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Board Members

Sheryl Tewksbury, (Co-Founder), President 

Sheryl Tewksbury draws from a professional background of 25 years of scholarship and educational experience as a college instructor in Women’s history, American government, English and Developmental Studies. Along with teaching, she served in administrative roles for higher education programs in Vermont, Arizona, Iowa and Thailand. Since 2001, Sheryl’s leadership has taken Global Campuses Foundation from its grassroots status to a successful social profit organization supporting transformative learning experiences for hundreds of adults with differing abilities and their allies. In her leisure, she enjoys reading, travel, yoga and meditation.

Jamie Gage, Treasurer

Jamie Gage has been on the Board of Global Campuses Foundation since 2011, serving as Board President from 2014-2018. Between 2009 and 2017 Jamie was General Manager of and was also on the Board of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation. He has also served as a marketing manager, front desk clerk, photo editor, and freelance poet and writer who has won fellowships to the Vermont Council on the Arts and Vermont Studio Center. A strong social justice advocate, Jamie became interested in the great work of Global Campuses Foundation over several years talking to Jim and Sherry outside the Tewksbury family home in Randolph, Vermont. Currently, Jamie lives in Stockbridge where he enjoys writing, music, winter sports, wood management, and spending time with his children.

Andreas John, Secretary

A craftsman and former GCF Academic Coordinator from 2008 – 2013, Andreas holds a B.A. in Outdoor and Experiential Education from the University of New Hampshire. Currently, he enjoys working with his hands and crafting custom kitchens, bathrooms and interior spaces for clients in central Vermont. Andreas loves adventures with his son, sculpting, furniture-making, photography, travel, and playing music. A reverence for and deep appreciation of the natural world influence all aspects of his life. Andreas is honored to support the great work of GCF by serving as a member of its Board of Directors.


James Tewksbury (Co-Founder)

James Tewksbury brings 35 years of educational leadership experience in higher education in the areas of educational theory, psychology, and human development. He has taught and administered teacher education programs in special education and early childhood education at colleges and universities in Vermont, Michigan, Massachusetts, Iowa, Arizona, and Thailand, as well as directed programs for at-risk adolescents and adults preparing to attend college. In his role at GCF, Jim has inspired colleagues, campus participants, and GCF’s partners with his passion for innovative and transformative approaches toward viewing the human condition. He resides in Vermont and Thailand enjoying skiing, motorcycling and spending time with his extended family.


Richard Forbes

An effective writer, researcher, counselor, teacher, group facilitator and administrator with a strong international social sciences background specializing in Third World political development and organizational process in acculturative conditions. Richard speaks fluent French. He has spent many years working abroad beginning with Peace Corps and evolving to a myriad of international development projects. He holds a Masters Degree in African Studies and Doctoral coursework and dissertation fieldwork in Interamerican Studies. Now retired, Richard spends time raising his fraternal twin daughters, managing property and working with local organizations, particularly as a long time supporter of Global Campuses Foundation.

Annop Pongwat, (Board Member Emeritus)

Dr. Annop is a retired Dean of International College, Chiang Mai University Thailand.  Dr. Annop attended primary and secondary schools in his home province, Lamphun or Lumpoon, in Northern Thailand, a small city over 1,300 years old. He studied Political Science at the prestigious university, Chulalongkorn, in the capital city of Bangkok.  Dr. Annop’s main academic and professional career at the Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University (CMU), was in the field of educational administration where he also served as Dean to several colleges. He went back to pursue his further studies at Stanford University for an M.A. degree, and then at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, for a doctoral degree. Dr. Annop has served as an advisor to GCF and the Thailand campus participants since 2002 and has increased his involvement following his official retirement from the University in late 2014. Given his long association with CMU and members of its more than 20 Faculties, his contributions to create and strengthen the culture of disability are well recognized within the campus and among various groups and individuals, public and private.





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