Board of Directors

Our expert board provides much-needed guidance and support for International Action. They work with our staff to ensure that our mission is met and Haitians have clean water and a chance for a better future.

Jeffery Sejour, Treasurer

A Haitian-American, Jeffery holds a B.A. from Frostburg State University with a concentration in Economic Development, minors in French and Geography, and a certificate in International Area Studies – Middle East and Africa. He has been working with International Action since 2009.  He started off as a intern and became a full time staff the following year, taking on the role of chief accountant. He is also a integral link with International staff in Haiti, where he has travelled many times and is fluent in Haitian Creole. Alongside his career as an accountant, Jeff hopes to start his own community-led public health project and build an orphanage in Haiti . 


Victor Grinev, Chair

Victor is a self-employed Russian-American in the drilling equipment business. He worked with the International Center on funding and enjoys regularly visiting Russia.


Youngmin Chang, Director Emeritus

Youngmin Chang was Associate Director at International Action for nine years. She and Lindsay developed a low-cost chlorination system for a city of 2.5 million Haitians and replicated the water project in Dominican Republic and China. She received a Masters in International Relations from the University of Virginia. Youngmin has moved back home to Korea and is now working with a group called CITYNET. She remains on the board of International Action.


Lindsay Mattison, Director Emeritus

Lindsay founded International Action in 2003 and gave the group its strategic direction and was the chief grant proposal writer. He hired International Action's director in Haiti and used his connections in Washington DC to help bring clean water to thousands of Haitians. Lindsay is now Director Emeritus and will continue to provide his insight to International Action staff.