Marlene Hess

Marlene Hess is the chair of the International Women’s Health Coalition. She is a board vice chair of the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller University and Lincoln Center Theater, and serves on the boards of the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Opera, and Sesame Street Workshop.

Debora Diniz

Vice Chair
Debora Diniz is the deputy director of IPPF/WHR and the co-founder of ANIS: Institute of Bioethics, a prominent feminist organization based in Brazil that is dedicated to bioethics and human rights in Latin America.

Marnie S. Pillsbury

Vice Chair
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.

Susan Nitze

Vice Chair
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.

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.

Catherine A. Gellert

Catherine 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.

Françoise Girard

Françoise Girard is the president of the International Women’s Health Coalition. A lawyer by training, she is a longtime advocate and expert on women’s health, human rights, sexuality, and HIV and AIDS.

Board Members

Fadekemi Akinfaderin

Board Member
Fadekemi Akinfaderin is a feminist activist with over eighteen years experience working with women’s and girls’ human rights organizations and movements in Africa.

George Biddle

Board Member
George Biddle is a humanitarian crisis expert with almost three decades of experience in disaster response, peace-building, and conflict mitigation. He is currently the chairman of World Connect.

Brian A. Brink

Board Member
Brian Brink worked for the Anglo American Group of companies for 33 years and retired as Chief Medical Officer. He strived to enhance the role of the private sector in improving access to sustainable, quality healthcare, particularly in developing countries.

Stuart C. Burden

Board Member
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.

Helena Choi

Board Member
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.

Alexander M. Farman-Farmaian

Board Member
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.

Christine Grumm

Board Member
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.

Matthew G. Hurd

Board Member
Matthew Hurd has been a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP since 2000, and is one of the most experienced healthcare industry lawyers globally.

Sandra G. Lawson

Board Member
Sandra Lawson is a managing director at Goldman Sachs and is currently responsible for the firm’s communications with US banking regulators. She was previously the director of the Global Markets Institute, the firm’s public-policy research center.

Sisonke Msimang

Board Member
Sisonke Msimang is a South African writer whose work is focused on race, gender and democracy. Her first book, Always Another Country: a memoir of exile and home, was published in South Africa in October 2017.

Aryeh Neier

Board Member
Aryeh Neier is president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. He was a co-founder and executive director of Human Rights Watch and is the former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Kirtna Pai

Board Member
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.

Kathleen Regan

Board Member
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.

Sarah Billinghurst Solomon

Board Member
Sarah Billinghurst Solomon 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

Board Member
Diana Taylor 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.

Maureen White

Board Member
Maureen White 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.