July 27, 2016

Mary Mentaberry Reelected to a Third Year as Chair of the Board of Directors

Baltimore, MD, (July 27, 2016) – Board Elections took place at International Social Service-USA’s (ISS-USA) Annual Board Meeting and Retreat in Mackinac Island, MI from June 12-13, 2016. Mary Mentaberry was re-elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for a third year. Mary is the retired Executive Director of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, a national judicial membership organization headquartered in Reno, NV, where 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 ISS-USA, Mary has served on advisory committees and boards of various organizations, including Washoe County CASA, Project R.E.A.L. and others. 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.

Trooper Sanders was re-elected to work alongside Mary as the Vice-Chair. Trooper is the Senior Advisor for public sector initiatives at HelloWallet and has been involved with ISS-USA for four years. Bill Evans, Chief Financial Officer of Community IT Innovators, was re-elected to fulfill the role as Treasurer. Both Bill and Ann Estin, Aliber Family Chair in Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, were re-elected to serve another three-year term on the Board. Lonnie Taylor, CEO of National Job Corps Association, will continue to be act as Secretary on the Board of Directors. 
In addition, ISS-USA Senior Staff and Board had its Strategic Planning Meeting during which staff and board members discussed a collaborative vision of International Social Service’s future and considered ways to efficiently increase its scope of services to help more children and families in need. ISS-USA aims to expand its ability to connect people to the services and information they need; to convene government, nongovernment, academic, legal, and social work experts across borders, disciplines and content silos; to improve outcomes for migrating children, adults and families; to grow its organization to promote long term stability for the ISS-USA branch and the ISS network; and to look for opportunities to play a significant role in developing regional policies, practices, and services for migrating children, adults and families in the Americas. 
In looking ahead to achieving goals over the next several years, ISS-USA is so grateful for the support of its donors, partners, Board of Directors, volunteers, and colleagues around the globe who care deeply about protecting and reuniting vulnerable children and families separated across borders. 
To learn more about all of ISS-USA's Board of Directors, visit our About Us page.
International Social Service, USA Branch is the U.S. member of a global child protection and social service network. ISS-USA connects vulnerable children, adults, and families, separated by international borders, to the services and support they need.
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