The Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project is a member-based organization.  We have 50 current members and over 130 who have participated over the years.  The membership elects the Board of Directors to two year terms every spring at our Annual Members’ Meeting.  The current board of directors are as follows:


Brenda Mehos

Brenda Mehos, Board President, is a Boulder native and alumni of Fairview High School, the University of Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health Science Center.  She recently retired as a pharmacist for Boulder Community Health (BCH).  Past volunteer jobs have included seven years as a victim advocate for the Boulder Police Department, four years as a volunteer chaplain at BCH, and 3 years as an Ethics consultant for BCH. Brenda is currently on the board of Pilgrims of Ibillin.  

Brenda and her husband Mark have two adult daughters and they like to back country ski, travel, and garden.



Essrea Cherin

Essrea Cherin, Vice President and Co-Founder. Essrea, mother of a college student, is the Executive Director of Media in the Public Interest. As a Conflict Management professional for two decades, she has worked with organizations, groups, couples and individuals to transform conflicts. 

Essrea has been on the faculty at Regis University in the Communications Department since 2001. She was the Coordinator of the Board of Directors for the Abraham Path Initiative, a project focused on peaceful coexistence in the Middle East, and formerly on the Board of Trustees of Shining Mountain Waldorf School. She is the RTD Eco-Pass coordinator for her neighborhood.


Julia Halaby, Secretary, recently retired as a teacher at Boulder High School. 

Liv LewinTreasurer, is a Senior Transportation Planner for the City of Boulder.  

Mekhala Natavar, recently retired as a Professor of Dance at Princeton University.

Suzanne Prendergast is a Caterer and Culinary Instructor in Boulder.  Her former career as a Meeting Management Consultant, along with her kitchen experience, have honed her organizational and interpersonal skills.  Her linear way of thinking enables her to manage many moving parts of a given project with maximum efficiency.  Born into a multi-cultural family, she has lived abroad and traveled this planet extensively, gaining awareness with every trip of the commonalities that we share as human beings.  She is fluent in English and French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish, Italian and Arabic.

Julio Sepulveda, Professor of Oceanography, CU Boulder. 



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