Board of Directors

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.


Gladys Corvera Baker

Board Member

Jon-Paul Couture

Board Member

Bonita daly

Board Member

Thierry T. Gustave

Vice Chair

Heema Jhagdambi-Moolchard

Board Member

Julia Ma

Board Member

Henry Majewski

Board Member

Bili Mason

Founding Director, Interim Chair

Gil Mason

Founding Director

Carole Monteiro

Board Member

Mehdi Moutahir

Board Member

Jason C. Preciphs, Esq.

Vice Chair

Katherine D. Richardson

Secretary

Anne Shaw

Board Member

Leslie A. Thresher

Treasurer

Eberhard von Heyden

Board Member

In an age when the belief in international organizations such as the United Nations seems to wane, and when Comparative Literature departments are starting to lose ground to national literatures, places such as the International House of Rhode Island seem to be one lighthouse standing firm and bold on the edge of a storming ocean with plenty of travelers in need of its light. My experience at the International House of Rhode Island, however, was much more than a metaphor that might seem overdone or dishonest: during my semester at Brown University, this architectural treasure was my scholar’s refuge, a home full of mystery and inspiration with its beautiful furniture and wooden floors, and a community of which I felt part immediately, and in which I could participate according to my needs and interests. I believe that I made friends for life in that place. Precisely as imagined by those people who believe in cultural and linguistic exchange and cooperation among the nations of the world, I made friends from Brazil, India, Turkey, and Italy. Underneath splendid New England chandeliers, we listened to poetry from Bolivia, saw films from Japan, and cooked Indian food.
— Ana Ilievska, from Macedonia, who lived in the House in 2015