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Nancy Donaldson
UNA-NCA Advisory Council Co-Chair
Former Director
International Labour Organization - Washington Office

Ted Piccone

UNA-NCA Advisory Council Co-Chair
Chief Engagement Officer
World Justice Project

Dr. Diane Adams
Founding and Emeritus Chair 
APHA Section for Health Informatics Information Technology
Former Commission Corps Veteran
Office of the Surgeon General, US Public Health Service

Robert Berg
Member of the Board
Business Plan for Peace, Oxford

Harry Blaney
Senior Fellow
Center for International Policy

Executive Director and CEO
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Former Assistant Secretary of State
International Organization Affairs

Nicholas Burnett
Board Chair
UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning

Kathy Bushkin Calvin
Past President & CEO
United Nations Foundation

Lindsay Coates 
Managing Director
The Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative, BRAC, Washington Office
Former President

Ambassador Esther Coopersmith
Public Diplomacy Leader
Former Goodwill Ambassador
UNESCO for UN Secretary General

Robert Craft, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Retired
Sullivan and Cromwell, LLP

Sarah Craven
Washington Office, UNFPA

CFCO International
Former President and CEO
World Affairs Council

Susan Cutri
Executive Director 
U.S. National Committee for UN Women 

Charles Dambach
Past President
Alliance for Peacebuilding
Past President
National Peace Corps Association

William Davis
Senior Advisor
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Washington Office
Former Executive Director
UN Information Center, Washington D.C.

Sarah Degnan Kambou 
International Center of  Research on Women (ICRW)

Vivian Lowery Derryck
Founder and President Emerita
The Bridges Institute
Former Assistant Administrator
USAID Bureau for Africa

David Devlin-Foltz
Advocacy Planning and Evaluation Program, The Aspen Institute

Cinnamon Dornsife
Associate Practitioner-in-Residence and Senior Advisor of Internaitonal Development
Senior Fellow, The Foreign Policy Institute
School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Judith Edstrom 
Independent Consultant 
Social Development & Governance 

Marina Fanning
International Management Consultant
Former Executive Vice President
Management Systems International

Edie Fraser
Former Chairman
World Affairs Council

Managing Director
Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation Portfolio
Humanity United, Washington Office
Former President and CEO
Alliance for Peacebuilding 

Roger Griffis
Climate Coordinator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service

Mel Hardy
Arts and Education Social Entrepreneur


Carrie Hessler-Radelet
President and CEO
Project Concern International
Former Director
U.S. Peace Corps

Beverly Kirk 

Director, Ideas Lab
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Charito Kruvant 
Co-Founder and CEO
Creative Associates International

Raj Kumar
President and Editor-in-Chief

Ambassador Mark P. Lagon
Chief Policy Officer, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 
Centennial Fellow and Distinguished Senior Scholar, Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University 

Asma Lateef
Bread for the World Institute

Ambassador Sarah E. Mendelson
Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy
Head of Heinz College in DC
Carnegie Mellon University

Wandra Mitchell
Attorney and Principal
Wellington International

Ambassador George Moose
Adjunct Professor
The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors
U.S. Institute of Peace

Constance Morella
Ambassador in Residence
Department of Government, American University
Former Congressional Representative from Maryland and U.S. Ambassador OECD

Nora O'Connell
Associate Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy
Save the Children USA

Dr. Diana Ohlbaum

Senior Strategist and Legislative Director of Foreign Policy
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Ambassador Susan Page
Former Ambassador 
US Embassy in South Sudan
Former Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative
United Nations Secretary General (DSRSG), Haiti
UN Assistant Secretary General and Special Adviser for Rule of Law Global Focal 
UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, NY

Dr. Charles O Pannenborg
Public Health Expert
Former Chief Health Advisor and Director
World Bank

Ambassador (Ret) B. Lynn Pascoe
Former UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs 

Elisabeth Philippe
Senior Manager Community and Media Relations
Marketing, Global Affairs
United Nations Federal Credit Union 

Katherine Raphaelson
President and CEO
Society for International Development - Washington 

Robert Schott
Air Schott Corporation

Robert Skinner
Executive Director
United Nations Office for Partnerships

Mary Oakes Smith
President, Iraqi Women's Fellowship Foundation
The Wilson Center

Anne L. Howard Tristani 
Howard-Tristani International Consulting
Former Vice-Chancellor for International, Federal & Corporate Affairs
Universidad del Este, Ana G. Mendez University System

Frank Vogl
Vogl Communication, Inc.
Cofounder and Advisory Council Member
Transparency International

Board Chair

Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF)

Kimberly Weichel
Former UNA-NCA Advisory Council Chair
Weichel & Associates
Past President 
UNA San Francisco Chapter 

Professor of International Education & International Affairs

The George Washington University

Sam Worthington