, JAMES
Auburn WA
Class of 2016

I was introduced to Lisle through Bill Kinney during our Peace Corps service in Mali, West Africa. In 2006 I applied for a Lisle Seed Grant to give my new international non-profit a boost helping teachers and students with technology in Jamaica. I live in the Seattle area with my wife and youngest daughter, and I am a pre-engineering teacher for the Bellevue School District.

 

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FINDLEY, JON
Tempe AZ
Class of 2016

I have been involved with Lisle since 1964 when my sister suggested I go to a unit in Washington, DC. Since then, I have participated in more than ten units, and served on the Board of Directors and the Seed Grant Review Committee. Currently, I live in Arizona and am involved with environmental issues at all levels, including internationally.

 

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HAYNER, ANNE
Secretary
Notre Dame IN
Class of 2017

Since 1987 I have worked with international students and alumni of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Univ. of Notre Dame. My current project is to build a professional peace-building network among Kroc alumni. My academic studies have included languages, culture, religion and peace studies, and I have lived at various times in France, Germany, Israel and Ireland. My connection with Lisle is through my father, Norman Hayner, who was active in Lisle in the 1940s and ’50s and was influenced by Lisle philosophy his whole life.

 

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KACHUBA, JOHN
Cincinnati OH
Class of 2017

I am a writer, an author of five nonfiction books, a short story collection, and have a sixth coming in 2011. I hold advanced degrees in Creative Writing from Antioch and Ohio University and I teach at Ohio U. and the Gotham Writers Workshops. I frequently travel internationally with my wife, Mary Newman, and have taught at the U. of Malta, the National U. of Singapore, and will teach at Silpakorn U. in Thailand. I co-led two Lisle Costa Rican programs. I live in Cincinnati, OH. My Website is www.johnkachuba.com

 

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KINNEY BILL
Chicago, IL
President
Class of 2018

I am the grand-nephew of Uncle Si. I have served on the Lisle Board for about five years and have participated in and helped lead Lisle experiences in New York, Bali, India, Jamaica and Chicago. I live and work in Chicago, Illinois.

 

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KINNEY, MARK
Presque Isle MI
Executive Director
Class of 2017

I am professor emeritus of education at the University of Toledo. I have been a Lisle Board member since 1983, President in 1984, and Executive Director of Lisle shortly thereafter. I have led several Lisle Units including Bali, Japan, Mexico, Uganda, and the Lisle Elderhostel programs at the University of Toledo. My uncle and aunt, Si and Edna Baldwin, were the parents of Lisle.

 

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NEWMAN, MARY
Treasurer

Cincinnati OH
Class of 2016

I am the founder/president of Healthcare Environments, a company specializing in handling occupational safety and health issues for healthcare workers. I am a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service (inactive reserves) and have served on some USPHS missions, notably relief efforts in Texas after hurricane Ike. I have a PhD and am a Fulbright Fellow, with grants at the U. of Malta in 2007 and Silpakorn U. in Thailand in 2011. I participated in a Lisle Costa Rica program. John Kachuba and I live in Cincinnati.

 

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TILLMAN, MARTY
Washington DC
Class of 2017

I joined the Board in 1998 after a hiatus of about 15 years from the time I was a full-time Lisle employee for seven years. I started my Lisle work in 1976, led many programs in the U.S. and to India, visited over 200 campuses to recruit students, moved the work to Rockland Community College, and planned the 1983 conference/gathering at Cornell University on the theme, ‘A Wider World View’ which brought 300 people together. I have worked in the field of international education for 30 years.

