Directors

John F. Germ

President 2016-17

Rotary Club of Chattanooga

Tennessee, USA

John F. Germ is board chair and chief executive officer of Campbell and Associates Inc., consulting engineers. He joined the firm as an engineer in 1965 after four years in the U.S. Air Force. He serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Public Education Foundation, Orange Grove Center Inc., and Blood Assurance Inc.

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Ian Riseley

President-elect 2016-17

Rotary Club of Sandringham

Victoria, Australia

Ian Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations.

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Jennifer E. Jones

Vice president 2016-17

Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland

Ontario, Canada

Jennifer E. Jones is president and CEO of Media Street Productions Inc. She actively participates on many boards in her community, including as chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Windsor.

Jones has served Rotary as RI president’s representative; RI training leader; committee adviser, member, and vice chair; Rotary public image area and zone coordinator; leaders’ seminar trainer; moderator; and district governor.

Jones is a recipient of RI’s Service Above Self Award. She and her husband, Nicholas Krayacich, are members of the Arch Klumph Society, Paul Harris Society, and Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation.


Hsiu-Ming “Frederick” Lin

Treasurer 2016-17

Rotary Club of Taipei Tungteh

Taiwan

Frederick Lin is managing director of Continental Worldwide Ent. Co. Ltd., a company specializing in system design and integration for satellite communication. He is director of the Taipei Lifeline Association and executive director of the Association of Protection for the Criminal on Probation. He also has been active on the Ta-An District Committee KMT.

A Rotarian since 1988, Lin has served Rotary as a regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, Rotary coordinator, RI president’s representative, and committee member and chair. He and his wife, Chen-Yi, are members of the Arch Klumph Society. Lin is also a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation and a Paul Harris Fellow.


Mikael Ahlberg

Director 2016-18

Rotary Club of Ölands Södra

Sweden

Mikael Ahlberg is president of a business and management consultancy, and a certified ICC coach. He is also active in his community, and is the chair and member of several boards.

A Rotarian since 1993, Ahlberg has served as RI president’s representative, committee member, assistant Rotary coordinator, RI training leader, and district governor.

He is a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation.


Gérard Allonneau

Director 2016-18

Rotary Club of Parthenay

Deux-Sèvres, France

Gérard Allonneau is a university professor in economics and management, former curriculum director at the Poitiers Business School, and former head of the management and business administration department of the undergraduate program at the University of Poitiers.

He has been a Rotarian since 1990 and has served as RI training leader, zone coordinator, and district governor.

Allonneau is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation.


Jorge Aufranc

Director 2016-18

Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur

Guatemala

Jorge Aufranc, a chemical engineer, has been director of Corporación Instatec SA since 2001. He formerly served as managing director of a chemical crop protection joint venture with DuPont in Central America.

Aufranc has served as RI president’s representative, committee chair, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, Council on Legislation representative, Rotary institute chair for Zone 21A, RI training leader, and district governor.

Aufranc and his wife, Débora, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation. He is also a recipient of The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.


Manoj D. Desai

Director 2015-17

Rotary Club of Baroda Metro

Gujarat, India

Manoj D. Desai is a spinal surgeon at his own medical facility, Arpan Spine & Fracture Clinic. He is a life member of the Indian Medical Association, Spine Surgeons Association of India, and the Indian Orthopedic Association.

A Rotarian since 1986, Desai has served Rotary as regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, regional Rotary membership coordinator, task force and committee member, RI training leader, Annual Programs Fund strategic adviser, regional RI membership coordinator, and district governor.

Desai and his wife, Sharmishtha, are Major Donors, Benefactors, Paul Harris Fellows, and members of the Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation.


Corneliu Dincă

Director 2016-18

Rotary Club of Craiova

Romania

Corneliu Dincă has been a marketing manager at SC Trust Consult SRL since 1994. He has a doctorate in economics/regional development – strategic planning and is an expert on the access process in Romania.

A Rotarian since 1997, Dincă has served as club president, district committee chair, RI president’s representative, regional coordinator, governors-elect training seminar trainer, and district governor. He also is a member of the board of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace.

Dincă is a Paul Harris Fellow and recipient of the Vocational Service Leadership Award.


Bradford R. Howard

Director 2015-17

Rotary Club of Oakland Sunrise

California, USA

Bradford R. Howard is president of Howard Tours and managing director of Howard Properties. He is past president of the Haas School of Business Alumni Association (University of California, Berkeley), past board member and committee chair of the Cal Alumni Association, and trustee of the University of California, Berkeley Foundation.

A Rotarian since 1985, Howard is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Oakland-Sunrise. He has served Rotary as RI president’s representative, zone coordinator, Council on Legislation representative, committee and task force member, RI training leader, leaders’ seminar trainer, and district governor. He also served as the Zone 26 coordinator for Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge and was general chair of the Rotary institute for Zones 25 and 26 in 2010.

Howard is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, and International Service Award for a Polio-Free World and RI’s Service Above Self Award. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and Major Donor.


Joseph M. Mulkerrin

Director 2016-18

Rotary Club of Hampton Roads (Norfolk)

Virginia, USA

Joseph Mulkerrin retired in 1982 from the U.S. Navy after a career of more than 21 years in both sea and shore duty.

A Rotarian since 1984, he has served as RI president’s representative, zone coordinator, Council on Legislation representative, committee and task force member, RI training leader, district Foundation chair, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and district governor.

Mulkerrin is a recipient of RI’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award.

He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation. He and his wife, Ann, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.


