Board of Directors

Roger Kotila

President

Fritz Pointer

Vice-President

Bob Hanson

Treasurer

John Sutter

Board Member

Bob Neumann

Board Member

Fred Duperrault

Board Member

Roger Kotila

President
Dr. Roger Kotila is a psychologist and peace activist. Receiving a Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1969, he has worked in community mental health, for the State of California, and in private practice. Dr. Kotila served his clinical internship on a Public Health Fellowship at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital in conjunction with Stanford University’s Dept. of Psychiatry. He has been a radio producer (Earthstar Radio, San Francisco), organized and worked with the homeless, and is an advocate/activist in the nonviolent protest movement for safe energy, human rights, and peaceful solutions. Roger is US Vice President of the World Constitution and Parliament Association whose mission is to build a parallel world body to the United Nations, an emerging Earth Federation with a Provisional World Parliament under the Earth Constitution.

Fritz Pointer

Vice-President
Fritz Pointer is Chair of the Department of English at Contra Costra College, San Pablo, California. He has taught African Studies and English at Merritt College in Oakland California, Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Humboldt State University in Arcata California, and Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Author of A Passion to Liberate: LA Guma’s South Africa-Images of District Six, African Oral Epic Poetry: Praising the Deeds of a Mythic Hero, and A Translation into English of the Epic of Kambili an African Mythic Hero: And an Explanation of the Relation of Oral Tradition to Written Text.

Bob Hanson

Treasurer

Dr. Robert Hanson is emeritus Professor of Recreation at San Diego State University, where he was on the faculty for 23 years. He is and has been a leading member of many activist groups including the United Nations Association, Citizens for Global Solutions, Amnesty International, Peace Action West, Common Cause, United for Peace and Justice, and others. He is also a member of the Green Party. A World Federalist for over 40 years, he is also a contributor to DWF News.

John Sutter

Board Member
John O. Sutter earned his first two degrees at Washington University after serving in combat and military government in Germany, experiences that led to his starting a dissertation on a United States of Europe. In the U.S. Foreign Service, he helped close the American Consulate General in Shanghai and open the Consulate in Surabaya. Indonesian language and area studies, followed by a stint as economic officer in the American Embassy, Jakarta, resulted in his doctoral dissertation on political influences on the Indonesian economy (Cornell U.). He married a wonderful woman, Doris, and during three decades with The Asia Foundation he worked with the people and governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Pakistan in addition to serving in the San Francisco home office.

Since joining the [U.S.] World Federalist Association in 1987, John has served as Editor of the Northern California World Federalist (1987-91) and its renamed Toward Democratic World Federation (1996– ); he also held the offices of Treasurer, Vice President, and President, first of W.F.A. of Northern California and subsequently of Democratic World Federalists, which now has supporters from around the world. He helped organize the San Francisco Hearing of the U.S. Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the U.N. in 1993.

He also served on the Board of the W.F.A. (1989-2003) and its policy committee, and headed its liaison committee for the [global] World Federalist Movement. He served on the Council of the W.F.M. (1991-2007), headed its committee on Federalism and the Right of People to Self-Government, and in 1995 organized its World Congress in San Francisco with its symposium on “Restructuring the United Nations: Achieving Democratic Global Governance for the 21st Century.”

Bob Neumann

Board Member
Bob Neumann has been fascinated by world government for close to 50 years and an active member of the World Federalist movement since the 1970’s. Although he left it unpublished, Mr. Neumann completed an original book of poetry on arguments centered on the need for World Government. He completed his B.A., M.A., and graduate work in the fields of History and Political Science. He taught as a secondary school teacher for 22 years and became a General Contractor in his 50’s. In 1992 both he and his wife retired and set out on a grand ten-year world adventure on their 47-foot sailboat. After his travels, Mr. Neumann returned to California in 2002 to resume contracting work and D.W.F. activities.

Fred Duperrault

Board Member

Fred Duperrault served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1944 to ’46. He received his B.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in 1959. From 1970 to 1990, he was a political activist in Wisconsin, during which time he also worked as a member of U.S. Sen. William Proxmire’s staff (1972-1989.) In the late 70’s, he became an active World Federalist. He was a member of the national WFA Board during much of the 80’s and 90’s and a member of the Wisconsin Governor’s Commission on the U.N. in the mid 80’s. During the late 80’s, he became president of the Milwaukee WFA Chapter. He moved to California and became president of WFA’s Northern California chapter.

Fred co-founded the Action Coalition for Global Change and was its President from the mid to late 90’s. He also co-founded the Silicon Valley Impeachment Coalition, which is still active. Currently, he is a Board Member of Citizens for a U.N. People’s Parliamentary Assembly, a Green Party activist, an anti-war activist in Veterans For Peace and Mountain View Voices for Peace, and has served as the Vice President of DWF. He and his wife Lois have been married since 1949 and have two daughters and two sons.

advisory board

Our advisory board consist of other leaders involved in the World Federalists Movement. They help us to stay updated on activities and events focused on world governance.
Shahr-Yar Sharei, PhD
Executive Director of the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research (CUNCUR) and professor in international law
Debbie Metke
Former Executive Assistant to the President for the World Federalist Association and President of the Milwaukee WFA chapter
Tad Daley
Former researcher with RAND Corporation in and Fellow for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Esther Franklin
Consultant in Global Citizenship Education and presenter at the Peace & Justice Studies Association’s meetings
Ronald Glossup, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Coordinator of Peace Studies
Bill Bryant
Officer member of the World Federalist Association regional cooperative organization, Oklahoma City
Bob Flax, PhD
Board Member of Citizens for Global Solutions (D.C.), the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (NY)
Hank Stone
President of the Coalition for Democratic World Government and member of GCF and American Movement for World Government
Joseph P. Baratta
Fellow of World Federalist Institute and International Advisor of Institute for Global Leadership
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