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Mr.

Hamad Abdullah AlAmmari
ATF Deputy Secretary General Arab Thought Foundation Fikr Conferences Maarad Street Down Town Beirut, Lebanon 11-524 Lebanon (961) 199-7100 +961997101 fax h.alammari@gmail.com

Hamad AlAmmari was appointed on April, 2009 as Arab Thought Foundation’s Deputy Secretary General, in addition to his position as FIKR Conference Executive Director. Mr. AlAmmari has joined in the FIKR Conferences (Arab Thought Foundation Annual Conference) in 2004, to organize FIKR4 entitled “the World and Arab Media”. He has since then organized all FIKR annual conferences till the current FIKR11 scheduled to take place on December 2012. AlAmmari was accredited for creating the FIKR brand and fostering many partnerships with private sectors which generated funding for ATF programs. He also initiated since 2006, the youth involvement and presence in ATF activities, which led to creating a fully independent youth program. He also forged several knowledge partnership programs with other non-profit organizations and research centers. Hamad AlAmmari is an entrepreneur and an accomplished businessman with commitments to several organizational and commercial associations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, with concentrations in Operation Management and Marketing. He also, attended IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland where he completed the Managing Corporate Resources program. He also attended Harvard Business School Executive Program “Performance Measures for Non-Profit Organizations”; and Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education “Leading for the Future: The Arab Region in a Changing World”.

Mr. Carlos Avila Rivero
Founder The Catapult Paseo de los Parques 6 P7-1C Alcobendas, Madrid 28109 Spain +3 (466) 643-3656 cavilarivero.mba2004@london.edu

Carlos Avila Rivero has spent his entire professional life in the private sector and has become increasingly involved in nonprofit activities over the last few years. He graduated in physics from the University of Barcelona (1996) and in telecommunications engineering from E.T.S.E.T.B. (1997). Specialized in wireless network planning, he participated in projects in countries like the Czech Republic, Mexico, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and the US among others, and finished this engineering phase working for British Telecom in London. In 2004, he received an MBA from London Business School. That year he participated in his first nonprofit project, assessing the financial and social impact of the Business Programme of The Prince’s Trust, a British NGO that provides start-up services and finance to young people. He then worked for UBS and Citigroup in London, analyzing companies and giving investment recommendations. In 2007 he returned to Spain as right hand to the CEO of a cable operator, where he focused on strategy and corporate development. Afterwards, he became an Executive Director at BBVA, working as Head of Telecoms, Media and Technology within the Global Sector Strategy team. Today, Carlos is a founding director of a media start-up and is a mentor at Startupbootcamp, a European start-up accelerator network. He is also a volunteer at the Red Cross and founder of The Catapult, a modest nonprofit organization that aims at helping other organizations to materialize and foster activities that can have a development impact in emerging economies.

Mr. Sunday Ayodeji Babatunde
Regional Humanitarian Civil Military Coordination Officer (Africa Region) Un Office for the Coordiantion of Humanitarian Affairs Liaison Office to the African Union 4th Floor Old Uneca Building Addis Ababa 60252 Ethiopia +251 115 444263 babatundes@un.org

My name is Sunday Ayodeji Babatunde, a Yoruba man from Nigeria. I was born in Jos in North Central Nigeria, grew up in a town called Kaduna also in Northern Nigeria and thus speak Hausa, the common language of the region. My foray into the humanitarian world began from observations during my military service in the ECOMOG Operations in Sierra Leone where I began to take interest in international humanitarian law whilst interacting with ICRC personnel following up on detention cases and the management of displaced persons. I thereafter served with the UN Missions in Sierra and Burundi that further exposed me to protection issues and their impact on humanitarian work. These experiences motivated be to join OCHA as a humanitarian civil military coordination officer. I currently work in the OCHA Liaison Office to the African Union where I support strategic relations and policy elaboration between OCHA and the African Union. I also engage in helping international military forces in Africa and the various components of the African Stand By Force better take into consideration humanitarian issues in their work and also developing appropriate plans that can realistically support disaster and other emergency relief efforts in Africa to the end that humanitarian space is preserved. I am a family man who speaks English and French and love Nigerian pepper soup. I also love soccer (we call it football) and am a great Fan of Arsenal Football Club in the English Premier league.

Commodore Svein-Erik Bakke
Captain (Navy) and Chief Planning and Finance Branch Defense Staff Norway Fst/Øs Oslo Mil/Akershus 0016 Oslo, Oslo 0016 Norway (472) 309-6836 (472) 309-6758 fax svein-erik.bakke@c2i.net

Svein-Erik Bakke is the Chief Planning and Finance Branch at the Defense Staff Norway, the headquarter of the Norwegian Armed Forces. The Norwegian Armed Forces employs more than 16,000 people and operates in numerous countries and regions. His military rank is Captain (Navy). Bakke has also served in the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Finance. Bakke has a bachelor in military studies from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, a Master of Arts from Bergen University College and a Master of Management from the Norwegian Business School. He also has a Master of Science and the Doctorate Program – Course Work from the Norwegian School of Economics. He also has postgraduate and executive education from INSEAD, LSE, Harvard Kennedy School, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and the Norwegian Defense College. His professional career outside of the Armed Forces includes numerous positions of trust and organizational work. They includes positions like lay judge in Oslo District Court, mentor and lecturer at the Norwegian Business School, board member of the Autism Community in Norway, board member of the Norwegian Federation of Organisations of Disabled People, and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Norwegian Association of Tuberous Sclerosis. Outside of professional interests, his hobbies are golf, traveling, art, physical training, film, mountain trekking and reading (fiction). Bakke is engaged to Torunn, and is the father of three children. He enjoys living in Oslo with his family.

Ms. Kate S. Barr
Executive Director Nonprofits Assistance Fund 2801 21st Avenue S. Suite 210 Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States of America (612) 278-7182 (612) 278-7181 fax kbarr@nonprofitsassistancefund.org

Kate Barr is Executive Director of Nonprofits Assistance Fund, a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) whose mission is to build financially healthy nonprofits that foster community vitality. The organization provides working capital and facility loans to nonprofits in all fields of service in Minnesota and surrounding states. In additional to financing, NAF offers financial management training workshops and practical financial assistance. Ms. Barr leads the Nonprofits Assistance Fund staff in developing and implementing innovative financing and programming and works with the Board of Directors to direct organizational planning and growth. Ms. Barr frequently presents workshops and presentations on nonprofit finance and issues affecting nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Nonprofits Assistance Fund, Kate was Senior Vice President of Riverside Bank in Minneapolis, an innovative leader in financing growing businesses and community development projects. She serves on the Boards of Directors of several nonprofits and a community bank.

