Board of Directors

View profiles of the AIUSA Board members.

Leading the organization – and the movement

Our elected Board of Directors develops a clear vision for the organization through policies that set goals and priorities. The Board provides stewardship for the organization; establishes appropriate and constructive working relationships with staff; and ensures the financial health of the organization through fiscal oversight and fundraising. 

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Alexandra Durbak, Board Chair

Alexandra Durbak

Board Chair

Alexandra is a long-time member of Amnesty International, having first…

Penelope Halkiadakis

Penelope Halkiadakis

Board Vice Chair

Penelope Halkiadakis (she/her) is a dual degree MD/MPH candidate, studying…

Matthew Kennis

Matt Kennis

Board Treasurer

Matthew Kennis is a seasoned advocate and strategist with over…

Phyllis Pautrat, LCSW

Phyl Pautrat

Secretary

Phyllis Pautrat is a licensed clinical social worker who worked…

David Cheng-Kai Yu

David Cheng-Kai Yu

Member at Large

David Yu is an advocate for human dignity, justice and…

Rosa del Angel

Deputy Treasurer

Rosa is a seasoned campaigns and fundraising executive dedicated to…

Christopher T. Foley

Christopher T. Foley

Deputy Secretary

Christopher T. Foley, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation,…

Deirdre Stieglitz

Deirdre Stieglitz

Board Member

I’m proud to serve as Secretary of the Board for…

Marcel Kitissou

Board Member

Marcel Kitissou is Regional Scholar Affiliate with Cornell Institute for African…

Rasha Abdel Latif

Board Member

Rasha is a catalyst for change and is driven by…

Rick Halperin

Rick Halperin

Board Member

Dr. Rick Halperin started teaching in 1985 in the William…

Robyn Linde

Robyn Linde

Board Member

Robyn is a professor of political science and the director…

Ş. İlgü Özler

Board Member

Ş. İlgü Özler is a Professor of Political…

Sunita Viswanath

Board Member

Sunita Viswanath is the Executive Director of Hindus for…

Vibha Venkatesha

Vibha Venkatesha

Board Member

Vibha Venkatesha (she/her) was first introduced to Amnesty while living…