Meet Our Team

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Susi Herowati


Kevin Noone


Our Board of Directors

Marie-Luise Thune

Founding Member and Vice President of Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen e.V. – Wings of Help Germany. In May 2019, she was appointed General Secretary of Aviation Sans Frontieres International.

Marie-Lu is a renowned actress and scriptwriter. She received the Medal of Merit Rhineland-Palatinate in 2015 and Ehrensache SWR in 2010.

Thomas Schrade

Having served his country, Tom left the US Navy in 1973. During his service, Tom was made an honorary member of the US Coast Guard for his role in various underwater search and rescue operations.

Tom used his GI Bill money to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot. This culminated in his commissioning the rebuilding of the Sikorsky S-38, sometimes called “The Explorer’s Yacht”, which he has flown across the Atlantic.

Tom continues to be an active member of the Living Legend of Aviation.

Kevin Noone

Trustee of START Network and former Executive Director of International Medical Corps UK (IMC-UK) where he oversaw IMC-UK’s intervention in all leading emergencies over the past 7 years. More recently Kevin also led IMC-US’s Global Emergency Response unit.

Kevin’s entree to the humanitarian community was with GOAL Ireland in 1992, where he deployed as a volunteer to Somalia. Having left Goma, he subsequently deployed to Bosnia in 1994.

In 2004, he rejoined the private sector to provide life support commodities and services in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Kevin returned to the humanitarian sector with IMC in 2011 as the result of the Japan tsunami.


Susi Herowati

Founding Member and President of  AWB-USA. Board Member of Rockville Chinese School (RCS) and former Executive Board Member of Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra (PVYO). Considered as a leading expert on US-Indo-Chinese relations. 

Prior to moving to the USA, Susi was the Contracts & Finance Director for Falcon Construction Company and Soufan Engineering FZE in Dubai.

In 2003, Susi deployed to Baghdad with IMC/Abt Associates. In 2018, she deployed to Indonesia as a volunteer in response to the Palu tsunami.

Christian Georlette

Founding Member, President and Chairman of Aviation Sans Frontieres International (ASF International) since 2016.

Christian spent much of his early life in the rural region of DRC. He joined Belgian Red Cross Rescue Service in 1980 as a volunteer and subsequently served in many countries-in-conflict, including Rwanda in 1994, where he was stuck in Kigali in the middle of the genocide. It was a miracle that he escaped.

Christian joined ASF Belgium in 2007 as the CEO.

Frank Franke

President of Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen – Wings of Help Germany. In May 2019, he was also appointed as Vice President Aviation Sans Frontieres International. 

Frank is a journalist and author. He was the former editor-in-chief at Hessischer Rundfunk.

He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and WACS Humanitarian Award in 2012.