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iStand Parent Network's Board of Directors



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Rysa Lee 

Interim President 

Rysa Lee is a founding member of iStand Parent Network Inc. and fought unceasingly for the homecoming of her sister from abduction to Mali in 2014. She serves on annual conference planning committee and also serves as emcee at conference events. 

Rysa is a personal banker Renasant Bank in Huntsville, and is also professional studies student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


James Burt, MPA

Board Member 

James serves as iStand treasurer, and he also co-founded the first chapter of iStand Student Network at Ohio Valley University in 2018.  


A graduate of the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, James authored  research papers on IPCA and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and on law enforcement response to abduction.


Interim Vice-President 

Angela is the founder and ceo of Munson Consulting Inc., a multiservice consultancy in Huntsville, Alabama.  She is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and served in the elite Marine Security Guard (MSG) unit, guarding U.S. embassies, U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries in Canada, France, Switzerland, Korea and Japan.   

Angela was vital to the successful return of her niece, Muna, from abduction to Mali.  She supports iStand's research and sustainability initiatives.

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Board Member/Family Court Liaison

Martin Jones is a Trinidadian-born United States citizen.  He holds a Masters degree in Human Resources Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology, and has completed training in Mediation, Neurolinguistic Programming, Landmark Education and Family Group Decision Making, empowering people to find solutions to life problems. 

Martin is a Parent Educator for the Arizona Superior Court and leads classes for divorced and separated parents since 2006.  He is a voice for children as  a returning Court Appointed Special Advocate in the County of Maricopa and has volunteered with Arizona's YWCA and Adult and Juvenile Probation.  He was formerly a military and civilian policeman, and a Department of Children Service's Social Worker in Arizona.

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