Board Members

Get to know our board members! 


ROBERT McNOWN, President (2017–2019): Robert McNown is professor emeritus of economics at CU Boulder and former director of the International Affairs program. He is a Fulbright scholar and the author of several economics texts.




WILLIAM KELLOGG, Vice President (2017–2019): After graduating in Public and International Affairs at Princeton, Bill was a history teacher at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, for forty years. In NH he was on the board of the World Affairs Council for many years working on educational issues, and served as president for four years after he retired.




ASHMScreen Shot 2015-12-05 at 12.30.03 PMI DESAI, Secretary (2017–2019): Ashmi is a doctoral student, teaching assistant and occasional lecturer in the journalism department at CU–Boulder. Her research focuses on communication for development and social change, particularly in India. From 2006 to 2011 she was chief copy editor at The Times of India newspaper in Ahmedabad.




JUDITH GREEN, Treasurer (2017–2019): Following a teaching career, Judy became a political organizer specifically to promote candidates who support the United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals.




JASON ACUÑA, Director (2017–2019). Jason is Community Services Supervisor for the non-profit Golden West Communities, Inc. Originally from Santiago, Chile, he earned a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics, with a focus on indigenous rights.




ZUZA BOHLEY, Director (2017–2019): Born and raised in East Germany, Zuza earned a master’s degree at UT–Austin in the 1980s. In Boulder she has been an educator for over 20 years at private and bilingual schools. She has also been a very active volunteer in a number of Boulder County non-profits, was the UNA regional representative for the Rocky Mountain region 2014-2016, and has been playing a leadership role in many local, regional and international non-profit initiatives, such as: Boulder Sister City Alliance, Boulder- Jalapa Friendship City Projects, Boulder Council for International Visitors, Womens Collaborative of Boulder County, UN Women, Americas for Conservation + the Arts, Americas Latino Eco Festival, World Foundation for the United Nations Association. Zuza’s strength is community outreach and building partnerships.



RACHEL CARILLO, Director (2016–2018):Rachel is a writer with expertise in nonprofit engagement strategy; she has worked in Thailand with education, environmental and human rights organizations serving communities from Burma. She’s super-passionate about the Sustainable Development Goals, especially #Goal7 renewable energy, and #Goal13 Climate Action. Rachel is quatralingual, a former ski racer and a noodle expert. She holds a BA in Humanities from CU and an MA in International Studies from the University of Oregon.




VERONICA HRUTKAY, Director (2016–2018): A trained nurse and a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Veronica served in Operation Desert Storm and with a UN Protection Force in Zagreb, Croatia. She was formerly vice president for advocacy of the UNA Denver chapter.




CARL HUNT, Director (2017–2019). Carl is an economist with a PhD from the University of Colorado. He has worked for state and federal governments and for more than twenty years headed a small consulting firm primarily in energy and telecommunications.



AUDY LEGGERE-HICKEY, Director (2016–2018): Audy is studying international affairs and political science at Front Range Community College, where she is creating a GenUN group.





CHERETA QUÁNA MADISON, Director (2017–2019), is a PhD student in the Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice program in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a research fellow for CU Engage, the university’s Center for Community-Based Learning and Research. She is a part-time instructor in the Leadership Studies Minor Program and a graduate assistant in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.



AMBROSIA PARDUE, Director (2017–2019). Ambrosia earned a BA in sociology from Sonoma State University, worked in commercial construction project management for over a decade, and then enrolled in a Master’s degree program in public administration. She views membership on our board as a way to help protect human rights around the world.




DOUG SNYDER, Director (2017–2019). Doug is an instructor at CU Boulder in history and international affairs, and serves as Faculty-in-Residence for the Baker Residential Academic Program. He is especially interested in the refugee initiatives of our chapter.





SUSANNE STADLBAUER, Director (2017–2019). Susanne is an adjunct faculty member in anthropology at the University of Wyoming, and a resident fellow in the Center for Media, Religion and Culture (CMRC), at the University of Colorado Boulder.





TINBET TINTSMAN, Director (2017–2019). A native of Ethiopia, Tinbet has lived in Côte d’Ivoire, where she ran her own business in African antiques, and in Liberia, Yemen, Kenya, and Switzerland. She has worked in Boulder public schools. She travels extensively with her husband, Carl, who works in polio eradication.




JULIA WOODS, Director (2017–2019). Julie’s work has been focused on renewable energy and education reform. She currently works for Global Greengrants Fund.