Board of Trustees

Marie Mayer, President

Foundation President Marie Mayer

Marie Mayer actively volunteered for Mensa for many years before becoming a Foundation Trustee, Vice President, and then finally President.

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James Werdell, Vice President

Foundation Vice President James Werdell

James Werdell was named to the Mensa Foundation board in 2012, voted in as Vice President in 2016, and has held numerous positions within Mensa.

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Guy Conti, Treasurer

Foundation Treasurer Guy Conti

Guy Conti has been a member of Mensa for more than 20 years and has more than 25 years of business experience in public administration and organizational development.

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Eldon Romney, Secretary

Foundation Secretary Eldon Romney

Eldon Romney is a longterm Mensa volunteer, serving at the local, regional and national levels. He was named to the Mensa Foundation board in 2012.

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Jane Hanson, Trustee

Foundation Trustee Jane Hanson

Jane Hanson is alumna of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a doctorate in Foreign Language and ESL Education. She became a Foundation Trustee in 2013.

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Lessa Scherrer, Trustee

Foundation Trustee Lessa Scherrer

A longtime Mensa volunteer, Lessa is past chair of the Gifted Youth Committee of Mensa of Wisconsin and a scholarship chair and gifted children coordinator. She was named to the Mensa Foundation board in 2015.

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Charlie Steinhice, Trustee

Foundation Trustee Charlie Steinhice

Charlie Steinhice, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., and member of Mensa for nearly two decades, joined the Mensa Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016.

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Jennifer Wise, Trustee

Foundation Trustee Jennifer Wise

A second-generation Mensa member, Jennifer Wise is a Seattle-based content writer and editor, and she holds a Master of Arts in literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has served as Scholarship Chair at the local and regional levels, Scholarship Volunteer Coordinator, Young Ms Coordinator, and GenY Coordinator.

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Vicki Herd, Trustee

Foundation Trustee Vicki Herd

Vicki Herd joined Mensa Canada in 1987 and has served in almost every roles Mensa Calgary offers, including Local Secretary and Proctor. A chair of multiple Canadian Annual Gatherings, she also served as chair of the Mensa Foundation’s International Scholarship Program.

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Keri Guilbault, Trustee

Foundation Trustee Keri M. Guilbault

Keri Guilbault, Ed.D. is an assistant professor of gifted education at Johns Hopkins University. She joined Mensa in 1999 and has served as the National Gifted Youth Program Chair, local Scholarship Chair and local Gifted Youth Coordinator.

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LaRae Bakerink, Ex-Officio Trustee

Ex-Officio Trustee LaRae Bakerink

As the chief elected officer of American Mensa, LaRae Bakerink leads and coordinates the activities of the American Mensa Committee and other volunteers.

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Bibiana Balanyi, Ex-Officio Trustee

Ex-Officio Trustee Bibiana Balanyi

Bibiana Balanyi is the current Chair of Mensa International and is an ex-officio Trustee.

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Jill Beckham, Foundation Director

Foundation Director Jill Beckham

Jill Beckham was named Foundation Director in 2002 and is responsible for all of the Mensa Foundation-related programs and projects that are handled by the office staff.

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