Board & Advisory Councils

Xenia Chevez, Regional Vice Chair, Latin America & the Caribbean;
and Working Group Co-Chair, Redefining Project Partnerships
Founder, CEPROSI, Nindiri, NICARAGUA

Joseph F. Cistone, CEO, ex-officio
Mount Desert, Maine, USA

Mary (Mickey) Clarke, Secretary
Washington University (retired), Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Priscilla D’Costa, SND, Regional Vice Chair, South Asia
Sisters of Notre Dame, Mangalore Taluk, INDIA

Margie Hojara-Hadsell, Working Group Chair, General Assembly & Strategic Planning
Program Director, United Way of Southwest Michigan, Niles, Michigan, USA

James E. Kamphoefner, Immediate Past Chair
Bank of America (retired), San Rafael, California, USA

James P. Keane, Chair
Principal, St. Joseph High School, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

J Clinton McCann, Working Group Chair, Education & Community Outreach
Professor, Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Missouri, USA

Garnett R. Meador, Treasurer
Garnett R. Meador Law Firm, Gates Mills, Ohio, USA

Rodrigo de Castro Amede Peret, OFM, Working Group Co-Chair,
Redefining Project Partnerships
Franciscan Brother and Civil Engineer, Uberlandia, BRASIL

Paul Bente*
Community Volunteer, Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA

Carol Findling
Community Volunteer (retired), Carol Stream, Illinois, USA

Sammy Mayer
IPM Co-Foundress & Community Volunteer (retired), Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Paul H. Strege*
IPM Co-Founder, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

David Westcott*
Community Volunteer, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

*deceased

Tony Dowell
United Nations World Food Programme (retired), Rome, ITALY

Nadine Hopwood Feighan
Community Volunteer, Lakewood, Ohio, USA

Ana Greig
Maryknoll Lay Missioner, Programma de Soya San Ramon, Mejicanos, EL SALVADOR

Doug Horner
Saint Paul’s Community Church, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Sharon E. Milligan
CWRU – Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Caroline Mills
Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming, USA

Flo Saeger
Community Volunteer (retired), Webster Groves, Missouri, USA

Zoraida Soza Sanchez
Mujer y Communidad, Managua, NICARAGUA

Hina Shah
International Centre for Entrepreneurship & Career Development, Ahmedabad, INDIA

IPM’s Advisory Councils provide crucial support to IPM in some of our key Regions around the world. For more information, or to join one of these groups, contact: Ilze Fender (Tel: +1.216.932.4082 or email at ifender@ipmconnect.org)

Latin America & Caribbean Advisory Council
The Latin America & Caribbean Advisory Council meets in San Salvador, El Salvador and works to support our Board and Staff in developing IPM’s efforts in the Region.

Metropolitan St. Louis Advisory Council
In the city of IPM’s Founding, the Metropolitan St. Louis Advisory Council provides critical support to IPM in maintaining our connection with community groups throughout the Metropolitan St . Louis Region. Additionally, the Council provides advice and insight as IPM seeks to grow its programs while remaining consistent to our founding mission and vision.

New England Advisory Council
As IPM grows its presence in the Northeastern part of the United States, the Maine & New England Advisory Council is working to build IPM’s reputation in this part of the country. The Council is developing donor engagement through promoting the Immersion Experience Program and other IPM activities and events.

Northeast Ohio Advisory Council
IPM’s Northeast Ohio Advisory Council brings together community leaders in the neighborhoods surrounding our International Headquarters Office. The group works to increase IPM’s visibility in the community by hosting special events and international visitors, and provides support in expansion of our programs throughout Northeast Ohio and across the globe.

Sub Saharan Africa Advisory Council
The Sub Saharan Africa Advisory Council meets in Nairobi, Kenya , and works with our Board and Staff to effectively manage and grow IPM’s work in Sub Saharan Africa. Community leaders gather and offer advice on topics ranging from fundraising, to safety on Immersion Experiences, to opportunities for increased engagement with our Project Partners.

