Staff

Staff is responsible for implementing the policies based on the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. Our current staff includes:

Lou Ziskind, Interim Executive Director since March 2015

E-mail:  dir@internationalhousedavis.org
Phone: (530) 753-5007

The executive director is responsible for the day-to-day management of I-House, plus leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Ryndie Azevedo, Operations Manager since July 2013

E-mail: office@internationalhousedavis.org
Phone: (530) 753-5007

The operations manager is responsible for bookkeeping, facility rentals, scheduling, maintaining the I-House website and internet presence, event coordinating and more.  Ryndie graduated with B.A. in Spanish Literature from Humboldt State University after studying abroad in Parras de la Fuente, Mexico and Granada, Spain.  She previously worked for the International Center at Humboldt State and has a passion for international education.  She has traveled to 18 countries in North America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Ryndie is a member of the Noon Rotary Club of Davis.

Vinita Domier, Program and Volunteer Coordinator since March 2016

E-mail: volunteer@internationalhousedavis.org
Phone: (530) 753-5007

The Program and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the training, scheduling, and supervision of the volunteers and interns, as well as other duties relevant to the management of volunteers and needs of I-House.

Vinita Domier earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Since moving to Davis in 1993, she has been focused on raising her two children and volunteering for many local school, youth, and non-profit organizations. Along with her husband, she coordinates the Davis Astronomy Club at the Explorit Science Center, where she shares her love for science in general and astronomy in particular with local enthusiasts.

Vinita is currently serving on the Sahaya International board and organizing fundraising events as she is committed to making a positive difference in the life of others. She has served multiple terms on the Executive Committee of the India Association of Davis organizing social and cultural events, and presently is on its Advisory Committee. She served many years as both a troop leader and camp director with the Davis Girls Scouts, and currently is the webmaster for Davis Girls Scouts and Davis Boy Scouts Troop 466.  Vinita has also served as a board member for International House Davis and has organized the stage and performances at International Festival Davis for the past two years.

Having been a foreign student herself, Vinita knows firsthand the importance of an institution like International House Davis in helping international students and scholars feel more at home in Davis. Being a member of the International House Davis staff and being part of the International House Festival organization team is both personally rewarding and satisfying experience for her.

Meseret Ghirmai & Joanne Young, Facilities Assistants since September 2016

E-mail: caretaker@internationalhousedavis.org

The Facilities Assistants assist facility renters and remain onsite during special events.