Board 2016-2017

Board 2016-2017

  • President, Zipangani M. Vokhiwa
  • Vice President, Susan C. Quinlan
  • Treasurer, Robert Torre
  • Secretary, Kenya Casey
  • WebMaster, Brad K. Hounkpati
  • Member, Lawrence Carter
  • Member, Kim David Eger
  • Member, Elizabeth Garbrah-Aidoo
  • Member, Christine E. Stauber
  • Ex-officio, Lee Pasackow

More information about our board members

Rev Lawrence Carter

Lawrence Carter
Lawrence Carter, Chapel Dean and Religion Professor at Morehouse College. B.A. degree from Virginia University of Lynchburg and M. Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees from Boston University. Fulbright-Hayes Scholar, Brazil, 1994.

Kenya Casey
 Kenya Casey  is Associate Director of program support for The Carter Center’s Health Programs where she assists with managing operations and logistics for international health programs in several African countries and Hispaniola. Before joining The Carter Center, she worked at Emory University’s Center for International Programs Abroad. She has served as a member of the NAFSA Education Abroad Knowledge Community Visas Subcommittee and as co-chair. She was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholars Award, where she participated in the Fulbright Korea International Educators Administration Program. She earned a BA in psychology from Clark Atlanta University and a MSW from the Howard University School of Social Work.

Kim D Eger

Kim David Eger
Kim David Eger is President & CEO of Eco Smart Shutters, a Georgia-based company that provides energy efficiency upgrades through dynamic shading devices for the residential and commercial markets. His firm introduced solar-powered rolling shutters with wireless remote controls to the southeast, harnessing the sun to create shade and reduce energy consumption needs. Eco Smart Shutters has been awarded government contracts for both breathable security gates and hurricane shutters. Kim is also focused on food waste reduction with Dehydrators and on-site densification for various channels like Grocery, Fast Casual, Quick Serve, conducting Waste Characterizations that enable clients to Close-the-Loop and re-purpose materials while diverting things from the Landfill. He serves as Treasurer on the national board of the Fulbright Association and has chaired their Strategic Plan Task Force (2013-2014). Mr. Eger has nearly fifteen years of experience in the Lawn & Garden (L&G) market in the U.S. and Europe. He was previously CEO of ASB Greenworld, Inc. and served as the only non-German board member of the parent company ASB Gruenland, GmbH. Mr. Eger served three years with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, responsible for Trade and Investment policy. His 1992 Fulbright was to the University of Cologne, where he studied political science and economics. After his Fulbright, he went on to earn an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), studying in Bologna, Italy and Washington, DC. Kim is fluent in German and French and proficient in Italian.

Elizabeth Garbrah-Aidoo
Elizabeth Garbrah-Aidoo earned her MA and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Houston Texas, and her MBA at LaGrange, Georgia. She is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science, and has taught face to face at various universities for over 30 years, and has been teaching on-line since 2010 at University of Maryland University College, Walden University, and Indiana Wesleyan University; and has been an AP Reader (Government) for the College Board/ETS since 2006.. She is also a Fulbright Senior Scholar, a Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate (2011-2016), Fulbright Specialist at Ashesi University, Ghana (March 2016), and the CEO/President of a start-up non-profit organization called the Africa Institute of Medical Sciences &Technology (AIMST) that has the goal of building medical centers in rural Africa, starting with Ghana in West Africa. Running for second term on board.

Brad

Brad K. Hounkpati
Brad K. Hounkpati Agricultural Engineer, previously Technical Coordinator for Peace Corps Togo in Natural Resource Management Program. Fulbright Fellow 2011-2013 at University of Georgia (UGA). Currently he is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Entomology, UGA. Since 2011, he has been serving as the national contact for all Fulbright and Humphrey grantees from Togo. Inspired by his Fulbright experience, he later created Grain de Sel Togo, Inc., a Georgian 501c3 organization to support underprivileged students in public universities. Running for second term on board.

Lee Pasackow
Lee Pasackow is a business librarian at Emory University where she provides business information services, including consultation, reference, instruction and web content to the Goizueta Business School and the general Emory community. Lee has co-led five MBA trips to Turkey, Greece, Colombia and Portugal with Goizueta faculty. Lee was awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to Koç University  in Istanbul, Turkey for six weeks in fall 2008. In spring 2011 Lee received a grant to Masstricht University in the Netherlands for six weeks. In the summer of 2015 Lee was on a Specialist grant at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where she taught an Information Literacy class – “Train the Trainer,” to elementary, polytechnic  and university librarians. Lee is the past president and treasurer of the Georgia Chapter. She also has served on the Fulbright Specialist Program Peer Review Committee. Lee received her MLS from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She has a BA in Sociology from Boston University and a BSW from Bar Ilan University in Israel.

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Susan Canty Quinlan
Susan Canty Quinlan teaches Luso-Brazilian literature and cultural studies at the University of Georgia. She received a Fulbright-Hayes award to Rio de Janeiro to complete her dissertation and a Fulbright Award to Recife, Brazil. She has served on the National Selection committee for Faculty and scholar grants, the IEEC board to select graduate students. Since 2006 she has supervised Foreign Languages Teaching Assistants for the Portuguese Language program at UGA. Running for second term on board.
Christine Staubert
Christine E Stauber
Christine E. Stauber, Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental Health in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University where she researches environmental health and health disparities. She received her doctoral degree from the Gillings School of Global Public Health in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. While a doctoral student, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the Dominican Republic where she lived and worked for most of 2005-2006. More recently, she received a faculty Fulbright award to Brazil and traveled with her family to work and do research at the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador, Bahia in 2014. She has recently developed a study abroad to Salvador, Brazil as an effort to engage more students around global health issues. 

Robert torre

Robert Torre
Robert Torre specializes in the music and cultural history of the eighteenth century, especially the history of opera. His primary research interests center onopera seria (particularly Naples and London), music and transnationality, historical performance practice, as well as on eighteenth-century composers George Frideric Handel, Johann Adolf Hasse, and Leonardo Vinci. He is currently working on a new project, which investigates the role of rhetorical dynamics like translatio studii in the translation and adaptation of opera libretti (especially those of Pietro Metastasio) as they migrated across Europe.

Torre’s research has been acknowledged with grants and fellowships from the U.S.-German Fulbright Commission, the U.S. Foreign Language and Area Studies Program, Harvard University’s Houghton Library, as well as joint support from the Mellon Foundation and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Recent research on opera and translation practices in eighteenth-century London won him the 2015 Leland Fox Scholarly Paper Award from the National Opera Association.

In addition, he currently coordinates junior faculty appointments in the Emory University School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Administration and lectures as an Instructor of Music History in the Department of Music. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Fulbright Association’s Georgia Chapter and as a Director on the Fulbright Association’s Chapter Advisory Board. Running for second term on board. 

Prof Vokhiwa

Zipangani M. Vokhiwa
Zipangani M. Vokhiwa, Associate Professor of Science at Mercer University since 2007. Served as Project Director for Mercer’s Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad Program to Malawi – 2012/2014. Team Leader for Mercer on Mission to Malawi, led students on three service learning projects to Malawi in summer 2010, 2011 and 2013. Assistant Professor of Biology at Kennesaw State University, 2003- 2007. Regional Director & Representative for Southern Africa for the Wild Wide Fund for Nature International, posted to Harare, Zimbabwe -2000/2001 to manage the Southern Africa region’s conservation program. Served the Government of Malawi as Deputy Director of Environmental Affairs -1992/1999, worked on United Nations programs on conservation and sustainable development under the banner of Agenda 21 and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) operationalizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Running for second term on board.