Center Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

Officers

Joseph A. Stern, Chair
Nancy Northup, President & CEO
Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice Chair
Louisa G. Ritter, Treasurer
Penny Abeywardena, Secretary

Board Members

Cynthia M. Blumenthal
Santiago Canton
Jonathan Fine
Dr. Mwaba P. Kasese-Bota
Tara Kole
Janet K. Levit
Jay Lundy
Swithin J. Munyantwali
Joachim Osur
Jaime Patel
Gina Pell
Carole Presern
Anitha Reddy
Mary E. Rubin
Paula Samper
Jamia Wilson

Executive Team

Nancy Northup, President & CEO
Gabriella Morris, Chief Development Officer
Michelle Dees, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer
Joung-ah Ghedini-WilliamsChief Communications and Marketing Officer
Rachana Desai Martin, Chief Government & External Relations Officer
Enid Muthoni Ndiga, Chief Program Officer
Priya Singh, Chief of Staff
Travis J. Tu, General Counsel

Center Staff

Office of the President

Nancy Northup, President & CEO
Priya Singh, Chief of Staff
Titi Liu, Director, Board Relations
Sarah Thomas, Senior Manager
Halimat Oshun, Board Relations Associate

Programs

Programs Management

Enid Muthoni Ndiga, Chief Program Officer
Sonia Girón Gallardo, Director of Program Social Impact Communications and Campaigns
Felix Kitenge, Deputy Director, Programs
Onyema Afulukwe, Associate Director for New Initiatives and Business Development
Barbara Kawira, Senior Program Manager
Alex Muthui, Senior Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning
Marion Mbiyu, Coordinator, Programs
Esther Nzuki, Associate, Programs
Lexi Elliott, DC Regional Office Temporary Associate
Teresia Oduor, Executive Assistant

Legal Strategies, Innovation & Research

Alejandra Cardenas, Senior Director of Legal Strategies, Innovation & Research
Katy Mayall, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Ona Flores Montero, Associate Director of Legal Strategies, Innovation, and Research
Andres Constantin, Legal Adviser, Legal Strategies, Innovation, and Research
Caitlin Gruer, Program Manager, Legal Strategies
Quinn Kilmartin, Senior Associate, Legal Strategies
Katrina Myers, Legal Associate
Fabiola Gretzinger, Global Legal Fellow
Lilian Winter, Legal Fellow

Africa

Salima Namusobya, Vice President, Africa
Martin Onyango, Associate Director, Africa Legal Strategies
Elsy Sainna, Associate Director, Advocacy and External Relations, Africa
Abdalla Agolla, Project Director, Africa (GAC)
Rose Mwelu Mutisya, Senior Campaigns and Communications Manager, Africa
Mary Nguta, Senior Manager, Program Finance
Danor Ajwang, Senior Program Manager, Africa
Cynthia Runyenje, Project MEL Manager, Africa (GAC)
Beatrice Wanjiru Kamanda, Senior Advocacy Adviser
Prudence Mutiso, Senior Legal Adviser, Africa
Rosemary Chepng’eno Kirui, Legal Adviser, Africa
Gaitano Ndalo, Advocacy Adviser, Kenya
Timothy Thondu, Legal Adviser
Richard Wanzala, Advocacy Adviser, Zambia & Uganda
Stephanie Omwanda, Program Coordinator, Africa
Carol Wanjiru, Project Associate, Africa (GAC)

Asia

Faustina Pereira, Vice President, Asia
Prabina Bajracharya, Associate Director of Program Operations and Administration, Asia
Jihan Jacob, Associate Director of Legal Strategies, Asia
Prabhakar Shrestha, Senior Legal Adviser, Asia
Brototi Dutta, Advocacy Adviser, Asia
Mahendra Panta, Program Manager, Asia
Shankar Dhami, Technical Coordinator, Asia
Kruthika Ravindrareddy, Communications Coordinator, Asia
Sumitra Tharu, Program Coordinator, Asia

Europe

Leah Hoctor, Vice President, Europe
Katrine Thomasen, Associate Director, Europe
Adriana Lamackova, Associate Director for National Legal Strategies, Europe
Keina Yoshida, Senior Legal Adviser, Europe
Camille Gervais, Legal Adviser, Europe
Eliska Andrs, Legal Fellow, Europe
Mihela Kralj, Senior Communications Manager
Ana Alvarez Nieto, Senior Program Manager, Europe
Laura Mirahver, Senior Program Associate, Europe

