Training and Education Advisory Board
Lisa Espineli Chinn
(Retired) National Director of InterVarsity international student ministry; Author of the books, Think Home, Back Home, and Coming to America/Returning Home to Your Country, books that help international students transition back to their home cultures. She is a certified cross-cultural trainer.
Senior Consultant, Instructional Design and Development at Cardinal Health
Judy Huang Lewis
President, 889 Global Solutions, Ltd., a sourcing company to China, based in Columbus, Ohio. Quoted in Time, Newsweek,
Area Director, Search Ministries, Inc.; Search is a marketplace coaching ministry to executives; 14 years with Campus Crusade, including as Campus Director; International Director, Equipping Ministries International (EMI), became an expert in training and equipping Christians both personally and in groups, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Meryl Herr
Ph.D., works as an independent consultant specializing in qualitative research and adult learning. She earned her M.Div. and Ph.D. (Educational Studies) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and her B.S. in Mathematics and Spanish from Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation research focused on vocational discipleship. Her article Finding a Job that Works for You and for God was published in Christianity Today. Meryl lives in Grand Rapids, MI with her husband and two sons.
Dr. Dondra Maney
Ph.D., Educational Leadership, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Dr. Kevin Maney
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Educational Leadership
Retired award-winning Manager of Training for Abbott Nutrition, a Fortune 100 corporation
Co-Founder, Director, and International Vice President, LaRed Business Network;
Education and Performance Development executive with 30+ years of progressive experience in program design and delivery, and 35+ years of engagement and project management experience. Past roles include: Enterprise Project Manager at OCLC; Director, Intellinex, an e-learning consulting and training development venture of E&Y; Responsible for the on-boarding training done for the entire Ernst and Young consulting practice as Director. LinkedIn Guru, giving over 50 workshops per year.
Board of Directors
Harry Anderson, CPA, PMP
Treasurer of Board of Directors
Founder and President, Petra Learning LLC
President of Board of Directors
Global Packaging Strategy, ABB.
Sam Akulli is currently working in the Government sector. He has also worked in the Non-for-Profit Organizations and Private Industry. He earned his M.S., Political Science (Croatia), M.A., Educational Administration (The Ohio State University), and is currently working on his Ph.D., Educational Philosophy (The Ohio State University). He loves to use education to change lives. Sam is a Baton Exchange graduate of the Cohort program and the Mentoring program.
Founder and Executive Director, The Baton Exchange
College and Millennial Ministries Advisory Board
National Director of InterVarsity’s International Student Ministry (ISM) division, a position that spans all of InterVarsity’s ISM work nationally. He brings over 25 years of experience with Intervarsity.
Ohio State University, B.S. Chemical Engineering
Regent College, Masters Christian Studies
Nashotah House, pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry
Radian Corporation, Staff Engineer, Washington D.C.
He and his wife Pam have been married for over 30 years and have three married adult children. Marc’s role is to plant and build ISM and ISM friendly undergrad and grad chapters where international students become genuine, formed, deep, and competent spiritual and marketplace leaders who can return to their countries as vocationally adept and culturally savvy Christian leaders, reshaping their nations to believe and obey Jesus Christ.
Dr. Bobby Moser
VP & Executive Dean, The Ohio State University (retired)
Erica Young Reitz
Erica Young Reitz directs Senior EXIT, a one year experience that helps prepare graduating seniors for the transition to life after college. She works for campus ministry Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) at Calvary Church, reaching out to students at Penn State University, in State College, PA. Erica has an MA in higher education from Geneva College, with a graduate research focus on the senior year transition. Her first book, After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationship and Faith is published by InterVarsity Press.
Hannah is the NE Area Director for International Students, Inc., and runs the TRUE Leader program for ISI in the region. ISI is a national campus ministry focusing on international college students. Hannah holds her Master’s degree in International Training and Education Programs from American University and her undergraduate in Art Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught middle school art for two years before completing her masters. She moved to PA from the Philippines, where she grew up with missionary parents. She has served with ISI since 2012. She and her husband Sam live in Virginia. www.trueretreat-ne.com