Peter L. Offer

Director 2015-17

Rotary Club of Coventry Jubilee

West Midlands, England

Peter L. Offer is retired from his position as managing director of a furnishings fabrics manufacturing company.

A founding member of the Rotary Club of Coventry Jubilee, Offer has been a Rotarian since 1977.

He has served RIBI as president and committee member and chair, and RI as committee and task force member, Rotary institute chair, and district governor.

Offer received RI’s Service Above Self Award for, among other things, his work with the English Disabled Sports Team Championship, which he founded during his year as club president. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation.


Saowalak Rattanavich

Director 2015-17

Rotary Club of Bangrak

Thailand

Saowalak Rattanavich is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education's curriculum and instruction department and a special expert of the graduate school board at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok.

A Rotarian since 1990, Rattanavich has served as RI president’s representative, Rotary coordinator for Zone 6B, committee and task force member, RI training leader, and district governor. She also has served as host area coordinator of the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University and vice chair of the Literacy Rotarian Action Group.

Rattanavich is a recipient of RI’s Service Above Self Award and the Presidential Citation, and The Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. She is a Paul Harris Fellow.


Hendreen Dean Rohrs

Director 2016-18

Rotary Club of Langley Central

British Columbia, Canada

Dean Rohrs is an owner and administrator at Rhide Technologies Inc., which supplies soil stabilization products for road construction. Earlier in her professional career, she was a nurse in Cape Town, South Africa, working as part of Dr. Christiaan Barnard’s heart transplant team.

From 1959 to 1990, she was active in the Red Cross in South Africa. She also has served on the board of the West End Seniors Network, and currently serves on the board of a girls’ school in Malawi.

Rohrs has been a Rotarian since 1989 and has served as Rotary coordinator, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and district governor.

She is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor, Major Donor, and Bequest Society member. She and her husband, Reinhold, are Paul Harris Fellows.


Tadami Saito

Director 2016-18

Rotary Club of Toyota

Aichi, Japan

Tadami Saito has been chair of Saito Hospital since 1973 and is past president of the Toyota City Orthopedists Association and past director of the Toyota Medical Association. He is also a board-certificated sports doctor and rheumatism doctor of the Japanese Orthopedic Association. In his community, he served as a councilor of the Social Welfare Juridical Person Hikarinoie for about 20 years.

Saito has been a Rotarian since 1979 and has served as district governor.

He is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor and Major Donor, and he and his wife, Masako, are Paul Harris Fellows.


Eduardo San Martín Carreño

Director 2015-17

Rotary Club of Majadahonda

Spain

Eduardo San Martín Carreño is a finance consultant with Grupo Bancario Santander (a branch of Santander Consumer Finance). A past vice president of Asociación Española de Asesores Financieros, to which he has belonged since 1992, he also is a member of the Asociación Española de Entidades Financieras. He is vice president of Asociación 2001 and a member of Mundo Cooperante – Niños de Papel.

San Martín Carreño has been a Rotarian since 1990. He has served Rotary as a committee liaison, chair, and member; assistant regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, RI training leader, and RI president’s representative.

San Martín Carreño is a Rotary Foundation Major Donor and Benefactor. He and his wife, Carmen, are Paul Harris Fellows.


José Ubiracy “Bira” Silva

Director 2015-17

Rotary Club of Recife

Pernambuco, Brazil

Bira Silva is CEO of a group of 10 companies managed by EBGE (Brazilian Special Guides Publishing). He previously was general manager of Burroughs Eletronica do Brasil for 15 years, marketing director for Pitney Bowes, marketing coordinator for Fiat Lux, and superintendent for Telephone Books of Brazil.

A Rotarian since 1970, Silva has served as RI training leader, RI president’s representative, regional RI membership coordinator, Major Gifts adviser, RI training leader, resource group zone coordinator, zone public image coordinator, Permanent Fund national adviser for South America, and district governor. During his year as district governor, he worked to expand the Rotary Youth Exchange program in his district and partnered with District 7500 (New Jersey, USA) on a grant project to purchase a mobile eye surgery unit worth $250,000.

Silva is a Paul Harris Fellow and Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation.


Noel J. Trevaskis

Director 2016-18

Rotary Club of Bega

New South Wales, Australia

Noel Trevaskis recently retired from a long career in the agricultural industry, mainly in sales and marketing. He also served as an adviser to university researchers at the Centre for Mental Health Research at Australian National University. In 2005, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his commitment to de-stigmatizing mental illness in Australia.

A Rotarian since 1996, he has served as Rotary coordinator, regional Rotary membership coordinator committee chair and member, and district governor. Trevaskis also served as chair and member of the board of Australian Rotary Health.

He is a recipient of the Service Above Self Award. Trevaskis is a Rotary Foundation Major Donor and Paul Harris Fellow.


Karen Wentz

Director 2015-17

Rotary Club of Maryville-Alcoa

Tennessee, USA

Karen Wentz is retired from a career in higher education administration, where she worked in fund development, strategic planning, grants, and project management. She has been active in the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society of Tennessee Valley, AARP Driver Safety Program, and the American Cancer Society.

A Rotarian since 1990, Wentz has served as RI training leader, Rotary coordinator for Zone 30, general coordinator for Rotary Foundation alumni coordinators, and district governor. She and her husband, Ronald, are Benefactors, Paul Harris Fellows, and members of the Arch Klumph Society and Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation.


John Hewko

General Secretary

Rotary Club of Kyiv

Ukraine

John Hewko is the general secretary of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. From 2004 to 2009, Hewko was vice president for operations and compact development for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency established in 2004 to deliver foreign assistance to the world’s poorest countries.

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