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.
Anne Zill, Chair
Anne is one of the nation's most active women's rights leaders, helped start the Women's Campaign Fund, and serves as the president of the Fund for Constitutional Government and the president of the Women's Center for Ethics in Action. She runs the University of New England Art Gallery and is a board member of the Stewart R. Mott Foundation. She is a journalist by trade and is the mother of four daughters.
Bill Curry, President
Counselor to President Bill Clinton, Bill has been active in US politics. He is a former Connecticut State Senator, State Comptroller, and Gubernatorial Nominee. He is also the former Chair of the Board of the International Center. Like Anne, he is a journalist by trade, and has worked as a newspaper columnist, author, and business consultant.
Victor Grinev, Treasurer
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.
Heung Hwan Lee, Secretary
Heung Hwan is the Managing Editor of Foreign Policy, Korean Edition. He is also Director of KISON (Korean Information Service on Net) Project. He lived in China for two years.
A long-time supporter of International Action, Esther taught classical ballet for many years to impoverished children, including board member Victoria Rowell. She has several published works that have been translated into Turkish and Italian. She and her husband, Peter Chardon Brooks, currently divide their time between New Hampshire, Dublin, and Florence.
Youngmin Chang was Associate Diector 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 master's 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.
Alfredo currently acts as the Deputy Minister of Defense of Argentina. He served as an official with the Organization of American States for Reconciliation in El Salvador for several years. He started as an intern with International Action, became a member of the staff, and is now a member of the board.
Tom is senior counsel at the Washington, DC-based law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP. Prior to joining this law firm, he was a senior institutional integrity office for the World Bank Group. In that role, Tom investigated fraud and corruption in World Bank-funded projects in Southeast Asia and India. He is a subject matter expert in global anti-corruption and integrity initiatives and works closely with major thought leaders in these areas. He has worked with organizations like the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and US, UK, and European law enforcement authorities. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.
Rene served in the US Air Force as a building manager and now works as a water treatment specialist for Wastewater Treatment in Destin, Florida.
After 25 years, David retired from ConocoPhillips, where he served as Senior Financial Analyst, Programmer/Developer, and IT manager. He is a published author, composer/arranger, and a popular community speaker dealing with emergency preparedness and water purification. He is currently a Project Manager/Web Developer with Wells Fargo Bank. He also developed a software system for various food banks/pantries which are being used throughout Utah. He loves children – father to 17 and grandfather to 16 – and has been a magician/clown for over 50 years.
After graduating from Harvard cum laude and Yale Law School, Ed worked with the New York branch of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He acted as a war-time analyst for export control, a procurement analyst for a United Nations relief and rehabilitation agency, and an intelligence analyst with the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency. He then transferred to the US State Department to manage a special drought relief program in Yugoslavia and served as an economic attaché in the Belgrade Embassy. In 1954, he was a program officer in Korea and the Philippines and returned to the International Cooperation Agency as special assistant to its deputy director responsible for a special Eastern Asian Agency for International Development (AID) program. He spent over 25 years at US AID. Upon his retirement, he became treasurer and board member of Citizens for Global Solutions.
Victoria is an actress, both in TV and Film, and a member of the Screen Actors’ Guild. She has regular appearances on The Young and the Restless. Victoria graduated from The Julliard School. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Women Who Raised Me.
Fred Stottlemyer, Volunteer
Fred has led the international group in the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) for many years. He ran a water system in West Virginia for 15 years, retired, and now volunteers six months each year in Honduras, installing water and chlorine systems. He has worked with International Action from the start, providing training on technical issues and community work to our staff and training Haitians on the importance of sanitation and how to operate our systems.
A Haitian-American from Bethel, Franz is a US Air Force Veteran and currently acts as Advisor on Haiti for Trees for the Future.