Board of Trustees & Officers

Hilda Arellano Trustee, Member of the Grants Committee

Hilda Arellano worked for 42 years in the field of international development and diplomacy, serving in the private sector and with international organizations (1972-1987), and with the U.S. Agency for International Development (1987-2014) where she reached the rank of Career Minister. She is currently the Director of the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.

Ms. Arellano's career in development took her to Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan. She also served in Washington, DC as the Counselor to the USAID Administrator. A graduate of Cornell University with a BA in Political Science, Ms. Arellano has a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She also received her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Antioch College. She is a native of Westfield, NJ and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Letitia K. Butler Trustee, Member of the Grants Committee

Letitia Butler served more than 34 years in the field of international development and diplomacy, rising to the rank of Counselor in USAID's Senior Foreign Service (1977-2004, 2008-2013), and Senior Associate in the international consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton (2004-2008). Ms. Butler has hands-on experience in project design, implementation, and evaluation, having lived and worked with USAID in Latin America (Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala), the Middle East (Lebanon), and Asia (the Philippines/Asian Development Bank.)

She received a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Virginia in 1976 and a BA-equivalent in Economics from State's Foreign Service Institute (1984). She has taught development management at Georgetown University's graduate school. She resides in Virginia.

Gary Dicovitsky Trustee, Chairman of the Finance Committee

Gary Dicovitsky is a 31-year veteran in philanthropic fundraising. He led record-breaking comprehensive efforts as the vice president at some of the nation’s leading organizations, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Pomona College. Earlier in his career, he led gift planning programs at Princeton University and the University of Virginia, after initiating his fund-raising career at Dartmouth College’s nationally renowned Bequests and Trusts Program.

Dicovitsky also chairs the Finance Committee of the International Foundation and continues his volunteer efforts at Dartmouth College by serving as his class chair within the Gift Planning Program. He also was a member of the CANARAS Planned Giving Council that helped formulate and author ground-breaking professional standards that are the basis of ethical charitable fundraising today.

Dicovitsky earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his M.Ed from Loyola College. He also was a college basketball coach for eight years. He resides in California.

Frank H. Madden Trustee, President

Mr. Madden is retired. He was formerly a senior vice president of Morgan Guaranty Trust and Mitsubishi Bank (N.Y.) He resides in New Jersey.

William M. McCormack, MD Trustee, Chairman of the Grants Committee

Dr. McCormack is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine and of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emeritus at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He was formerly on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He studied the epidemiology of cholera in Bangladesh under the auspices of the United States Centers for Disease Control. He is recognized internationally for his work on infectious diseases including AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. He resides in Massachusetts.

Douglas P. Walker Trustee, Member of the Grants Committee

Mr. Walker has a long history in the international field, including over two decades of work in and related to Latin America in both an official U.S. Government and private capacity. His career has encompassed all aspects of his profession, including counseling foreign heads of state and governments with respect to their U. S. relations, posts as a Foreign Service officer in Washington and Latin America. His U.S. consulting practice has focused on public affairs and public policy issues for both corporate and non-profit clients. He resides in Connecticut.

In Memoriam

John D. Carrico 1931 - 2016

John Carrico was a valued and long-time member of the board of trustees and served as the board's Secretary/ Treasurer. Mr. Carrico was the retired founder and former senior partner of Carrico Associates, P.A., Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Carrico’s background included audits of development projects in Africa. He was a resident of Hamburg, New Jersey.

Trustee Emeritus

Edward A. Holmes, PhD

Dr. Holmes has extensive experience in the field of the organization and management of development projects in the third world. He served as a training coordinator for the Peace Corps in Central and South American regions; Resided in Nigeria and Liberia managing development projects funded by USAID, United Nations and the Episcopal and Anglican churches. He also served as Director of the Overseas Development Office of the Episcopal Church (USA). He was Associate Dean of Emory University and Dean of Instruction of Cuttington University in Liberia. He built the Rural Development Agricultural Institute in Liberia at Cuttington University. He resides in North Carolina.

Non-Trustee Officers

John D. Carrico II, CPA Acting Secretary/Treasurer

Mr. Carrico is a partner in the accounting firm of CullariCarrico. Mr. Carrico has extensive experience in a wide array of accounting, auditing, management consulting and tax services for a diverse client base including national and international non-profit organizations, small business and health care entities. A 1976 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he served on the audit staff of Touche Ross, one of the original "big 8" accounting firms before joining Carrico Associates where he was managing partner. He serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, is a member of the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He resides in New Jersey.

Staff

Kathy Gaiser Grants Administrator

Kathy Gaiser has worked for more than 25 years with The International Foundation as Office Manager/Administrator and, more recently, as the Grants Software Manager. She has also served as Office Manager for Carrico Associates, a certified public accounting firm based in New Jersey. Prior to that, she provided payroll services in two large, national corporations (SCA Services and Potters Industries.) She resides in New Jersey.