Tara Hofmann Headshot (4)

Tara Boyce-Hofmann

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Barbara Olson

Board Chair
Director of School/Community Relations for the Osseo Area Schools in Minnesota
AFS Returnee

Executive Team

Marlene Baker

Marlene Baker

Vice President, Development, Alumni Relations, & External Communications


Mary Jo Brock

Vice President, Host Family Experience & Stakeholder Engagement


Keri Dooley

Executive Vice President, Compliance & Government Relations


Melvin Harmon

Vice President, Marketing, Study Abroad, and Participant Support & Learning

Michelle Pinedo

Michelle C. Pinedo

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Willie Thompson

Vice President, Digital Strategy & Business Intelligence

Steve Thrush

Steve Thrush

Vice President, Hosting and Strategic Operations

Board of Directors

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John Bacon

Chief Development Officer for Planned Giving
Metropolitan Museum of Art
AFS Returnee – U.S. to Belgium

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Wendy Kuran

Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement for Duke Kunshan University (DKU) and China Duke University
AFS Returnee – U.S. to Finalnd, 1974-75
AFS Sending Parent– U.S. to Chile


Ambassador (ret.) Patrick Moon

Private Consultant on National Security Issues
AFS Returnee – U.S. to Brazil, 1967


Ann Sweet

Registered Dental Hygienist
Vice Chair of the AFS-USA National Council of Volunteers
AFS Host Parent and Volunteer


Jim Walker

Supervisory Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair of the AFS-USA National Council of Volunteers
AFS Host Parent, Volunteer, and Returnee – U.S. to Indonesia, 1987-88

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Jane Ransom

Vice Chair
Former Executive Director of the American Brain Foundation
AFS Returnee – U.S. to Italy


Gisele Marcus

Secretary of the Board
Professor of Practice (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion)
Olin Business School, Washington University
Corporate Director, First Mid Bancshares, Inc.
Volunteer and AFS Host Family


Christina V. Wood

National Development Director, Stand for Children
AFS Host Family

Peter Robinson

Peter M. Robinson

Former President and CEO, United States Council for International Business
AFS Host Parent and Returnee US to Austria 72-73

Karen Treber

Karen Treber

General Counsel of Salisbury University, Maryland
AFS Host Family and Volunteer

Kelly McFarland Stratman, CAE (2)

Kelly McFarland Stratman, CAE

Chief of Staff of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS)
AFS Alumna: U.S. to Denmark, 1985

Dr. Gregory Sabin (4)

Dr. Gregory Sabin

Preceptor at Harvard Extension School, Harvard University

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Connie Askin

Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Mass and MetroWest
AFS Alumna: U.S. to Portugal, 1985, Chief Financial Officer, AFS International 2002-2004; AFS Host Family and Volunteer

Dr. Ken Wallace (4)

Dr. Ken Wallace

High School District Superintendent, Park Ridge, Illinois

AFS-USA President’s Council


Chair Keith Stock

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Panama, 1969


Co-Chair John T. Colas

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Belgium, 1979-80

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Richard Engel

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Italy, 1990-91


Jenny K. Messner

AFS Returnee U.S. to Brazil, 1970-71


William R. MacIntosh

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Brazil, 1964-1965

William Meserve

William G. Meserve

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Greece, 1957

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H. Jed Hepworth

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Chile, 1968

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James A. Kiernan III

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Germany, 1961


Ambassador (ret.) Thomas B. Robertson

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Germany 1967-68


Michael S. Schiff

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Netherlands, 1966


Andrea Sehl

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Switzerland, 1971-72


Craig Wilson

AFS Returnee – U.S. to United Kingdom, 1966


Christine Plews

AFS Returnee – U.S. to Ecuador 1969