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IWTC's international staff and associates bring expertise in the following areas to their work: the design of effective communication strategies; the development of marketing and outreach strategies for development-related information and educational resources; re-packaging skills to ensure that information reaches specific audiences and is responsive to their needs; participatory training expertise; educational resources development; and in-depth experience and expertise with information technologies and their application to various aspects of work in the women and development community.

Beyond resources and expertise, IWTC has less tangible but equally important assets: mutually supportive relationships with colleagues, collaborating organizations and networks worldwide; a commitment to providing supportive, enabling and empowering tools and opportunities for colleagues and collaborators; and a pioneering spirit that encourages innovation, self-reliance and creativity.

Vicki J. Semler, Executive Director (USA) 
Vicki is responsible for project design and organizational planning. With other IWTC staff, she collaborates in the design and development of IWTC training activities and publications. Her specific areas of interest and expertise are in participatory research and training, evaluation, organizational development and learning materials design, particularly as it relates to issues of technology transfer. Vicki's prior work experience includes development of communication strategies, programs, and learning materials in the areas of feminist perspectives on family planning communications. Vicki's field experience covers work in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. She holds a Master's degree in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Education (Instructional Systems Technology) from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. USA.
E-mail: vickisemler@aol.com

Alice Quinn, Senior Program Associate (USA)
Alice’s primary responsibilities are grants management, financial coordination of all IWTC's finances, development and oversight of Women, Ink, and for marketing and dissemination of the women and development resources that IWTC manages. She also works with the other staff on developing all IWTC programs and activities. 
Prior to joining IWTC in 1985, Alice was a co-director of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women, a community-based organization working with low-income women in neighborhood revitalization, education and employment projects. Alice pursued graduate work in the field of community economic development and has a particular interest in working on economic and organizing issues of women in the informal sector. She organized a coalition of 30 New York women’s organizations for federal funding for staff positions in their organizations and managed an employment and training program for low-income women.
E-mail: iwtc.org

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Senior Program Associate (Philippines)
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza coordinates the International Women’s Tribune Centre’s human security, human rights and peace building programme. She conducts workshops for and with national ministries on women, government agencies, parliamentarians, the security sector, women’s groups, media and academe towards the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 and 1820 on Women, Peace and Security. She facilitates discussions on national action plans on UNSCR 1325. She produces local language radio programmes on Resolution 1325 in various countries in Africa and Asia that draw attention to sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict situations and how this could be addressed using existing legal instruments. She initiated the peace building cyberdialogues project of IWTC that combines the power of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) with the broad reach of community radio to promote women’s participation in decision-making on peace and security issues. She’s also active in advocacy work to influence policies that concern women, media and the new ICTs.

Mavic is the president the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters - Women’s International Network. She is also a board member of the Asian Communication Network and a member of the Oversight Panel for UNDP’s Information Disclosure Policy.   Mavic has a master’s degree in Communication Research with cognate on women’s studies. Her masteral thesis on Communication Strategies and Action on UNSCR 1325 in the Philippines was selected best thesis at the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication.

Anne S. Walker, Special Projects Coordinator (Australia)
Anne is one of the founders of IWTC and has expertise and experience in global information networking, educational and training materials design and development, community organizing, and women and development issues at both policy and practical levels. As IWTC's Special Projects Coordinator, she edits the IWTC Women's GlobalNet, serves on the Board of IWDA in Melbourne and Isis International in Manila, and assists with worldwide correspondence and regional projects as needed, with a special focus on Africa and Asia/Pacific.
A native of Australia, Anne's early experience in community and women's organizing was in Fiji where she worked with the fledgling YWCA for 11 years. From Fiji, she went on to Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. USA to complete an M.S, Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Education (Instructional Systems Technology). With fellow IU graduate Vicki Semler, -IWTC's current Executive Director, she became swept up in International Women's Year activities (1975) and was asked to be part of a team that founded IWTC in 1976. She subsequently served as the IWTC's Executive Director for 26 years (1976-2002), working with women worldwide on behalf of women's human rights and gender equity at all levels of society. Anne and Vicki participated as activists and organizers in all four UN world conferences on women and NGO Forums in Mexico City (1975), Copenhagen (1980), Nairobi (1985) and Beijing (1995).
E-mail: annewalker@iwtc.org

Joeyta Bose, Program Associate (India)
Joeyta came to the IWTC as an intern in 2004 and continues to work on the Women, Ink. program, SCR 1325 projects and fundraising. She was instrumental in organizing media advocacy workshops and publicity for NGO participants at the 38th and 39th sessions of the CEDAW Committee and IWTC events and outreach during the Commission on the Status of Women. She assists in managing all aspects of the Women, Ink program and coordinated the production of the ‘Ideas for Working for Girls’ CD-ROM and the Women, Ink. catalog, among other promotion strategies. She is also involved in the research and production of a sourcebook about best practices and challenges in implementing SCR 1325. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has pursued graduate studies in mass communication at Kansas State University. Prior to her studies, Joeyta worked in Mumbai as staff writer, editor and page designer at the Indian Express, one of India’s largest English language newspapers.  
E-mail: joey@iwtc.org

