iStand Parent Network Inc. Board of Directors
Noelle Hunter, PhD
Dr. Noelle Hunter is a founding member and president of the board. Noelle led the Mission4Muna to return her daughter from International Parental Child Abduction to Mali, West Africa in 2011. Muna came home on July 12, 2014, with the cooperation and assistance from U.S. and Mali governments and the tireless support her family and Mission4muna supporters worldwide.
Noelle is committed to helping other parents bring their children home through parent advocacy, public policy and legal reform. She lives in her native state of Alabama and is a lecturer of political science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Randall Murphy, BS
Randall likes to say "I'm just a DAD"! His children have been his consistent focus since June 30, 2012, when their mother took the children to Port Coquitlam, BC on the pretense of a family visit and did not return with them.
Randall is a founding member, board vice president and chief parent advocate for iStand Parent Network Inc. He also advances the Network's sustainability and communications initiatives. His original music composition, Shine the Light, is an anthem of the IPCA movement. He lives in Sunbury, Pa.
James Burt, MPA
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. James is a project manager at Buckeye Hills Regional Council in Marietta, Ohio.
Michelle successfully brought her children home from abduction to Lebanon in 2018. With guidance from iStand Parent Network, Michelle spent two and a half years learning the ropes of effective advocacy for her children and others. Now she uses her experience and expertise working with members of Congress, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice, and other organizations to help more parents reunite with their children.
Her mission is to continue fighting for America’s Stolen Children, continue building strong global diplomatic relationships, continue to increase the rate of returns, and help left behind parents decrease the amount of time it takes to bring home their children by assisting with domestic and international legal strategies.
Martin Jones, MA
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.
Angela Munson, MA
Angela is the founder and ceo of Munson Consulting Inc., a multiservice consultancy in Huntsville, Alabama. She is a veteran of the U.S. Marince 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.
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.