Marlene Hess

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

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 Philanthropy 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

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

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

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.

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, a global development organization.

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

Board Member
Brian Brink worked for the Anglo American Group of companies for 33 years. He retired as Chief Medical Officer at the end of 2014. Dr. Brink strived to enhance the role of the private sector as a partner 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 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 is a philanthropic sector leader with more than a decade supporting women’s empowerment, and reproductive health and rights. She has served as a Program Officer at both the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.

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 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 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.

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.

Kirtna Pai

Board Member
Pai is an investment expert and philanthropic leader with over two decades of experience in the financial sector. She is passionate about issues involving women and girls, and has served on the Advisory Boards of Girls Learn International and Women’s Education Project.

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.

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.