Episode: Pearl S. Buck International
Air Date: October 12, 2015
Did you know renowned author Pearl S. Buck was not only the first woman to receive both the Pulitzer and Nobel prize for literature, but she was also a remarkable humanitarian? Our guest this week is Pearl S. Buck International CEO and President Janet Mintzer. Janet will discuss how the organization continues Buck’s legacy of building a better world for children around the globe.

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President & CEO, Pearl S. Buck International
Janet Mintzer
Janet L. Mintzer discovered the amazing life of author, activist and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck when she came to Pearl S. Buck International as Vice President & COO in February, 2001, after 8 years of service as the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County. She was promoted to President & CEO in September, 2001. Driven by her passion for children, Mintzer successfully developed independent affiliated organizations to serve children in the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and The Philippines, while continuing operations in Vietnam, and creating a strong partnership and new programs in China. Her commitment to building cultural competence lead to the development of programs promoting international exchange and diversity appreciation. Mintzer also led a $2.8 Million capital campaign to restore the Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark Museum.