Augusta Babson Philbin is an International Visitor Exchange Specialist with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). In her five years with the State Department she has worked in the Office of International Visitors managing delegations of foreign leaders and opinion-makers on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and in the Office of the Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies as the public diplomacy lead. Prior to joining the State Department, Ms. Philbin worked at the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Academy for Educational Development (AED) on the NGO side of international exchanges. She served as Project Director for the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Global Student Leaders program, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Gifted Students Program, and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching. Her overseas experiences include leading American students to Vietnam on six-week educational summer programs, volunteering in Southern India, studying abroad in Germany and England, and living overseas as a youth in Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam. She holds a B.A. from Williams College, a joint M.A. from King’s College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and a Certificate in International Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Danielle Goldberg is a conflict resolution educator, trainer/facilitator, and specialist in human rights, peace-building and gender equality.
She currently serves as Deputy Director of Community Mobilization for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, engaging Americans to support the world’s children through its initiatives on advocacy, adult volunteer engagement and the End Trafficking Project.
She previously served as Program Officer at the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, where she was lead author of a global survey of civil society organizations, which fed into the United Nations High Level-Review on Women, Peace and Security. She also published research on Equal Representation of Women through the Lens of Leadership and Organizational Culture as a consultant for the UN’s Focal Point for Women.
As Program Coordinator for Columbia University’s Program on Peace-building and Rights, Ms. Goldberg authoredcurriculum on conflict resolution, social harmony and women’s empowerment, which she transferred to universities and non-profit organizations throughout Sri Lanka, Myanmar, the Western Balkans and Indonesia. She also served as Faculty Advisor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, overseeing a graduate project to support NGOs in Myanmar to prepare a CEDAW shadow report on gender-based violence.
She is an executive board member of Atlas Corps, for whom she served as an Atlas Corps fellow in Bogota, Colombia for the non-profit Give to Colombia. (2009-2010). She is also currently an executive board member of the Friends of the Association of War Affected Women. As a previous board member of Voices for Sudan, shehelped the organization to establish a U.S.-based Sudanese coalition dedicated to peace and development in Sudan and South Sudan.
Ms. Goldberg previously served as Assistant Regional Director the Anti-Defamation League, directing anti-bias and multi-cultural education programs in schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has also served as an educational adviser to the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) Global Peacebuilding Center and as a USIP trainer offering workshops on negotiation and civilian protection to UN peacekeepers in Africa. Ms. Goldberg was selected as one of the Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders in 2012 by the Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). She graduated from American University with a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Delores Morton is the president of Points of Light’s Programs Division where she is responsible for developing program initiatives and models to address the organizations core impact areas – education, economy, environment, and emergency response and preparedness, and veterans and military families.
Prior to joining to Points of Light, Delores served as the Director of the Center for Nonprofit Resources at Volunteer Baton Rouge, Executive Director of the Louisiana Association for Community Economic Development, and the Chair of the Mid South Collaborative for Nonprofit development. Delores holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Louisiana State University and a graduate degree in Human Resource from University of Phoenix.
She began her career in the nonprofit sector in 1994 as an AmeriCorps Member and is recognized for her expertise in supporting nonprofit effectiveness, designing and implementation of systems for knowledge management and development, and the design and delivery of training programs. Delores joined the Points of Light team in 2003 since then, she developed training and consulting practice to support nonprofits, government entities and companies to build and improve volunteer engagement strategies, managed national service programs, and provided strategic direction and vision for the National Conference on Volunteering and Service.
When baseball is not in season, Delores enjoys reading graphic novels, or playing video games with her husband and 3 children. She also provides support as a board member to several community nonprofits, a volunteer leader in her local Atlanta community, serves as an editor for Charity Channel News and has lectured in civic engagement as a part of the Bonner Scholars Programs at Spelman College and Morehouse College.
Jordan is a software engineer and manager at Google, building cloudbased big data analysis tools. He is an expert on largescale data processing systems and machine learning, and has given talks around the world on those subjects.
His interest in helping people use technology extends from volunteering to help minority students learn programming to answering hundreds of support questions in online forums. He is the author of a book,Google BigQuery Analytics, about how to use the software that he helped create.
Prior to joining Google, Jordan worked at several startups, which ranged from building mobile social apps to web security to machine learningbased advertising. He also spent time at Microsoft Research and as an engineer on the Windows Operating System.
