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Our Team

STLI has a devoted team that serves in Kyrgyzstan and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  Each staff member and volunteer is committed to developing people to develop their country.


We have over thirty volunteer professionals and three staff, representing seven nationalities, serving in their fields of expertise including agriculture, education, medical and dental training, appropriate technology, leadership, and community development.

U.S. Board of Directors

Our board of directors is comprised of eight men and women from the business, medical, architectural, legal, counseling, and nonprofit fields - most of whom have experience living and serving in Central Asia and the Middle East.

Kurdistan Region of Iraq

We have six volunteer professionals and one staff person, representing four nationalities, serving in their fields of expertise, including education, medical care and training, small business development, and counseling. Three of these volunteer professionals are working with refugees in the area.

U.S. Team

Our staff of three is comprised of professionals with diverse backgrounds, including experience living and serving in Central Asia.