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Members of the FSD Board
Dr. Marc D. Shapiro
Dr. Duncan Chaplin
Mireille Cronin Mather
Dr. Pauline Muchina
Richard H. Fuller
Dr. Duncan Chaplin
Mireille Cronin Mather
Dr. Pauline Muchina
Richard H. Fuller
Dr. Marc D. Shapiro, FSD Board Chair, is the chief of party for the Global Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation Project, which supports USAID’s third largest initiative with funding expected to be $2-3 billion. The project focuses on intellectual leadership on indicators and impact evaluation supporting USAID headquarters and field missions worldwide across the fields of sustainable livelihoods, clean energy, and adaptation to climate change. Previously, he served as a director of monitoring, evaluation, and economics at the Millennium Challenge Corporation – a US governmental agency focusing on development through economic growth. At MCC, he oversaw monitoring and impact evaluations for over $1.5 billion in development projects spanning diverse sectors. Dr. Shapiro previously served as a consultant and contractor managing projects and leading evaluations and assessments and provided other research and consulting services for the World Bank, the UN, USAID, FEMA, and various nongovernmental organizations. He has worked in Latin America, Eurasia, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East across a variety of sectors including education, infrastructure, health, public service delivery, agriculture, property rights, ICT, energy and environment, and others. Dr. Shapiro has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester with concentrations in research methods, institutions, and public policy. He has served for about 12 years in various leadership positions in FSD's Board of Directors and has been associated with FSD through thick and some thin.
Dr. Duncan Chaplin is the Secretary of FSD's Board of Directors. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya from 1983 to 1985. He then completed a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is now a senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, D.C. where he does research on education policy issues in the U.S., focusing in particular on at-risk youth and rigorous evaluation methods, including random assignment. In his spare time Dr. Chaplin has taught numerous courses in education policy at Georgetown University, served as a board member for the Cesar Chavez Public Policy Charter High School, helped to monitor elections in Bosnia, Kenya, and South Africa, and started a club of Swahili speakers in the Washington, D.C. area.
Dina Winder joined the FSD Board as part of the merger with the Clarence Foundation and currently serves as Treasurer of FSD. She has over ten years of experience in finance, real estate and consumer-focused industries. Currently, Dina is working for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants as director of west coast acquisitions and development. She also serves on Kimpton’s EarthCare advisory board, overseeing the strategic direction of 80+ activities across 50 properties in the US. Previously, she worked at Bear Stearns in the investment banking group. She holds a masters degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
Mireille Cronin Mather is FSD’s Executive Director. A respected authority on international community development, Mireille’s experience spans programs in 30 countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with field work in a dozen. She brings nearly 20 years' management and leadership experience in the non-profit and private sectors, with a scope ranging from community-based to international policy levels. Prior to joining FSD, Mireille was a director at the Institute for OneWorld Health, a non-profit pharmaceutical company funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a team leader for USAID’s flagship child survival project (BASICS). She has also consulted for major international development organizations and domestic public sector programs, and worked in federal legislative advocacy. In 2012, Mireille served as a national mentor with Clinton Global Initiative University, and lectures on international development at conferences, universities, and symposia around the country. She has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Atlantic and Travel & Leisure for her work with FSD, and in BBC World’s Best Documentary 2007, Kill or Cure: Kala Azar 2 for her prior work in India. Mireille holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Tech.
Wingee Sin CFA, CAIA has been a board member for Foundation for Sustainable Development since 2004. She is a Senior Strategist with extensive experience in the financial services industry. She is currently Director of Global Product Strategy at State Street Global Advisor's Defined Contribution business. Her interest in sustainable development sprouted from her undergraduate days at Berkeley, with a specific passion for social enterprises. She is excited at the prospect of making a difference in the developing world through FSD.
Dr. Pauline Muchina brings significant expertise in global health and gender equity to her position on FSD’s Board of Directors. As a Senior Partnership Advisor for UNAIDS in Washington, D.C., Pauline advocates for a comprehensive global AIDS response that effectively gives women and girls the knowledge and resources they need to protect themselves and their families. She devotes particular attention to promoting an end to gender-based violence and discrimination as a prerequisite for stopping the spread of HIV and achieving more sustainable communities across the globe. Prior to her role at UNAIDS, Pauline worked with the Global Health Council’s Community and Faith-based Organization arm and with the AIDSMARK team at Population Services International. Before moving to D.C., Pauline worked for the AIDS Resource Center and World Council of Churches in New York. She is a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, and has served on several boards, including the Global AIDS Alliance, Star School -South Africa, and Fighting AIDS through Entertainment - Kenya.
