Meet Our Staff

Perry joined MLI in 1998 after serving in the US Army for 27 years. His military experience provided him the opportunity to witness firsthand the human condition throughout much of the developing world, including Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Rwanda, Somalia and Vietnam. Colonel Baltimore has traveled extensively to build mine action partnerships, particularly in support of MLI’s “pet” program – the Mine Detection Dog Partnership Program.

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Perry F. Baltimore III

Executive Director

Elise joined MLI as a Program Manager in 2007, after serving as the James Madison University Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellow at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. Elise’s primary duty at MLI is to develop, manage and expand MLI’s K9 Demining Corps Campaign, which seeks to increase the quantity and quality of Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) in mine-affected countries around the world. Elise holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a BA in International Affairs from James Madison University. She has also completed courses in Grants Monitoring.

Elise Becker

Vice President of Operations

Tamara Klingsheim is the Manager of MLI’s Children’s Programs & Victims’ Assistance.  She works with school children around the US and in mine-affected countries promoting global citizenship and cultural exchange – developing leadership among today’s youth!  Tamara also oversees Victims’ Assistance Programs and advises International Managers.

Tamara Klingsheim

CHAMPS Manager

As Development Director, Indre oversees outreach and communications with MLI's supporters. She works with a team of interns to identify private and public funding opportunities to expand MLI's programs and provides assistance in developing the strategy and direction for MLI’s social impact programs. 


Prior to joining MLI in 2015, Indre managed development projects and taught English in Morocco and Cambodia, and worked as a consultant for the public and private sectors in Lithuania.

Indre Sabaliunaite

Development Director

Tanya is the Finance and Administration Manager for MLI and has worked for over 14 years specializing in nonprofit finance and accounting. She also holds a BS degree in International Business and is a CPA candidate. Since 2010, Tanya has been overseeing all the financial and accounting aspects of private and federal funding for MLI. She helped MLI develop financial policies and procedures to comply with Code of Federal Regulations. She develops and balances organizational operational budget, oversees A-133 audits, negotiates Indirect Cost Rate with the Department of the Interior and performs budget to actual analysis for various MLI programs.

Tanya Tarasova

Finance & Administration Manager


Luz Angela joined MLI as the representative and country manager in Colombia in 2017. She oversees all MLI operations in Colombia, to include the development of programs and activities, building of strategic partnerships, and preparation and coordination of proposals. Luz Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Foreign Trade, a postgraduate degree in Finance, and has certificates in nonprofit leadership, management and finance administration. She is currently studying to specialize in International Cooperation and Project Management for Development.

Luz Angela Guzman

Country Manager - Colombia

Elizabeth Rolen

Development Intern

May 28

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Elizabeth is a Senior International Affairs student specializing in the Middle East, Arabic language, and Economics at James Madison University. She has experience working with refugees both in the Middle East and United States and is passionate about humanitarian support in post-conflict communities.

Volunteer or Intern

Do you have few hours per week between 10am – 5pm, M-F to volunteer with MLI? Please contact us at for more information about current volunteer opportunities! We always need help alerting others about the landmine epidemic. 

Board of Directors

  • GEN. (Ret.) Gordon Sullivan, Founder & Chairman

  • The Honorable Anthony Lake, Chairman Emeritus

  • Perry F. Baltimore III, President

  • William G. Foster, Vice-President

  • LTG (Ret.) Ted Stroup, Secretary

  • The Honorable Frances D. Cook

  • MG (Ret.) Robert M. Dyess, Jr.

  • The Honorable Sherri Goodman

  • Dr. Paul G. Irwin

  • The Honorable William J. Lynn

  • The Honorable Joe R. Reeder

  • Anne A. Witkowsky

International Advisory Committee

  • Countess Beatrice de Lannoy, Belgium

  • Ambassador Tomaž Lovrenčič, International Trust Fund

  • Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein, Jordan

  • William J. Rouhana, Jr., The Humpty Dumpty Institute

  • Victoria Stack, International Communications Initiatives