Jordan has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Harvard University and a Master's in computer science from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Tegan.
Justin McAuliffe helps to manage the special programs activities of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, including multiple sclerosis research and wellness programming, hospitality education, and family philanthropy. He is responsible for monitoring current grants and supporting the development, review, and presentation of grant proposals, for consideration by the Foundation board of directors. Prior to joining the Hilton Foundation, McAuliffe worked in digital marketing designing and building websites for corporate clients, and has also previously worked for Grameen America, helping to promote a social awareness campaign around their microlending activities in the US. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and a certificate in International Relations from NYU.
Kate Thompson is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting serving clients in government, business and social sectors through a wide range of strategy, operational and technical assistance projects designed tackle poverty, create jobs and strengthen the social sector.
Her successful leadership of a portfolio of global programs that accelerate inclusive economic growth, create resilient communities, empower women, employ youth and scale entrepreneurship is predicated on her understanding of how technical assistance programs can be designed and implemented to achieve tangible results in even the most challenging environments, and how business, government and social sectors can work together to drive sustainable social change.
Recently, Ms. Thompson is focused on deepening Deloitte’s global social impact by integrating the firm’s donor funded work with its work with foundations and commercial clients using an ecosystem approach. She is leading the effort to expand the firm’s portfolio of work in USAID HQ and bringing the full breadth and depth of Deloitte’s expertise in digital technology, analytics, visualization and innovation to global development. Ms. Thompson champions a number of communities of practice including women’s empowerment and global youth employment.
Over the course of her career Ms. Thompson has lived and worked in over 35 countries. She has led and advised the world’s largest multinational corporations and implemented some of USAID’s most complex technical assistance programs in countries like Kosovo, Iraq and South Sudan.
Michael is an experienced leader of mission driven organizations, with a particular interest and capacity in organizational growth and strategic implementation. Over his 20 year career, Michael has served in leadership roles for Deloitte Consulting, United Way Worldwide, GBCHealth and Concern Worldwide. In each of these engagements, he has been responsible for identifying new relationships, building robust processes, formalizing new strategies, and ensuring staff development approaches to unlock additional organizational value.
In addition, Michael is a recognized expert in the intersection of commercial activity and social outcome creation. He is highly visible in his volunteer roles, serving as the Chair of the Net Impact Board and a member of the Atlas Corps Board of Directors. Michael’s previous board service includes both the ePhilanthropy Foundation and N-TEN, the leading nonprofit technology trade association.
Michael has a BA in Economics & International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. When not working, he enjoys urban gardening with his two sons at their Hoboken home and traveling to wine regions with his wife and extended family.
Oni K. Blair, a career Foreign Service Officer, is currently the Director of the Office Near Eastern Affairs in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor at the U.S. Department of State. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Oni was a Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, where she taught courses on diplomacy and humanitarian assistance. Prior to her work at the Institute, Oni covered the Middle East and North Africa as a special assistant to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns. She managed $150 million in humanitarian assistance as the Refugee Assistance Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. She has also served as a staff assistant in Office of the Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, a team leader in the Office of Pakistan Affairs, and in assignments at the U.S. Embassies in Pakistan and Jordan.
Outside of her work at the State Department, Oni is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Atlas Corps and a member of the Young Founders’ Steering Committee for the National Archives. She has also participated in the American Council on Germany’s Young Leaders’ Conference in Berlin, the International Career Advancement Program at the Aspen Institute, the Georgetown Leadership Seminar in Washington, and delivered the keynote address at the National Council for International Visitors’ annual workshop. Oni is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Oni earned a Bachelor of Arts at Texas A&M University and a Master in Public Policy at Harvard University. She and her husband, Chris Hensman, have a daughter.
Peter Simpson, PhD, is a senior professional in the fields of international exchange, international development, and international education. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute, guest lecturer at George Washington University, and technical writer for grant proposals to the U.S. Department of State. Recent proposals he helped write have been awarded over $7 million in funding. He is also on the Board of Directors of Atlas Corps and the Advisory Council of Ball State University’s Center for International Development.
During a 27-year career in international exchange and development administration, until his retirement in 2013, he was senior manager at World Learning and Delphi International (acquired by World Learning in 2000). Immediately preceding his retirement, he held senior leadership positions at World Learning in the Office of the President and the Advancement Department with responsibility for alumni relations, development of the Advancing Leaders Fellowship Program, interdepartmental collaboration, and outreach to colleague organizations. For the majority of his career, he was Director of the Visitor Exchange Program at World Learning and Delphi International, heading a staff of 35 engaged in implementing professional and student exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Office of International Visitors and Citizen Exchanges Division for about 1,000 participants annually.