Pauline’s work on global AIDS reduction and gender equity issues spans the private, nonprofit, government, and academic sectors. She is frequently sought out as a public speaker and has become known for her inspirational lectures. Pauline has spoken at various national and international forums, including the UN Beijing International Conference on Women, International AIDS Conference in Bangkok and Toronto, the UN International Conference on Racism and Xenophobia, and the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Most recently, Pauline participated as a panelist at FSD’s annual fundraising event in Washington, D.C. She used this Town Hall discussion to highlight the importance of FSD’s grassroots approach to international development. Pauline has also been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including Voice of America, NTV Kenya, Citizen Radio, South African TV, and the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen. Pauline holds a Master’s degree in Divinity from Yale University Divinity School and a PhD from the Union Theological Seminary, New York.
Richard H. Fuller Fuller is The Asia Foundation's vice president for field operations, responsible for ensuring effective operations in Asia in accordance with The Asia Foundation's mission, policies, and budget. In this capacity he supervises and evaluates the performance of the Foundation's resident country representatives; oversees field office management, staffing, and operating budgets; and provides daily policy guidance and administrative support to the Foundation's 18 offices in Asia.
Dr. Fuller joined the Foundation in 1984 as a program officer. He served as assistant country representative and country representative in Bangladesh, and as country representative in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Prior to his present position, he served as senior director for South and Southeast Asia programs. Dr. Fuller served on the board of directors of the Philippine-American Education Foundation and on the board of trustees of The International School, Manila. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a consultant for the Village Development and Training Program in Bangladesh, and was a teacher at the American International School in Bangladesh. Dr. Fuller was a U.N.-sanctioned observer of East Timor's first national assembly elections in 2001 and a delegate to the International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan in Japan in 2002. From October to November 2004, he served as the Foundation's acting representative in Afghanistan. Dr. Fuller is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of International Education-West Coast Center.
Michelle Chackerian was the Founder (1998) of BMC Diagnostics which became the leading outpatient diagnostic imaging provider in Northern California. In 2007, BMC was sold to a private investment group which today is the third largest provider of outpatient imaging services in America. Michelle’s tenure at BMC included roles as President, Executive Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations. Prior to founding BMC, Mrs. Chackerian held various sales and marketing positions within the healthcare industry. Most recently, she was a Corporate Accounts executive for Hollister international, a leading provider of wound care and Ostomy products. Prior to Hollister, Mrs. Chackerian held various sales and marketing positions with PSS/World Medical, a publicly traded international medical products distributor. Mrs. Chackerian graduated Summa Cum Laude from Towson University with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Sociology and Spanish.
Michelle’s other passions include her family, married with two child, travel and supporting non-profits. Her travels have included, Africa, Central and South America, Southeast Asia and Europe. Recently, she spent time in Nicaragua funding and providing operational development support for several micro-enterprises. Her particular interest lie in assisting young women in identifying and achieving their dreams. Michelle favorite saying: I won the triple lottery by being born in the United States, having a family that valued education, and being given opportunities to work with so many talented people.
Brian Hanson is the Director of Programs Research and Operations of the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies and a faculty member in the Department of Political Science. He oversees the Center for Global Engagement at the Buffett Center and the Global Engagement Summer Institute, an innovative summer study abroad program at Northwestern to prepare undergraduates and guide them in collaborative international development projects with indigenous NGOs in Uganda, India, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and South Africa. Hanson teaches courses on international development, international political economy, globalization, and the changing role of the state in world politics. His current research is on the European trade politics and community-based approaches to global development.
