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Board Officers

Marlene Hess

Marlene Hess

Chair

Marlene is a philanthropic consultant and former Managing Director of Global Philanthropic Services at JPMorgan Private Bank. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

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Debora Diniz

Debora Diniz

Vice Chair

Debora is a professor of bioethics at the University of Brasilia and is the co-founder of Anis: Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender, a key feminist group dedicated to bioethics in Latin America. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

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Marnie S. Pillsbury

Vice Chair

Marnie is Executive Director of The David Rockefeller Fund and has served as a philanthropic advisor to Mr. Rockefeller since 1990. She is a Trustee of The Rockefeller University and serves on the board of the Women’s Campaign Fund and the Edward John Noble Foundation, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Susan Nitze

Susan Nitze

Vice Chair

Susan has helped steer several organizations that empower girls, including the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and the Veerni Project in Rajastahan, India. She also serves on the Women and Foreign Policy Advisory Council at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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John Craig

John E. Craig, Jr., MPA

Treasurer

John Craig is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Commonwealth Fund. He is Chairman of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York City and writes regularly on foundation endowment investment and management.

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Catherine A. Gellert

Secretary 

Kate is Director at United Continental Corporation & Windcrest Partners and President of Grand Street Settlement House. She is currently the Director of the Harvard Alumni Association and was an associate producer and assignment editor at CNN.

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Board Members

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Alexander M. Farman-Farmaian

Board Member

Alexander is Partner, Vice Chairman and Portfolio Manager at Edgewood Management. Previously, he worked for 19 years at W.P. Stewart & Co. and was responsible for managing 20 percent of the firm’s assets.

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Ann Unterberg

Board Member

Since retiring from investment banking, Ann has dedicated herself to supporting nonprofit organizations committed to women’s rights and health. She has served on the boards of IWHC, NARAL ProChoice America, Planned Parenthood of New York City, and the New York Community Trust.

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Aryeh Neier

Aryeh Neier

Board Member

Aryeh is President Emeritus of Open Society Foundations, and was President from 1993-2012. He served for 12 years as Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, of which he was a founder in 1978, and 15 years at the ACLU, including 8 years as Executive Director.

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Babatunde Ahonsi

Babatunde Ahonsi, PhD

Board Member

Babatunde has extensive policy and program expertise in sexual and reproductive health, focusing on gender and youth-related issues. He currently oversees the Population Council’s Nigeria operations, including projects to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.

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Brian A. Brink, MD

Board Member

Brian is Senior Vice President: Health at Anglo American, plc, in South Africa. He has been with Anglo American for 20 years and is responsible for guiding the company’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Brian is an advisor to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a member of the board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and a director of Discovery Health. 

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Christine Grumm

Board Member

As a consultant, Chris helps nonprofit organizations build an agenda of social change and justice, concentrating on change within communities. She has served as CEO/President of the Women’s Funding Network, Executive Director of the Chicago Foundation for Women, Vice President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Deputy General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation. 

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Diana Taylor

Diana L. Taylor, MBA, MPH

Board Member

Diana is Managing Director of Wolfensohn Fund Management L.P., a strategic consulting and investment firm. Previously, she served as New York State superintendent of banks and chairwoman of the New York State Banking Board.

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Holly Andersen

Holly S. Andersen, MD

Board Member

Holly is Associate Professor of Medicine and Attending Cardiologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. An expert in cardiovascular health, she is also Director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute.

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Judy Cormier

Board Member

Judy is the founder, president, and proprietor of Judy Cormier Interiors, a high-end architectural and design firm for commercial and residential properties; she has 30 years of experience in the design and art gallery business.

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Maja Daruwala

Board Member

Maja is Executive Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, an international human rights organization based in New Delhi, India, with offices in the United Kingdom and Ghana. She sits on several governing boards and advisory councils, including the Open Society Foundations’ Justice Initiative and the Voluntary Action Network, which aims to strengthen civil society in India.

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Mary Mattson Kenworthy

Mary Mattson Kenworthy

Board Member

Mary is Managing Director in the Private Wealth Management Division of UBS and has more than 25 years experience in the financial industry. Before UBS, she was New England Region Head for JP Morgan Private Bank and Managing Director at Lehman Brothers.

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Maureen White

Maureen White

Board Member

Maureen is a Visiting Scholar at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She was Senior Advisor on Humanitarian Issues in the Office of Special Representation to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the U.S. State Department.

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Shireen Uttam

Board Member

Shireen is Product Manager for Bloomberg Tradebook. After many years managing Product Development for Global Equities and Derivatives for Bloomberg Tradebook, she is now focused on strategic projects.

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Stuart Burden

Stuart C. Burden

Board Member

Stuart is Associate Director for Organizational Effectiveness at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. He has more than 20 years of experience in private and corporate philanthropy, including with the Levi Strauss Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.

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