8 results for group: 2021-board-candidates


Carole Kenner

Carole kennerDr. Carole Kenner is the Chief Executive Officer, Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc. (COINN) and Dean & Professor at The College of New Jersey School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in neonatal/perinatal nursing, and a doctorate with a minor in higher education. She has authored more than 100 journal articles and 30 textbooks. Her career is dedicated to nursing education and to the health of neonates and their families. She founded COINN to connect neonatal nurses globally and works to set standards for education and practice with over 60 countries ...

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Ivan Jaime

Ivan JaimeIvan Jaime joined the Walmart corporate affairs department in December 2020 after spending the previous 15 years at Union Pacific Railroad. In his role as Director – Government & Public Affairs, Ivan Jaime implements Walmart’s corporate strategy for government affairs, legislative advocacy, crisis management, and philanthropy in Texas and Oklahoma. Jaime also manages myriad other external initiatives including corporate reputation, social responsibility, community relations, and some media outreach. Ivan’s leadership extends to state, trade, and nonprofit organizations, having previously served as President of the Texas ...

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Joe Buscaino

joe buscainoJoe Buscaino is the President Pro Tempore of the Los Angeles City Council and represents the Council’s 15th District which includes the communities of Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro, Watts, and Wilmington as well as the Port of Los Angeles. Councilmember Buscaino has served as the Chair of the City’s Trade, Travel and Tourism Committee since 2017. The committee oversees the Port of Los Angeles - the busiest container port in the United States, LAX - the second busiest airport in the United States, and the LA Tourism and Convention Board. Councilmember Buscaino also serves as Vice-Chair of the Rules, Elections, and Intergo...

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Mario Porras

mario porrasMario has in-depth experience working with U.S.-Mexico government affairs, border trade relations, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations on both sides of the border. He has served as the Director of Binational Affairs at the El Paso Community Foundation since 2016. He is also the founder of Sierra Franklin LLC, a binational business development consultancy firm that focuses on facilitating business relationships on both sides of the U.S.– Mexico border with an emphasis on energy trade services. He currently serves as a Board Director with The Texas Lyceum, Vice Chair for the City of El Paso’s Committee on Border Relations, Chair ...

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Mildred Vanderpuije

mildred vanderpuijeMy name is Mildred Yacoba Vanderpuije. I was born July 19th, 1986 in Accra Ghana. I am the eldest daughter of Honorable Dr. Alfred O. Vanderpuije (MP) and the late Mrs. Giftie N. Vanderpuije. In 1987 my parents and I migrated to the United States when I was one years old. In 2008 I received my Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science from Oakwood University.     2009 after returning home from college, I began volunteering as a youth advocate at the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council. While volunteering I worked as the assistant to the Vice President of Events at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, then ...

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Mucki Wright

mucki wrightI am a native born in Venezuela. My French father and German mother fled to Venezuela for the safety of the family. I have lived abroad in several different countries and speak five languages fluently. I was appointed to the board of Sister Cities Oklahoma City three years ago and serve as secretary. I have helped to coordinate our multiple events. When there is a need in Sister Cities, I always volunteer. Through my Sister Cities relationship, I was elected to the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. Personal Statement With my diverse background, I offer a greater understanding and prospective on world events.  I have ...

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Sergio Jimenez

sergio jimenezMy story is an unlikely one. Statistics would suggest that I should be incarcerated or dead due to youth violence. Yet, counter to all logic, I’m a representative in the 10th largest city in the United States, representing well over 100,000 residents from diverse backgrounds. As an immigrant from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, raised by a single mom in East San Jose and who was the first in my family to attend college, my story is unlikely yet I believe only possible here in San Jose, a city rich in diversity and opportunity. The dynamism embodied by the beautiful diversity of our city confirms for me the importance and quite frankly, ...

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Helene Schneider

helene schneiderHelene Schneider currently serves on the SCI Board and is seeking a second term. Schneider currently serves as the Human Resources Sub-Committee and Compliance Chair, a voting member of the Executive Committee, and as Chair of the newly formed Mayors Leadership Council, which serves to validate and advocate the role of current and former elected municipal leaders as citizen diplomats. Schneider served as the Mayor of Santa Barbara, California from 2010 – 2018 and as Santa Barbara City Councilmember from 2004 – 2010. For over 50 years, Santa Barbara has created and maintained strong diplomatic relationships through Sister Cities ...

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