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

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

Michael Barnes

Senior Fellow

Center for International Policy
Former Congressional Representative from Maryland

Robert Berg
Board Chair
Alliance for Peacebuilding, and World Academy of Art and Science

Ambassador David Birenbaum (ret.)
Of Counsel, Securities Enforcement and Regulation
Fried Frank, LLP

Harry Blaney
Senior Fellow
Center for International Policy

Kathy Bonk
Communications Consortium Media Center

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
United Nations Foundation

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

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
President and CEO
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

Louis Goodman
Professor and Past Dean
School of International Service, American University

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

Andrew Jacobson
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo

Emilia Jones 
Attorney and International Legal Consultant
Washington, DC and Nigeria

Rev. Xavier Justice
Ordained Minister
Board Certified Counselor and Treatment Specialist

Kimberly Weichel

Former UNA-NCA Advisory Council Chair


UN Women

Past President 

UNA San Francisco Chapter 

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

James Leonard

Former U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations
Former President
UN Association of USA

Bruce McNamer


The Builders Initiative

Past President,
Greater Washington Community Foundation

Ambassador Sarah Mendelson
Professor of Public Policy and Head of Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
Former US Representative to the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations 

Wandra Mitchell
Attorney and Principal
Wellington International

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

Paul O'Brien
Vice President of Policy and Advocacy
Oxfam America

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

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

Asif Shaikh
President and CEO

Robert Skinner
Executive Director
United Nations Office for Partnerships

Mary Oakes Smith
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

Beth Tritter
Executive Director
Primary Health Care Performance Initiative
Former Vice President

Millenium Challenge Corporation

Mark Viso


Food for the Hungry 

Past President

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

Board Chair

Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF)

Professor of International Education & International Affairs

The George Washington University

Sam Worthington

Ambassador (Ret) B. Lynn Pascoe

Former UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs 

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