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Arturo González Vargas, ForteOrigen Learning (Mexico, Alumni Representative)

Arturo González has over five years of experience in the education sector, specializing in instructional design for social change. He is currently an Instructional Design Consultant at ForteOrigen Learning. Arturo applies human-centered design to analyze problems in the community, design education solutions, develop the program, and train the protagonists who will implement the program. One of the projects he has developed is a financial and business administration social learning course for nearly 19,000 low-income women entrepreneurs. He has also developed three other projects that have a combined audience exceeding 16,000 participants.

In 2013, Arturo co-founded the community development program called LiberArte in Monterrey, Mexico. Born of a word play between freedom and art, LiberArte’s creative expression and social healing education program reached over 550 children and young adolescents in almost three years of work.

Arturo served as an Atlas Corps Fellow in Class 15 at Kids’ Food Basket in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Arturo was elected by his peers to serve as Chair of the Atlas Corps Fellow Executive Committee and was later elected to the Atlas Corps Alumni Council.As Projects Manager at Kids’ Food Basket, Arturo designed education projects to empower youth in civic engagement, social justice and inclusion.

During his Fellowship, Arturo was awarded the “2015 Young Professional of the Year” award by the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He was also selected to participate as one of fifteen nonprofit leaders in the American Express – Aspen Institute Academy 2.0: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

Arturo earned his Master of Arts in International Relations from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, where he was awarded with the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence. He received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he graduated top of his class.

Augusta Babson Philbin, U.S. Department of State

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).

Aviva Rosenthal, Senior Advisor, Smithsonian's Office of International Relations (OIR)

Aviva Rosenthal is Senior Advisor of the Smithsonian's Office of International Relations (OIR). She has more than 20 years of diverse experience in government, business and the non-profit sector. At OIR, Aviva manages a vast portfolio of strategic partnerships between the Smithsonian Institution and international governments, foundations, NGOs, and other multi-lateral organizations, as well as ongoing collaborations between the Smithsonian and various U.S. federal agencies including the U.S. Department of State.

Before joining the Smithsonian in 2013, Aviva served as Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State which oversaw the bureaus that encompassed the United States’ communications with international audiences, cultural programming, academic grants, educational exchanges, social media and international visitor programs. Aviva brought to the State Department more than 10 years of experience directing various non-profits focused on promoting civic engagement through traveling exhibits, curriculum development, public relations, use of celebrity and corporate marketing partnerships.

Aviva began her career in Washington, DC as a Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Presidential Scheduling at the White House. In that capacity she coordinated the policy and political priorities of various offices within the White House, the Cabinet, and other key stakeholders into the highly detailed schedule of the President and the meticulously planned elements of the events that comprise it.

Aviva graduated with a degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis in 1994 and spent a year studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Delores Morton, City Year (Vice Board Chair)

Delores Morton was most recently the president of Points of Light’s Programs Division where she provided oversight, design, and delivery of programs that mobilized volunteers to meet education, economic opportunity, emergency response and preparedness needs in communities. Included in this portfolio of programs were AmeriCorps National Direct and AmeriCorps VISTA that activated nearly 300 members in 50 communities. Additionally Delores was responsible for the leadership of Points of Light’s Knowledge Center which provided strategic volunteer engagement capacity building to national nonprofit organizations. She led the organization’s Recognition Programs including the Daily Point of Light Award established twenty five years ago by President George H.W. Bush and the President’s Volunteer Service Award which is operated in partnership with the White House.

Delores joined the Points of Light team in 2003. During her tenure, she developed training and consulting best practices to support nonprofits, government entities and companies to build and improve volunteer engagement strategies, managed national service programs, and provided strategic and innovative vision for the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. 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 and a graduate degree in Human Resource Management. She began her career in the nonprofit sector in 1995 as an AmeriCorps member in her Louisiana hometown. She is an accomplished nonprofit executive with twenty years of experience designing and leading creative enterprises that make a lasting difference in communities.

When baseball is not in season, Delores enjoys reading graphic novels, cooking, writing, and playing video games.

Jordan Tigani, Google (Secretary)

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.