Mr. Gerald Joseph Birkelbach
Executive Director Montgomery County Development Corp. Human Services Center 1430 Dekalb Street Norristown, PA 19075 United States of America (610) 278-5952 gbirkelb@montcopa.org

Gerald J. Birkelbach of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (located adjacent to the city of Philadelphia) currently serves as the Executive Director of a non-profit 501 ( c )(3) organization known as the Montgomery County Development Corporation (“MCDC”). He also serves as Executive Director of the Department of Economic and Workforce Development and the Workforce Investment Board (“WIB”). Mr. Birkelbach’s responsibilities involve strategic planning, policy development and administration of various business retention and expansion programs. He oversees federal and state funds used for a variety of job training and placement programs. These programs assist economically disadvantaged individuals and displaced workers in obtaining marketable skills leading to employment. Additional duties involve the arranging of low interest rate financing. Mr. Birkelbach has worked as part of a financing team in structuring bond issues and other loan programs for manufacturing firms, health care organizations, education institutions, and other qualified users. Project sizes range from under $100,000 to over $300 million dollars. In addition to new financings, he manages a portfolio of over 500 existing projects that were financed with tax-exempt bonds or notes. Mr. Birkelbach holds a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science degree “with distinction” in Urban Planning from the Pennsylvania State University. He has also completed an executive education program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and various programs in public finance at Moody’s Analytics in New York.

Mr. David Brennan
Non-Executive Director A Start in Life Foundation Board of Directors Level 43 Gateway Building No 2 Ivy Street Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia (028) 336-7184 david.brennan@dimensional.com.au

David Brennan is currently employed by Dimensional Fund Advisors in Sydney within the Financial Advisory Services group. David holds a degree in Applied Finance and International Management from the École Supérieure de Commerce (ESC) de Rouen in Normandy, France. David also studied Business Law and Banking at the University of Technology, Sydney. Prior to joining Dimensional, David was employed by WilsonHTM Investment Group within the Dealer Group – Investment Solutions Division. David was also at Macquarie Bank Limited, working in both the Equity Markets Group and Macquarie Private Wealth. David currently sits on the Board and Investment Committee of A Start in Life as a Non-Executive Director and Treasurer. The organisation is dedicated to assisting disadvantaged young Australians reach their full academic potential. David is also Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Dry July Foundation, who aim to provide Australian cancer treatment and research organisations with funds to create better environments and support networks for patients and their families. In addition to David’s Directorships, he also advises the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a member of the Charity Consultative Committee. David also works closely with the Board and Management Committee of both the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia and Brahminy Foundation in a consultant capacity. David is a member of the Australian Financial Planning Association, the Financial Services Institute Australasia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the National Institute of Accountants (Australia). David speaks French and is also a Justice of the Peace for New South Wales and native to the Southern Highlands in New South Wales.

Mr. Bryan Lawrence Buell
Executive Director College + Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta 370 6715-8th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E7H7 Canada (403) 226-4158 (403) 274-9703 fax bryan.buell@shaw.ca

I am passionate about being a not for profit executive director for the College & Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta. Our head office is located in beautiful Calgary Alberta Canada nestled very close to the majestic Rocky Mountains. We are a regulatory body similar to a state health care boards responsible for protecting the public through the regulation of the practice of 1300 respiratory therapists working in Alberta. We have provincial government delegated authority to regulate the profession through legislation called the Health Professions Act. I have practised the profession of respiratory therapy for 34 years and have been in my current position for 11 years. I am a life-long learner and have two diplomas one in Respiratory Therapy in 1977 from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and another in 1986 in Acute Health Care Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1988 I received a Bachelors Degree in General Studies from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and prior to that I also received a certificate in Health and Fitness Studies from SFU. I have been very actively employed in health care practice settings and have been responsible for patient care in a wide variety of critical care settings as well as stabilization and transportation of the critically ill. I was a staff development coordinator in a large university health care facility where I was a guest lecturer for a variety of departments at the University of Calgary Medical School. I pursued education of respiratory therapy students at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for 10 years prior to employment with the College and Association. I enjoy exercise of all sorts and particularly enjoy commuting to work on my bicycle during favourable months. I am also a retired marathon runner and an avid reader of fine literature.

Mr. Andrew Buks
Vice President Hsbc 1130 Connecticut Avenue Washington, DC United States of America (202) 400-1675 andrew.buks@post.harvard.edu

Andrew Buks has worked for several financial institutions in Asia and the United States. Some of his international assignments included Taiwan and Singapore where he worked for Prudential Securities in Taipei and Development Bank of Singapore in Singapore. During his career as a banker, Andrew has been involved in several non-profit/ NGO projects advising organizations with operations in Thailand, Mali, Poland and the United States. Currently, Andrew has been advising Habitat for Humanity in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Andrew has a bachelor's degree in International Studies from Troy University and a master's degree in International Management in Extension Studies from Harvard University.

Mr. Alexandre Ferreira Cardoso
Director Instituto Americano de Desenvolvimento Scs Quadra 8 - Bloco B-60 - Sala 447 Ed. Venâncio 2000 Asa Sul Brasília, Distrito Federal 70308-000 Brazil +55 +61 32021609 +55 +61 32021609 fax alexandre@iamericano.org.br

Ms. Mei Cobb
Vice President United Way Worldwide 701 N. Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA United States of America (703) 836-7112 Ext. 573 mei.cobb@unitedway.org

Mei Cobb is Vice President, Volunteer & Employee Engagement at United Way Worldwide headquartered outside of Washington, DC. United Way is a global network with a presence in 41 countries and has 1800 local organizations. United Way advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. Prior to her work at United Way, Mei served as Senior Vice President for the Points of Light Foundation, founded in 1990 by former President George H.W. Bush. Mei led all programming and was in charge of Infrastructure Development & Delivery Systems. During her fifteen year tenure with the Foundation, her responsibilities included the development of and partnership with the 350 local affiliates of the Volunteer Center National Network. In addition, her portfolio included corporate volunteering, youth and family volunteering, international and disaster volunteering. Mei is also a partner with VIP GlobalNet and an international consultant and trainer on volunteering. She is a strong advocate for the leadership role Volunteer Centers play to help impact serious social problems in local communities throughout the world. She has consulted, designed and conducted training in 21 countries on 6 continents. She most recently worked with the Emirates Foundation in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier in her career, Mei was Vice President, Volunteer Services at the United Way of San Diego County and worked at the United Way of Escambia County and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

Dr. Darryl Crystal
Interim Rabbi Congregation Mickve Israel 10 E. Gordon Street Savannah, GA United States of America (860) 391-3150 ravdpc@aol.com

