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Testimonials

This four-day opportunity with WISPAD has been very precious. It has been like water to my soul. I have been in the trenches working for so long – to come up on the hill top and get a look at how much ground we’ve taken and where we must go is a great encouragement! It has helped me to become aware of other tools, many more facets of tools I’ve been using, dimensions of management that I have sensed but not understood. Thank you so much!
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Health services
Liaoning

 

At WISPAD, I met so many wonderful people doing amazing great things. And, the teachers are just so nice and inspiring. The class is full of laughing, intense, but exciting topics, everyone is highly participating into discussion and so many sparkles of ideas come out during the course. The WISPAD Workshop not only taught us useful knowledge to tackle problems, but also all the participants have built up deep connections through the 3-day sessions. 15 amazing stories come from different orgs, leave the workshop an unforgettable experience.
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Volunteer Platform
Beijing

 

Directors

The Board of Directors of WISPAD combines decades of experience in governmental, for-profit and non-profit organizations, as well as in financial, legal, educational and international institutions. WISPAD's governance model underscores devotion to aid the poor and needy, and willingness to serve in harmony with Biblical values and morals.JCarroll

John J. Carroll, Chair of the Board

Mr. Carroll exemplifies a prolific life dedicated to public service. He has been the Town Manager of the town of Norwood since 1978. He previously served as Superintendent of Public Works and Town Engineer for Lexington, MA, and from 1974 to 1978, as Commissioner of Public Works for Massachusetts. With his vast public service experience, Mr. Carroll provides critical guidance and support as Chair of WISPAD’s board in the fulfillment of the School’s mission to instruct officers of nonprofit organizations and public agencies with excellence, effectiveness, and integrity. Mr. Carroll graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is married and has 18 children, 42 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

 

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Herman Chang, Vice-Chair of the Board

Herman Chang has over 23 years of engineering experience working in the automotive and semiconductor industries. He has extensive experience in process development, quality improvement, manufacturing, and operations. In addition, Herman also volunteers with non-profit organizations that work around the world with people with disabilities. In both 2011 and 2012, he was part of a U.S. team serving in international family retreats held in China. In 2012, as part of the leadership team, Herman was involved with the organization and planning of two international family retreats in China in partnership with local Chinese organizations.  Herman holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also holds a M.B.A. degree from WPI with specialization in operation management and marketing.  He is a member of the Beta Sigma Gamma international honor society for business students. Herman grew up in Singapore and spent 16 years living in Asia.  He is married with four children. The youngest child was recently adopted from China.

 

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Samuel E. Greydanus III, Treasurer of the Board

Attorney Greydanus has over 25 years of experience as an attorney specializing in civil litigation and dispute resolution.  He has trial experience in both State and Federal Courts.  In addition to being a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1978, he is also admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the State Bar of Michigan.  He has served on a number of non-profit and school boards. He was educated in Finland, Austria and the United States.  Attorney Greydanus received his B.A. in History and German from Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan and his J.D. cum laude from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. He is married with two children.

 

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Hsuan DeLorme, Secretary of the Board

Mrs. Hsuan Delorme brings to the Board broad international experience, having worked and lived in Germany, Turkey, China and Kazakhstan. She also has wide experience in education. She worked as a research assistant at Research for Better Schools in Philadelphia from 19970-1978. From 1985-89, she taught English in the English Department of Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, Xinjiang.  Since 2003, Hsuan has been an ESL instructor at Showa Women’s University (Boston campus).  She has also been actively involved in the ministry to international students and scholars in Boston since 1998. She holds an M.A. in Communications from Michigan State University, and was the valedictorian in her class at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan.  Hsuan is married and has three children and six grandchildren. 

 

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A. Harold (Harry) Howell, Former Treasurer of the Board†

Harold "Harry" Howell was a devoted supporter of WISPAD’s vision, and a dear mentor to its founders. He provided sound advice and encouragement during the critical process of WISPAD’s incorporation, and was among its founding Directors. His generous loving heart, wise counsel, and contagious sense of humor will be greatly missed at our School. Harry was the CEO of the Boston Financial Group for 15 years, and spent 4 years as a visiting professor in MBA programs in Chile and Spain. He served on the boards of over a dozen non-profit and for-profit organizations. In 1995, Harry founded Advancement Plus, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of the inner-city poor. At the time of his passing, on March 7, 2012, Harry was serving as the Treasurer of WISPAD’s board, providing profound insight and advice for the sound management and financial leadership of the School. In his honor, WISPAD named the specialized workshop on financial skills as the “A. Harold Howell Workshop on Financial Leadership and Management for Nonprofit Organizations.” Harry received a B.A. from Harvard College and an MBA with highest distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Harry is survived by his wife, Carolee, who is also greatly committed and supportive to the fulfillment of WISPAD’s vision. Harry is also survived by five grown children and eight grandchildren.