Project Participants


 Dr. Teresa Nichols, Project Coordinator

Advisory Board

Dr. Russell Baker, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech Community College

Ms. Elaine Bedel, CEO of the Indiana Destination Development Corporation

Ms. Caterina Cregor Blitzer, Education Consultant

Dr. Yea Fen Chen, Director of the Chinese Flagship Center at IU Bloomington

Mr. Larry Cimino, President, ProConsult, LLC, Strategic Global Consulting

Mr. Thaddeus B. Ewald, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Cummins, Inc.

Dr. Hilary Kahn, Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, IUPUI; Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Indiana University

Dr. Gloria Berlanga King, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Eskenazi Health

Dr. Toby Malichi, Founding Chief Executive Officer, Malichi Group Worldwide 

Dr. Nikki Woodson, Superintendent of Washington Township Schools

Mr. Greg Zoeller, Chairman of the Indianapolis World Trade Center Project 

Regional Leaders

  • Professor Israel Herrera, Central 1, Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Indiana University Bloomington

  • Dr. Leslie Fatum, Central 2, Director of College and Career Preparation for Kokomo School Corporation

  • The Honorable Christopher A. Newton, Judge, Central 3, Vigo Superior Court Division 4

  • Ms. Jennifer Pearl, Indianapolis (Marion County), formerly Director of International Programs at the Indy Chamber and currently President of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation

  • Mr. Keith Kirkpatrick, Northwest, Chairman of the Northwest Indiana Trade Alliance

  • Ms. Lisa Stockberger, Northcentral, Deputy Director of Welcoming Michiana

  • Ms. Martha Martin, Northeast, Executive Director of Global Indiana

  • Dr. Silvia Rode, Southwest, Professor of German and Chair of the World Languages and Cultures Department at the University of Southern Indiana

  • Dr. Donna Albrecht, Southeast, Associate Professor in the School of Education and Director of the New Neighbors Center at Indiana University Southeast

  • Ms. Jennifer Thuma, Statewide, Program Manager at IU Global Health