Executive Board 

The 2018-19 Executive Board (photo taken at the 2018 International ACAC Conference
at Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans, July 2018).

Congratulations to International ACAC Members elected and appointed
to the Executive Board!  (Terms will commence on July 1, 2019)

Kathleen Schultz
Dulwich College Shanghai, China

Vice President for Admission/Enrollment Practices

Ruby Bhattacharya
Barnard College, U.S.

Vice President for Communications

David Bernay
St. Edward's University, U.S. 

Vice President for Finance 
Tracy How

Augsburg University, U.S.

Vice President for Professional Development 
Denise Nijhuis 
University College Roosevelt, Netherlands

Delegates to the NACAC Assembly 
Joachim (Kim) Ekstrom
Seoul Foreign School, Korea

Shilpa Gupta
Neerja Modi School, India

Dean Mendes
Skidmore College, U.S.

Charles Pybus
University of Bristol, United Kingdom

2018-19 International ACAC Executive Board

President: Aaron Andersen
Director, International Recruitment, AMEA
University of British Columbia, Canada

Past-President: Johanna Fishbein
Head of University Advising
UWC South East Asia - Dover Campus, Singapore

President-Elect: Becky Konowicz
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admission &
Director of International Admission
Santa Clara University, United States

Vice President for Admissions/Enrollment Practices: John Wilkerson
Director of International Admissions
Indiana University, United States 
Term expires: June 2019

Vice President for Advocacy & Outreach: Lucien Giordano
Director of University and Careers Counseling
Dulwich College Suzhou, China
Term expires: June 2020

Vice President for Communications: David Bernay
Director of International Admission
St. Edward's University, United States
Term expires: June 2019

Vice President for Finance: Cathy Curtis
Counselor, Retired
Term expires: June 2019

Vice President for Inclusion, Access, & Success: Joseph Tavares
High School Counselor
Jakarta Intercultural School, Indonesia
Term expires: June 2020

Vice President for Membership: Michelle Chow-Liu

High School Counselor
Western Academy of Beijing, China
Term expires: June 2020

Vice President for Professional Development: Julie Chapman
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Vanderbilt University, United States
Term expires: June 2019

Member-at-Large: Dean Mendes
Associate Dean of Admissions
Skidmore College, United States
Term expires: June 2020

Assembly Delegates to NACAC

Marco Dinovelli
Associate Director of International Recruitment and Enrollment
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, United States
Term expires: June 2021

Emily Dobson
Independent Educational Consultant & Recruitment Specialist 
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Term expires: June 2021

Patience Fanella-Koch
Director of College & Career Counseling
Aiglon College, Switzerland
Term expires: June 2019

Wilson Lee
High School College & Guidance Counselor
Yongsan International School of Seoul, Korea
Term expires: June 2021

Elisabeth Marksteiner
Educational Consultant
United Kingdom
Term expires: June 2019

Jennifer Melton
College Counselor
International School Bangkok, Thailand
Term expires: June 2020

Cory Miller
Guidance & University Counsellor
Branksome Hall School, Canada

Term expires: June 2020

Kathleen Schultz
Head of University Counseling
Dulwich College Shanghai, China
Term expires: June 2021

Theresa Carroll Schweser 
Executive Director (ex-officio)

International ACAC officers begin their terms on July 1 and continue to serve for one, two or three years. Board service provides a wonderful professional development experience and an opportunity to share your experience and leadership skills with others.

Executive Board Nominations

The International ACAC Executive Board is responsible for the day to day running of the association and plays a vital role in shaping it for the future. It’s a great way to get involved in the profession and work with colleagues from around the world. A call for applications for new board members is made in December each year.  Applicants are reviewed by the Governance and Nominating Committee in order to develop the slate of candidates and elections follow shortly thereafter (typically in early March). New officers begin their terms on July 1st. For more information about the membership requirements and duties of each board position, please review the International ACAC Policies and Procedures.