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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Rita Oleksak, President | President, National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL)
  • Amanda Seewald, President-Elect | CEO, MARACAS Spanish Language Program
  • Renee Jourdenais, Ph.D., Treasurer | Dean, Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education, Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)
  • VACANT, Secretary
  • Caitilin Walsh, At-Large Member | Chair of Education and Pedagogy Committee, American Translators Association (ATA)
  • Greg Barfield, At-Large Member | Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG)

Representatives of Member Organizations which are Significant Contributors

  • Sheri Spaine Long, Ph.D. | Executive Director, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
  • Jayne Abrate, Ph.D. | Executive Director, American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
  • Howie Berman | Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Lara Lomicka Anderson, Ph.D. | President, National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA)
  • Meredith Clark, Ph.D. | Advocacy Chair, Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA)
  • Kristin Quinlan | CEO, Certified Languages International
  • Dan E. Davidson, Ph.D. | President, American Councils for International Education
  • Keely Lake, Ph.D. | Chair of the National Committee for Latin and Greek (NCLG) NCLG is also a Legacy Member

At-Large Members of the Board of Directors

  • Giovanni Donatelli | Managing Partner, The Language Group
  • Santiago Wood, Ed.D. | Executive Director, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
  • Richard Gordon | President, CulturaLink LLC
  • Anne Nerenz, Ph.D. | Executive Director, Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL)
  • Ted Zarrow, Ph.D. | Advocacy Chair, Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA)
  • David Bong | Founder and CEO, Avant Assessment
  • Linda Egnatz | Executive Director, Global Seal of Biliteracy
  • Joel Gomez, Ed.D. | President, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
  • Janet Ikeda, Ph.D. | Advocacy Chair, The American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ)

Representatives of Member Organizations under the Legacy Members Category

  • Keith Cothrun | Executive Director, American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
  • The National Committee for Latin and Greek (NCLG)