Ann Laquer Estin, Chair, joined the board in September 2013. Ann is the Aliber Family Chair in Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she teaches and writes primarily in the area of family law and international family law. She is an active member of the International Society of Family Law and has served as an expert observer at the Hague Conference on Private International Law in connection with several of the Hague Children’s Conventions. Ann holds an AB from Dartmouth College and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mary Mentaberry, joined the board in June 2012 and was elected to her first term as Chair in 2014. She is the retired Executive Director of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), a national judicial membership organization headquartered in Reno, NV. While at the NCJFCJ, Mary focused on improving the lives of children and families through judicial leadership and education for over 37 years. In addition to her leadership work with International Social Service-USA, Mary has served on advisory committees and boards of various organizations, including Washoe County CASA, Project R.E.A.L. and others. Mary has most recently been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada. Upon her retirement from the non-profit sector, Mary became a real estate professional with Dickson Realty, recognized as the Reno/Tahoe area’s premier real estate agency.
William Evans, Treasurer, joined the board in May 2013. Bill is the Chief Financial Officer of Community IT Innovators, where he is responsible for financial management, human resources, and other administrative duties. His prior experience includes six years as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Lutheran Services in America and 30 years in a variety of finance and operations management positions with Verizon Communications. Bill has a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from Loyola University in Maryland.
Stephen Cullen joined the board in November of 2015. Stephen Cullen is the head of Miles & Stockbridge’s Family Law & Private Clients Group. Stephen represents parents and children in state, interstate, UCCJEA and international family and child law cases and is an expert on the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. He has handled more of these types of cases under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction than any other practice in the world and, two years ago, argued Chafin v. Chafin before the United States Supreme Court. Stephen is also the director of Miles & Stockbridge’s Pro Bono Advocacy Program and was recently named among the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s (PBRC) 25th Anniversary Honorees for his service to the disadvantaged in Maryland.
Gene Grabowski joined the board in December 2013. Gene is one of the world's foremost authorities on litigation and crisis communications. Gene is currently a Partner at the Washinton, DC, communications firm kglobal, where he focuses on public relations, issues management, crisis communications, digital strategy, and business development. Previously, Gene served as Executive Vice President of Levick Strategic Communications, where he earned a reputation for creating and implementing high-level strategic communications plans, conducting effective media training and working with the national news media for Fortune 500 companies, major law firms, professional services companies, and government agencies. Gene completed his graduate studies in management from the University of Michigan.
Susan Jacobs joined the Board in May of 2017. Susan has decades of experience in child protection, child welfare, and international affairs. She most recently held the role of Special Advisor at the U.S. State Department Office of Children’s Issues. Before that, she was a Senior Policy Advisor in the Bureau of Consular Affairs and previously served as the Bureau’s liaison to the Department of Homeland Security. In the early 2000s, she acted as the United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Issues in the State Department's Bureau of Legislative Affairs. Ambassador Jacobs graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and later studied at Georgetown University Law School and George Washington University.
Robert G. Miles joined the board in March 2007. Bob was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Child and Family Service of Michigan. He is a graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois and holds a Master of Science Degree in Exceptional Education from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, specializing in the care and education of emotionally disturbed children. In 2006, he was conferred a Doctor of Law honoris causa (LL.D.) from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI. Bob holds various positions of leadership, both locally and nationally, and sits on a variety of boards of organizations in the field of child welfare.
Mark Greenberg joined the board in 2018. Mr. Greenberg currently works as a Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, DC. From 2009-2017, Mr. Greenberg worked at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He served as ACF Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy from 2009-2013; Acting Commissioner for the Administration for Children, Youth and Families from 2013-2015; and Acting Assistant Sercretary from 2013-2017. Previously, Mr. Greenberg was Executive Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy, a joint initiative of teh Georgetown Law Center and Georgetown Public Policy Institute. In addition, he previously was Executive Director of The Center for American Progress' Task Force on Poverty, and the Director of Policy for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and was a legal services lawyer in Florida and California for ten years after graduating law school.
Rodrigo Menino joined the board in June, 2018. Mr. Menino is currently a divisional Chief Financial Officer for the GEA Group in North America, where he supports the financial strategy of the Equipment division in the region. Prior to GEA, Rodrigo held various finance management positions over a 10 year span at General Electric Company. He is a graduate of GE’s prestigious finance leadership program and holds a Bachelors of Science in International Business from Drexel University.