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.

Carina Van Vliet

Chief Executive Officer

Carina Van Vliet joined the Cleveland Council on World Affairs in January 2019. As Chief Executive Officer, Carina is committed to nurturing local citizens’ international curiosity and understanding of the world. She brings international experience and perspective to CCWA.

Jenni Carney

Director of Development and Marketing

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.

Elizabeth Colvin

Manager of Global Education, Maura O’Donnell-McCarthy Center for Global Understanding

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.

Andrew Kovach

Program Officer, International Visitors

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

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