Board of Directors

The Lisle board, according to the By-Laws serves as the governing body of Lisle. The By-Laws say:

Article Five

Board of Directors

  1. The Board of Directors shall consist of the persons named in the Certificate of Incorporation or their successors. The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than eleven nor more than thirty-six members so divided into classes that the terms, as nearly as possible of one third of them shall expire each year. At each Annual Meeting of the Corporation the precise number of Board members for the ensuing year shall be determined within these limits.
  2. The members of the Board of Directors shall enter upon the performance of their duties immediately following the Annual Meeting, and shall continue in office until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
  3. The Board of Directors shall have the power to fill, for the unexpired term, any vacancy occurring among its members or officers.
  4. At least 60 days prior to the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors shall name a Nominating Committee, which shall prepare and present to the Annual Meeting nominations of persons who shall succeed the Directors whose terms have expired.
  5. Five Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business of the corporation; and the action or vote of a majority of Directors present at any duly called meeting shall constitute the action of the Board.
  6. The Board of Directors shall have the power to appoint an Executive Committee as provided in Article Seven.
  7. The Board of Directors shall have general charge and supervision of the affairs and business of the corporation and shall exercise all rights, powers and privileges thereof, subject to the by-laws of the corporation. It shall have general charge of, and supervision over, all properties belonging to the corporation, and in its judgment and discretion may make proper investment thereof; and it may buy and sell property, real or personal.
  8. Each Director shall serve on at least one Board Committee.
  9. Directors are expected to adhere to Board policies regarding attendance and service on committees.

Article Six

Officers

At the first regular meeting of the Board of Directors following the Annual Meeting, the following officers shall be elected from the members of the Board of Directors.

  1. President, whose duty it shall be to call meetings of the Board as deemed necessary. Meetings shall usually be held three times a year but no less than two yearly. The President shall also call meetings upon a written request of one-third (1/3) of the members of the Board and shall preside at all meetings of the Board and at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation and perform such other duties as the Board shall from time to time direct.
  2. Vice-President , whose duty it shall be to perform the duties of the president in case of that person’s absence or incapacity, and also perform such other duties as the Board shall from time to time direct.
  3. Secretary, whose duty it shall be to record the minutes of all meetings of the Board, Annual Meeting, and Executive Committee and send proper notices of all such meetings.
  4. Treasurer, under the direction of the Board of Directors, shall be responsible for the funds of the corporation. The Treasurer or other persons designated by the Board of Directors shall disburse the funds of this corporation taking proper vouchers for such disbursements and shall make a complete and accurate report of the finances of this Corporation at each annual meeting of the corporation or at any time, upon request, to the Board of Directors.
  5. Executive Director

The Board of Directors shall have the power to designate one of its members, or any member of the Corporation, as Executive Director of the corporation who shall have the responsibility to manage and conduct the affairs of the Corporation, subject to the power of the Board of Directors; and whose duties shall be to coordinate the various activities and departments of the corporation. Salaries The officers, agents or employees of the Corporation shall receive such salary or compensation as may be determined by the Board of Directors, or the Executive Committee; and the fact that any officer, agent or employee is a Director shall not preclude these persons from receiving a salary or compensation, or from voting upon a resolution providing the same. Article Seven Executive Committee The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the officers of the Corporation and any other persons designated by the Board of Directors. The duties of the Executive Committee shall be to carry on the work of the Corporation during the period between meetings of the Board. The President shall have the duty of calling meetings of the Executive Committee as deemed necessary or as requested by the Board of Directors. Article Eight Committees The President shall have the power, immediately following the Annual Meeting, and after due consultation with the Executive Committee to name members for the following committees: A. Program B. Nominations and Board Development C. Publicity and Recruitment B. Finance C. Such other committees as the Board may deem necessary from time to time. After these committees have been appointed and constituted, they shall be responsible for their respective duties, and shall report to the Executive Committee and Board from time to time as the circumstances may require.

 

Board Meetings

The Lisle board usually meets twice each year. Once in the fall with the Annual Meeting sandwiched between Friday and Sunday meeting times, and once in the late winter/spring, usually in Chicago, IL, with Saturday and Sunday meeting times. Click here for information about the next board meeting. Click here for information about the next Annual Meeting.

 

Board Committees

  • Executive Committee

    Bill Kinney (chair), Mary Newman, Mark Kinney and Anne Hayner

  • Seed Grant Committee

    The whole board

  • Seed Fund Ranking Committee

    Anne Hayner(chair), Marty Tillman, Lori Bratton, James Burke

  • Finance

    Bill Kinney (chair), Mark Kinney, Mary Newman