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AMIS Board of Directors

Karen Reynolds, President, North Avenue Presbyterian Church 

Brian Seungjae Yoo, Vice-President, Product Manager, Delta Airlines

Zebekiah BortnerTreasurer, Senior Tax Manager, RFA Management

Patricia Hibbard, Secretary, Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church

Heidy Brusitus, Kiwanis Club of Atlanta

Robert J. Taylor, IV, Northside Kiwanis Club

Mitch Costley, North Avenue Presbyterian Church

John Hibbard, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church

Andra Martin, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Mesha Marie Ward, CEO LeClass Events LLC

Petar Ivusic Araya, MBA Candidate, Georgia State University
Jesse Hancock, Teacher, Northview High School
Sam (Hongkil) Kim, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University

Rev. Irene Wong, AMIS Executive Director

Academic Advisory Board

Marisa Atencio, Ed.D. (Chair)

Assistant Dean and Director of Global Education

Oglethorpe University


Veronique Barnes        

Associate Director, ISSS

Georgia State University


Intensive English Program,

Georgia State University

Kathryn Gaylord-Miles

Director, ISSS

Kennesaw State University


Katia Kushano

Adjunct Professor, ESL

Beulah Heights University


Kate Kirk                      

Assistant Director, ISSS

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Ria Martin

Director of Intercultural and Global Services
Columbia Theological Seminary


Sandra McQueen


GA Association of Fulbright Scholars

Adria Motiwalla           

Student Support Coordinator, Language Institute

Georgia Institute of Technology



Director, ISSS

Georgia State University


Laura Ochs

International Student and Study Aboard Advisor

Agnes Scott College


Kirsten Schaetzel, Ph.D.

English Language Specialist

Emory University School of Law

Over 200 volunteers and donors of diverse faith and community backgrounds make our ministry a welcomed gift to international students and scholars. Our volunteers are blessed in return by the richness of international friendship.

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