Latin America & the Caribbean

Catalina Martínez Coral, Vice President, LAC
Maria Fernanda Vanegas, Associate Director, Advocacy & External Relations, LAC
Carmen Martinez, Associate Director II, Legal Strategies, LAC
Claudia Moya Ortiz, Associate Director of Global Operations, LAC
Angelica González Gaitan, Associate Director, Programs, LAC
María Fernanda Perico, Senior Legal Adviser, LAC
Esteban Madrigal Brenes, Senior Legal Adviser, LAC
Cristina Rosero, Senior Legal Adviser, LAC
Daniel Ruge, Senior Communication Manager, LAC
Alejandra Coll, Senior Advocacy Adviser, LAC
Paulina Jiménez, Advocacy Adviser, LAC
Yael Cayetano, Legal Adviser, LAC
Lucia Hernandez, Legal Adviser, LAC
Milagro Valverde Jiménez, Legal Adviser, LAC
Camila Gómez Jordan, Marshall Weinberg Legal Fellow, LAC
Franco Contreras, Program Manager, LAC
Vanesa Restrepo, Communications Manager, LAC
Sthefannia Maldonado, Program Associate, LAC
Paola Sierra, Digital Associate, LAC
Daniela Hernandez, Executive Assistant, LAC

United States

U.S. Management

Benita Miller, Vice President, U.S. Programs
Beth Brinkmann, Senior Litigation Director
Jenna Hudson, Associate Director, Pro Bono & Legal Strategies, U.S. Programs
Lois Taylor-Kamara, Program Manager, U.S. Programs

U.S. Human Rights

Karla Torres, Senior Human Rights Counsel
Pilar Herrero, Senior Staff Attorney, U.S. Human Rights
Breana Lipscomb, Senior Adviser, Maternal Health & Rights
Jorie Dugan, Human Rights Counsel
Ndome Yvonne Essoka, Staff Attorney, U.S. Maternal Health
Sol Vazquez Ortiz, U.S. Human Rights Fellow
Jasmine Santana, Program Coordinator, Human Rights

U.S. Judicial Strategy

Diana Kasdan, Director, Judicial Strategy
Amy Myrick, Senior Staff Attorney, Judicial Strategy
Alexander Wilson, Staff Attorney, Judicial Strategy
Tamar Eisen, Program Coordinator, Judicial Strategy

U.S. Lawyers Network

Aracely Muñoz, Director, Lawyers Network & Director, Washington DC Office

U.S. Litigation

Autumn Katz, Associate Director, U.S. Litigation
Linda Goldstein, Senior Counsel
Marc Hearron, Senior Counsel
Gail Deady, Senior Staff Attorney
Molly Duane, Senior Staff Attorney
Rabia Muqaddam, Senior Staff Attorney
Caroline Sacerdote, Senior Staff Attorney
Hillary Schneller, Senior Staff Attorney
Jessica Sklarsky, Senior Staff Attorney
Astrid Ackerman, Staff Attorney
Cici Coquillette, Staff Attorney
Nicolas Kabat, Staff Attorney
Meetra Mehdizadeh, Staff Attorney
Jen Rasay, Staff Attorney
Alice Wang, Staff Attorney
Helen Bolton, Manager, U.S. Litigation
Megan Jones, Litigation Fellow
Beatrix Lu, Litigation Fellow
Alexandra Willingham, Litigation Fellow
Jasmine Yunus, Litigation Fellow
Jared Lindo, Senior Paralegal
Charlotte Varcoe-Wolfson, Senior Paralegal
Rehan Chaudhuri, Paralegal
Kathryn O’Connell, Paralegal

U.S. State Policy & Advocacy

Elisabeth Smith, Director, State Policy & Advocacy
Nimra J. Chowdhry, Senior State Legislative Counsel
Ashley Gray, Senior Adviser, State Policy Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships
Louisa Thanhauser, Senior Manager, Integrated State Partnerships
Lizzy Hinkley, Senior State Legislative Counsel
Israel Cook, State Legislative Counsel
Bella Pori, State Legislative Counsel
Jesalyn Ortiz, Manager, Integrated State Partnerships
Jenn Mahan, State Legislative Fellow
Elias Schmidt, State Legislative Fellow
Paulina Veliky, Senior State Policy & Advocacy Associate
Victoria Gillison, Senior Coordinator, U.S. State Policy & Advocacy
Rachel Groth, Social Work Practicum Student

