International Board of Directors

Ilona Kerby, International President


Altrusa International of Longview - Kelso, Washington
District Twelve

Ilona was officially installed as the International President of Altrusa International Inc. for the 2013-2015 biennium at the 2013 International Convention in Rotorua, New Zealand. It was during the International Convention in Rapid City, SD that she was named President-Elect. A member of Altrusa International, Inc. of Longview Kelso since 1987, Ilona has served as International Vice President 2009-2011. In addition, she served as Governor of District Twelve in 2003-2005 and has held various District offices and served as the chair of District and local club committees. She served as President of her Altrusa Club in 1993-1994; and has chaired numerous committees and fundraising efforts.


Silvia Silverman, International President Elect


Altrusa International of Montgomery, Maryland
District Two

Currently serving as President Elect for the 2013-2015 biennium. Silvia’s service as an International Board Member include her term as Vice President from 2011-2013 and International Director from 2009-2011. At the District level Silvia served as Governor of District Two in 2006-2008, Governor-Elect, and First and Second Vice Governor. In her club of Montgomery County, Maryland, Silvia has served as a Director for two terms, Vice President for two terms and two terms as President. As International President Elect Silvia is part of the Executive Committee, the Personnel Committee, and the Finance Committee in which she also served as International Vice President. At the Post Convention Board Meeting Silvia was appointed to the Redistricting Taskforce As International Director, Silvia served on the Leadership Development Committee and assisted in various task forces. 

Leanne Milligan, International Vice-President


Altrusa International of Te Awamutu, New Zealand
District Fifteen

Leanne currently serves as our International Vice President.  A member of Altrusa since 1994, over the years Leanne has undertaken roles at all levels of Altrusa.  She has held many offices in her club, including that of President and on the District level, she served as Treasurer, First and Second Vice Governor, Governor Elect and in 2009-2011 as District Governor. Also on the International level, she was a member of the 2001-2003 Bylaws Resolutions and Recommendations Committee and in 2003-2005 chaired the Service Development Committee. In addition, she was a member of the 2009-2011 International Long Range Strategic Planning Committee and Co-chair of the Governor's Council. For fun she took on the role of Convention Convenor for the International Convention held in Rotorua, New Zealand in 2013.


Donna C. Johnson, International Treasurer


Altrusa International of Gainesville, Florida
District Three

Donna has been a member of Altrusa International, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida since 1984 and, in that time, has held many offices and chaired various committees. In 1990-1991, Donna served as President of her Altrusa club. Donna currently serves as Chair of the ASTRA Committee for her club. In 1994 and 2007, she was the District Three Conference Co-Chair and, in 1995, went on to become a District Director, a position she held until 1997. In 1997, she was elected to serve as Vice Governor and became Governor of the District in 1999-2001. Donna has served on the International Board as Vice President, President and immediate Past International President. During the 2013 International Convention in Rotorua, she was elected International Treasurer. Donna also continues to work  for International as Chair of the Finance Committee and the Task Force for Data Management.

Kathy Carmack, International Director


Altrusa International of Hamilton, Ohio
District Five

Kathy is a newly appointed International Director for 2013-2015 and has been a member of Altrusa club of Hamilton, OH since 1988. She was elected as President of the Club (1994-1996), and chaired nearly every committee when asked to help. Kathy served as District Membership Chair in 1999-2001, and this started a 12 year journey as a District Director, Second Vice Governor, Vice Governor, Governor-Elect, and finally Governor in 2009-2011. She was elected to the International Nominating Committee for the 2005-2007 biennium.


Bev McAlpin, International Director


Altrusa International of Red Oak, Iowa
District Seven

Bev McAlpin is a new International Director for the 2013-2015 biennium. Her time at Altrusa started when she became a member of Altrusa International of Red Oak, IA in 1996 and she served as Treasurer, Vice-President, President-Elect, and President (two terms) on the club level. In the District office, Bev was a Director from 2004-2006, First Vice-Governor 2006-2008, Governor-Elect 2008-2010 and Governor from 2010-2013.


Diane Eberhard, International Director


Altrusa International of Sikeston, Missouri
District Eight

Diane Eberhard, a new International Director for the 2013-2015 biennium, has been a member in Sikeston, MO since 1987. She was Sikeston's Club President in 1999-2000 and 2005-2006, as well as Director, Treasurer, Vice-President and President Elect. On the District Eight level, Diane served as the Communications Chair from 1996-1998, the District LRSP Trainer, Second Vice Governor (2004-2006), First Vice Governor (2006-2008), Governor Elect (2008-2011) and Governor (2011-2013). Diane is also the District Webmaster. Internationally, Diane has serviced as Vice Chair of the Communications Committee (2003-2005), Elections Committee Chair in 2009 and as the Governors Council Vice Chair 2011-2013.


Carol Latham, International Director


Altrusa International of Anaheim, California
District Eleven

Carol Latham, a new International Director for 2013-2015 biennium, has been a member in Anaheim, California in District Eleven since 1994. She served on various committees before becoming President in 1997-1998. After her time as President, Carol became District Communications Chairman from 1999-2001. Since then, she has served as District 1st Vice & Governor Elect (2001-2003), District Eleven Governor (2003-2005), International Service Development Chairman and International Director (2005-2007), International Clubs-At-Large Chairman (2007-2009), International BRR Committee Member (2009-2011), International Clubs-At-Large Chairman (2011-2013).

Dona M. Garretson, International Past President


Altrusa International of Grand Junction, Colorado
District Ten

Dona assumed her role as the Past International President at the 2013 International Convention in Rotorua, New Zealand. She was elected International President-Elect by the delegates to the 2009 Indianapolis International Convention for the 2009-2011 biennium, and installed as International President on July 25, 2011 at the 2011 Rapid City International Convention. Dona has been a member of Altrusa International, Inc. of Grand Junction, Colorado since 1987.She served as President of her Altrusa Club from 1992-1993, and has also served in various other offices and chaired an array of club committees. Dona served as the first President of the Altrusa International, Inc. of Grand Junction, Colorado Foundation in 2001-2002.


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