The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) champions volunteer leadership in NAFSA and supports initiatives that cultivate, recruit, and orient volunteer member-leaders for the association. Its work supports NAFSA's strategic objectives by working to ensure effective governance, leadership, communication, and coordination of policies and procedures for leadership. 

Members of the LDC help to:

  • Identify and vet prospects for non-board elected positions according to Rule IV of NAFSA's Standing Rules.
  • Encourage members from underrepresented constituencies (e.g. geographic, organizational, demographic, etc.) to get involved in volunteer leadership.
  • Promote the value of volunteering and member leadership as a way to build one's career, to share one's expertise, and to contribute to the advancement of international education.
  • Create and maintain resources for the recruitment and orientation of member-leaders, in coordination with the knowledge communities, regional teams, and other committees. 

Members of the LDC serve a two-year term. They are expected to maintain NAFSA membership and attend NAFSA Annual Conferences during their appointment. In order to prevent a conflict of interest, current LDC members are not eligible for elected positions but may stand for election to the Board of Directors. 

Ingrid Galinat

Image
Ingrid Galinat
University of Alabama
Chair, Leadership Development Committee
Ingrid Galinat is the Manager of Recruitment at the University of Alabama. Formerly, Galinat was the assistant director of international programs at the University of West Alabama. Galinat is active in NAFSA as an e-Learning course dean, Trainer Corps member, conference presenter, and former member...

Katie Tudini, MA

Image
Katie Tudini
The University at Buffalo
Chair-elect, Leadership Development Committee
Katie Tudini, MA, is the assistant vice provost and director for international student services at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. She spent many years in Atlanta, Georgia, working at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she served as the assistant director of international student...

Jim Brosam II

Image
Jim Brosam
iTEP International
Member-at-Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC)
Jim Brosam II is president of iTEP International, a leading English language testing company. He is a 20+ year veteran in the field of international education. He founded Jameson Global, a consulting company that operates “J-Check” a testing service that assists universities with documentation of...

LaTanya Kurney

Image
LaTanya Kurney
Alamo Colleges District
Member-at-Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC)
As the coordinator for international relations, LaTanya oversees virtual exchanges and facilitates dual degree and international transfer programs with foreign university partners for the Alamo Colleges District. She is also an alternate responsible officer (ARO) for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program...

Roopa Rawjee, EdD

Image
Roopa Rawjee
Northeastern University
Member-at-Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC)
Roopa is the assistant vice president, Office of Global Services, PDSO/RO at Northeastern University in Boston. Previously, she was the primary designated school official (PDSO), alternate responsible officer (ARO), and assistant dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Roopa's...

Anize Appel, EdD

Image
Photo of Anize Appel
Moravian College
Member at Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC)
Anize Appel, EdD, is the Executive Director for the Center for Global Education (CGE) and Associate Dean for Study Abroad at Moravian University (MU). Appel develops, manages, and implements the strategic vision of the department including study abroad/away, is responsible for International Student...

Orlina Boteva, MEd

Image
Photo of Orlina Boteva
University of Maine
Member at Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC)
Orlina Boteva is Director of International Programs at the University of Maine. Boteva oversees international recruitment and admissions, education abroad, and international student and scholar services. She has 15 years of experience in the higher education sector in Maine. Boteva served as the...

Peter Briggs

Image
Photo of Peter Briggs
Member at Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC)
Peter Briggs retired as Director of Michigan State University's Office for International Students and Scholars in 2014 following 40 years in the field of international education. He held numerous leadership positions with NAFSA and was honored with the Homer Higbee Award and Life Membership.

Trang Nguyen

Image
Photo of Trang Nguyen
University of Alabama Capstone International Center
Alabama State Rep, Region VII; Member at Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC)
Trang Nguyen has worked in the field of international education for many years, advising and advocating for international students and scholars. She earned a master's degree from Colorado State University, where her love for international education started. He passion began when she worked as a...

Interested in NAFSA Leadership?