Board of Directors

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Featured in the photo above: Front row from left: Roni Chavez, Mary Kaphwiti, Mary Gale Budzisz. Back row from left: Karen Nave, Henry Mwambani, Marg Csapo, Iris Drower, Paul Chathanda, Zandile Nkabinde, Damiano Z,  and Beatrice Adera

The IASE Board of Directors is composed of the following officers: president, president-elect, past president, secretary, acting secretary-treasurer and three members-at-large.  The officers serve a two-year term.  This Board of Directors began their terms on January 1, 2020.

Zandile P. Nkabinde, Ph.D.


Associate Professor,Chair, Department of Special Education
New Jersey City University

Renata Ticha, Ph.D


Research Associate

University of Minnesota

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Beatrice Adera, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Student Teacher Coordinator
CEC Faculty Co-Advisor

West Chester University
West Chester, Penn.USA

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Brenda B. Lazarus, Ph. D.


Professor, Retired
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fulbright Scholar (Qatar)
Fulbright Specialist (Vietnam)

Iris Drower, Ph.D.                        

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Researcher, Office of Global Social Work,

College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Division of Educational Leadership & Innovation/PUHSD, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College,Senior Sustainability Scientist,

ASU College of Sustainability

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Dean Nga Hoang

Member-At-Large, Vietnam

Lecturer and Dean of Special Education
Ho Chi Minh City University of Education

Fartun Mohamud, Ed.D, LMHC

Member-At- Large, USA

Education and Behavioral Health 

Consultant Private Practice

President, Florida Council for Exceptional Children

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