Carl Wilkens Fellowship

Launched in 2009, the Carl Wilkens Fellowship was a selective, 12-month program that provides a diverse set of emerging citizen leaders with the tools and training to build sustained political will to end genocide.

The program is named in honor of Carl Wilkens, the only American who chose to remain in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and is credited with saving hundreds of lives. Mr. Wilkens is emblematic of the program’s theme: ordinary individuals can make an extraordinary difference when they choose to engage.

Due to funding constraints, the program was closed in 2012.

2011 Carl Wilkens Fellows
Staci Alziebler, New York
Kristen Anderson, Des Moines
Mike Brand, New York
Richard Clark, Ohio
Laura Collins
Jenni Currie, Alabama
Cynthia Davis, Connecticut
Ellen Feig, New Jersey
Tara Gipson, Texas
Rick Hankins, California
Beth McDaniel, Texas
Cory McMahon, Massachusetts
Jim Messina, Connecticut
Nicole Moore, California
Njeru Nthigah
Megan O’Connor, Arizona

2010 Carl Wilkens Fellows
Jan Arnow, Louisville, Kentucky
Azra Smailkadic-Brkic, Forest Hills, New York
Gloria Crist, Montclair, New Jersey
Myra Daghaypaw, Queens, New York
Rebecca Davis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Corey Dragge, Las Vegas, Nevada
Claude Gatebuke, Nashville, Tennessee
Katrina Field, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Charlotte Hill, Berkeley, California
April Houston, St. Louis, Missouri
Deborah Jones, Seattle, Washington
Kim Klett, Gilbert, Arizona
Renee Lewis, Normal, Illinois
Marty Alan Michelson, Bethany, Oklahoma
Naomi Natale, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Joshua Shreier, Bloomfield, Connecticut
Pam Smith, Niceville, Florida
Kutina Williams, Ladson, South Carolina

2009 Carl Wilkens Fellows
Karine Birazian Shnorhokian, Ramsey, New Jersey
Sheila Davis, Boston, Massachusetts
Lee Ann De Reus, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Khalil “Haji” Dokhanchi, Superior, Wisconsin
Barbara English, Newport Beach, California
Tim Aye Hardy, North Babylon, New York
Martina Knee, San Francisco, California
Kiel Majewski, Indianapolis, Indiana
Ida Beth Malloy, Trenton, New Jersey
Peter Marcus, Los Angeles, California
Laura McCarthy, Richardson, Texas
Melanie Nelkin, Atlanta, Georgia
Michael Pertnoy, Miami, Florida
Joshua Prager, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Susan Smylie, Floresville, Texas
Scott Sutton, Cary, North Carolina
Mark Turbak, Woodbury, Minnesota
James Waller, Spokane, Washington
Lindsey Wilkes, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cory Williams, Phoenix, Arizona