Board of Directors

Timothy Smith 

(Chair)

 

is Director of Environmental, Social & Governance Shareowner Engagement at Walden Asset Management, a division of Boston Trust and Investment Management, and former President of the Social Investment Forum. He is the former Executive Director of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. He also chairs the Advisory Committee of the Calvert Social Investment Fund and is a member of the Advisory Committees for Working Assets Common Holdings, Fidelity Bank Social Principles Fund, and Working Assets Long Distance.

Adrienne Bailey 

 

 

is an Education Consultant and has worked with The Links Inc to establish partnerships and support development of education in South Africa. She served as member and secretary on the board of trustees of the Southern Education Fund. She served for eight years as program officer for Chicago Community Trust.

Eddie Bergman 

 

 

is President of Innovative Development Services (IDS) a full service consulting firm focusing on international and domestic tourism marketing and development as well as real estate management services in New York. Eddie is also Co-CEO of E&E Hospitality Group, which owns and manages two New York City restaurants: E&E Grill House (Times Square) and Hill and Bay (Murray Hill / Kips Bay). He co‐founded and serves as President of the Board of MCW (Miracle Corners of the World), an NGO devoted to empowering youth to make positive change in their communities, with a special focus on Africa., and was recently appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the economic development program of the African Union in recognition of his service as Executive Director of the Africa Travel Association.  Eddie is also an adjunct professor of tourism at New York University (NYU) and social entrepreneurship at SUNY Stony Brook University. He received his Masters from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major in Social Entrepreneurship and his Bachelors in Hotel and Tourism Management from NYU’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, where he was a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar. He has received several humanitarian awards for his work, including the 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Ann Burroughs

(Vice and Personnel Committee Chair)

 

 is Chair of Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA. She formerly served as Executive Director for Los Angeles Taproot Foundation and Executive Director for LAWORKS. She previously served as a South African communications consultant for the Rockefeller Foundation. Prior to that, she directed Amnesty International’s West Coast public relations work. She also served with the South African Council of Churches in South Africa. (USA)

Jennifer Davis

 

 

is former Executive Director of American Committee on Africa. She also served as interim Executive Director for Washington Office on Africa. Throughout her career, she has researched, written and spoken on economic and political issues in Africa and the U.S. with a special focus on the U.S. corporate role in Africa. She was responsible for conceptualizing programs, building broad working alliances, and interacting with U.S. government members and major policy actors on ending apartheid in South Africa. (USA)

Alonzo Fulgham

 

is former Senior Vice President for Strategy and Sustainable International Development for CH2M HILL.  Prior to occupying this position, he served as Vice President for International Relief and Development. Previously, Alonzo worked with USAID, spanning 24 years and serving in a variety of roles, including Acting Administrator and Mission Director for Afghanistan.  He holds a Master of Arts from the National Defense University and Bachelor of Arts from Fisk University.   

Sarah Leshner Carvalho

 

is in Latin American Corporate Credit at Barclays Bank, and is formerly a Senior Vice President, Latin American Corporate Credit at HSBC Securities (USA). She has extensive experience in investing in emerging markets, credit risk analysis, due diligence, social impact investing and microfinance. Prior to HSBC, she served as Senior Investment Analyst for Blue Orchard Finance, and Vice President of Latin American Fixed Income Research at Bear Stearns. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Louise Nankiinga

 

is an ESG Analyst at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC. Previously, she worked at Red Antler, Unilever, and Goldman Sachs & Co. where she worked with clients on developing and advertising business projects, analyzing competitive positioning for market performance and assessing environmental and social impacts of companies. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University and a BS from the University of California, Berkeley

Ricardo Michel

 

 is the Managing Director of FHI Partners, a subsidiary of FHI 360 that seeks to make our expertise, experience and global platforms accessible to a wider variety of clients.

Michel is an international development expert with more than 25 years of international finance and leadership experience in both the private and public sectors. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and on the Board of Directors of Shared Interest.

Prior to joining FHI 360, Michel served as the Executive Vice President of AMEX International, Inc., an international development consulting firm, where he managed strategic business development and operations. Michel served as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he was responsible for public-private partnerships and played a catalytic role in the launch of the U.S. Global Development Lab. He also directed the Office of Innovation and Development Alliances and served as Senior Advisor for economic growth and trade in the Africa Bureau. Before USAID, Michel spent several years structuring project finance transactions at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He served as a Senior Trade and Investment Advisor for the U.S. African Development Foundation and was instrumental in establishing the foundation’s trade and investment initiative for small and medium enterprises. Michel worked for several years as an investment banker for J.P. Morgan Securities and began his career as a certified public accountant, working as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, LLP in their Philadelphia and Bermuda offices. Michel earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Temple University.

