Global Community Initiatives
About Us

The GCI Board of Directors represents all the major regions of the world, with board members from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Americas. We are committed to maintaining a gender balance on the board, as well as a balance of religious and ethnic diversity.

The GCI Board of Directors includes:  Dr. Shima Bakarat, England & Egypt; Andrea Deri, England & Hungary; Dr. Jelel Ezzine, Tunisia; Dr. Susan Fleming, Massachusetts, US; Dr. Wim Hafkamp, Netherlands; Harriet Busingye Muwanga, Uganda; Dr. Chirapol Sintunawa, Thailand; Mirian Vilela, Brazil & Costa Rica; Allan Wentzel, South Africa, Rev. Arnold Thomas, Vermont. Gwendolyn Hallsmith, from Vermont, is our Executive Director.

The GCI staff also reflects the culture and ethnic makeup of the areas where we work. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and we are committed to paying our employees livable wages and providing health and vacation benefits.

The Affiliates of GCI are colleagues from all over the world who work with us on projects, and whose other work is closely related to the work we do. We welcome partnerships with people and organizations who share our goals and values.