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Board of Directors

Current Officers

Board Chair
Jill Christianson
Retired, International Relations, 
National Education Association (NEA)

Advisory Council Chair
Ted Piccone
Chief Engagement Officer, World Justice Project

VC Advocacy
Gayatri Patel
Vice President of External Relations, Women’s Refugee Commission

VC Communications
Sultana Ali
Communications Manager, Pew Charitable Trusts

VC Development
Ambassador C. Steven McGann
Founder of the Stevenson Group

VC Finance & Treasurer 
Timothy Barner
Retired Development Professional

VC Membership & Volunteer Engagement
Kristen Hecht
Program Director, Longbrake Family Foundation

VC Programs (interim)
Christina Hansen
Communications Specialist

VC and Secretary
Dawn Calabia
Honorary Senior Advisor to Refugees International

VC Strategy & Operations
Lauren B. Terrell
Director of Governance, United Way Worldwide

VC Young Professionals
Lanice C. Willaims
Gender Integration Specialist II at EnCompass LLC

Past Presidents

Florence Pepper Schott
Edison W. Dick
A. Edward Elmendorf
Karen Mulhauser
Amb. Donald T. Bliss (ret.) 
Stephen F. Moseley

Directors at Large

Supriya Baily
Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University

Patricia Beneke
Former North American Regional Director and Representative for the United Nations Environment Programme
Natural Resources Law and Policy Professor at Georgetown University

Bailey Dinman 
Research Coordinator at The International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Renee Dopplick
Editor in Chief. International Law News

Brian Griffey

Regional Researcher and Advisor on North America
for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International 

Rajesh Gupta
Former President of DMI’s IoT & Analytics Division

Christina Hansen
Senior Consultant at Evans Consulting 

Ambassador (ret.) Keith Harper
Former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council

Brian Heilman
Chartered Financial Analyst and Member of the CFA Society of Washington

Louis Henderson Sr.
Founder/CEO of the African American Enterprise Resource Center
Founder/CEO of Siblings Together USA 

Lori Kaplan
Former CEO of the Latin American Youth Center

David M. Luna
CEO of Luna Global Networks & Convergence Strategies LLC 

Katherine Marshall

Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs
Professor of the Practice of Development, Religion, and Conflict in the School of Foreign Service 

Abbey Ogunwale, Ph.D
Lead Principal at Defined Impact

Michael Onyemelukwe
Investment Advisor for Morgan Stanley

Audré Park
Family and Immigration Lawyer
GCDC Parent Volunteer

Dr. Richard Ponzio
Director of the Stimson Center Just Security 2020 Program

Aaron Sean Poynton
Founder/CEO of Omnipoynt Solutions

D. Yvonne Rivers
Principal of The Phoebe Marketing Group 

Richard Seifman 
Former Senior Health Adviser at the World Bank

Dr. Iqbal Unus
Trustee of Amana Mutual Funds Trust

Student Representatives

Graduate Student Representative
Maekara Keopanapay
Master of Arts Candidate at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service
Alumna of UNA-NCA Graduate Fellows Program

Undergraduate Student Representative
Thomas Liu
Senior at William & Mary