Our International Advisory Board (IAB) advances the mission of Perkins International through advocacy, public awareness, and philanthropic initiatives. The board encompasses the talents of members with valuable experience in education, philanthropy, government, diplomacy and business. These committed individuals are united by a strong belief that children worldwide – regardless of disability – deserve the opportunity to fulfill their potential and live as integrated members of society.
To support this cause, IAB members leverage their influence and wide-ranging expertise to benefit Perkins International efforts. Their contributions include: facilitating new and strengthened partnerships with government representatives and funding agencies; helping to influence foreign disability policies; and raising public awareness of Perkins’ work to improve the lives of children with disabilities.
Perkins International Advisory Board Members
(Listed below in alphabetical order)
Jeffrey BilezikianTrustee of Bilezikian Family Foundation
George H. W. Bush*41st President of the United States of America
Dick CarlsonSenior Vice President UBS Financial Services
Member Perkins Board of Trustees
Ambassador Juan José Gómez CamachoPermanent Representative of Mexico to the UN in Geneva
A. Paul Cellucci*Special Counsel McCarter & English LLP
Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada
69th Governor of Massachusetts
Frederic M. CliffordChair Perkins Board of Trustees
Victor ChuSenior Partner of Victor Chu & Co.
Chair First Eastern Investment Group
Ford FrakerFormer U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Carol A. GrigsbySenior Advisor, USAID (retired)
Independent Strategic Adviser
Steven M. HiltonPresident and Chief Executive Officer Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Paul Polman (Chair)Chief Executive Unilever PLC
Lulu QuintanaOphthalmologist (retired)
Avraham RabbyMember, Diplomatic Service, U.S. Department of State (retired)
Steven Rothstein (ex-officio)President of Perkins