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

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