Darryl P. Crystal is the interim rabbi for Congregation Mickve Israel, in Savannah, Georgia. He has worked as an interim rabbi for seven years with congregations in New Jersey, Maryland, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, and Connecticut. An interim rabbi provides full rabbinic serves for a congregation including pastoral care, officiating at services, teaching, and working with synagogue activities. The interim rabbi provides guidance during the transition year to help a congregation affirm its traditions, resolve conflicts between members, explore new programs, and prepare to welcome a new rabbi Rabbi Crystal served North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, New York for eighteen years. He was the senior rabbi when the congregation numbered over 1,000 households. He coordinated the congregation’s participation in the Synagogue 2000 worship initiative, developed the center for adult Jewish learning which annually had over 300 participants, and established the temple youth program which enrolled over 300 members between grades five-twelve. Rabbi Crystal was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 1985 and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree in 2010. He studied at the PARDES Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem in 2003-04. He was one of the first rabbis to train with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, which teaches rabbis, cantors, and educators about spirituality through study of classic texts Jewish meditation. He trained as a hospital chaplain at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Chicago, and was an Eisendrath Intern at the Religious Action Center, in Washington, DC.

Ms. Andrea Lynne Dill
Sponsorship Manger Aspen Film P.O. Box 12316 Aspen, CO 81612 United States of America (970) 618-6311 aldill@rof.net

Ms. Dill has a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, followed by eight years of interior design and architecture experience in California. Relocating to Aspen, Colorado Andrea continued with fifteen more years of interior design encompassing custom residential and speculative residential projects in addition to hospitality design for the condominium rental and hotel market. In 1995, Andrea received her National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification and launched her own interior design company, ADID in 1998. Her projects have been published in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles and Aspen Magazine. Throughout this time, Andrea began participation with local non-profit groups in the Aspen community and developed a strong interest in non-profit fundraising and management. This included stints working with Aspen Film as Sponsorship Manager and Guest Services Coordinator for their Shortsfest program as well as serving as the Silent Auction Coordinator for the Aspen Buddy Program’s annual Bash for the Buddies Gala for several years. The Bash for the Buddies raises $1 million annually for the Buddy program.

Mr. Khishigdelger Dulamdorj
President and Chief Executive Officer Ancient Capital Karakorum Association /Ngo Administrative Ancient Capital Karakorum Association /Ngo Ulaanbaatar-13 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 976 Mongolia +9 (761) 130-1846 +9 (761) 130-1846 fax info_karakorum_ngo@yahoo.com

Founder and Head of Ancient Capital Karakorum Association NGO. Directions of activities are focused on children, teenagers and youths and community development through health, nutrition, poverty alleviation, people in especially difficult circumstances and relief and rehabilitation programs. Founder of Mongolianworld group. Mongolian Information and Development Online Center - First Online center for Mongolian Studies and Cultural, and Business network group.

Ms. Leah Kamalii Ferguson
Co-Executive Director Asheville City Schools Foundation 85 Mountain Street P.O. Box 3196 Asheville, NC 28802 United States of America (828) 350-6134 leah@acsf.org

Leah Ferguson grew up on the island of Maui. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Professionally, she has been working in the field of nonprofit organizational development for over 12 years. She founded a nonprofit consulting firm focused on developing sustainability strategies for Asheville based nonprofit organizations in 2005. Throughout her career, she has worked with a range of social justice organizations including domestic violence prevention, youth development, children’s advocacy and education reform. Currently in her role as an Executive Director for the Asheville City Schools Foundation Leah works with Co-Director Kate Pett to foster authentic education reform for area public schools. She sits on the Board of Directors for Children First Communities in Schools of Buncombe County. In 2010 Leah received a Thomas K Hearn Fellowship to attend the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is an avid cyclist and volunteers with the grassroots cyclist advocacy organization, Asheville On Bikes. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her son Oliver.

Mr. Sherman Gillums Jr.
Associate Executive Director Paralyzed Veterans of America Veterans Benefits Department 801 18th. St. N.W. Washington, DC 20006 United States of America (202) 416-7721 gunnerlaw@gmail.com

Sherman Gillums Jr. is the Associate Executive Director of Veterans Benefits at Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). He has extensive experience in veterans’ benefits, health care advocacy, and organizational management. Gillums joined PVA in 2004 as the national service officer at the San Diego VA Regional Office after 12 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. From 2007-2010 he served as a board of director for Cal-Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association and member of PVA National’s Field Advisory Committee. After graduating from University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in business management, he assumed his duties as president of the Cal-Diego PVA Chapter. After receiving his Master’s degree in Global Leadership from University of San Diego in 2010, he relocated to Washington DC to work as an Appellate Representative at the PVA National Appeals Office located at the Board of Veterans Affairs. During his tenure, he authored two articles for the nationally distributed publication, Service Officers’ Appeals Report. In 2011, Gillums became the Associate Executive Director of Veterans Benefits. Since his appointment to the position, he has given voice to PVA’s constituents on a number of important committees: the Federal Advisory Committee for Prosthetics & Special Disabilities (by VA Secretarial appointment), VA Integrated Products Team – Power Wheeled Mobility Products, and the VASRD revision working group (neurological, genitourinary, and digestive systems). He also co-authored a number of articles on veterans’ benefits and employment for the 2013 Independent Budget. His education background includes a number of certifications, including a project management certificate the from University of San Diego, a certificate in Global Business Strategy from the Ahlers Center for International Business. He is currently pursuing a certificate in Strategic Frameworks for Nonprofit Organizations from the Harvard Business School. Gillums is married to his wife, Tammie, and lives in Virginia with their five children.

Captain Justin Ross Goldstein
Director Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center 300 W. C Avenue Eglin AFB, FL 32542 United States of America (850) 882-3899 justin.goldstein@eglin.af.mil

Captain Justin R. Goldstein is Air Armament Test Director, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. As test director, Goldstein manages a $5.5 billion weapons test and acquisition program, providing information for Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics acquisition milestone decisions. He authored a 96-page Operational Assessment Plan for the GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II, ensuring its readiness for operational testing. Goldstein previously served as F-15E Instructor Weapon Systems Officer and Chief of Mobility, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, where he was responsible for the training and deployment of 85 personnel and over $96 million in aircraft and support equipment. His other assignments include Budget Analysis and Financial Management for the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Capt Goldstein is from Greenwood, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southwest University. Goldstein is a 2011 Distinguished Graduate of the Air University Squadron Officer School.

