World Hope International Welcomes 2 Board Members: Infranco, Nealon

by | Jul 9, 2024 | General

World Hope International on March 16 welcomed Joseph P. Infranco and Liliana Nealon to its 18-member board of directors. Each will serve a four-year term with the option of extension.

Joseph is one of the brightest legal minds in the U.S., and Liliana brings a rich understanding of the world’s cultures and global finance. Their commitment to serving the Lord through volunteerism inspires me, and I’m eager to accomplish World Hope’s mission with their support.

John D. Clause

President and CEO, World Hope International

About Infranco

Joseph P. Infranco, an associate pastor at Highlands Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, also is an attorney. He has been involved in hundreds of constitutional cases dealing with religious freedoms, including some at the U.S. Supreme Court.

He has testified on religious freedom issues before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and state and local legislative bodies.

After 25 years as a litigator in private practice in New York, lnfranco in 2003 joined the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). There, he was a senior attorney and vice president of alliance coordination who oversaw and trained more than 3,200 attorneys nationally. lnfranco stepped down from ADF in 2020 and began his affiliation with Provident Law in 2021.


His numerous national projects include a partnership with the American Legion for the protection of religious symbols at veterans’ memorials.

lnfranco earned his J.D. in 1977 from the University of New Hampshire Law School and a Bachelor of Science at Manhattan College in New York. He is admitted to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, New York State, the state of Arizona, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 9th Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court, the Federal Court of Claims, and the Federal District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, Eastern District of Michigan, and Middle District of North Carolina.

He and his wife, Valerie, have three grown children and four grandchildren.

About Nealon

Liliana Nealon speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian. She also has a good command of German and Portuguese. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nealon moved with her parents to the U.S. in the 1960s after a series of military coups and failed governments.

Her professional experience is in finance: first as a credit reporter/translator at Dun and Bradstreet in New York City, then as an account officer specializing in Latin American banks and later foreign exchange at Citibank, Wells Fargo Bank, Merrill Lynch and the Union Bank of Switzerland in New York. At American Express Bank, Nealon worked as global treasurer of the western hemisphere.

Shortly before Sept. 11, Nealon took a role as chief finance officer of the American Bible Society in New York. She found herself praying with rescue workers at the foot of the World Trade Center. She later joined World Vision, where she realized her dream of visiting Africa.

Nealon is a graduate of Marymount College with a Bachelor of Arts in French.

She said her crowning achievement is having raised her children as a young single mother and adopting her husband’s two daughters after their mother died. She has six children and eight grandchildren.

Kristen Wright

Kristen Wright

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Kristen Wright is a journalist with more than 20 years’ experience covering global issues. She is chief strategist and editor at Kristen Wright Strategic Communications. Reach her at and wrightkristenm on LinkedIn.

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