• Board Members

    Sejla Holland,  Fundraising and Development outreach

    Sejla Holland brings to the Bosana Foundation commitment that grew from her memories as a child growing up in the beautiful city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Walking the silk stones of the historic Stari Most bridge in Mostar with her childhood friends, and then watching those same friends and families torn, like her country, by needless and devastating anguish has only increased her love for humanity. Her experiences have allowed her to move from despair, to hope, to action for all children mercilessly touched by the war. Being a refugee has shaped her values and beliefs, as well as her gratitude for a new life in America. Sejla lends experience from her successful business career to Bosana Foundation by helping to secure substantial pledges and continuous support for the children Bosana Foundation helps.

    Zlata Gleason,  Grant management and Program development

    Zlata Gleason brings to the Bosana Foundation commitment to raise the Foundation's brand awareness abroad and to help raise funds that support our students and the scholarship programs. Originally from Sarajevo, Zlata has been living in the United States since 1999 when she arrived to Boston to attend Wellesley College. Zlata currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children. Zlata regularly visits Bosnia-Herzegovina and is intent on giving back to the youth in Bosnia, primarily by supporting education, which she believes is instrumental in transforming one's dreams, and creating options for a better future. Zlata was lucky enough to receive scholarship to attend Wellesley College, the experience which absolutely transformed her life and enabled her to have personal and professional opportunities she would have not otherwise had. She hopes to make similar impact to Bosana students by helping them financially but also through mentoring them and working with them on their personal and professional development. Zlata spent almost a decade working at Morgan Stanley in London and New York and currently heads up client advisory group at Indus Capital Partners, an alternative asset management firm in New York City. She hopes to apply her fundraising and consultative skills to the Foundation, and is very proud to serve on its Board.

    Inga Duranovic,  Fundraising and Outreach

    Inga Duranovic was born and raised in Mostar, where she attended university and studied law. She moved to the USA with her mother after the war, and they settled in Pasadena, California. Leaving law behind, Inga focused her professional sights on the travel industry because it provided opportunities for her to employ her love of languages, her love of people, and her love of other cultures. She currently serves as Vice President and Director of Operations for Catholic Travel Centre, where she has served since 1995.  

    Scott Scherer,  Fundraising and Outreach

    Scott Scherer is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) and he studied Economics at Duke University, then later received a Master of Arts in Management from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management in Claremont, California. He currently serves as president of Catholic Travel Centre, where he and Inga Duranovic work alongside each other. Scott was introduced to Bosnia-Herzegovina through his friendship with Inga and her family, and he has grown to develop a deep affection for the people and the land. 

    Damir Koro,  Finances

    Damir has been one of most recent Bosana board additions. He was born in Sarajevo and moved
    to United States in 1994. He currently lives in Orange County area near Los Angeles with his
    family. Damir holds MBA and Masters degrees in Engineering from University of Washington in
    Seattle. He has been working in engineering and business technology management roles for over
    2 decades. His most recent roles were in in banking and telecommunication industries. He brings
    business management, marketing and finance experience with hopes to grow Bosana programs
    and help as many students in Bosnia achieve their dreams of attaining higher education,
    improving their personal lives and helping prosperity in Bosnia.

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