PPMK Jogja – Pemberdayaan Perempuan Memerangi Kemiskinan

Board of Director

Jack Edward Wilson - Founder (in memoriam)

Jack Edward Wilson born Sept. 25, 1945 Honorable Discharge US Army 1968 – Served in 173rd Parachute Regiment in Vietnam – reassigned to 3rd Special Forces, Ft. Bragg N. Carolina Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, San Francisco State University 1975 Film and video Producer for 25 years…Integrated Media Services Industrial Ecosystems Inc. NASDAQ -IECS, Board of Directors, Corporate Secretary, Sr. VP Ecologic Engineering Singapore – Primary Developer, On the Board…Waste management in SE Asia Founder PPMK, Empowering Women to Fight Poverty.

Rachel Wohl, Esq. - Board member and consultant

Rachel Wohl is the founding Executive Director of the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO). MACRO works to promote and advance the use of ADR programs, such as mediation, community conferencing and consensus building, and helps create, strengthen and expand ADR programs in Maryland’s courts, criminal and juvenile justice programs, state and local government agencies, neighborhoods, schools and universities, and businesses. Rachel practiced law as a civil litigator for many years, focusing on the rights of children, domestic violence survivors and the disadvantaged. She served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Daily Record Legal Newspaper for six years. During her legal career, she was chosen by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to receive the Arthur W. Machen Award for outstanding legal service to the underprivileged, and received the Benjamin L. Cardin Pro Bono Service Award from the University Of Maryland School Of Law Alumni Association.

Marybeth Pohl - Board Member and consultant

While living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mary visited the tremendous women of PPMK during a holiday in neighbouring Indonesia. Moved by the organization’s mission, dedication, and generosity, she joined the PPMK board in early 2014. Having returned to the US, Mary represents PPMK in OPT activities, including fund raising efforts. Mary’s career in health policy spans the public, private, and not-for-profit arenas, including serving as a State of Maryland employee and conducting research with the Urban Institute. Mary lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and two school-aged children (who just keep growing!). Their family blog chronicles adventures in Asian, including their visit to PPMK: The Greatest Adventure Is What Lies Ahead: Tremendous Women in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Sulastri Miharja

Sulastri was born in Klaten . After high school she moved to Yogyakarta to get a degree in Tourism. However, her field of interest changed after the earthquake in Yogyakarta 2006. Being a victim herself, she volunteered in helping the victims whose houses had been destroyed or got injured. She initiated the Micro credit program by setting up the very first PPMK microloans in 2008. After PPMK’s Founder passed away in 2011, she stepped up as PPMK’s Director.

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