Staff – Who’s who at WUTMI
President: Florence Peter
1st Vice President: Neibanjan Lavin
2nd Vice President: Borja Milne-Stephen
1st Secretary: Bernice Joash
2nd Secretary: Alosiana Abner
Treasurer: Marilyn Lokebol
Adviser: Hilda C. Heine
Adviser: Marie L. Maddison
Member At Large: Veronica Wase
Member: First Lady Anono L. Loeak
Member: Neijon Edwards
Member: Ramona Levy-Strauss
Member: Daisy Alik-Momotaro
Honorary members: Leroij ro– Women Chiefs
Executive Director: Kathryn Relang
Substance Abuse: Anole Jacob-Valdez, Rosina Tomiko Maddison
Violence against women coordinator: Katie Relang
PAT educators: Simie Jurelong, Matlyn Langidrik, Miriam DeBrum, Pearl Zebedy, Wean Elmer, Anata Elias
Radio operator for outers atolls: Anata Elias
USP student: Anata Elias, Pearl Zebedy, Wean Elmer
Rosina has held the position of Community Liaison under the Substance Abuse Project since 2009. She collaborates with other community Liaisons and Kumite Bobrae Coalition in gathering local level data for needs assessments, works with chapters to identify prevention strategies based on local needs assessment data, conducts awareness activities about substance abuse amongst women in the Marshall Islands, and also directs and implements evidence based practices at the local community level targeting women, girls and families. She has been an advisor for the “Lejmanjuri” girl group and continues to guide and teaches women/girls. She enjoys gardening, sewing and reading the Bible.
WUTMI’s president, since 2014.
Wean has been working for WUTMI since 2007 as a part-time Parent Educator. She became a certified parent educator after attending an early childhood education course in the United States. She visits 10 homes per month and educates parents.Wean is also part of WUTMI’s media team.
Luren has been working at WUTMI since 2007 as a Full Time Parent Educator. Her certification was awarded from the United States Parents as Teachers program.
Anatha has been with WUTMI since 2010, working on a variety of projects. She has held a part time position of a Violence Against Women community educator for the Initiative for a Better Response to Address Violence Everywhere (I-BRAVE) project; conducted awareness presentation and events.Anatha is also a Parents as Teachers (PAT) educator. She received her training locally and continues to educate ten families quarterly on parenting skills.
Pearl has been working for WUTMI since 2007 as a part-time Parent Educator. She became a certified parent educator after attending an early childhood education course in the United States. She visits 10 homes per month and educates parents.Pearl also has attended media workshop in Fiji and is the head of our media team.
Alison is a Domestic Violence Advisor.
Lily holds is the Domestic Violence Support Service Coordinator to the project funded by the Pacific women Shaping Pacific Development Program under the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She develops and implements consultation workshops, training needs assessment, illustrates training programs for a variety of audiences, reviews and monitors evaluation frameworks and is trained on mentoring.
Julianna has been employed at WUTMI since 2010. She held the position of a Public Awareness (PA) Coordinator for iBRAVE – Initiative Better Response Against Violence against women. She did awareness on prevention of domestic violence into the more rural and isolated villages and communities in the RMI, conducted many media campaigns to assess and influence public attitudes and beliefs on domestic violence, and also conducted awareness to the outer islands of Jaluit, Ailinglaplap, Kwajalein/Ebeye, Wotje, and Mili. Since 2012, Julianna holds the position of WUTMI’s finance officer.
WUTMI’s member at large.
Miram wears may hats and has been at WUTMI since 2007. She is WUTMI Assistant Director and provides technical, management, developmental advice to the Executive Committee and the project managers in the various aspects of NGO capacity building, office and project management, and in the planning and evaluation of activities. Miram is also the Director of Parents as Teachers (PAT) program. She serves five families each month. Miran is certified as a parent educator and supervisor from USA PAT. Her hobbies include gardening, floral arrangement making and sewing.