Mr. Ian James Hook
Chief Executive Tropical Medical Training 100 Angus Smith Drive Douglas Townsville, Queensland 4814 Australia (074) 729-5000 (074) 729-5015 fax ianhook@tmt.org.au

I am Chief Executive of a Regional Training Provider under the Australian Federal Health system for training General Practice Registrar Doctors. The doctors in our program are working under supervision for 3-4 years as they move toward their Fellowship in General Practice which gives them Vocational Registration to practice as a General Practice 'Family' Doctor in Australia. Our organization has 180 doctors in training across the North Queensland region. We provide a significant number of Procedual Doctors to regional and remote hospitals and have the highest number of doctors placed in Aboriginal Medical Service in Australia. We work closely with the Flying Doctor and remote Districts of Health in Cape York, Torres Strait and remote mining towns. We have eight senior Doctors on staff as educators with an admin team of about fourteen. The region we supervise is equal to two whole states of Australia combined being about 2000 kilometers by 1500 kilometers. I am located in a city called Townsville where Air travel is the only way to manage the program. The organization relies on the cooperation of some 140 Senior Doctors who train the Registrars. This requires significant networking skills. The organization also works with the State Government Health District CEOs to plan the future workforce needs of procedural doctors in Regional and remote hospitals and this requires significant negotiation skills. I answer to a Board of Directors for the operation of the organization. I am also a Director of the Medicare Local for Far North Queensland.

Mr. Danny Frank Howe
Vice President of Strategic and External Affairs Children's Home Society of Washington & Children's Home Society of America 3300 N.E. 65th Street Seattle, WA 98115-0190 United States of America (206) 695-3280 dannyh@chs-wa.org

Danny Howe currently serves as Chief of Staff & Vice President of Strategic and External Affairs for Children’s Home Society of Washington. He directs external affairs, strategic planning, partnership engagement, administration, information technology, business development, and systems reform efforts for the largest statewide nonprofit children’s organization in Washington. CHSW is a 115-yearold organization supporting 39,000 children and families in early learning, family support, out of home care, child and family counseling, adoption, and advocacy. He also serves as Chief Marketing Consultant to Children’s Home Society of America. Danny has achieved strong results through cross systems collaborations between child welfare, education, government, mental health, and other sectors to create integrated systems of care for children. His education includes a Masters of Social Work, and bachelors degrees in both Business Administration and American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington. His background also includes work at Committee for Children (CFC) where he directed marketing for an international nonprofit reaching 9 million children in 26 nations, including Germany, Chile, Japan, and Czechoslovakia.

Mr. Ignacio Martín Ibarzábal
Founder President and Executive Director Grupo Sólido Foundation Rodríguez Peña 1686 2º B Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires 1021 Argentina +54 11 9 3037 2558 iibarzabal@gruposolido.org

Ignacio Ibarzábal is the Executive Director and founder President of Grupo Sólido, a youth led organization in Argentina which mission is to inspire solid love among young students and professionals to render a positive effect on their personal happiness and social development. He studied part of his career in Rome at Tor Vergata University and received his Law Degree at Austral University, being recognized with special mentions for his outstanding research work and human values. Ignacio began his professional career serving at the Buenos Aires City General Auditory. Then, he acted as attorney in the Public Space and Environment Ministry of the Government of Buenos Aires City and, after that, as advisor in the Argentine Honorable National Congress. Ignacio has been visiting fellow of the The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture and currently is assistant lecturer of Civil Law and Family Law at Austral University. As well, he has attended several programs at IAE Business School (Buenos Aires), The Witherspoon Institute (Princeton) and The Leadership Institute (Washington D.C.), amongst others. Lately, he has spoken on solid love in Latin America, Spain and the U.S. reaching almost 10.000 people. He has engaged in lively public debates on radio and television and published op-eds in different newspapers. Ignacio is also member of different civil rights associations and has recently been appointed as a member of the Argentine Council for Religious Freedom.

Mrs. Sarah Lalla Ibrahimi
Senior Board Member UAF, Union of Women's Action Chair of the Political Affairs Committee Avenue Hassan II Rabat, Morocco Morocco 212 037 70 09 64 ibrahimi.sarah@gmail.com

Mrs. Maha Juffali- Ghandour
Director and Acting Trustee Help Center P O Box 51890 Jeddah 21553 Saudi Arabia +9 (662) 663-1113 +9 (662) 661-3411 fax maju28@hotmail.com

Maha Al Juffali Ghandour is the founder, Director and Supervising Trustee of the Help Center, a private non-profit organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia established in 1985. Serves on the Board of many organizations, including the Ahmed Juffali Foundation; member of the Advisory Board of VSA Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Director of VSA –Saudi Arabia. Chairperson of the Advisory board for Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World, Lebanese American University; vice president of the Saudi Parents Society of Persons with Disabilities; member of the Advisory Board for employment of persons with Disabilities- Ministry of Labor- SA; member of the advisory board, Effat University, SA; member of the Board of Harvard Women's Leadership Board; board member the American school in Jeddah SA. A former member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo, Simmons college and the American School of London. Maha is an active advocate of the rights of persons with disabilities -- especially intellectual disabilities – and is particularly committed to promoting their arts, sports as well as securing their future. She has established support groups for parents, educators, siblings and adults with intellectual disability Maha has received many awards in recognition for her contribution to the field of Special Education and philanthropy, including King Khaled Award of Excellence in Social Projects 2011, and was decorated by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, presented in 2002 for the first time to a woman in acknowledgement of her work.

Dr. Masimo Della Justina
Chief of Staff and Lecturer Pontifical Catholic University of Parana - PUCPR President´s Office Economics Department Rua Imaculada Conceição 1155 Reitoria Curitiba, PR 80215-901 Brazil 55 41 3271 1504 55 41 3271 1726 fax masimo.justina@pucpr.br

Masimo Della Justina, Mr Is a Brazilian national, from Santa Catarina state. Born on May 10th, 1962 Works as the chief of staff for the office of the president of the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR), south Brazil and is a lecturer in Economics. Education: BSc. Economics - London School of Economics, England MSc. Social Policy and Planning for Developing Countries - London School of Economics, England BA. Philosophy - Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil BSc. Mathematics - Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil PhD. Production Engineering - Federal University of Santa Catarina Brazil Executive Education: Public Financial Management, Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, USA Environmental Economics, IBRD, Washington, DC, USA Macroeconomic Management for Financial Stability and Poverty Reduction, IBRD & University of São Paulo, Brazil Volunteer Work: Registering families in slums in Curitiba, Brazil (1986-87) Development Project in Kitwe, Zambia (1988-1991)

Ms. Leslie Kretzu
Sr. Director, Development Apic 1275 K Street NE Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20005 United States of America (202) 454-2611 lkretzu@apic.org

