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 throughout the United States, contribute their time and expertise to govern World Neighbors. Trustees are elected for a term of three years.


Tommy Barrow*

President, Tom Barrow Company

Decatur, Georgia

Vice Chair

Susan Chambers, M.D.*

Lakeside Women’s Hospital

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Becky Collins*

President and CEO (Retired), Tulsa Global Alliance

Tulsa, Oklahoma


Emily Estes*

Community Volunteer

Hartford, Connecticut

Carol Blackwood, ,Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Martha Burger, President, 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

Anthea George, Owner/Publisher, Star Ridge New Media, LLC, Bozeman, Montana

Claudia Holliman, Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

Marla Persky*, President & CEO, WOMN LLC; President & CEO, Epicurean Travel LLC, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Nani Pybus, Ph.D., CRA, Manager, University Center for Proposal Development Division of the Vice President for Research, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Paul Robertson*, Canadian Diplomat (Retired), Ottawa Canada

Vlad Sambaiew*, U.S. Diplomat & Foundation President (Retired), Phoenix, Arizona

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

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

Tiffany Stevens, J.D.*, President & CEO, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, New York, New York

*Executive Committee Member