Welcoming Our New Executive Director

Shaz Akram Joins the WFPG Team

The WFPG Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Shaz Akram joined the WFPG as its new executive director on June 19, 2021. She takes the helm of the organization at an important time as we emerge from the pandemic and resume our in-person programming. Shaz brings a wealth of experience in program development, nonprofit management, international education and foreign affairs. Read more

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