Board of Trustees

Marie Mayer, President

Marie Mayer, Mensa Foundation President

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

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Charlie Steinhice, Vice President

Charlie Steinhice, Mensa Foundation Vice President

Charlie Steinhice, a Mensa member for more than 20 years, joined the Mensa Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016. Charlie is a Business Analytics Manager of Internal Strategic Analytics & Reporting at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

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Vicki Herd, Treasurer

Vicki Herd, Mensa Foundation Treasurer

Vicki Herd joined Mensa Canada in 1987 and has served in almost every role 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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Jennifer Wise, Secretary

Jennifer Wise, Mensa Foundation Secretary

A second-generation Mensa member, Jennifer Wise is a Seattle-based content writer and editor, and she holds a master’s 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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Keri Guilbault, Trustee

Keri M. Guilbault, Mensa Foundation Trustee

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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Deb Stone, Trustee

Deb Stone, Mensa Foundation Trustee

Deb Stone joined the Mensa Foundation Board in 2019. Previously, she was elected to positions on the American Mensa Committee — Treasurer in 2017 and Chair in 2015.

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Billie Lee, Ex-Officio Trustee

Billie Lee, Mensa Foundation Ex-Officio Trustee

AMC Second Vice Chair Billie Lee serves the Foundation board as an ex-officio Trustee to help maintain the vital relationship between American Mensa and the Mensa Foundation.

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Björn Liljeqvist, Ex-Officio Trustee

Björn Liljeqvist, Mensa Foundation Ex-Officio Trustee

As the Chair of Mensa International, Björn Liljeqvist serves the Mensa Foundation as an ex-officio Trustee. He was the Chair of Mensa Sweden from 2007 to 2011. Professionally, Björn writes and lectures on academic learning strategies.

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Jill Beckham, Director

Jill Beckham, Mensa Foundation Director

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. She also works with volunteers to coordinate other Foundation programs, including the Colloquium and the Foundation’s awards program.

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