Governance Committee

View profiles of the AIUSA Governance Committee members.

The Governance Committee is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality of the Board of Directors.



Penelope Halkiadakis

Penelope Halkiadakis

Board Vice Chair

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

Phyllis Pautrat, LCSW

Phyl Pautrat


Phyllis Pautrat is a licensed clinical social worker who worked…

Ira Lefton

Chief Legal and Policy Officer – (he, him, his)

Ira Lefton is the Chief Legal and Policy Officer at…

Christopher T. Foley

Christopher T. Foley

Deputy Secretary

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

Rasha Abdel Latif

Board Member

Rasha is a catalyst for change and is driven by…

Robyn Linde

Robyn Linde

Board Member

Robyn is a professor of political science and the director…

Aashka Merchant

Executive Operations Specialist – Executive Office – Department Head

Aashka, in her capacity as Executive Operations Specialist, works with…

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