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Board of Directors & Trustees

Carmel Jud
Founder, President
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"I founded this organization after being moved to tears about the atrocities committed against women in Afghanistan in 2001."
Suzanne Taves
Board Member
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"When a child is born into poverty she has little control over her health, her education and her quality of life. Rising International reaches these women and gives them hope and dignity."
Alan Christenson
Board Emeritus
Susan Burnett
Chairperson
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"I'm involved because every woman deserves a chance to achieve economic freedom, no matter where she was born and the circumstances that surround her."
Aranyani Azevedo
Board Member
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Joan LeMahieu
Board Member
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"The work that Carmel and her team are doing empowers women to rise above some very difficult circumstances. It is an honor to be a part of this life saving and life changing work."
Talea Seyed
Board Member
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Nadia Hashimi
Board Member
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Amy Feldman
Board Member
Judy Brose
Board Member
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Shannon McElyea
Board Member
Sara Terheggen
Trustees Chairperson
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"I’m involved because helping women “rise” above their circumstances inspires me to keep fighting each and every day."