Christopher C. Daniel is the Director for International Health and Safety at Michigan State University (MSU) where he oversees international preparedness and response to help keep MSU travelers abroad safe and healthy. Chris comes to MSU from Daniel Consulting, which he started to provide specialized humanitarian, emergency management and business development services for nonprofits, government and business, after working in these industries. Chris holds an MA in International Environmental Policy and is a Certified Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers.
Carol Foley is the Director of Global Health and Safety Services for HTH Worldwide. A fifteen year industry veteran, Carol has managed medical and security cases globally. An important focus of her work has been encouraging participants to medically prepare for their study abroad experience. Carol is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and has been a frequent presenter at the Forum for Education Abroad and NAFSA.
Julie Anne Friend has worked in the field of international education for over 20 years. As the Director of the Office of Global Safety and Security at Northwestern University, she is charged with developing a comprehensive, university-wide approach to international risk management. In addition to earning a Juris Doctor in Law and a Master of Arts in English from Michigan State University, Ms. Friend has a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications from Syracuse University. She is also a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan, and currently lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Lisa McAdam Donegan started in her current position as Director of Study Abroad at Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in August 2013, after eighteen years in international education at University of Connecticut (UCONN) and Bridgewater State University. Lisa’s cumulative experiences in international education include teaching; working with international exchange partners; developing and implementing risk management policy and best practices; and currently, as lead administrator of an expanding Education Abroad program taking part in the IIE Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners program.
Jennifer Fullick is the Director for Global Engagement at TCS Education System, a nonprofit organization providing shared resources to institutions with over 6500 students combined; she provides campus internationalization strategies for five institutions across the United States located in California, Texas, Washington State, and Illinois. Jennifer has a decade of work experience in international education at Northwestern, Columbia University, and UIC. She has an M.Ed from Loyola University in Chicago; and is currently a Ph.D. student in Organizational Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Graham Hettlinger is the director of Higher Education Programs at American Councils for International Education, and oversees study abroad programs for U.S. students and scholars in such locations as Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the Balkans. He began working in international education as resident direct of Ohio State University’s Moscow Program in 1997. From 2006 to 2012 he was associate director for summer study abroad at Georgetown University, where he worked with faculty leading programs in such locations as Argentina, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Morocco, and Tanzania.
Ronald Machoian is the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s International Safety and Security Director and a Senior Lecturer in International Studies/Global Security. He has a professional background in both higher education and government service. At UW-Madison, Ron coordinates the campus-wide International Travel Committee to implement and review policies that support the university’s interests abroad while assessing and managing location-specific risk. He is a retired Air Force officer and a former member of the faculty and director of international education at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Natalie A. Mello is Vice President for Member Services and Training at The Forum on Education Abroad. She oversees a range of initiatives that include programs to train members in the STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE through the expansion of workshops, the Critical Incident Database, The Forum’s Professional Certification Program, Standards Institutes, Fireside Dialogues, and other programs. Natalie joined the Forum in 2011 after serving as Director of Global Operations in the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
Joe Vossen is an attorney for United Educators (UE), a member-owned Risk Retention Group and the preeminent provider of insurance and risk management services to educational institutions. He is a former litigator who now advises schools, colleges, and universities on the many legal and risk management issues confronting the education sector. Joe volunteers his time with several charities and organizations in the DC area, and he is a proud alumnus of Kansas State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Carrie Wachter is the Coordinator of Sexual Violence Response Services and Advocacy with the Center for Awareness, Response and Education (CARE) at Northwestern University. Carrie provides confidential advocacy and support services for all students at NU, and works toward creating an empathic and appropriate response to sexual violence throughout campus. She received her MA in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She previously worked at Rape Victim Advocates in Chicago focusing on the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors.
Margaret Wiedenhoeft is the Acting Director of the Center for International Programs at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Currently she manages the operations of the Center, as well as the Kalamazoo study abroad programs in Australia, China, France, India, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Thailand. Margaret received her B.A. in International Studies from Emory University her M.B.A. and doctorate from Western Michigan University. Professional interests include promoting diversity in study abroad participation, developing international service-learning projects, and studying the impact and experience of study abroad on U.S. college students.
Erin Wolf is the International Risk & Insurance Analyst at The University of Texas System, where she works closely with each UT institution to develop and coordinate comprehensive System-wide policies, procedures, risk assessments, and best practices for faculty, staff, and student international travel. Her focus is site assessment, high risk travel analysis, emergency preparedness, and crisis management. She has an M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University. Erin served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia from 2006-2009.