Kathleen Regan – Chair

Kathleen Regan 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.

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Alexander M. Farman-Farmaian – Vice Chair

Alexander Farman-Farmaian is Vice Chairman, Partner and Portfolio Manager at Edgewood Management. He joined Edgewood in January 2006 and helped implement the current valuation approach of the Edgewood Investment Committee.

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Helena Choi – Secretary

Helena Choi is a vice president at the Resources Legacy Fund. She has worked in the philanthropic sector for more than 15 years, and is a leader in supporting women’s empowerment.

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Kirtna Pai – Treasurer

Kirtna Pai has a deep background in complex financial products with two decades on Wall Street, at Morgan Stanley, General Re Financial Products, Citibank, and DRI/McGraw-Hill. In 2015, she co-founded Opis Partners, an all-women real estate development firm.

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Board Members

George Biddle

George Biddle is a humanitarian and development expert with over three decades of experience in disaster response, peace-building, and conflict mitigation. He is the chairman of World Connect, a global development organization that invests in local leaders who design and implement their own sustainable, scalable community improvement projects.

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Stuart C. Burden

Stuart Burden is Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. His passion for justice, equality, and human rights fuels his pursuit of lasting solutions to complex social problems.

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John E. Craig, Jr.

John Craig 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.

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Catherine A. Gellert

Kate Gellert 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.

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Christine Grumm

Christine Grumm has worked with secular and faith based organizations to build an agenda of social change and justice. One of her focuses is investing in women and girls to bring change to whole communities.

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Susan Nitze

Susan Nitze has been a philanthropist for over 30 years. She has served in a range of arts, education, and social service organizations including the New York Philharmonic, the American Academy in Rome and the Groton School in Massachusetts.

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Marnie S. Pillsbury

Marnie Pillsbury was the executive director of The David Rockefeller Fund from 1990 until 2014, and served as David Rockefeller’s philanthropic advisor from 1990 until July 2018.

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Jameela Pedicini

Jameela Pedicini is the executive director of Climate Finance Initiatives at Bloomberg LP. In that capacity, she works with clients to mobilize private finance to address the challenge of climate change.

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Diana L. Taylor

Taylor previously served as managing director of Wolfensohn Fund Management L.P. Prior to Wolfensohn, she served as New York State superintendent of banks and chairwoman of the New York State Banking Board.

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Board Statements

IWHC Board Statement Regarding Independent Reviews

October 6, 2020

Statement available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. On July 6 and July 8, the IWHC Board of Directors received complaints from former and current employees about racism, bullying, intimidation, and a toxic work environment affecting, particularly, Black women and women of color in our workplace. On July 17, the Board launched a third-party review … Continued

An Update from IWHC’s Board of Directors

August 19, 2020

Statement available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. On July 6, IWHC was informed of complaints from former and current employees about racism, bullying, intimidation, and a toxic work environment directed at Black women and women of color in our workplace. Since then, the Board has undertaken a number of actions. The following note serves … Continued

Board Statement on Institutional Racism at IWHC

July 27, 2020

Statement available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. In the last few weeks, former and current IWHC staff have come forward to share their experiences. They have spoken of racism, bullying, intimidation, and a toxic work environment. We, the IWHC Board, are shaken and deeply saddened by what we have learned. As leaders of this … Continued