Chairman of the Board
Mark Taylor, Board Chair, has been President and CEO of Tyndale House Publishers since 1984. Mark served as director of the Bible Translation Committee for the New Living Translation. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Taylor University.
Serge Duss is Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at International Medical Corps, a global health humanitarian organization. He also serves on several other non-profit boards including Central Union Mission in Washington DC, the Institute for Public Service & Policy Development at Pepperdine University, and Kairos USA.
Margaret Jepkirui Muthwii is the Vice Chancellor of the Pan Africa Christian University and holds a PhD from University of East Anglia. She is a sociolinguist and has widely published on topics such as language and education, language planning, language development and literacy, English in African contexts, and the significant role of the indigenous languages in societal relations and development.
Clare O’Leary has been a member of SIL International for more than 30 years, serving most recently as the Associate Executive Director. She has taught as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, the University of Texas at Arlington and the Indian Institute of Cross-Cultural Communication. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from Georgetown University.
Dave Pearson is currently Director of Partnerships & Public Relations for SIL International. Dave also sits on the Board of Directors for SIL International and MissionAssist and he is the permanent representative of SIL International to UNESCO. Dave has experience in both West and Central Africa.
Joy Kreeft Peyton is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Applied Linguistics, where she served as Vice President for 16 years. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from Georgetown University and has over 35 years of experience working in the fields of languages, linguistics, and cultural education.
Catherine Young is currently the Director of Global Language and Development Services for SIL International. Catherine has served in various roles in SIL International since 1991 including academic leadership in SIL Philippines, SIL Asia Area and as International Literacy and Education Coordinator. She is currently MA Course Leader in Literacy Programme Development at Redcliffe College, Gloucester, UK. Catherine holds a PhD in Education from the University of Wales with a focus on language policy and planning for children from minority language communities.