Dr. Simpson began his career in public diplomacy in 1986 as a Program Officer at Delphi International designing exchanges for visitors funded through the International Visitor Program and the German Marshall Fund, and managing grants for multi-year USAID development projects in Poland and the Balkans and the U.S. Department of State's EFL Fellow Program in Eastern/Central Europe, Russia, and the NIS.
A longtime supporter of public diplomacy and exchanges, he served for four years as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Global Ties U.S. (formerly NCIV), and is currently an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee of that Board, as World Learning’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchanges, and co-chair of the Alumni Engagement Working Group at the Building Bridges Coalition.
In a first career in academics specializing in Germanic Studies, he acquired a Ph.D. from Cornell University, M.A. from Princeton University, and BA from Wesleyan University, taught German and English at the college and secondary levels in Germany and the U.S., and lived in Germany for five years. He is married to Penny Mills, CEO of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Pratichi Shah is an HR strategist and executive with twenty years experience in all aspects of talent management, human resources, and organizational development in the nonprofit and for profit arenas.
Pratichi is the founder and CEO of Flourish Talent Management Solutions (FTMS), a firm specializing in talent strategy development; strategy and culture alignment; training and organizational development; and coaching for executives and emerging leaders. FTMS works exclusively with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities and has helped to strengthen national organizations focused on issues including civil rights, international development, social service, health research, women’s rights, education, and public policy.
Prior to launching FTMS, Pratichi was the Chief Talent Officer (CTO) for Independent Sector, a nonprofit coalition of more than 600 member organizations that leads and mobilizes the charitable community for the greater good. As the CTO, she led all human capital programs and processes for the organization, resulting in significant culture change and greater employee engagement.
She was also part of the founding team of the Talent Initiative (now part of AchieveMission), a nonprofit program providing capacity-building services to growth-oriented nonprofits.
Before returning to the nonprofit sector, Pratichi was the Global Director of the Employer of Choice function for TowersWatson (then known as Watson Wyatt Worldwide), a 7,500 employee global Human Resources consulting firm. In her Global EOC role, Pratichi was responsible for the firm’s Communications, Employee Relations, and Diversity areas and led talent management initiatives that positioned the organization as an “Employer of Choice,” including the firm’s first-ever global opinion survey, e-learning initiative, and executive coaching effort. Also during her eleven years with WW, Pratichi led the Training, Performance and Organizational Development functions, established and directed the Employee Relations and Communications areas and worked extensively on the company’s Diversity initiative.
Prior to Watson Wyatt, Pratichi was part of the Staff and Organizational Development function of George Washington University and Hospital, where her specialty areas included management skills, leadership development, and diversity.
Pratichi has spoken about talent issues to national audiences at gatherings including the 2014 Council on Foundations Conference, 2013 Independent Sector Annual Conference, 2013 Nonprofit HR Conference, 2011 Philanthropy Midwest Conference, Council on Foundations webinar, “Diversity and Inclusion in Talent Acquisitions,” and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management Annual Leadership Event. She has also been quoted in the New York Times annual “Giving” section regarding talent trends within the nonprofit sector and co-hosted a Chronicle of Philanthropy’s online Live Discussion about the importance of feedback to impactful organizations.
As an involved community leader, Pratichi serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Atlas Service Corps and is a Board member for Pro-Inspire. She holds an MBA in Human Resources from American University, a BA in the Psychology of Management from Eckerd College, and an executive coaching certification from the Newfield Network.
Scott is the inspiration and driving force behind Atlas Corps. A 2010 NGen Fellow and White House Fellow finalist, Scott brings 10+ years of professional experience to Atlas Corps. Scott started three nonprofit organizations and helped thousands of peers become agents for social change through his work with Ashoka’s Youth Venture, which he helped expand from three to 25 staff. His efforts spans four continents and crosses nonprofit, government, and business sectors. Scott executed one of the most successful crowd-sourced philanthropy campaigns, achieving $400,000. He has a B.A. in Government and Economics from Georgetown University and an MPA from the University of Delaware.
