Board of Directors

IMTD’s Board of Directors meets once a year to discuss the organization’s ongoing developments. Its members are proposed by Ambassador McDonald and have to be confirmed by other members of the Board.

John W. McDonald – Chairman and CEO

Ambassador John W. McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert and peacebuilder, concerned about world social, economic and ethnic problems. He spent twenty years of his career in Western Europe and the Middle East and worked for sixteen years on United Nations economic and social affairs. Read more.

Dean Andrea Bartoli

Andrea Bartoli is Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. He was the first Dean of the School for Conflcit Analysis  and Resolution from 2011-2013, Director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution from 2009-2011, and Drucie French Cumbie Chair and Professor  of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University from 2007-2013. He works primarily on Peacemaking and Genocide Prevention. The Founding  Director of Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), a Senior Research Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs  (SIPA), a Teaching Fellow at Georgetown University, and at the University of Siena, Dr. Bartoli has taught in the US since 1994. He chaired the Columbia  University Seminar on Conflict Resolution. He is a member of the Dynamical Systems and Conflict Team, a Board member of Search for Common Ground and  Peace Appeal Foundation.

Nat Colletta

Nat Colletta spent 25 years with the World Bank and was the founding Director of the post-conflict unit at the World Bank Group. He is now a private consultant working internationally in the  field of Conflict Resolution and teaching at New College of Florida.

Tom Colosi

Mr. Colosi is a professional Dispute Resolution Trainer, Facilitator, and Mediator. He is currently the Principal of The Colosi Group.

John Fuller Dr.

Fuller is the current Chief Diversity Consultant for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and was the former Director of Workforce Diversity for Johns Hopkins  Hospital. He holds graduate degrees in education, leadership and business ethics and is a retired US Army Major with 26 years of military service with the Army  and Marines.

Rukudzo Joseph Murapa

Dr. Murapa is the Vice Chancellor of Africa University in Zimbabwe. Professor Murapa has undertaken a number of short-term  consulting assignments with UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, USAID and GTZ.

John Oldfield

Oldfield is currently CEO of WASH Advocates, a nonprofit advocacy collaborative in Washington DC entirely dedicated to helping solve the global safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge.

Brian Polkinghorn

Dr. Brian Polkinghorn, associate professor of conflict resolution and executive  director of the Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University. He is the  President of IMTD.

Susan Shearhouse

Mrs. Shearhouse provides facilitation, mediation and training  in conflict resolution processes through her own firm, Frameworks for Agreement.

Mike Godfrey

Mr. Godfrey has 25 years of  international development  experience in Africa, Latin America,  and Eastern Europe. He has directed  programs in sustainable community development, water supply,  environmental sanitation and natural resources conservation, civil society,  and disaster preparedness and humanitarian response.