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.

Debora Diniz

Vice Chair
Debora is co-founder of Anis: Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender, one of the key feminist groups dedicated to bioethics in Latin America. An anthropologist by training, she is now a professor of the Law Faculty at the University of Brasília, in Brazil.

Marnie S. Pillsbury

Vice Chair
Marnie is a Philanthropic Advisor and the former Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Fund. She serves on the board of Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors, and the Pinkerton Foundation.

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.

John E. Craig, Jr., MPA

Treasurer
John is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Commonwealth Fund, where he managed the foundation's endowment and administration, and served as the Fund's treasurer and corporate secretary.

Catherine A. Gellert

Secretary 
Kate graduated from Harvard College with a degree in fine arts and completed an MBA at Columbia University. She currently serves as a director of Windcrest Partners, a New York–based private investment firm.

Françoise Girard

President
Françoise Girard is President of the International Women’s Health Coalition and a Board Member. She is a highly regarded advocate for women’s rights and sexual and reproductive rights and health and an expert on strategic philanthropy in the developing world.

Board Members

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.

Brian A. Brink, Bsc, MBBCh, DMed (Hon)

Board Member
Brian retired from the Anglo American Group in South Africa as Chief Medical Officer in 2014 after 33 years. He advised Group companies on occupational health, HIV/AIDS, TB, health benefits, and health systems strengthening.

Stuart C. Burden

Board Member
Stuart is a Philanthropic Advisor based in San Francisco. He has more than 20 years of experience in private and corporate philanthropy, including with the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.

Judy C. 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.

Maja Daruwala

Board Member
Maja is Executive Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative based in New Delhi, India. She sits on several governing and advisory boards, including the Open Society Foundations’ Justice Initiative and the Voluntary Action Network.

Christine Grumm

Board Member
Chris helps nonprofit organizations build an agenda for social change and justice. She has served in leadership roles for the Women’s Funding Network, Chicago Foundation for Women, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Lutheran World Federation.

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.

Matthew G. Hurd

Board Member
As a Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Matthew advises companies and their directors on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and similar strategic transactions. He is also the co-head of the Firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Group.

Sandra G. Lawson

Board Member
Sandra is a managing director at Goldman Sachs and the director of the Global Markets Institute. Her work currently focuses on financial regulation and the impact of regulation on the broader economy.

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 co-founder in 1978, and 15 years at the ACLU, including 8 years as Executive Director.

Sisonke Msimang

Board Member
Sisonke has worked in the field of women's rights and health for more than 20 years. She writes a popular weekly column for the Daily Maverick, a South African online news daily, on issues of good governance, democracy, gender, and AIDS.

Kathleen Regan

Board Member
Kathleen is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Commonwealth Fund. Previously with Radius Ventures and Keystone Dental Inc., she has been advising and investing in health care companies for the past 25 years.

Sarah Billinghurst Solomon

Board Member
Sarah retired from the Metropolitan Opera as the Assistant General Manager, Artistic in 2014 after a distinguished 42 year career in opera administration. She was born in New Zealand and is a graduate of Victoria University with a degree in political science.

Diana L. Taylor, MBA, MPH

Board Member
Diana is a Vice Chair at Solera Capital LLC. Previously, she worked for Wolfensohn Fund Management L.P., a strategic consulting and investment firm, and served as New York State superintendent of banks and chairwoman of the New York State Banking Board.

Ann Unterberg

Board Member
Ann has dedicated herself to supporting nonprofit organizations committed to women’s rights and health. In addition to serving on the board of IWHC, she served as a trustee of NARAL ProChoice America and Planned Parenthood of NYC.

Shireen Uttam

Board Member
Shireen is a Senior Product Multi-Asset Risk Officer for Bloomberg Tradebook. After many years managing Product Development for Global Equities and Derivatives for Bloomberg Tradebook, she is now focused on strategic projects.

Maureen White

Board Member
Maureen is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., and served as a Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of State from 2009–2013.