Government & External Relations

Government & External Relations Management

Rachana Desai Martin, Chief Government and External Relations Officer
Julia Taylor Kennedy, Senior Director, Corporate Engagement
Maya Rupert, Special Adviser
Sarah Gibbs, Manager, Corporate Engagement
Yvanne RinchereProgram Manager, External Relations
Jacob Sims, Government & External Relations Policy & Advocacy Counsel
Nicole Brooks, Executive Assistant, Government and External Relations

Global Advocacy

Rebecca BrownVice President, Global Advocacy
Paola Salwan DaherAssociate Director, Global Advocacy
Tanya Karanasios, Associate Director, Global Advocacy
Adrianne Lapar-Lopez, Associate Director, Planning, Reporting, & Operations
Selene Soto Rodriguez, Senior Legal Adviser, Global Advocacy
Tania Agosti, Senior Global Advocacy Adviser
Selome Argaw, Senior Global Advocacy Adviser
Mariakarla Nodarse Venancio, Global Advocacy Adviser
Grady ArnottSenior Adviser, Legal Research
Jamie HansonProgram Manager
Kiefer KofmanGlobal Advocacy Fellow

U.S. Federal Policy & Advocacy

Sara Outterson, Chief Federal Legislative Counsel
Liz McCaman Taylor, Senior Federal Policy Counsel
Freya Riedlin, Senior Federal Policy Counsel
Liz Wagner, Senior Federal Policy Counsel
Vidhi Bamzai, Federal Policy Counsel
Stephanie Croney, Federal Policy and Advocacy Counsel
Sanchi Khare, WHPA Federal Policy Counsel
Vandana Ranjan, Senior Manager, Federal Policy & Advocacy
Hannah Tennies, Senior Coordinator, U.S. Federal Policy & Advocacy
Julia C. Long, Coordinator, U.S. Federal Policy & Advocacy
Lyndsey Garrett, Federal Policy & Advocacy Associate

Communications

Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Sandy Keenan, Senior Adviser, Communication Thought Leadership
Cathy Mevs, Senior Director, Strategic Communications
Sarah Baker, Digital Director
Kelly Krause, Director, U.S. Media Relations
Stephanie Harmon, Associate Director, Messaging & Strategic Communications
Virginia Sobol, Website Editor in Chief
Avril Clarke, Manager, Messaging & Strategic Communications
Lauren Cross, Senior Media Adviser, Plaintiff Relations
Amy Daire, Senior Manager, Social Media
Lundon Wilson, Senior Manager, Communications Operations
Taressa Harry, Manager, Internal Communications & Knowledge Management
Kalila Jaeger, Social Media Manager
Jessica Madris, Press Officer
Barrett White, U.S. Press Officer
Tharanga Yakupitiyage, Press Officer
Tugart Brown, Digital Video Producer
Heather Price, Producer, Events & Multimedia Manager
FuRen Bemis, Senior Department Coordinator, Communications & Marketing
Nat Ray, Web Content Coordinator
Sandra García Rivera, Executive Assistant

Development

Gabriella Morris, Chief Development Officer
Jill Berger, Deputy Chief Development Officer
Raissa Smorol, Senior Director, Leadership Giving
Tyler Kalogeros-Treschuk, Director, Individual Giving
Michele Scherz, Director, East Coast Major Gifts
Noelle Williams, Associate Director of Foundations
Yana Domuschieva, Senior Manager, Donor Research & Trends
Jessica Forrester, Senior Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Emil McGloin, Senior Manager, Development Operations
Megan Moore, Senior Donor Engagement Strategist
Dennis Kimuyu, Senior Manager, Global Institutional Partnerships
Jessica McCabe, Senior Manager, Individual Giving
David Moren, Senior Major Gifts Officer
Ellen Okamoto, Senior Events Manager
Lee Deadwyler, Advocates Council Manager
Genevieve Oliver, Manager, U.S. Institutional Partnerships
Lindsey Athanasiou, Major Gifts Officer, New England
Danielle Oviedo, Major Gifts Officer, Western Region
Ame Bora, Senior Development Coordinator
Livia Donicova, Coordinator, Institutional Giving
Alice Kendall, Individual Giving Coordinator
Alice Nkanga, Events Coordinator
Samantha Stalder, Coordinator, Donor Research
Sarah Sutphin, Major Gifts Coordinator
Emma Zawacki, Development Operations Coordinator
Norma Asher, Development Writer
Margaret Wanjohi, Senior Associate, Global Institutional Partnerships
Yama Oge, Development Operations Associate

