Ambassador Heather Hodges

President and Ambassador-in-Residence, R. Henry Norweb Chair

CCWA appointed Heather Hodges as President and Ambassador in Residence and the R. Henry Norweb Chair in November 2011. Ambassador Hodges was U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador from August 2008 to April 2011 and Ambassador to Moldova from 2003 to 2006. She served 31 years in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Jenni Carney

Membership and Development Manager

A native of Finland, Jenni joined the Council in November 2012. She brings in versatile experience in development, donor stewardship, events and database management. She is committed to strengthening and stewarding CCWA’s donor and member base, and developing philanthropic strategies to secure stronger support for the CCWA.

Daniela Milan

Manager of Programming

Daniela joined the Council in April 2018. Daniela develops and plans CCWA’s student programs, including Model United Nations and Academic WorldQuest, and our speaker programming for CCWA’s Foreign Policy Forum, Global Dialogue Forum and Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations (CCFR).

Elizabeth Coerdt

Program Manager

Elizabeth joined the Council in June 2018. She is developing two new initiatives: an intercultural communication training program, and a professional development program to support educators’ capabilities for teaching world issues.

Katie Ferman

Senior Program Officer, International Visitors

Following 16 months living in Guatemala, Katie joined the Council in 2015 as Program Assistant for the International Visitor Programs, and was soon promoted to the position of Program Officer, International Visitor Programs.

Andrew Kovach

Program Associate, International Visitors

Andrew Kovach joined the Council in 2015 and serves as International Visitor Program Associate. Andrew holds a M.A. of Global Interactions from Cleveland State University.

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