JCI Active Citizen Framework
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We are young active citizens all over the world. Living, communicating, taking action and creating impact in our communities. Are you a young active citizen? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join us on this journey of local action for global impact.

Take Action & Provide Sustainable Solutions

JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society. We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action.

2017 JCI Board of Directors

JCI members have the opportunity to hold local, national and international leadership positions, elected each year, within the organization. JCI’s “One Year to Lead” philosophy allows members to share their talents with the organization and celebrates fresh ideas, new perspective and adaptability needed for our members to create action-oriented solutions to the challenges in their communities.

Dawn Hetzel
President
USA
Paschal Obinna Dike
Immediate Past President
Nigeria
Sangwoo Bae
General Legal Counsel
Korea
Laurence Bolotin
Treasurer
USA
Marc Kone
Executive Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Cote d'Ivoire
Marc Brian Lim
Executive Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Philippines
Candice Henriquez
Executive Vice President for the Americas
Dutch Caribbean
Jonathan Borg
Executive Vice President for Europe
Malta
Nezha Labyed
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Morocco
Mathew Blessing Mutavayi
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Zimbabwe
Reem Abdel-Hadi
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Jordan
Oumar Ouédraogo
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Burkina Faso
Anthony Leung
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Hong Kong
Rajshree Bhaje
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
India
Yosuke Seito
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Japan
Kongjoo Kim
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Korea
Kevin Hinds
Vice President for the Americas
West Indies
Maharo Isenia
Vice President for the Americas
Dutch Caribbean
Chris Curtola
Vice President for the Americas
Canada
Maidalyz Toro Vega
Vice President for the Americas
Puerto Rico
Marion De Groot
Vice President for Europe
Netherlands
Zoe Aphamis
Vice President for Europe
Cyprus
Viktor Ómarsson
Vice President for Europe
Iceland
Horst Wenske
Vice President for Europe
Germany
Céline Bléher
Vice President for Europe
France
JCI Ambassadors

JCI Ambassadors are individuals who have made outstanding political, business, cultural, scientific or social contributions and who reflect the JCI Mission and philosophy. JCI Ambassadors work to promote JCI by magnifying the organization's impact and by showcasing JCI to the international community.

Baybars Altuntas
Turkey
Fred Dubee
Canada
John Loughton
United Kingdom
Katherine Sparkes
United Kingdom
Ravi Karkara
USA
Wayne Clarke
United Kingdom
JCI World Headquarters

The JCI World Headquarters, located in the founding city of the JCI Movement, has a permanent, full-time staff that works to provide support and services that enable and empower JCI members to advance the JCI Mission in their communities. The JCI World Headquarters staff provides continuity as leadership changes, membership turns over and world events take place, ensuring the organization, at all levels, stays focused on achieving its long-term goals, Mission and Vision.

Arrey Obenson
Secretary General
Ian Tan
Chief Financial Controller
Eduardo Carlos Barros Vasconsellos
Executive Director of Growth and Development
Pedro Zaraza Díaz
Executive Director of Member Services
Krissy Durant
Member Services Senior Director
Mungai Nfi
Membership Growth and Development Director for Africa and the Middle East
Yasuyo Kay Koga
Membership Growth and Development Manager for Asia and the Pacific
Roberto Elias Diaz
Membership Growth and Development Director for the Americas
Christopher Fürst
Membership Growth and Development Director for Europe
Sara Lengauer
Membership Growth and Development Manager for Europe
Christine Albrecht
Director of External Relations and Corporate Strategy
John Stamm
Director of Global Philanthropy
Cory Dignazio
Marketing and Communications Director
Lily Chen
Finance Manager
Emmy Anderson
Growth & Development Manager
Jean Miller
Human Resource Manager
Nick Sarakas
IT Manager
Trina Sindelar
Skills Development & Programs Manager
Molly Eime
Communications Coordinator
Earl Sawyer
Financial and Administration Coordinator
Ming Mach
Marketing Coordinator
Anna Poeppelmeier
Executive Assistant
Alec Brimmer
Administrative and Merchandising Assistant
Esther Gaelle Ibeiri Andi
Growth and Development Assistant for Africa and the Middle East
Belen Gonzalez
Growth and Development Assistant for the Americas
Partners

On the international level, JCI partners with global organizations with mutual values and goals to maximize the impact of the local work our members do every day.

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