ARG Board

Jim Galante

Jim Galante

The President

Jim’s career in Education began while working for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in East Los Angeles where he worked as a teacher and coach.  After earning a Master’s degree in Education in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University, Jim became a school counselor in the School District of Philadelphia, before spending the past 25 years working in North Penn School District in Lansdale, PA.  During this time, Jim has worked in the Secondary level in a variety of capacities, including Coach, School Counselor, Assistant Principal, and Principal, prior to moving into his current role as the Supervisor of Student Services.  In his current role, Jim has played an integral role in reimagining the district’s support for children in the post Covid world suffering from mental health issues, and has overseen the creation of a new alternative program in the district designed to meet these profound needs.

Levan Gurgenidze

Levan Gurgenidze

Secretary and Treasurer

Levan Gurgenidze is the Executive Director of East Europe campaigns in Tbilisi, Georgia. He studied BA History and Politics at the University of Exeter, Master of Research in Politics at the University of Exeter, and currently studies Political Management at George Washington University in DC. Levan has considerable knowledge and experience of regional political dynamics, which he complements with the US expertise in the field of political management. He believes that high quality political management is essential for effective functioning of democracies.

Board Members

Mamuka Machaidze

Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Mamuka Machaidze

Zurab Guruli

Chief of Anesthesiology Department for G.V. (Sonny Montgomery) VA Medical Center

Zurab Guruli

Omar Arouna

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Benin to the US, Mexico and the OAS

Omar Arouna

Mikheil Gurgenidze

Senior Vice President, Operations and Business Development at English Book Education

Mikheil Gurgenidze

Avto Kharchilava

Professor in the Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Avto Kharchilava

Ia Iashvili

Professor in the Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Ia Iashvili