Leslie Kretzu is the Sr. Director of Development at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), located in Washington, DC. APIC is a professional public health association for more than 14,000 infection preventionists and other healthcare professionals. Leslie is responsible for identifying grant opportunities with federal, state and foundation partners. In this role, she has built a network of federal and state health department executives, and has won 30 grants and contracts in the past two years. She has been invited to participate in state-wide multi-disciplinary advisory panels for Recovery Act grants issued by CDC. Prior to working with APIC, Leslie was a founding director of Educating for Justice, an international human rights organization that educates universities, high schools and the public on issues of Corporate Social Responsibility. While with EFJ, Leslie gave lectures at more than 300 universities. Her field research in Indonesia focused on Nike’s labor practices, and was covered widely by Reuters, Associated Press, BBC, CNN, NPR and other media outlets. Her advocacy work has been featured in several books on global issues. Leslie holds a BS in Biology from St. Joseph's University and an MA in Theology, with a concentration in Global Poverty and Ethics from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. She is the youngest recipient of the St. Joseph's University Alumni Award. Leslie lives in Capitol Hill with her husband and their 1 year old daughter.

Mrs. Zsoka Magyarszeky
Director Sizanani Home Trust Plot 59-60 Groblersdal Road Sizanani Village Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng 1020 South Africa +2 (713) 935-7918 +2 (713) 935-7919 fax magyarsz@hotmail.com

Zsoka Magyarszeky was born in Hungary and currently lives in South Africa. She is the director of Sizanani Home, a non-profit organization that works with children and youth with disabilities. Zsoka received a Bachelor’s degree in 1999 in Conductive Education, a developmental program for people with neurological disorders. Prior to coming to South Africa, she worked with children in the United Kingdom, France, the USA and Canada. In her current position, she is tasked with establishing a network of differentiated disability care, including a residential facility, day-care centers, home-based care and independent living units. To expand her professional abilities, she has undertaken further studies and is due to complete her MBA in 2012 at MANCOSA, a South African business school.

Ms. Neelam Makhijani
Chief Executive The Resource Alliance 56-64 Leoneard Street Development House London, London EC2a 4LT United Kingdom 00442070650810 00442070650811 fax neelam@resource-alliance.org

Neelam is the CEO of the Resource Alliance, a charity committed to building skills and capacity of the NGOs around the world. She has been with Resource Alliance for over 7 years and provides leadership for its international work. worked with organisations’ such as Oxfam, Sight savers and Help the Aged.

Mr. Curt Malloy
President Infectious Disease Research Institute 1124 Columbia Street Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98104 United States of America (206) 330-2505 (206) 381-3678 fax cmalloy@idri.org

Curt Malloy is the Senior Vice President of Operations and General Counsel at IDRI. In this capacity, Curt oversees such operational aspects as administration, legal affairs, information technology, human resources, and facilities. Curt is also involved in finance, external relations, and alliance management. Curt is particularly interested in the role of Intellectual Property — both productive and harmful — in the development of innovative products intended to reduce health disparities and diminish the global burden of disease. Curt is an Adjunct Professor at the Seattle University School of Law and the Seattle University Institute for Public Service. Curt lectures frequently and has taught graduate courses in Epidemiology, International Health, Public Health Law, and Global Health and Intellectual Property. Curt is registered to practice law in Washington State. Curt received his Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor, with an emphasis in Intellectual Property, from the Seattle University School of Law.

Ms. Gabrielle Suzanne Mandell
Secretary General CISV International CISV International Mea House Ellison Place Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8XS United Kingdom +441912324998 +441912614710 fax gabrielle.mandell@int.cisv.org

Born and bred in Toronto, my academic background is in history and languages. I graduated from the University of Toronto then went on to study for an MA at the London School of Economics and Political Science, before returning to study law in Toronto. Since being called to the Bar in 1993, most of my career has been spent in the not-for-profit sector and has included public legal education, school peer mediation programmes, social action and interfaith initiatives. In 2000, I moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England to take on the exciting and challenging role of Secretary General of CISV International. Over the last 12 years, I have managed CISV’s International Office and have worked closely with the organization’s board and volunteer network to support and expand our peace education programme. Involved in all aspects of organizational leadership and development, strategic planning, communications and volunteer training, policy and procedure, I was also responsible for developing several new staff posts and a different role for the Office. We have been working with an external consultant over the last year to conduct a broad organizational review of CISV International. We are now in the process of communicating the recommendations and preparing the organization for change.

Mr. Mitchell Manzella
Executive Director Music for Democracy 8 Mill Road Hamilton, NJ 08620 United States of America (732) 812-0379 mcmanzi@gmail.com

Mitch has spent the past eight years organizing grassroots political action. In 2004, Mitch worked for US Congressman Frank Pallone, while also playing a major role organizing first for Howard Dean, then John Kerry, and served as an executive board member of NJ for Democracy, the NJ Coalition organization of Howard Dean's Democracy for America. In 2005, Mitch was the campaign field director for Edison, NJ Mayor Jun Choi, who became New Jersey's first Korean American Mayor. In 2006, Mitch was campaign manager for a Democratic Congressional candidate who received national attention on The Colbert Report's "Better Know a Challenger." In 2008, Mitch co-founded a Political Action Committee called Music for Democracy. Music for Democracy was based on the simple idea of talking to musicians about politics and politicians about music to engage youth voters in the Obama campaign, and other progressive down ballot candidates. Music for Democracy held it’s largest event in New York where we had David Crosby and Graham Nash share the stage with New York City hipsters Vampire Weekend. Proceeds from that event were used to host a free concert in the swing state of New Mexico, where concert attendees were provided with free buses to bring them to early voting locations. Mitch has also personally registered more than 2000 voters at music concerts and festivals with the non partisan nonprofit HeadCount.

