Trustee Ann Sherif with Hiroshima Fellow and ANT-Hiroshima partners


The Shansi Board of Trustees is a self-nominating group of no less than 12 and no more than 20 individuals, plus ex-officio and non-voting honorary members, and with support from an advisory group. The Board of Trustees is responsible for overall policy and direction of the Association, and delegates responsibility of day-to-day operations to the Executive Director and staff.


Jesse Gerstin - Chair
​Director, Sustainable Business Development, SimpliPhi Power, Inc.; Oberlin College 2007; Shansi Fellow to Indonesia 2007-2009
Kim Z. Golden - Treasurer
​Investor; Oberlin College 1977
M. Danielle Young - Secretary
Advancement Director, Sierra Club; Former Executive Director, Oberlin Alumni Association
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Tania Boster
Director, Bonner Center Curricular Initiatives, Associate Director, Bonner Center, Associate Director, Gertrude B. Lemle Teaching Center, and Assistant Professor, Department of History, Oberlin College & Conservatory
Vanessa Champagne
Oberlin College 2013; Shansi Fellow to India 2015-2017
Joycelyn Eby
​Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group; Harvard University Business School, Research Associate, Harvard College; Oberlin College 2009; Shansi Fellow to China, 2010-2011
Jennifer Fraser
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology, Oberlin College
Bruce Harker
​International Development Program Advisor and Manager, principally in Indonesia and the Philippines
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Oberlin College
Christina James
Oberlin College and Conservatory 2010, Shansi Fellow to India, 2012-2014
Zoe Sherinian
Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Oklahoma; Oberlin College 1984; Shansi Fellow to India 1985-1987
Daniel Tam-Claiborne
​Associate at Forum Solutions LLC; Oberlin College 2009; Shansi Fellow to China 2009-2011
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Carmen Ambar

President, Oberlin College of Arts & Sciences and Conservatory of Music

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Nelson de Jesus
Oberlin College Faculty, French emeritus
Anuradha Needham
​Professor of English, Oberlin College
James Zinser
​Oberlin College Faculty, Economics emeritus
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