Founders Committee

Over a period of eighteen months a dedicated group of women and men, worked purposefully and methodically to transform an idea into the reality that is today the Women’s International Study Center. In the early months, three individuals-Sallie Bingham, Susan Berk and Bonnie Hardwick-assisted with the initial creation of our center, but their schedules did not permit their continued participation.

Those recognized as the Founders of the Women’s International Study Center are:

Paul Halme

Paul is a graduate of UCLA and UC Hastings College of Law and an attorney who offices and lives in Solvang, California. His parents were friends with Consul Y. A. and Leonora Paloheimo since the 1940s. As a result, Paul knew the Paloheimos from the time he...

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Marilyn Mason PhD

Marilyn is an author, speaker and management consultant. An organizational psychologist, Marilyn specializes in executive leadership development and change management. A Dean with the Family Office Exchange Learning Academy and former faculty member of the...

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Linda Donnels

With a three decade career at George Washington University, Linda served in a variety of management positions culminating as Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. She has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous organizations including...

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Janet McKay

A graduate of Smith College, who obtained her J.D. from the University of New Mexico and has been practicing law for over thirty years. She is a partner in the respected law firm of Sommer, Udall, Sutin in Santa Fe. Over the years, Janet contributed her...

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Helena Ribe PhD

Helena is an international development economist and a retired senior executive from the World Bank. She holds a Masters and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. She has co-authored a book and is a frequent speaker. She is a non-profit director and...

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Gloria Zamora

Gloria retired after 31 years at Sandia National Laboratories, where she was a manager in the Government Affairs Office. She is a member of the Special Libraries Association, an international information organization, in which she has held several offices,...

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Maria (Bunny) Huffman

Bunny grew up living abroad. She studied at the Sorbonne and graduated from Georgetown University in Languages and Linguistics. Her illustrations have been exhibited at the NM Museum of Art. For 16 years, her murals and design work were part of the...

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J. Revell Carr

After 31 years at Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, with seven years as Chief Curator and 23 of as Director and President, Revell, who has degrees from Rutgers and the University of Pennsylvania, retired in 2001. Since then he has written...

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