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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Eldon Romney, Vice President

Foundation Vice President Eldon Romney

Eldon Romney is a long-time Mensa volunteer, having served at the local, regional, and national levels for more than 35 years. He was named to the Mensa Foundation board in 2012.

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Jennifer Wise, Secretary

Foundation Secretary Jennifer Wise

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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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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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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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

Foundation 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, 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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