Jehiel Oliver 

(Treasurer) 

 

is Founder and CEO of Hello Tractor and has had vast experience as a global development finance professional focused on the micro, small and medium enterprise sectors. He has worked with Aya Consulting, a company he founded, on a variety of projects including program reviews, financial due diligence and transaction execution for socially responsible investors. He has work experience in over ten countries, including areas in conflict. Prior to working in international development, Jehiel served as an Associate with both Key Bank and Key Banc Capital Markets. Within these organizations he worked within the Institutional Capital, Private Equity, Debt Syndications and Upper Middle Market business divisions.

Linnie McLean

 

is former Senior Vice President for Trillium Asset Management Corporation and has had an extensive and diverse career in finance and management. Her passion in promoting socially responsible investing and community development is reflected in her commitments including serving on a task force for small business trainers for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and serving on the loan committee of the Boston Community Fund. She has received awards from the YWCA of Boston’s Academy of Women Achievers, the Boston Urban Bankers’ Professional Achievement Award, and the Black Achiever Award from the YMCA in New York City.

Matthew W. Patsky, CFA

(Board Secretary)

 

is Chief Executive Officer of Trillium Asset Management. Matt is widely considered as an expert in socially and environmentally responsible investing. As Director of Equity Research for Adams, Harkness & Hill, he built that firm’s powerful research capabilities in socially and environmentally responsible areas such as renewable energy, resource optimization, and organic and natural products. Matt was most recently at Winslow Management Company in Boston, where he served as director of research, chairman of the investment committee and portfolio manager for the Green Solutions Strategy and the Winslow Green Solutions Fund.  He has appeared on “Wall Street Week”, CNBC, ABC Evening News and Fox News, and been featured in Barron’s, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, and other major media. Matt is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Joshua Posner 

 

 

is Founder and CEO of Rising Tide Development, a private development firm focused on the creation of new small-scale, mixed-income residential communities in Massachusetts. Prior to Rising Tide Development, Mr. Posner played a number of senior roles over 12 years at The Community Builders, a leading regional and national nonprofit developer of affordable housing. He has specialized in the construction and rehabilitation of community-based housing, the preservation of affordable housing nearing the end of its regulatory period, and the redevelopment of large-scale dilapidated public housing projects in various locations around the country. (USA)

Aniket Shah

 

is the head of Financing for the Sustainable Development Initiative at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network where he provides technical support to governments in Africa and Asia on financing for infrastructure and climate-related projects, and conducts research on climate-change adaptation/mitigation and agriculture. Previously, he focused on emerging/frontier markets and infrastructure investments at Investec Asset Management. He received a BA in Political Science from Yale University.

Amelie Ratliff

 

has done development work for a number of non-profit organizations, including United For a Fair Economy, and worked as a consultant to Collateral Mortgage Limited and the Boston Women’s Fund.  She has served on the boards of directors of The Food Project and Parents United for Child Care; the Steering Committee of Gulf South Allied Funders; and member of the Boston Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa.  Previously she worked as Campus Minister at Boston University and Boston Cambridge Ministries in Higher Education.  She received a Masters of Science from the Sloan School of Management, MIT; Masters of Divinity at Pacific School of Religion; and Bachelors Degree in Economics from Emory University.

Ron Shiffman 

 

is Professor at the Pratt Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment in the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute and a former member of the NYC Planning Commission. Ron previously directed the Pratt Center for Community Development for forty years, providing architectural and planning assistance to community development organizations throughout New York City. He has served as a Project Director and Field Study Organizer for the Ford Foundation and a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute.

Stieneke Samuel 

 

is Chief Director RIC at the Department of Trade and Investment of the South African government and former head of Enterprise Finance Unit at the National Youth Development Agency where she was tasked with management of the cooperatives development program, the microfinance and the small and medium loan portfolio, networking and the establishment of partnerships, management of the post investment activities for SME loans including aftercare and integration. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pretoria, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Swaziland.

Phindile Spies

 

is Chief Executive Officer of the Thembani International Guarantee Fund. She previously served as Executive Finance Manager for Iliso Consulting (Pty) Ltd., Chief Financial Officer of the Swaziland Environment Authority, and Business Plan Competition Manager for TechnoServe. She has more than 15 years of experience in financial accounting, management and reporting systems, having received her Masters of Business Leadership from UNISA and her Bachelor of Commerce Accounting from the University of Swaziland.

Rev. Richard L. Tolliver, Ph.D.

 

has been serving as Rector of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church in Chicago IL since 1989. He founded St. Edmund’s Academy, which is now Chicago International Charter School. He is a former Associate Country Director of the United States Peace Corps in Kenya, East Africa, and Country Director of the United States Peace Corps in Mauritania, West Africa. He has been a champion of stimulating investments in low-income communities of Chicago, and promoting affordable housing.

David Wildman 

 

is Executive Secretary for Human Rights and Racial Justice at the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Global Ministries. He previously worked as a seminar designer for the United Methodist Seminars on National and international Affairs at the Church Center for the United Nations. He has written numerous articles on economic rights and social change.

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