Our Team

 

CIPUSA Staff

 
Lisa L Purdy, President and CEO lisa@cipusa.org
Ms. Lisa Purdy has served as CEO and President of the Council of International Programs USA (CIPUSA) for the past eight years and has been with the organization since 1997. Ms. Purdy was a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea and holds a B.A. in Communications and East Asian Studies from John Carroll University and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.

Kate Windle, Director of Programs kate@cipusa.org
Ms. Windle joined CIPUSA in May 2006 as Program Director. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Marietta College and a M.A. in Community Counseling from John Carroll University. Her international experience includes working with people from all over the world. She has traveled extensively in the U.K., Israel, Turkey & Canada.

Melissa Zwick, Program and Communications Coordinator melissa@cipusa.org 
Ms. Zwick joined CIPUSA in September 2012.  She holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature from Franklin & Marshall College.  She toured Ecuador on a four month Culture and Development program, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia, and lived in China as a WorldTeach Volunteer.

Accounts receivable and Accounts payable questions should be emailed to finance@cipusa.org.  

Paul B. Klein, CIPUSA Field Agent klein.paul3@gmail.com
Mr. Klein serves as liaison between CIPUSA headquarters and host training sites in the western and southern United States, conducting site visits and ensuring the quality of our programs.  He has an extensive background as an international workforce development specialist. 
 
Claudia Williams, East Coast Field Agent cywill@att.net
Dr. Williams LCSW - R holds a PhD in International Education from New York University.  She is CIPUSA's NGO Representative for the United Nations Economic and Social Council.  She is an alumna of the CIF Exchange Program in Finland.

Katie Burke, China Field Agent cipusa@hotmail.com
Ms. Burke earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Decision Information Sciences from the University of Florida and her international MBA from Purdue University (Hannover, Germany campus).  She has lived in or traveled to over 30 countries throughout Europe, East Asia, Central America, Africa, and the Middle East for work or volunteerism.
 
Yvonne M. Kolibash, Consultant
Ms. Kolibash joined CIPUSA in March 2008 on a part-time basis after working extensively in international operations for database creation organizations. Ms. Kolibash holds a B.S. in chemistry with additional graduate courses in business and physical theoretical chemistry. She has worked with multiple international organizations and has lived in the U.K. and traveled in Europe and the Caribbean. 
 
Claudette LaMelle, MSW, CIP NGO Representative
Ms. LaMelle is a graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work.
 
Evan Rosenberg, MA(Ed.), CIP NGO Representative
Mr. Rosenberg is a graduate of New York University. 

Doris Schnepf, Volunteer
Mrs. Schnepf has served as our office volunteer for the past 17 years.