Mr. Kirkland Alexander Mason
Chief Executive Officer Stones River Manor, Inc. 205 Haynes Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37129 United States of America (615) 893-5617 (615) 895-0711 fax kirklandamason@comcast.net

Kirkland A. Mason is the former board chairman and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Stones River Manor, Inc., a not-for-profit senior living community in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, sponsored by the area churches of Christ. He is a board officer and chairs education and legislative affairs for Leading Age, Tennessee, formerly known as TNAHSA, the Tennessee chapter of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). Mr. Mason has served as an elder and overseer of the Mars Hill Church of Christ in Rutherford County, Tennessee for the past 12 years and teaches the auditorium Bible class on Sunday and Wednesday nights. He has previously served as a deacon and taught for almost 40 years. Among his various responsibilities in the ministry he has overseen education, worship and outreach ministries, as well as youth and marriage counseling. He and his wife, Cindy have been married for 43 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Ms. Miriam Israel Moses
Executive Director Rebound, A Building Trades Organization 2800 First Avenue Suite 216 Seattle, WA 98121 United States of America (206) 441-0455 +1 (866) 754-4500 fax mimoses@rebound.org

Born and raised in New York City, I graduated from Hunter College with a BA in Theatre and Communications, attended Hunter Graduate School majoring in Analysis and Criticism, and received an MBA from California Southern University. I am also a graduate of the New York Conservatory of Music at Carnegie Hall majoring in Piano and Composition. After several rewarding years at the New York Times, working in Educational Marketing and Development, I moved to Seattle, WA, where I’ve lived ever since. During my time in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I have served as Program Manager of Prevailing Wage, where I administered the WA Public Works Act for the State, Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission for the City of Seattle, and I now serve as the Executive Director of REBOUND. We are a private, independent, non-profit funded by the contributions of the rank and file membership of a consortium of building and construction trade union locals in WA and OR. Our work focuses on promoting compliance with state and federal public construction and prevailing wage laws. I work directly with business, labor and government on local, state and federal levels, including the WA and OR State Legislatures and Congressional Delegations. As with many non-profits, we are grappling with financing, reorganization, and a mission that continues to evolve as we reshape ourselves to expand our influence in the continually changing political, economic and social environments in which we work.

Ms. Maria Mossaides
Executive Director Cambridge Family and Children's Service CFCS 60 Gore Street Cambridge, MA 02141 United States of America (617) 876-4210 (617) 349-1283 fax mmossaides@helpfamilies.org

For almost thirty years Ms. Mossaides has held a wide range of positions in both the public and independent sectors as both an attorney and administrator. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Cambridge Family and children’s Service. She served as the general counsel and acting commissioner of the Office for Children, deputy general counsel to the Department of Social Services, general counsel to the Office of the Comptroller, and as the first agency head for the Division of Purchased Services. For nine years Ms. Mossaides worked for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, first as the Executive Assistant to Chief Justice Paul J. Liacos and then as the Administrative Assistant to the Justices, the first woman appointed to the position. She currently serves as the deputy director for administration for the Renewable Energy Trust for Massachusetts. Ms. Mossaides graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, received her law degree from SUNY at Buffalo, and a masters in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she was awarded the Bradford Fellowship. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University, and currently teaches a course in Law and Ethics for Non-Profits. She was a reviewer and site visitor for the Innovations in Government awards program for over a decade. Ms. Mossaides is an officer of the International Orthodox Christian Charities. She also serves as the chair of the Mount Holyoke College Annual Funds Committee. She is the former president of Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association where she twice-chaired the Public Law Section. Ms. Mossaides is married to the V. Rev. Nicholas K. Apostola.

Dr. Anthony Anhtuan Nguyen
President Vietnamese American Justice Foundation Executive Director 16027 Brookhurst G303 Fountain Valley, CA 92708 United States of America (714) 487-3964 nguyenjustice@gmail.com

Mr. Anthony Tuan Nguyen (Inl. Assos.AIA, CEPE) is an international architect, legal scholar, Certified Energy Plan Examiner and a member of the architecture and legal profession, city and regional planner, educator, member of American Institute of Architects, American Association for Justice, National District Attorneys Association and US Air Force Association. He is also a US Air Force Veteran, a President of the Vietnamese American Justice Foundation, a Military Law Group was formed by US Military Lawyers and Founder of ATN International Technology Consultant Group in California. He is an educator and Director of Cooperation Program of Northwestern Poly Technique University with his Education Corp. He is the first architect to receive the honorable Scholarship from American Association for Justice. He is one of first persons to scientifically study, analyze and implement the working principles of natural phenomena as a basis for design at all scales including the development of new construction materials and methods. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Nguyen’s family moved to Southern California thereafter where Nguyen pursued his education. As a new generation of Vietnamese American immigrants from South Vietnam since 1975, His educational achievements include eight programs scholarships from Bachelors to Doctorate in Architecture, Computer Science, Business Administration, and Engineering Management as well as Jurist Doctorate. He was educated at many famous Universities in California and Harvard University. On the June 06, 2009, Mr. Nguyen was announced as a distinguished person in the news of Voice of America (VOA) from his strong academic background as well as services for community. Furthermore, he was still known as a notable citizen from helping people in many shows of local televisions in Southern California as VHN, SET, etc. The Honorable Ira Leesfield , one of America's Top Ten Trial Lawyers, former Chair of President Bill Clinton Council and Advisory Committee wrote on July 2007: “The Leesfield/ AAJ Scholarship Committee has been awarded to you to help you succeed in your continue law studies, in which we wish you the best . You are on the path to becoming a successful trial lawyer and a positive factor in your community.” Dr. Ifeanyi Mcwilliams Nsofor
Senior Program Officer, Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition Micronutrient Initiative 35 Justice Sowemimo Street Asokoro, Abuja Fct Nigeria 2348052803773 billnsofor@yahoo.com

My name is Dr. Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor, a Nigerian Medical Doctor with over 13 years post-qualification experience working in community health. I was awarded the Ford Foundation International Fellowship to study for Masters degree in Community Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool. For my dissertation, I evaluated the financing of antiretroviral scale-up from policy makers’ and patients’ perspectives in Lusaka and Chama districts of Zambia; this was a qualitative research with budget analysis. At the completion of my Masters Degree, I volunteered with the International Health Group of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on a Systematic Review on Knowledge Translation. I have participated in short courses on Health Economics and Advanced Methods of Cost Effectiveness Analysis at the Oxford University. In addition, I am an alumnus of the 2009 Oxford University Global Health Summer School. My experience in community health spans across maternal/child health, neglected tropical diseases, water/sanitation, HIV/AIDS, shortterm free medical missions, health research, project management, philanthropy. I serve as research client to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine supervising Masters Degree students sent to carry out their overseas research in Nigeria. I provide mentorship for the students as they carry out their research work. Currently, I work as Senior Programme Officer, Maternal & Newborn Health & Nutrition with Micronutrient Initiative; in this capacity, I lead the organisation’s $2.4 million support to the government of Nigeria and other civil society organisations in ensuring Iron and Folic Acid supplementation for pregnant women.