Kat Duffy, Vice President, Internews

Kat Duffy is the Vice President for Global Technology Programs at Internews, where she leads the strategy, technical approach, and institutional learning around technology across Internews’ work in more than 50 countries. She previously served as the Labs Director at the Sunlight Foundation, guiding the development of technological tools to make government and politics more accountable and transparent. Prior to joining Sunlight, Kat served as a Senior Programmatic Strategist in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, where she oversaw foreign assistance programs aimed at promoting transparency, independent media, democratic participation, electoral reform, governmental accountability and the free flow of information around the world. She has lived and worked in Spain, South Africa, Colombia, and Cuba, and currently resides in Washington, DC, with her husband, children, and multilingual pets.

Kate Thompson, Deloitte Consulting LLP

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.

Mary Beth Goodman, National Security Council

Mary Beth Goodman is the former Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the National Security Council at the White House, where she was responsible for global development, health, democracy and humanitarian issues. Prior to that she served as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and as a senior advisor for the ENOUGH Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. She previously worked at the NSC as the Director for International Economic Affairs. Ms. Goodman also worked for the Departments of State and Homeland Security, including in a variety of overseas postings. Ms. Goodman earned an L.L.M. in International & Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a B.A. from James Madison University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and speaks French. Ms. Goodman is also a certified mediator in conflict resolution and is admitted to the bar in Illinois.

Michael Schreiber, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

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.

Peter Simpson, Adjunct Faculty Member, SIT Graduate Institute (Treasurer)

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.

Scott Beale, Founder and CEO

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

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Shanan Guinn, BP America

Shanan Guinn is Head of Strategy & Planning for BP America’s Communications & External Affairs team. In this role, Shanan leads a team providing issue and policy campaign support for all of the parts of the organization – Communications, Regulatory Affairs, External Affairs and Government Affairs – to ensure all activities are managed in a holistic approach using all of the tools of advocacy. She began at BP in November 2011 in U.S. Communications and spent time in the BP America Executive Office before taking on her current role in January 2014.

Shanan came to BP from the Department of Defense (DoD), where she was the Director of Travel Operations for the Secretary of Defense. She was responsible for developing travel schedules that met the policy and press objectives for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense. Additionally, her team was responsible for all logistics and arrangements those schedules required – negotiating with foreign governments in over twenty-five countries.

Prior to her time at DoD she has had a variety of positions in and out of government working as Communications Director for the Congressional Oversight Panel on T.A.R.P, Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Nancy Boyda of Kansas, the John Kerry for President Campaign and in account management for a PR firm Jasculca/Terman and Associates. Shanan got her start working in press advance for the Clinton Administration.

She is a graduate of George Washington University and received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

She lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, D.C.

Steven Wozencraft, John D. Evans Foundation (Chair of Board)

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, Communications & Strategy Consultant (India, Alumni Representative)

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.

TomicahTilleman, Bretton Woods II, New America

Dr. TomicahTillemann serves as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Bretton Woods II initiative at New America. In this capacity, he leads a groundbreaking effort with some of the world’s largest asset holders to dedicate one percent of their holdings to impact investment, development finance, and civil society support.

Tillemann joined New America from the U.S. State Department in November 2014. Previously, he served as Hillary Clinton and John Kerry’s Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies. Tillemann led a team of experts that identified ideas for strengthening new democracies and civil society, and then brought together the talent, technology, resources and partners to translate promising concepts into successful diplomacy. His team developed over 20 major initiatives on behalf of the President and the last two Secretaries of State. Tillemann came to the State Department as a speechwriter with Secretary Clinton in March 2009 and collaborated with her on over 200 speeches. Earlier, he worked for Senate Foreign Relations Committee as a senior advisor to Chairmen Joe Biden and John Kerry.

Tillemann is a co-holder of four patents on advanced clean technologies and a co-founder and Chairman of IRIS Engines. He has helped to found and lead numerous civil society organizations, including the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice and the Student Campaign for Child Survival. He has lectured at Yale, Princeton, and testified repeatedly before Congress. He earned his doctorate from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins and his BA magna cum laude from Yale.

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