Board of Directors

Led by Passionate People

The Institute for Global Education is volunteer-driven and led by the following board of directors:

Gerard Akkerhuis, Treasurer, Executive Committee, Media

Gerard Akkerhuis received a MSW from Grand Valley State University in 1990 and has been a volunteer in public service since then, serving on several boards. Gerard has been a member of IGE since the early 1990s  and started being Treasurer in 2008.

Tom Burke, coordinator at IGE

Labor and anti-war activist, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required if you would like to join IGE, organize an event or use the IGE office.

Kim McKeon, Executive Committee

IGE came to my attention 30 years ago thru my high school social studies teacher. I reconnected 5 years ago due to its values of building peaceful and just communities. IGE is involved in anti-war activities. It is a place to have voices heard, encouragement of diversity and equality. I was a volunteer especially with the Peace Festival and organized the Mandela Day Celebration.

Kate Shockey, Executive Committee