Board of Directors

The National Board provides overall direction to the World Affairs Councils of America.

Mary Yntema

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Mary has been President & CEO of WorldBoston since May 2014. Prior to WorldBoston, Mary was a consultant on nonprofit governance. She has served as interim executive director of the Boston Center for Community and Justice, executing a historic program merger with YWCA Boston; as executive director of the Courageous Sailing Center of Boston; and as founding executive director of United Way Moscow, where she resided for eight years. Her corporate experience includes institutional equity sales at Brunswick UBS Warburg and Pioneer Securities and running a sales department as vice president of the Center for Business Skills Development, all in Moscow. 

Mary proudly served as an ally on the board of MassEquality, and has served on the boards of United Way Moscow, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (as a founding board member), the Brattle Film Foundation, and the Boston Center for Community and Justice. 

Mary has an A.B. from Harvard University, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. She is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. 

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