Who We Are

Meet Our Board

Dr. Joyce M. Davis

President & CEO

PennLive Outreach & Opinion Editor

Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh

Vice President

Professor - Harrisburg University

Eliz Nestorov


Lindsay Bowman


Dr. Chris Dolan

Professor, Lebanon Valley College

Kalpana Doppalapudi

Founder, Powerwomen Inc.

Dr. Oralia Garcia Dominic

PennState Hershey Medical School

Guerline L. Laurore

Attorney, PA Human Relations Commission

Link Martin

Temple University Harrisburg

Uday Shrikantia

International Business & Marketing Consultant

Dr. Kay White

Director, Governor's Schools (Ret.)

Jesse Waters

Elizabethtown College

Russell M. Goodman

New Branches Ministry

Nathaniel Gadsden

UPMC Chaplain

Pat Gadsden

President, Life Esteem, Inc.

Hagir Elsheikh

HSE Staffing Agency & Tomorrow's Smile Inc.

Dr. Renu Joshi

Endocrinologist, UPMC

Dr. William Harner

Former acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Former Superintendent Cumberland Valley & Quakertown Schools

Dr. Najiba Benabess

Dean of the School of Business, Elizabethtown College


Michelle Angert

Director of Programs

Dena Jangdhari

Development Director

Board of Directors Emeriti

Dr. Gaylen Bradley

Hershey Medical School (Ret.)

Harry White

Attorney (Ret.)

President's Advisory Council

Ambassador John Craig

Senior Fellow Mediterranean Basin, Middle East, and Gulf Initiative

Romeo Azondekon

Central Penn College

Ambassador Level Members

  • Lindsay Bowman
  • Joyce M. Davis
  • Dr. Oralia Dominic
  • Hagir Elsheikh
  • Russell Goodman
  • Dr. Renu Joshi
  • Guerline Laurore
  • Link Martin
  • Eliz Nestorov
  • Sait Onal
  • Dr. Shirley Warshaw
  • Dr. Kathleen White

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