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Our Team

The key to the on-going vitality of our association is member participation in all aspects of the life of our association from enjoying monthly activities and events to sharing expertise and enthusiasm by volunteering for AIWM’s various leadership positions and committees.
Below are the eight members of our 2022-2023 Executive Board who are responsible for managing the Association. These volunteers hold these positions for a year and were elected at the Association's Annual General Meeting, on 16th March 2022. 

Supporting the Board and the Association's aims are several Standing Committees - Philanthropy, Member Outreach, Social and Former Board Members - the latter recently created to support new board members.

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Sue Stevenson


British by birth, Sue has had a wide-ranging career in both the private and charitable sectors. She has lived in the USA, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Monaco and has travelled widely for business and pleasure. She has held seats on a number of boards in the USA and Europe, primarily in the education and arts spheres. Her personal interests encompass sport, the performing arts, literature, philanthropy and access to education for all.

Kim Smith

Vice President

Ohio born in the US, Kim enjoyed working in Human Resources for over 30 years, putting to good use her Master's Degree in Psychology.  Over a period of 20 years, she served on boards of directors for civic, business, political, social welfare and economic development organisations. She arrived in Malta in 2017, just in time to work with Tal-Kultura, the volunteer arm of Valletta 2018, European Capital of Culture. She enjoys travel, the arts, and being near, at, on, in, or under the water.

Gail Coleman


A Texas-born New York City woman, Gail just retired from a 40-year career in finance, as a banker and corporate finance executive, focusing mostly on oil & gas.  She serves on the Board of arts organisations and a social service agency in New York City.  Since relocating to Malta in 2021, she has begun volunteering for Din L-Art Helwa.  She is a member of Heritage Malta, the Malta Arts Society and the Malta Map Society.  Gail and her husband enjoy travel, arts, hiking and swimming.  She is currently studying Italian.

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Mary-Ann Spiteri

Recording Secretary

Originally from Canada, Mary-Ann got married in Malta in the late 1980s and has lived abroad in Canada, Qatar, Oman and Borneo, Malaysia, but always visited Malta in the intervening years. She settled here 3 years ago. The majority of her professional career and volunteerism has been in the non-profit sector, serving in senior staff positions, primarily focussed on strategic development and raising funds.

Marianne Gable

Social Chair

Born in Venezuela to Dutch and English parents, Marianne’s career has mostly been in marketing and communications; in London, but recently in Hong Kong in advertising on the Colgate account. Her big passion is tennis and she is generally found at the Marsa Sports Club on court or in the gym.  Other hobbies include Bridge, reading, entertaining and travel, not to mention her two cats.

Jo Rizzo

Co Chair Philanthropy

Born and raised in Malta, Jo also spent many years living in Durban, South Africa. She has worked in the tourist sector most of her life guiding tourists around the Maltese Islands and Durban. She also freelances as an Interpreter with the EU Institutions. She enjoys pilates, walking, reading and following current affairs. Travelling is her passion.

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Anne Henders

General Board Member

A native of Alabama, USA, Anne retired a few years ago after a successful career in the consumer packaging industry in Illinois and Iowa. Over the years she volunteered to serve on several kinds of community boards, overseeing condominiums, churches and historical societies. She enjoys reading, travelling and learning the Maltese language.

Alice Brennan

Membership Coordinator

An Irish citizen who has recently arrived in Malta from Dublin, Alice recently retired from a career spanning over 30 years in the field of international business experience in education and technology.   Alice has one daughter who is living in Germany. She loves to travel and is a very keen walker who is currently exploring all the walking trails in Malta and Gozo. 

Recording Secretary

We always welcome members, new and old, to the Board. We love the fresh energy and ideas that they bring.  Please contact us if you would like to learn more about the roles available.

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