Staff

Staff

Wilhelmina V. Holder, MD CM, DTPH, MS
Executive Director 

wholder@womenofwise.org
(651) 646-3268

Wilhelmina is a graduate from McGill, London, and Minnesota Universities, has 30+ years experience in disease prevention/control programs, provision of health promotion and social services to vulnerable minorities, organization management and evaluation in Liberia and Minnesota. Dr. Holder was a recipient of several awards, including: the Bush Medical Fellowship in 1996 and Voice Magazine award in 2016. She is interested in the relationship of spirituality and health/wellness and is committed to empowering young women and girls to achieve their maximum potentials through education and mentoring for economic self sufficiency.

 

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Youth Programs Manager
Volunteer Coordinator

(651) 646-3268

 

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Amelyn Laro
Community Solutions Fellow

amelyn@womenofwise.org
(651) 646-3268

Amelyn L. Laro, is a Social Worker, Educator and Volunteer with a diverse experiences in working with local, national and international organizations dealing issues on women and human rights in her country. She served as International Volunteer in Kazakhstan in 2004 and Philippine delegate to APEC Summit for UNICEF in 1997. She was also a Technical/Cultural Facilitator for United States Peacecorp Volunteers. She also provides consultancy service as Protection Support for Commission on Human Rights project with UNHCR. She served as a professor at Holy Cross of Davao College Philippines where she is teaching subjects on Human Behavior and Social Environment, Social Policies, Research and Field Practice. This year she is selected as one of Community Solutions Fellow by Community Solutions Program under US State Department and IREX. During her fellowship with the Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE) her focus is to help the organization develop a case management system for their various programs for Refugee girls, alumni, families and professionals. She is also hoping that through this fellowship she can engage in hands-on activities that she can impart with other young women professionals in her own country. Building group of young women leaders through advocacy, education and empowerment.

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Martha Bindu Dweh-Chenneh
Financial Literacy Coordinator

mbindu@womenofwise.org
(651) 646-3268

 

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Mysee Chang
GGAL Alumnae Coordinator

myseechang@gmail.com

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Robyn Gerrells
GGAL Coordinator
AmeriCorps Promise Fellow

robyn@womenofwise.org
(651) 646-3268

Robyn Gerrells is serving WISE as the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow for 2016-2017. She is currently a student, attending Metropolitan State University to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science. Robyn has 12 years of experience volunteering with a grassroots non-profit, Hope for the First Nations as Executive Director, Coordinator and Board Member on the White Earth Indian Reservation of Minnesota. She is passionate about providing safe and supportive communities to underrepresented and vulnerable populations in order to share their story, develop skills and become advocates for themselves and others.