Meet Our Board Members
Kimberly Harms, D.D.S., a Minnesota resident, leads as the Delegation President. With a rich career, including a U.S. Public Health Service role, Clinical Assistant Professorship, and 30 years as a private practice owner, her expertise shines. A dental consultant, mediator, and global speaker, she's a published award-winning author.
Kimberly's pioneering roles as First Woman President of Minnesota Dental Assn., President of Upper Midwest Section of American College of Dentists, and spokesperson for American Dental Assn., highlight her influence. She's chaired ADA's Council on Communications and Governmental Affairs. Beyond, she's led Farmington MN School Board, co-founded Eric Harms Memorial Libraries, and is Vice-chair at Union Gospel Mission.
Her extensive insights span public health, dentistry, conflict management, and acclaimed authorship, seen in 2023's "Are You Ready? How to Build a Legacy to Die For".
Dr. Carolyn Carpenter Moats
Carolyn Carpenter Moats, MD, MS, BSN, residing in Arizona and Michigan, holds the prestigious role of First Vice President within the Delegation. With a MD from Northwestern University and a 15-year tenure as a Mayo Clinic physician in Phoenix, her leadership shines through roles like Director of Grand Rounds and Mortality and Morbidity Conference.
Her career showcases dedication and excellence, evident in teaching at Mayo medical school, directing Clinical Reviews, and engaging with various committees. Recognized as a Top Doc in Phoenix magazine and a Patient Satisfaction award winner, she's proven her medical prowess.
Carolyn's volunteerism extends to crucial roles in the Delegation, infectious disease volunteering during COVID, and medical reserve work. Her background as a nursing professor prior to becoming a physician, coupled with her compassionate involvement with mentoring and helping abused women, enriches the Delegation's mission. Her past delegation trips include visits to Cuba, Mongolia, Republic of Georgia, and Armenia.
Second Vice President
Darlene M. Miller, residing in Florida and Minnesota, is the Delegation’s Second Vice President. She
studied psychology and Spanish and is CEO of Permac Industries, honored as Entrepreneur of the Year,
and Small Business of the year. Notably, she served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and
Competitiveness creating a Program named Right Skills Now being utilized in technical schools today.
As a leader in manufacturing associations along with being voted in by her peers as the first Woman
President of PMPA (Precision Machine Products Association) after 79 years of all male leadership,
Darlene’s impact is profound. She chaired the Small Business Delegation for the US Chamber of
Commerce and served on their Board of Directors, and engaged in global travel for multiple committees
Darlene's mentoring work, including Hope for Tomorrow, and partnerships with youth skills training showcase her commitment to empowerment. Her dynamic experiences enrich the Delegation.
Cathleen Smith, MD
Cathleen Smith, MD, BS, based in Arizona, holds the esteemed position of past president of the Delegation. Her career as a Family Medicine Physician at Mayo Clinic, Arizona,aunderscores her medical expertise.
Her volunteer work is commendable, serving as a dedicated physician at Hospice of the Valley and a three-term President for the Delegation for Friendship Among Women. Additionally, Cathleen has represented the Delegation in Washington D.C., showcasing her commitment.
With extensive international travel and a dedicated focus on women’s health, Cathleen brings valuable experience to the Delegation. Her journey includes visits to Cuba (twice), Venezuela, Argentina, Rwanda, Mongolia, Georgia, and Armenia.
Diane Dunning, hailing from Pennsylvania, brings a wealth of experience to her role as the Delegation's Treasurer. With a remarkable academic journey including a PhD candidacy, MA, and MS, she's a curator, founder, and CEO. Notably, Diane co-founded VIART Corp, the largest US art advisory firm, and crafted the World Bank Art Acquisition Program.
Her volunteer work resonates equally, encompassing roles on various boards like the Woodmere Art Museum, Friends of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and more. Diane's world travels, fluency in French, and multi-lingual abilities enrich her perspective. As a mentor in the arts and with international experience, she's an invaluable addition to the Delegation. Her past delegation trips include Mongolia, Georgia, and Armenia.
Susan McCraw Helms
Susan Ellen McCraw Helms is a resident of Arizona with a rich background. Armed with an MS in Public Health, an MS in Arts in Teaching, and a BA, her journey is nothing short of remarkable. As an independent artist at Silver Bird Metals, her creativity shines through paint, printmaking, and metalwork. Her professional path also includes being a Director of health services at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, a Senior Program Associate for Health Policy, and more.
Susan's volunteer roles are as diverse as her career. As Board Secretary and newsletter editor for the Delegation, she's deeply engaged. A multi-talented individual, she's a member of several Art Leagues, boards, and councils, contributing to organizations like McDowell Mountain Park Association and ARTWORKS Children’s Foundation.
Her global experiences, expertise in social marketing, teaching, curriculum development, and leadership make Susan a valuable asset to the Delegation's endeavors.
Jill Pomeroy Christensen
Jill Christiansen is a resident of both Illinois and Arizona. With a BS in business, her career journey includes roles as a computer programmer, systems analyst, and college teacher of computer languages. She's also made her mark as the Owner/President of a fitness club and a skilled participant in 13 USGA tournaments, securing victories in various Chicago tournaments.
Jill's commitment extends to volunteerism, where she serves as Secretary/Treasurer and past President of the Delegation. Her impactful initiatives range from launching the Red Barrel Program with Greater Chicago Food Depository to her role as a board member of C.P.S., a recruiting firm.
With her extensive travel background and deep engagement with the Delegation, Jill brings a wealth of experience. Her involvement includes hosting a Delegation from South Africa to Chicago. Having journeyed through numerous countries, Jill's unique insights enrich the Delegation's endeavors.
Barbara Pritchard Baker
Barbara Pritchard Baker, MA, BJ, resides across Connecticut and Arizona, boasting a distinguished career. She's Managing Partner at WentzMiller Global Services LLC and held key roles in prominent organizations like Intermedica, Advanstar, and Medical Economics. Her accolades include induction into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame and recognition by Pharma Voice.
Barbara's volunteerism encompasses leadership as Vice President of Rio Verde Community Association, President of Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA), and more. A mentor to multiple HBA chapters, she's also a dedicated Steven Minister and prison visitation volunteer. Her extensive global travels, along with her mentorship of career women, prisoners, and those in need, contribute to the Delegation's diverse experiences.
Mary Byl is a Michigan resident with a rich background. Armed with a BA, she co-owned Herkner Foods and played key roles in private banking at Northern Bank and Trust as well as First National Bank in Chicago.
Dedicated to volunteering, Mary serves as a board member for Food Rescue of Northern Michigan and co-executive of the Tucker Byl Memorial Scholarship Fund. Her contributions extend to organizations like Generations Ahead, Big Brother/Big Sister mentoring, and co-chairing the Three Generations of Women’s Giving Circle.
With a strong aptitude for communication, Mary's experiences bring a valuable dynamic to the Delegation. Her previous trips include Armenia and Georgia, showcasing her global engagement and perspective.
Mary Patricia Rohman
Mary Rohman, with an accomplished background spanning New Mexico and Colorado, boasts an impressive career. From Director of Designer and Commercial Sales at Ernest Thompson to leadership roles at JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and UBS, she's been recognized as a Top 400 Financial Adviser by Financial Times and among the Top 100 Female Financial Advisors.
Mary's dedication extends beyond her career, evident through her volunteer work on the New Mexico State Investment Council's investment committee, as a board member for New Mexico School of the Arts, and her role on the Board of Trustees for Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. Her breadth of experience and financial acumen make her a valuable addition to the Delegation.