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President - Vytautas J. Sliupas, P.E., Burlingame, CA is an irrigation, drainage and water resources engineer retired from Morrison-Knudsen Intl., Co. Mr. Sliupas has over thirty years experience worldwide including Lithuania and is fluent in Lithuanian.
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Vice President for Program Development - Lawrence D. Clement, Fairfield, CA is County Director/Farm Advisor, Soils, Water, Economics, University of California Cooperative Extension. Over 25 years of experience including Russia and Lithuania.
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Vice President International/Academic Relations - Professor Calvin O. Qualset, Rohnert Park, CA is a world known Cereal Grain Geneticist and Director of Resources Conservation Program, University of California, Davis. Thirty years experience worldwide including Lithuania.
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Vice President for Exchange Programs and Treasurer - John S. Chiles, Davis, CA is a local farmer and researcher for Campbell Seeds. He is Co-chair of the Yolo County - Siauliai County Sister County Project ; also a member of the Board of Directors of the Yolo County Farm Bureau and is active in the National Young Farmers Educational Association.
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Vice President of Administration and Secretary - Leland H. Ruth, Sacramento, CA is President Emeritus of the Agricultural Council of California and an expert in farmer cooperative development. Mr. Ruth (Rutkauskas) has over 35 years experience including Ukraine (Crimea), Russia, Armenia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Some knowledge of the Lithuanian language.
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Vice President of Public Relations - Heather White, RN, Palo Alto, California is Director of the White Knight Foundation (a non-profit that has supported medical and surgical charities in Lithuania), has lived and volunteered in Lithuania as a nurse, and has some knowledge of the Lithuanian language.
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Vice President of Development - Gint Federas, Concord, California is director of Careside Medical LLC and past-president of the Lithuanian American Community in Northern California
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Honorary Advisors to the Foundation Board -

  • Grazina Gudaityte Liautaud, Chicago, Il.
  • Dr. O. Meaders, Agricultural Education, Michigan State
        University, USA
  • Lawrence F. Uebner, Director Siauliai-Omaha Sister City
        Project, Omaha, NE.

    Honorary Sponsors -
  • Mrs. Alma Adamkiene, First Lady of Lithuania
  • Dr. Algirdas Avizienis, University of California, Los Angeles,
        CA.
  • Dr. Jonas Valaitis, Lithuanian-American Society, Lithuania and
        Chicago, Il.

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