Xenia Chevez, Regional Vice Chair, Latin America & the Caribbean;
and Working Group Co-Chair, Redefining Project Partnerships
Founder, CEPROSI, Nindiri, NICARAGUA

Joseph F. Cistone, CEO, ex-officio
Mount Desert, Maine, USA

Mary (Mickey) Clarke, Secretary
Washington University (retired), Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Priscilla D’Costa, SND, Regional Vice Chair, South Asia
Sisters of Notre Dame, Mangalore Taluk, INDIA

Margie Hojara-Hadsell, Working Group Chair, General Assembly & Strategic Planning
Program Director, United Way of Southwest Michigan, Niles, Michigan, USA

James E. Kamphoefner, Immediate Past Chair
Bank of America (retired), San Rafael, California, USA

James P. Keane, Chair
Principal, St. Joseph High School, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

J Clinton McCann, Working Group Chair, Education & Community Outreach
Professor, Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Missouri, USA

Garnett R. Meador, Treasurer
Garnett R. Meador Law Firm, Gates Mills, Ohio, USA

Rodrigo de Castro Amede Peret, OFM, Working Group Co-Chair,
Redefining Project Partnerships
Franciscan Brother and Civil Engineer, Uberlandia, BRASIL

Paul Bente*
Community Volunteer, Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA

Carol Findling
Community Volunteer (retired), Carol Stream, Illinois, USA

Sammy Mayer
IPM Co-Foundress & Community Volunteer (retired), Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Paul H. Strege*
IPM Co-Founder, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

David Westcott*
Community Volunteer, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

*deceased

Tony Dowell
United Nations World Food Programme (retired), Rome, ITALY

Nadine Hopwood Feighan
Community Volunteer, Lakewood, Ohio, USA

Ana Greig
Maryknoll Lay Missioner, Programma de Soya San Ramon, Mejicanos, EL SALVADOR

Doug Horner
Saint Paul’s Community Church, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Sharon E. Milligan
CWRU – Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Caroline Mills
Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming, USA

Flo Saeger
Community Volunteer (retired), Webster Groves, Missouri, USA

Zoraida Soza Sanchez
Mujer y Communidad, Managua, NICARAGUA

Hina Shah
International Centre for Entrepreneurship & Career Development, Ahmedabad, INDIA

IPM’s Advisory Councils provide crucial support to IPM in some of our key Regions around the world. For more information, or to join one of these groups, contact: Ilze Fender (Tel: +1.216.932.4082 or email at ifender@ipmconnect.org)

Latin America & Caribbean Advisory Council
The Latin America & Caribbean Advisory Council meets in San Salvador, El Salvador and works to support our Board and Staff in developing IPM’s efforts in the Region.

Metropolitan St. Louis Advisory Council
In the city of IPM’s Founding, the Metropolitan St. Louis Advisory Council provides critical support to IPM in maintaining our connection with community groups throughout the Metropolitan St . Louis Region. Additionally, the Council provides advice and insight as IPM seeks to grow its programs while remaining consistent to our founding mission and vision.

New England Advisory Council
As IPM grows its presence in the Northeastern part of the United States, the Maine & New England Advisory Council is working to build IPM’s reputation in this part of the country. The Council is developing donor engagement through promoting the Immersion Experience Program and other IPM activities and events.

Northeast Ohio Advisory Council
IPM’s Northeast Ohio Advisory Council brings together community leaders in the neighborhoods surrounding our International Headquarters Office. The group works to increase IPM’s visibility in the community by hosting special events and international visitors, and provides support in expansion of our programs throughout Northeast Ohio and across the globe.

Sub Saharan Africa Advisory Council
The Sub Saharan Africa Advisory Council meets in Nairobi, Kenya , and works with our Board and Staff to effectively manage and grow IPM’s work in Sub Saharan Africa. Community leaders gather and offer advice on topics ranging from fundraising, to safety on Immersion Experiences, to opportunities for increased engagement with our Project Partners.