Who we are


ESF is led by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Currently, nine individuals sit on the board. Four directors are scholars at universities in Canada and the U.S. All share a deep interest in issues concerning world language problems, language policy and planning, interlinguistics, Esperanto, linguistic technologies and global education, among others. Director profiles, including contact information, can be found in this section.

The full board meets approximately once a month via teleconference to review ongoing programs, new initiatives and to oversee operations. The ESF board also meets for an annual strategic planning session at least once a year. In 2008, the board established an Operations Committee, comprised of a core group of Board members and the Foundation's Administrative Director, to review the business affairs of the organization on a weekly basis. The Operations Committee also reviews all submitted proposals and forwards those that match our interests and requirements to the full board for final consideration.

ESF Board of Directors

Grant Goodall
President | Prezidanto

Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Linguistics Language Program at the University of California, San Diego (U.S.) | Profesoro pri lingvistiko kaj direktoro de la universitata lingvoprogramo en University of California, San Diego (Usono).

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Mark Fettes
Vice President | Vic-Prezidanto

Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University (Canada), Past president of World Esperanto Association | Asocia profesoro en la Fakultato pri Edukado en universitato Simon Fraser (Kanado), Iama prezidanto de Universala Esperanto-Asocio.

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Derek Roff
Secretary | Sekretario
Retired director of Language Learning Center of University of New Mexico (U.S.) | Emerita direktoro de Lingvo-Lerna Centro de la Universitato de Nova Meksiko (Usono)
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Anna Bennett
Treasurer | Kasisto

Retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA), formerly certified in Oregon, Idaho and Colorado | Emeritiĝinta Atestita Publika Kontisto (CPA), antaŭe atestita en Oregono, Idaho kaj Kolorado.

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Hans Becklin
Director | Estrarano

Pastor | Pastro

Paige Feldmann
Director / Estrarano

Lawyer in private practice/ Advokato en privata praktiko

Geoffrey Greatrex
Director | Estrarano
Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa (Canada) | Profesoro en la fako de klasikaj kaj religiaj studoj en la universitato de Otavo (Kanado)
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Francis Hult
Director / Estrarano

Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (U.S) / Profesoro en la fako de edukado en la Universitato de Marilando, Baltimora Kantono (Usono)

Marcia Rego
Director / Estrarano

Doctor Rego teaches anthropology and academic writing at Duke University. / Doktoro Rego instruas antropologion kaj akademian skribadon en la Universitato Duke.

Sebastian Schulman
Director / Estrarano
Sebastian Schulman is the Executive Director of KlezKanada | Sebastian Schulman estas la Ĉefdirektoro de KlezKanada
Brandon Sowers
Director / Estrarano
Brandon Sowers works full-time as a Salesforce administrator. / Brandon Sowers laboras kiel adminstranto de Salesforce.

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