Strategy & Operations

OSO Management

Michelle Dees, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer
Bryanna Raiche, Associate Director, Organizational Excellence
June Tsang, Associate Director, DEI
Betsy Muia, Program Manager, Organizational Excellence
Emma YouProgram Manager, Strategy & Operations
Alex Albert, Executive Assistant, OPS Office

Human Resources

Riham DewidarSenior Director, Human Resources
Lucía Pérez Torres-MuñozDirector, Global Human Resources
Maribel De La Cruz, Senior Payroll & Compliance Manager
Sergio Duarte, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition
Amira Elsakka, Senior Project Manager, Human Resources
Bura Muriithi, Senior Human Resources Manager, Africa
Jonah Nelson, Senior Manager, U.S. Employee & Labor Relations
Cristian Cárdenas, Human Resources Manager, LAC
Jay CookManager, Talent Acquisition
Kimberly Rubel, Global Compensation and Benefits Manager
Dletna Teklai, Learning and Development Manager
Adriana YunesProject Coordinator, Human Resources

Strategy, Evaluation & Learning

Fiona Barr, Senior Director, Strategy, Impact & Learning
Amelia Holstrom, Director of Operations, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Christina Lynch, Associate Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Rhya Ajam, Coordinator, Monitoring & Evaluation
Maya Garcia, Coordinator, Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning

Finance & Administration

Finance & Planning

Trish Johnson, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Ritika Kaushal, Associate Director, Finance and Planning
Andrei Opritoiu, Senior Budget Manager, Programs
Tracie Huhn-Carr, Global Grants Manager
Raj Jhaveri, Senior Financial Analyst
Agbesi Tsikudo, Research Analyst

Accounting

Lisandra ReyesAccounting Manager, Global
Meghan Allshouse, Senior Accounts Payable Specialist
Troyster Joseph, Global Revenue & Reporting Accountant
Martin Somah, Jr., Global Payroll Accountant
Fatima Arana, Accountant

Operations & Technology

Komlan Lonergan, Senior Director, Global Operations & Technology
Renee Boyer, Director, Technology Business Services
Njeri KabiruAssociate Director, Global Operations Services
Emanuela Melis, Senior Manager II, Operations
Victoria OjooSenior Business Manager, Global Operations
Diana Abril Perez, Senior Manager, Finance & Office Administration
Paul Rudy, Administrator, Technology Infrastructure Services
Michel Biezunski, Manager, Knowledge Management
Luis Castillo, Manager, Operations & Technology Services
Tim Dedman, IT Operations Manager
Maureen Njue, Digital Transformation Manager
Alex Savvides, Business Intelligence Architect
Teddy Lenga, Analyst, Business Technology
Rodney Russell, Senior Office Coordinator, DC
Lorraine Abuko, Operations Associate
Taylyn Reine Smith, Operations Associate
Laura Rodriguez, Operations Associate, LAC

General Counsel

Office of General Counsel

Travis J. Tu, General Counsel
Thanya Polonio-Jones, Associate General Counsel
Cheryl Courtney, Associate General Counsel
Y. Aquilah Gantt, Assistant General Counsel
Dorothy Mwawasi, Director of Compliance
Corinne Sullivan, Program Manager, Office of General Counsel
Sophia Venables, Senior Associate, Office of General Counsel

Pro Bono

Katie Niejadlik, Interim Director, Pro Bono Services
Lindsay Keating, Senior Manager, Pro Bono Services
Edigah Mugamangi, Senior Manager for Africa, Pro Bono Services
Rodrigo Sandoval, Senior Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean, Pro Bono Services
Nell Brimmer, U.S. Regional Manager, Pro Bono Services
Emma Letcher, Coordinator, Pro Bono Services
Leah Salzman, Associate, Pro Bono Services