World Neighbors was incorporated on Sept. 12, 1952, as a private, charitable, not-for-profit corporation. A volunteer board of trustees, whose members come from all over the world, contribute their time and expertise to govern World Neighbors. Trustees are elected for a term of three years.


Becky Collins*

President and CEO (Retired), Tulsa Global Alliance

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Vice Chair

Anita Kendrick*

Consultant, World Bank

New Delhi, India


Marla Persky*

President & CEO, WOMN LLC; President & CEO, Epicurean Travel LLC,

Ridgefield, Connecticut


Caroline Patton*

Community Volunteer

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Tommy Barrow, Community Volunteer, Decatur, Georgia

Martha Burger, President Emerita, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mara Tshibaka Cichocki, Executive Producer, FeFiFo Films, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Stephanie Conduff, J.D.*, Founder, Leche Lounge, LLC; Chief Executive Officer, Sovereign Concepts, LLC, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Nicholas Duncan, Duncan Real Estate, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jim Falk, President Emeritus, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, Co-host, The MCCuistion Program (KERA), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Beth McLaughlin, Small Business Entrepreneur, Kerrville, Texas

Wayne Moyer, Ph.D.*, Rosenfield Professor of Political Science, Grinnell College, Kellogg, Iowa

Ujjwal Pradhan*, Chief of Party, Tetra Tech ARD, New Delhi, India

Nani Pybus, Ph.D., CRA, Community Volunteer, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Kate Schecter, Ph.D.*, ex officio, President & CEO, World Neighbors, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jay Shanker, J.D.*, Attorney, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Clayton Taylor, Principal, The Taylor Group, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

*Executive Committee Member