Committed to the Cause
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of United Nations Association of Boulder County. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
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.
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.
Following a teaching career, Judy became a political organizer specifically to promote candidates who support the United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals.
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.
Meghan is currently studying Public Administration through University of Colorado at Denver, and has recently graduated from Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry after focusing on environmental sciences, law, and policy. Her current focus is the Committee for Environmental Sustainability.
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 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.
Cori is a recent CU Boulder graduate with a degree in International Affairs. She works on membership and outreach, serves as secretary to the Executive committee, and is a member of the Fundraising Committee. Cori's primary focuses include website maintenance and improvement, and membership related work.
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.
Director and Secretary (2019-2021)
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.