Rotary District 7230

Group Study Exchange


Our GSE team represents the best that New York and Bermuda has to offer!




Team Leader


Peter Grunthal

Born in South Africa in 1943, married, US Citizen, living in Mount Kisco, management consultant and Adjunct Professor at Fordham University in the Department of Economics and Business, member of Mount Kisco Rotary Club 4 years, Club Treasurer and Board Member for 3 years. He has lived in South Africa, England and the USA. Active in Mount Kisco Village environmental issues, and Flag Officer, Sheldrake Yacht Club.



Team Leader Alternate


Pauline Augustine

U. S Citizen, living in Manhattan. Marketing consultant – specialized in Communications. Member of the Upper Manhattan Rotary club for 1 year, Club secretary 2002 – 2003. Traveled and worked extensively in many countries around the world.



Team Members



Ellen Jara

Born 1970 in USA, Citizen of USA, living in Brooklyn, NY, Single. Working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital , Cancer Center as Project Coordinator, Breast Cancer Outcomes Project. Master of Public Health (MPH) at Columbia University. Bachelor of Arts Degree, Sociology at Dickinson College. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of New York.


Hadas Kushnir

Born 1978 in Israel, Citizen of USA, living in Astoria, NY, Single, Working at the City of New York Parks and recreation, Natural resources Group, BA Summa Cum Laude, Environmental Biology, Barnard College, Columbia University. Sponsored by the Quad Village Rotary Club.


Kirk Williams

Born 1970 in Bermuda 1970. Citizen of Bermuda, living in Bermuda. Married, 2 children. Working at the Bank of Bermuda as Client account supervisor. Studied at Howard University in Washington DC  1991 - 1995, BBA, Bachelor of science, University of Maryland, summer of 1996/97, Bermuda Government & International Companies Education Scholarships, Dean List Award, Graduated Cum Laude, Special Incentive Award. Member of University soccer team, member of finance club, member of Bermuda and Caribbean Student Association. Sponsored by the Rotary club of Sandy's Bermuda.


Lila Paul

Born 1978 in USA, Citizen of USA, living in Manhattan, Single, Working at Mercer Management Consulting in Manhattan, Dartmouth College, 1996 – 2000, BA with high honors in international relations, London school of economics , England 1998, University de Belgrano, Argentina 1998, Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Received various meritorious awards. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of New York.



Photos: Edgar Cornell