Languages: English, some Spanish, French, Hindi, and Urdu
Personal Motto: We have more power to change the world than we realize
To read more about Scott, please visit our founder page.
Steven Wozencraft, the Executive Vice President of the John D. Evans Foundation has spent the last 30 years of his career working with NGOs and not-for-profits.
The former President of the John O’Donnell Company, a firm established in 1966, which specialized in helping NGOs and not-for-profit organizations. As President of the John O’Donnell Company he oversaw the development of numerous organizations by helping them build their capacity.
Through his work he has assisted causes including The Boys Club of New York, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, the Clinton Foundation, the Harlem Boys Choir, the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services, Empire State Pride Agenda, Kids Peace, and numerous others.
Steve currently serves on the boards of the Vet Voice Foundation, Atlas Corps, Dr. Robert Gallo’s Institute of Human Virology, the Department of State Fine Arts Committee, The State Department Global Equality Fund (he has worked directly with Secretary of State Kerry and Clinton to raise funding and awareness of GEF’s work), and the Advisory Board of the Bretton Woods II initiative at the New America Foundation. He is currently working with the White House, as a private citizen, on Criminal Justice Reform specifically the Presidents Community, Courtroom and Cellblock initiative. He is a past board member of South Coast Medical Center, University of Michigan Center for Global Health External Advisory Board, GLAAD, NGLCC, Positive Young People Foundation (PYP) Advisory Board and Friend Factor.
Internationally he has been an organizer of the United Nations Nexus Global Youth summit sponsored by UNDP, Founding Member of the Clinton Global Initiative, Member of TED, an inaugural member of the 2010 White House Next Generation Leadership program.
Sudeshna Mukherjee is an alumni representative on the Atlas Corps Board of Directors. With nearly 9 years of professional experience in program management and resource mobilization across national and international nonprofits, Sudeshna was awarded the Atlas Corps Fellowship in March 2011 as part of Class 6 to serve at GlobalGiving Foundation in Washington, DC. As part of the project team, she learned the inner workings of an international non-profit cum online fundraising platform with presence in 120+ countries. An independent international development consultant, Sudeshna recently concluded a global health project working with Assist International [core partner for GE Foundation] to support the partner interface, managing communication and analysis of the Developing Health Globally™ funded projects. She lead the Stories from the Field initiative collecting stories of change and impact of DHG's work in the field, visiting Honduras, Kenya and Rwanda. She also worked on developing key communication material and benchmarking studies for the donor. Her other recent consultancy assignments have included managing a social media initiative on behalf of London-based Management Centre, devising resource mobilization strategy for the Democratic Governance Group, a unit of the United Nations Development Programme in New York and finally, managing outreach and PR for the recently concluded Bach In the Subways Day 2014 that was eventually featured on the Daily Beast. Sudeshna is also a published contributor to Global Fundraising, written by a team of philanthropy leaders and considered a must-have for INGO leaders and anyone, anywhere, interested in the future of philanthropy and effective fundraising practices. Sudeshna earned a Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and a Masters Certificate in Resource Mobilization and Management from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, India. As a travel-enthusiast, she enjoys exploring different cultures and communities and embracing their practices.
Dr. Thomas L. Benson Is the chair of the board of directors of the Council for American Culture and Education (CACE). He is the founder and Executive Director of the World Leadership Corps, an international service organization that was launched at Oxford University in 2005. Dr. Benson is the President Emeritus of Green Mountain College, a liberal arts college in Poultney, Vermont.
The college adopted an innovative mission as an environmental liberal arts college during his tenure, and it was named America’s number #1 environmental college by the Sierra Club in 2010. Dr. Benson served for fifteen years as a professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he established and served as the first director of the Honors Program (now the Honors College). He is the co-founder of the ASIANetwork, a national consortium of 200 liberal arts institutions, and he served as its first chair of the board of directors. From 2004-to-2009, Dr. Benson served as the founding chair of the board of directors of the Africa Network. Currently, Dr. Benson is a trustee and the chair of the board of the Japan ICU Foundation and chair of the board of directors of the Myanmar Foundation.
He publishes and speaks often on issues in philosophy and public policy, international education, and trends in higher education. Dr. Benson has graduate degrees from Harvard University and the Johns Hopkins University. He was twice a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University, and from 2005-2007, a visiting fellow at Oxford University, where he served as the founder and co-director of the World Education Institute in the James Martin School for the 21st Century.
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