Helena Gronberg, Project Staff (Finland)
While pursuing a BA at Columbia University Helena joined the IWTC as an intern in the summer of 2006. Upon graduation she returned to conduct research for a number of projects, including a handbook on international law and reconstruction and a sourcebook on SCR 1325 on women, peace and security. She is interested in post conflict reconstruction with an emphasis on women’s participation.
E-mail: helena@iwtc.org

Mary Wong, Women Ink. Sales Manager (USA)
Mary is responsible for Women, Ink. sales and maintains the mailing and publication sales data bases. She was previously employed by Private Agencies Collaborating Together (PACT) and has extensive experience in data base management.
E-mail: marywong@iwtc.org

Yolande Atwater, Accountant (Cameroon) 
Yolande finished her degree in philosophy at the University of Yaounde, Cameroon. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Baruch College, New York.
E-mail: hatiye@aol.com

Carol Auquilla, Intern (USA)
Carol has been an intern at IWTC since October 2008. With the view to informing Women, Ink.’s new directions with knowledge about the environment in which it will operate, Carol has prepared a research report on 23 organizations that are focused on disseminating information related to gender and development. She will be assisting with research for Women, Ink.s training directory as well as with its peace libraries project.  She is also involved in the planning and outreach that is being carried out for the 2009 Commission on the Status of Women. Carol is completing the last semester of her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Berkeley College, with a major in International business.  
E-mail: carol@iwtc.org  

Freesia Levine, Intern (USA)
Freesia Levine is pursuing her bachelor's degree at Barnard College, Columbia University with a combined major in Human Rights and Africana Studies and a minor in Psychology. At IWTC, Freesia works on projects in peace-building and UNSCR 1325. She has served as a research assistant for the Human Rights Department at Barnard College and is on the executive boards several international rights-based groups that have chapters with Columbia University.
E-mail: freesia@iwtc.org  

Katie Kotler, Intern (Canada)
Katie’s work at the IWTC is focused around the editing, packaging and reproduction of the radio drama series, The Open Cage. In addition, she is organizing of events and outreach for the 2009 CSW as well as the International Colloquium on Women's Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security in Monrovia, Liberia. In addition, she assists with research and the production of IWTC Women's Globalnet.  Katie is a recent graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, where she completed an Honors degree in Women’s Studies and a Major in Communications and Cultural Studies. Her Honor’s paper was entitled, “Postcolonial Interventions on Microfinance: Development, Empowerment and What it Means for Feminists." Prior to working at the IWTC, she was assisting filmmaker Matt Wolf on his documentary, “Wild: Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell.”

Kristine Lim Ang, Virtual Intern (Philippines)
Kristine holds two bachelor’s degrees - one, in International Studies (International Politics Track) from Miriam College and the other in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas. She spent the first semester of her senior year in Miriam College as an exchange student at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. As an IWTC intern, Kristine works on the human rights, human security and peace building program, with a particular focus on mapping of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 initiatives and providing assistance in teleconferences with UNSCR 1325 partners in the Philippines.
E-mail: kristine@iwtc.org
Mahima Achutan (USA)
Mahima is working on a situationer and analysis paper for UNSCR 1820. The situationer gives an overview of how the resolution came into being, its various provisions and its usefulness to civil society.  The analysis paper concentrates on how the resolution builds on UNSCR 1325, its limitations and strengths, and its standing in comparison to other international criminal jurisprudence on the issue of sexual violence as a tool of war.  Mahima is fluent in both English and Hindi, and has a BA in political science from University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. with a concentration in human rights from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Email: mahima@iwtc.org 

Majbrit Kinnberg Larsen (Denmark)
Majbrit have been working on various projects at IWTC but her main focus is on a research paper about SCR 1820 and CEDAW. She is in charge of producing a weekly United Nations Journal to update staff and interns about relevant events and meetings. She is supporting the work around editing and packaging IWTC's radio production series, The Open Cage, in Uganda. Further, she has done research and data collection for a range of different projects at IWTC. Majbrit's is in the middle of completing her master of law and is going to write her thesis about the synergy of SVR 1820 and CEDAW.
E-mail:  majbrit@iwtc.org    

Renee Black (Canada)

Renee will be working on two main projects at IWTC. First, she will work on an assessment paper related to Security Council Resolution 1820, with the eventual goal of creating a toolkit to educate constituents on how 1820 can be used to advance the rights of women in conflict. Secondly, she is researching ICT as a tool for women's economic empowerment in developing and in post-conflict countries. Renee is presently completing the final requirement of her Masters, a major research paper analyzing the impact of the Security Council on women in conflict. Prior to her Masters, Renee completed a Bachelor of Commerce (1999) and worked for seven year as a Business Analyst on various IT projects in the private sector and for NGOs.
E-mail:  renee@iwtc.org