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Justice Rapid Response
Mr. Vamos-Goldman is a Canadian diplomat, whose career included assignments to the the United Nations in New York (where he served as both political coordinator and legal adviser); as well as Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa. He has also worked as a private international law attorney; as a consultant with the United Nations and the International Criminal Court (ICC); and as law and policy adviser to the CEO of the University of British Columbia’s Liu Institute for Global Initiative. Mr. Vamos-Goldman’s involvement with international criminal justice goes back to the late 1990s. He was on the Bureau of the ICC Preparatory Committee in the years immediately prior to the coming into force of the Rome Statute. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Sierra Leone Special Court, becoming the founding Chair of its Management Committee. He has been involved with JRR from its conception and helped to develop it to becoming a fully operational intergovernmental facility.
American Cancer Society
John Seffrin, PhD has been CEO of the American Cancer Society since 1992, but his first encounter with this disease dates to his childhood. His grandmother, who was living with his family at the time, died of cancer when he was only 10 years old. He has since lost his mother to cancer, and his wife of 45 years, Carole, is a breast cancer survivor.
Executive Vice President
Daniel Calingaert is executive vice president at Freedom House. He oversees Freedom House’s contributions to policy debate on democracy and human rights issues and outreach to the U.S. Congress, foreign governments, media, and Freedom House supporters. He previously supervised Freedom House’s civil society and media programs worldwide. He also has taught at Georgetown University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) Program in Democracy and Governance, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and American University’s School of Public Affairs. Dr. Calingaert has served as Associate Director of American University’s Center for Democracy and Election Management, Associate Director of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform, and Director for Asia and Deputy Director for Eastern Europe at the International Republican Institute. He received his B.A. from Tufts University and his M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford University.
Director, External Relations
Medicines for Malaria Venture
As Director of External Relations for Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), Neil is leading the fundraising and external relations strategy and activities for one of the world’s most successful product development partnerships, leading to the eventual global eradication of malaria. Neil has 12 years resource mobilization experience from the non-profit world working with governments, foundations, individuals and the broader private sector. Prior to joining MMV, he was Director of Development and Stakeholder Relations with the World Heart Federation a Geneva based NGO working with 200 member organisations in 100 countries. His focus was on developing a diverse income stream from pharma and other private sector industries. Prior to this he was the Chief of Section for UNICEF International within the Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division where in 8 years his team generated over $400 million in net income for the organisation.
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Mark Kramer is the founder of FSG, a global nonprofit social impact consulting and research organization. He is a co-author of seminal publications on creating shared value, collective impact, catalytic philanthropy, and emergent strategy in the Harvard Business Review, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He received a BA from Brandeis University, an MBA from The Wharton School, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Co-Founder and Chairperson
As the Co-Founder and Chairperson of the Orfalea Foundation, Natalie Orfalea promotes the foundation’s initiatives in early childhood education, transition to real food in schools and preschools, establishment of outdoor classrooms and school gardens, improved emergency and disaster readiness, as well as the experience-based youth development program for teens known as REACH. Natalie Orfalea is an active mother, a businessperson, and a “hands-on” philanthropist. Following a successful career at Xerox Corporation, Natalie ran an independent product development firm and raised two sons. Natalie formerly served on the University of California Santa Barbara Chancellor’s Council, and on boards or councils for Direct Relief International, the Santa Barbara Children’s Museum, UCSB Arts & Lectures, and the national learning organization All Kinds of Minds. Natalie is passionate about discovering and providing opportunities for youth and family empowerment.
Head, Global Agriculture and Food Security Porgram
International Finance Corporation
Laura O’Connor Mecagni, Head of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Private Sector Window, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group. GAFSP works to increase agricultural productivity, reduce poverty, and improve food and nutrition security in low income countries through investments in both the public and private sectors. Launched in 2010, GAFSP represents a transformative approach to development aid that pools donor funds to make lasting improvements by supporting technically sound, country-led plans and sustainable, inclusive small and medium sized enterprise. IFC promotes private sector activities in emerging markets to create opportunities and improve lives and shares the World Bank Groups twin goals: Ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Ms. Mecagni started at IFC in 1997 in Cairo and has extensive work in the Financial Markets Department in the MENA rehion. She holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from University of Virginia.
Social Progress Imperative
Michael Green is Executive Director of the Social Progress Imperative. Our mission is to improve the lives of people around the world, particularly the least well off, by advancing global social progress through the provision of a robust, holistic and innovative measurement tool, the Social Progress Index, to foster research and knowledge-sharing and by equipping leaders and change-makers in business, government and civil society with new tools to guide policies and programs. Michael is the co-author of 'Philanthrocapitalism' and was previously a senior official in the United Kingdom government. He lives in London an is @shepleygreen on Twitter.
Author and Speaker
International Centre for Social Franchising
Dan Berelowitz is the Chief Exec of the International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF). The ICSF tackles the issue of scale; its mission is to help the most successful social impact projects replicate. In early 2012 Dan left his job as the first Director of Tzedek—a worldwide poverty alleviation organization engaged in projects in Ghana and India—to work full-time for ICSF. Tzedek more than quadrupled in size during his four years of leadership. Dan is currently a Clore Fellow—engaged in a prominent MBA programme for the charity sector—and recently spent three months working with Oxfam, assessing which of their UK projects are franchise-ready. He has a BSc in Management from Nottingham University, and is a Rothschild Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School.
Cornell University, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise
DR. MARK MILSTEIN is Clinical Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He conducts research in and oversees the Center’s work on market and enterprise creation; business development; clean technology commercialization; and sustainable finance. He works closely with a variety of firms in renewable energy and carbon markets, life sciences and sustainable agriculture, consumables, food and nutrition, health care and hospitality management, as well as finance and international development. Professor Milstein’s writings have appeared in a number of journals including Science, Academy of Management Executive, and Sloan Management Review. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of strategy, organizational change and innovation related to business and sustainability, and consults with multi-national firms, small and medium sized enterprises, and NGOs.