Mr. Thomas Okpaku
Chief Executive Officer African Women Health,Education and Empowerment Center 2. International Center for African Arts,Culture and Civilization 4341 ROYAL MUSTANG WAY SNELLVILLE, GA 30039 United States of America (678) 768-6682 thomasokpaku@yahoo.com

Mr. Mark Frias Peres
President Charlotte Viewpoint 628 N. Alexander Street Charlotte, NC 28202 United States of America (704) 807-3674 mark@charlotteviewpoint.org

Mark Peres is founder and president of Charlotte Viewpoint (CV) (www.charlotteviewpoint.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the intellectual and artistic capital of the Charlotte, North Carolina region. CV works to capture the highest and best expression of what a vibrant and humane metropolis can be. Mark is an Associate Professor in the School of Arts & Sciences at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte campus. He teaches courses on leadership and business ethics. Mark is the 2010-11 Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte Campus, Teacher of the Year. He has presented and written about cities and urban culture, and has participated in several civic discussions and gatherings exploring the future of the Charlotte region. His work includes launching A Smarter Charlotte: Enhancing Our Community Intelligence for the 21st Century, a civic engagement series that employs systems intelligence to help communities innovate. Mark is a former litigation attorney who practiced in Florida before relocating to North Carolina. His legal career included clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mark is a graduate of the American Leadership Forum, Charlotte region, and of Leadership Charlotte. He served on the Charlotte 2020 Vision Steering Committee and is a former Knight Creative Community Catalyst. He is on the Advisory Board of the UNC Charlotte Center for Professional and Applied Ethics. Mark graduated from The Florida State University College of Law, and from Rollins College, where he studied history and philosophy of religion, and received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion for Leadership & Service.

Mr. Rodrigo Pontes
Director of Philanthropy Advisory Instituto Azzi Philanthropy Advisory Services Rua Correia Dias 184 - Conj. 93 Paraiso Sao Paulo, SP 04104000 Brazil +55 11 5539-3949 rodrigo@institutoazzi.org.br

I am from São Paulo, Brazil, 32 years old and I have being working in the non-profit sector since 2005. First as a volunteer, then as a fulltime job. After some experience in grassroot NGOs, with their specific causes: hunger in Brazil northeast region, complementary education, homeless families – this one in Uruguay; I found out that I don’t have a specific cause myself. But that doesn’t mean that I lost my idealistic spirit. I still wanted to change the world. Also, I have a “business” formation and I have always worked in management areas of the NGOs; so, despite enjoying very much “field work”, I know I am better at the office. All this led to where I am now, working on an organization that supports the broader cause of philanthropy itself, providing philanthropic advice to wealthy individuals. This is a very challenging work in Brasil, as here the culture (or the laws) do not stimulate individual giving, specially between the wealthier ones. To help my organization – Instituto Azzi – make philanthropy mainstream in Brazil is my current professional goal.

Ms. Aswini Ramkumar
Organization Development Adviser Royal Heritage Health Foundation 62 Basin Road P.O Box 4546 Ilorin, Kwara Nigeria 91 8939317197 aswini.ramkumar@gmail.com

Aswini Ramkumar is serving as Organizational Development Adviser at Royal Heritage Health, an NGO based in Western Nigeria that is committed to promoting the quality of life for vulnerable groups through education, capacity building and health services. In this advisory capacity, she is managing the strategic planning process with the local staff and board. Also she is responsible for overseeing initiatives to drive growth into new sectors, build partnership with other NGOs, as well as spearhead corporate governance, financial reform management and instituting M&E operations at the head quarter office. Previously Aswini worked in the private sector at Citi and AT&T where she was recruited into their corporate Leadership Development Programs. Having worked on several strategic initiatives including new customer acquisition and channel development programs, she comes with a broad experience in managing business growth. Aswini has an MBA from Cornell University and a BBA from University of Notre Dame. She is also actively involved in several community efforts including the Sathya Sai Youth Services group and Asha For Education programs that aim towards empowering women. She likes to travel extensively and has previously lived in Hong Kong, Bahrain and the United States.

Mr. John Reece
CFO and Chief Strategy Officer National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 2600 Network Blvd. Suite 300 Frisco, TX 75034 United States of America (972) 248-9200 jreece@nbcf.org

As Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF), John is responsible for strategic planning, strategic / operational alignment, corporate measurements and analysis, financial planning, accounting oversight, investments, and risk management. John joined NBCF in June 2009, bringing a depth of experience in the areas of strategy, operations, finance and sales, having worked with over one hundred companies in twelve different industries. John previously ran consulting practices focused on business strategy development and corporate performance management, helping companies develop strategic plans and implement performance management solutions to support improved decision making. John received a master of business administration degree in finance and international business from New York University. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Samford University. John resides in the north Dallas area of Texas with his wife, Kimberly, and two children. If he is not outside throwing the baseball with his boys, he can be found in the kitchen crafting his next food creation.

Mrs. April Riordan
Director of Training and Community Partnerships Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota 81 S. 9th St Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States of America (612) 370-9148 (612) 370-9195 fax april@mpmn.org

April Riordan manages MPM’s Training Institute, which offers technical assistance, consultation, resources and training support to help start, maintain and sustain quality mentoring initiatives, and to prepare both mentors and mentees to make the most of their mentoring relationships. Riordan is an experienced trainer and presenter, having delivered training and presentations for many organizations before joining the Mentoring Partnership. She also developed and managed two unique and award-winning mentoring programs while working in the fields of youth development and camping. She has also volunteered as a mentor for many years, building relationships with young people through Best Buddies, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, the St. Paul Jewish Community Center and Bolder Options of Minneapolis. Riordan has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hamline University.

Mr. Stephen Scott Ross
Finance Manager and Interim CFO Schmidt Ocean Institute / Marine Science and Technology Foundation 555 Bryant Street Suite 374 Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States of America (650) 461-8401 (650) 461-8090 fax sross@schmidtocean.org

Mrs. Sneha Sabu
Associate Director- Strategy Management Habitat For Humanity Q House 8th Floor 38 Convent Road Bangkok 10500 Thailand Silom, Bangral, Bangkok Thailand +6 (683) 801-3038 samara_sab@yahoo.co.in

Sneha Sabu is the Associate Director, Strategy Management at Habitat for Humanity International Asia Pacific Office. She is responsible for developing strategies for over 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region in addition to her Global and Regional Strategy responsibilities. She has experience in nonprofit, private and public sector. After receiving her Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Madras in 2004 she began her career in Public Relations with Planman Consulting in India. Within a short span of 6 months, she was offered the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) with newmedia television, a media production house. The urge to make a difference in the lives of people made her resign the job as a COO and join World Vision, an International NGO as Corporate Planner in 2006. She was responsible for Strategy Management for World Vision India and her Strategy practices were selected as the best practise in the Asia Pacific Region. In 2008, she completed her Executive Education in Strategy Management with International Institute of Management and contributed to World Bank’s Strategy for India. In 2009, she worked as a faculty in Communication with Madras Christian College and as a Consultant in Strategy Management with multiple media agencies (Channel One Entertainment Private Ltd., Pin Media, Nalanda.com and Bestdoctors4u.com). In 2010, she worked for the Australian government by supporting Councils in Sydney (Lane Cove, North Sydney and City of Ryde) to develop their Strategic Plans. In 2010, she completed her Diploma in Government Management from Australian Institute of Management; International Association of Public Participation Certification in Public Participation; completed courses in Making a Business Case and Business Process Design and Implementation from the University of Sydney and Writing Operational Policies and Procedures from the Institute of Public Administration, Australia. In 2011, she joined Habitat for Humanity International. Sneha has published over 30 short stories for children, 10 articles on social issues and 10 poems. She has also presented papers for International and National conferences on “Agrarian Crisis”, “Development Communication”, “Role of ICT in Rural Development”, “Media Reporting on Corruption” and “Role of Media in Social Development.”

