JCI Active Citizen Framework
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We are young active citizens all over the world. Living, communicating, taking action and creating impact in our communities. Are you a young active citizen? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join us on this journey of local action for global impact.

Take Action & Provide Sustainable Solutions

JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society. We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action.

Board of Directors

JCI members have the opportunity to hold local, national and international leadership positions, elected each year, within the organization. JCI’s “One Year to Lead” philosophy allows members to share their talents with the organization and celebrates fresh ideas, new perspective and adaptability needed for our members to create action-oriented solutions to the challenges in their communities. JCI Mission To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. JCI Vision To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

Alexander Tio
Marc Brian Lim
Immediate Past President
Andrés Gutiérrez
General Legal Counsel
Víctor Machín
Oumar Ouédraogo
Executive Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Burkina Faso
Amzad Hussain
Executive Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Argenis Alexander Angulo Parra
Executive Vice President for the Americas
Viktor Ómarsson
Executive Vice President for Europe
Eudes Séverin Poaty
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Adeniyi Rasheed Balogun
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Harira Cisse
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Firas Deeb
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Teresa Poon
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Hong Kong
Arpit Hathi
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Kelly K.T. Huang
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Kiyoto Kawasaki
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Nadja Maraite
Vice President for the Americas
Daniel Guarderas Donoso
Vice President for the Americas
Maria Alejandra Castillo Saavedra
Vice President for the Americas
Bolivar Batista
Vice President for the Americas
Dominican Republic
Silva Dolmane
Vice President for Europe
Marcin Badura
Vice President for Europe
Jay Johnson
Vice President for Europe
Nihal Zoroğlu
Vice President for Europe
Laura Enache
Vice President for Europe

JCI Ambassadors are individuals who have made outstanding political, business, cultural, scientific or social contributions and who reflect the JCI Mission and philosophy. JCI Ambassadors work to promote JCI by magnifying the organization's impact and by showcasing JCI to the international community.

Baybars Altuntas
Fred Dubee
John Loughton
United Kingdom
Katherine Sparkes
United Kingdom
Richard Lui
Tennille Amor
West Indies
Wayne Clarke
United Kingdom
World Headquarters

The JCI World Headquarters, located in the founding city of the JCI Movement, has a permanent, full-time staff that works to provide support and services that enable and empower JCI members to advance the JCI Mission in their communities. The JCI World Headquarters staff provides continuity as leadership changes, membership turns over and world events take place, ensuring the organization, at all levels, stays focused on achieving its long-term goals, Mission and Vision.

Earl Sawyer
Interim Secretary General
Lily Chen
Chief Financial Officer
Nick Sarakas
Director of IT
Leanne Pacheco
Events Director
Roberto Elias
Executive Director of Growth and Development
Tunji Oyeyemi
Engagement Director for Africa and the Middle East
Luis Lane
Engagement Director for America
Sara Ogawa
Engagement Director for Asia and the Pacific
Zack Keener
Jeanette Harris-Courts
Communications Manager
Brittany Lavy
Creative Design Manager
Maren Eriksen-Russo
Empowerment Manager
Mariana Arce
Events Manager
Jean Miller
Human Resource Manager
Ann Marion
Social Media Manager
Mary Sawyer
Foundation Administrator
Diana Sussman Tockstein
Development Coordinator
Armina Petrescu-Tudor
Engagement Coordinator
Comfort Nkiri
Executive Coordinator
Djamo Dahirou
Advocacy and Customer Service Assistant
Esther Andi
Stakeholder Engagement and Advocacy Assistant

On the international level, JCI partners with global organizations with mutual values and goals to maximize the impact of the local work our members do every day.

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