In addition to his work at Northwestern, Hanson is also actively involved in fields of international philanthropy, international development and foreign affairs. He is chair of the board of GlobeMed, a national organization started at Northwestern, which seeks to build a new generation of leaders in global health by involving undergraduates in health projects in the developing world. He serves as an advisor to the Holthues Trust and on the board of the Hanson Family Foundation, which are grant giving organizations that support global development, human rights, poverty alleviation and environmental work around the world. He also is the former board chair of the Chicago Global Donors Network. Hanson is vice chair of the Stanley Foundation, which promotes multilateral approaches to address international problems such as securing nuclear materials, prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, and evolution and innovation in global governance. Previously, he has served as the foreign policy advisor to U.S. Senator Alan Dixon of IL, and as the number two in Washington DC government affairs office of John Deere and Company. Hanson received his BA from Grinnell College and did his doctoral studies in political science at MIT.
Michael A. Krafft is the CEO of M&A Media Group a financial services firm. Michael launched his international development career based in Dubai, UAE and then Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. For more than 20 years, Mr. Krafft has built deep funding relationships with leading strategic and institutional investors, private equity funds, and venture capital firms as well as the World Bank, IMF, EBRD, OECD, and OPIC. Michael established unprecedented avenues of growth with StoryFirst, the first U.S.-funded television and radio networks in the former Soviet Union resulting in today’s CTC Network broadcasting across Russia to more than 330 television stations. As an executive with Metromedia (MGM, Sterling, and Orion Films), he helped create global cluster strategies in Asia, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Krafft spent eight years in global assignments prior to his appointment as Vice President, Corporate Development for TIW a global telecommunications provider with operations in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Michael is also a pro bono Account Director for the Taproot Foundation focused on NGO sustainable capacity building with financial analysis and strategic planning initiatives. Michael holds a BA degree from DePaul University and an MBA degree in International Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management and is bilingual in English and Russian and a former Board member of the Russian National Orchestra. Michael is a Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a specialization in International Finance and Policy Analysis/Evaluation at Walden University.
Katharine Rogers is an entrepreneur, consultant and investor with expertise in the application of market-based business principles to address social challenges such as poverty, healthcare, and environmental conservation. As a former Investment Officer and Global Fellow at LeapFrog Investments, a $135 million impact investing fund, Katharine sourced and executed private equity transactions in Southeast Asia and Africa to expand the market for insurance and financial inclusion to individuals living on less than $2 a day. Katharine has also served as a Director of Policy and Market Development at Global Eco Rescue, a forestry management organization. During her time at GER, Katharine engaged with government, business and policy stakeholders to generate and sell forest carbon credits to help finance a conservation project in Indonesia for which GER had won the RFP.She has consulted to the Clinton Foundation and several successful start-ups. Katharine began her career at Merrill Lynch, gaining solid experience in business, capital markets and finance during her six years in investment banking in New York and Europe. She serves on the Western Regional Council of MedShare and is a producer for “From Scratch” on NPR. Katharine has an MBA from The Wharton School and BA from Wellesley College. A native of San Francisco, California, Katharine has lived, worked and traveled across six continents.
Dean Fealk is a partner at global law firm DLA Piper. He advises leading multinational companies on a wide range of legal and strategic issues related to doing business overseas. He frequently serves as managing international legal counsel for multijurisdictional and multi-disciplined projects and matters implicating corporate, securities, regulatory, tax, labor, foreign exchange and data privacy. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and taught as an adjunct professor or guest lecturer at the law schools of UC Berkeley, UC Hastings, Santa Clara University and Kyunghee University. Active in civic affairs and public policy, Mr. Fealk is a Marshall Memorial Fellow, a Truman National Security Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and a Carnegie New Leader. He is also a graduate of Leadership San Francisco.
Andrew Noh is a Consultant at Bain & Company in Chicago, where he has worked on various growth and functional strategy, performance improvement, and post-merger integration projects for a wide range of small, medium, and large companies. At Bain, Andrew helps lead undergraduate recruiting and serves as the Chicago office’s Bain Cares (social impact) marketing representative. Prior to joining Bain, Andrew worked in Real Estate & Lodging investment banking at JPMorgan. In 2009, Andrew took a gap year during which he worked as a volunteer intern through FSD in Kakamega, Kenya and taught English in Bangkok, Thailand. He brings the perspective of a past FSD program participant to the Board, drawing from his experiences in Kenya where he partnered with local microfinance institutions on borrower education initiatives and projects addressing borrower engagement and loan defaults. Upon returning stateside, he has stayed connected with international development work and FSD by founding the Chicago Giving Circle. Andrew also serves on Phi Chi Theta Educational Foundation’s Board of Trustees and holds a BBA with High Distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.