Mr. Jared Sanford
Director House of Hope 2740 Penn. Avenue Ogden, UT 84401 United States of America (801) 392-5971 jaredny68@hotmail.com

Jared has spent most of his career working in the nonprofit sector. Specifically he has worked with low income individuals who suffer drug addiction and alcoholism. Jared has also worked with adults that are developmentally and physically disabled and assisted them in becoming self sufficient through employment. Jared has a bachelors of science in Psychology from Brigham Young University and completed courses through the University of Utah’s Nonprofit Academy.

Mr. Joshua Daniel Schewitz
National Director(Saujs) and National Chairperson (Sazyc) South African Union of Jewish Students and South African Zionist Youth Council National Office No 2 Elray Street Raedene Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa (011) 645-2500 (011) 645-2597 fax director@saujs.co.za

Ms. Justina Marie Shaw
Chief Executive Officer Opportunities-Pa 1207 Chestnut Street Philadelphia 19107 United States of America (215) 779-6827 justina@opportunitiespa.org

Justina Shaw is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Shaw is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OPPORTUNITIES-PA, and one of six founders of the nonprofit organization, Turning Point 180 (TP 180). TP 180 assists and educates African American men in Milwaukee. As a social worker for a nonprofit in Philadelphia, Ms. Shaw witnessed an increase in young people seeking housing because their families were facing eviction or foreclosure, living in overcrowded situations, or aging out of foster care. In 2008, Ms. Shaw established OPPORTUNITIES-PA (OPPORTUNITIES) to address the needs of homeless youth. OPPORTUNITIES enables homeless young people ages 18 to 25 to successfully transition from adolescence to adulthood. The mission of OPPORTUNITIES is to educate, equip, empower, and encourage homeless and other at risk youth and young adults to achieve their academic potential and professional goals by offering them supportive services and stable housing. Ms. Shaw helps her clients obtain housing, employment and provides life coaching and mentoring to aid clients as they set short and long-term benchmarks with the ultimate goal of achieving self -sufficiency. OPPORTUNITIES has a twelve member governing board, and ten dedicated volunteers that lend their expertise to strengthen the organization. OPPORTUNITIES also maintains partnerships with local organizations, businesses and globally recognized corporations. Ms. Shaw earned a M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Eastern University in 2010 and a B.A. in Sociology while exploring her curiosity in business and psychology at Cardinal Stritch University in 2006. Ms Shaw has received numerous awards for her civic engagement activities including Presidential Student Service award, Dr. Martin Luther King Peacemaker award and Graduate of the Last Decade award from Cardinal Stritch in 2010.

Mrs. Debra Mary Sorensen
Chief Executive Officer Pasifika Medical Association P.O.Box 22470 Otahuhu Auckland 1062 New Zealand (642) 150-2887 debbie@healthspecialists.co.nz

Mr. Rene Staeheli
Chief Executive Officer Fairmed Aarbergergasse 29 Bern 7 3000 Switzerland +4 (131) 311-7797 +4 (131) 318-0841 fax staeheli@fairmed.ch

Some 30 years ago I studied agricultural engineer and economist and worked for a big multinational chemical organization in plant protection in Africa, based in Cameroon, in charge for Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Central African Republic, and Equatorial Guinea. Later I changed to non-profit and health projects and worked as project manager for the Swiss Tropical Institute again for African countries (mainly Chad and Tanzania and after the break down of the UDSSR in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine). In 1999 I became the CEO of FAIRMED an organization contributing to the access to health for poor and marginalized people mainly in Africa and Asia. On the way I made an MBA with specialization in non-profit management and joined 2 NPO courses at Harvard.

Ms. Caroline Taylor
Regional Director SOS Childrens Villages International Regional Office, Skopje Jane Sandanski 21-1/7 Skopje, Macedonia MK-1000 Macedonia 0038922450145 caroline.taylor@sos-kd.org

Mr. Kevin Tu
Director and Senior Associate Carnegie Endowment for International Peace China Energy & Climate Program 1779 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20036 United States of America (202) 939-2271 (202) 939-2377 fax ktu@ceip.org

Kevin Jianjun Tu is a senior associate in the Carnegie Energy and Climate Program, where he leads Carnegie’s work on China’s energy and climate policies. He is also a nonresident research fellow at the Canadian Industrial Energy End-use Data and Analysis Centre. Prior to joining Carnegie, Tu served as senior energy and environmental consultant from 2004 to 2011 for M.K. Jaccard and Associates, a premier energy and climate consulting firm in Vancouver. Before he moved from China to Canada in 2001, he was the director of marine operations at Sino-Benny LPG, China’s largest liquefied petroleum gas importer and distributor. From 1995 to 1997, he worked first as technical supervisor and then project manager for Sinopec, a Chinese national petroleum company. Tu is an experienced policy adviser and project manager who specializes in operations strategy and policy analysis of coal, oil, gas, and power sectors, and sustainable resource and environmental management. He has extensive connections with China’s energy industry, government, academia and environmental NGOs. From 2007 to 2009, he was entrusted by the Canada School of Public Service to advise the Central Party School in Beijing on environment and sustainable development. In 2009, he was appointed by the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) as the lead consultant of the CCICED Task Force on Sustainable Use of Coal in China. He authored the report, Industrial Organization of the Chinese Coal Industry, for the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University.

Mr. Jerome Zayas
Senior Technical Manager Earthquakes And Megacities Initiative 2/F Puno Building Annex #47 Kalayaan Avenue Diliman Quezon City, National Capital Region 1101 Philippines (632) 433-4074 jeromebzayas@gmail.com

Dr. Victor Zykov
Director of Science Operations Schmidt Ocean Institute 1010 El Camino Real Suite 200 Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States of America (510) 214-4924 victor@schmidtocean.org