Subcommittee Members


Development Grant Administrator

Nan de laubedere Nan de Laubadere - AAWE Paris, FAUSA

A dedicated attendee of 17 FAWCO conferences, Nan has served as Regional Coordinator, Presidents' Coordinator, Foundation Education Awards Administrator, Foundation VP Programs and now currently Foundation Development Grant Administrator.  With a degree in Art History, she has worked at museums in Italy, the U.S. and France.  She and her French husband are now permanent residents in the U.S. but she remains an active member of AAWE Paris where she held many positions including President and FAWCO Rep.  She has now joined FAUSA.  She has made a quilt for their 2017 Getaway and hopes it will bring in significant funding for FAUSA charities.


Education Award Administrator

Jen Todd pic Jennifer Todd - AWC Düsseldorf

Born and raised in California, Jen Todd has lived in Düsseldorf for the past four years. Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and then went on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  She worked for many years as an English teacher focusing on the needs of English Language Learners, AVID students, and At-Risk Learners at the Middle School level.  Eventually her work took her on to teach at a district level helping teachers to obtain the skills to work with English Language Learners and with the new Common Core Curriculum.  Currently, her daughter and son work and study in the U.S.  Jen has been a volunteer for many years in a variety of educational forums, as well as in numerous positions with the American Women’s Club in Düsseldorf. 


Finance Committee Members

Jodi Bio Photo Jodi Gentilozzi - Individual member, Qatar, FAUSA; Committee Chair

Jodi Gentilozzi is a U.S. CPA with over 30 years of international experience workjng in the areas of Finance and Accounting as well as Business Development.  Additionally, she has advised numerous non-profit organizations on financial and organizational matters.  Jodi began her expat life in 1995 when she moved to Vienna, Austria where she joined AWC Vienna.  She continued on to South Africa (joined FAUSA as there was no AWA chapter there), then on to AWC Hamburg and most recently AWA Qatar where she has served two terms as FAWCO Rep.  Her passion is education.  "Having a solid educational foundation is a door-opener to a world of opoortunities.  Every child deserves a chance to learn, a chance to beome all he/she can be."  Further, she believes: "Every single individual can make a difference in the world every day: one act of kindness at a time, one person at a time."


Sheila Portrait Sheila Ohlund - AWC Bern

Sheila Ohlund is an independent financial advisor and researcher focusing on individual investment behaviour.  She has over twenty years experience in investment research and portfolio management at international financial service firms, including American Express, Rothschild, and SBC Brinson/UBS.  She started her career as a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse.  Sheila is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and has a masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the London School of Economics.


suzanne bio photo Suzanne Wheeler - AAWE Paris

Suzanne has a Master's of Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She has been involved in business from small retail stores to large international duty free corporations. In her work with the military, she was responsible for complex logistical issues within multinational environments. She has been a FAWCO Rep and held multiple Foundation Board positions in addition to serving on several committees for both FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation. Suzanne has been a member of four different FAWCO member clubs, to include FAUSA.


Patti headshot Patti Meek - AWC Dublin

Patti has been involved with FAWCO since 2013 after co-chairing the 2012 FAWCO Conference Committee for AWC of Dublin. She served as Secretary to the FAWCO Board from 2013-15 and was then elected as President of The FAWCO Foundation Board, serving from 2015-2017. She is currently the Parliamentarian for The FAWCO Foundation Board.


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