Executive Board 


2019-20 International ACAC Executive Board

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

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

President-Elect: Kathleen Schultz
Head of University Counseling
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong, China


Vice President for Admissions/Enrollment Practices: Ruby Bhattacharya
Director of International Admissions
Barnard College, United States 
Term expires: June 2022

Vice President for Advocacy & Outreach: Dan Marschner
Director of International Admission
Loyola Marymount University, United States
Term expires: June 2020


Vice President for Communications: David Bernay
Director of International Admission
St. Edward's University, United States
Term expires: June 2022


Vice President for Finance: Tracy How
Director of Admissions and Enrollment
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, United States 
Term expires: June 2022


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: Denise Nijhuis 
International Recruitment Officer
University College Roosevelt, Netherlands
Term expires: June 2022

Delegates to the NACAC Assembly

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

Joachim (Kim) Ekstrom
Director of College Counseling
Seoul Foreign School, Korea
Term expires: June 2022

Shilpa Gupta
Head of College Counseling
Neerja Modi School, India
Term expires: June 2020

Wilson Lee
High School College & Guidance Counselor
Singapore American School, Singapore
Term expires: June 2021

Dean Mendes
Associate Dean of Admission
Williams College, United States
Term expires: June 2022

Guidance & University Counsellor
Branksome Hall School, Canada

Term expires: June 2020

Charles Pybus
Head of International Student Recruitment
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
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.