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FSD Board Members

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Dina Winder

Dina Winder joined the FSD Board as part of the merger with the Clarence Foundation and currently serves FSD Board Chair. She has over ten years of experience in finance, real estate and consumer-focused industries. Currently, Dina is Vice President of Acquisitions with the Chartres Lodging Group, LLC. Previously, she worked as Senior Director of Acquisitions and Development for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. She also served on Kimpton’s EarthCare advisory board, overseeing the strategic direction of 80+ activities across 50 properties in the US. Before that, 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.

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Katharine Rogers

Katharine Rogers, Vice Board Chair, 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.

Catherine Brozena

Catherine Brozena has been serving the non-profit, public health, education, and environmental sectors as a communications professional for more than 15 years. She is the principal of ColorThisWorld Communications, a mission-driven communications consultancy dedicated to building a healthier, more just, and more vibrant world. Her work has included public relations, communications, and outreach support for Community Benefit at Kaiser Permanente, the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley, Health Care Without Harm, the Public Health Institute, and numerous other social good efforts and organizations operating both nationally and internationally. Catherine has been involved with sustainable development efforts in northern India, first as an intern and later as a consultant. During her time there, she supported a growing eco-tourism movement in the Shekhawati region outside of Jaipur, Rajasthan, and engaged with farmers who were learning to shift their agricultural production over to organic methods.

 

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Nirav Patel

Nirav Patel is an experienced Product Manager and business leader who currently is working at Collective Health focused on building mobile, search and payment products to improve the U.S. healthcare system. Previously, he worked at a Chicago-based digital health startup to identify and improve the health of individuals with chronic conditions. Before that, he worked at Accenture’s Mobility Group where he lead an initiative to build and launch a series of mobile software products, and at Accenture’s Strategy Group where he advised Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. government on technology and business strategy. Nirav also brings international development experience working with the USAID-funded Connected Farmers Alliance in Nairobi, Kenya where he developed strategies and mobile financial products to address gender inequality of women farmers. He also has worked with Northwestern University’s Global Health Initiative in Malawi to develop solutions to reduce child mortality from infectious disease. Nirav has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Peggy O’Shaughnessy

Peggy O’Shaughnessy is a financial executive with extensive global operations experience, specializing in managed growth for expanding small and medium sized enterprises. Her strengths include multi-cultural staff management, mentoring and capacity building, systems design, and, especially, business growth modeling. Peggy is armed with an MBA in emerging businesses from the University of Texas, as well as a Masters in Risk Management from Boston University and a B.A. in International Relations from U. Colorado. Her projects have taken her around the world many times across three decades and she has hands-on working experience in nearly 100 countries. This broad experience globally enables her to leverage market commonalities and lessons-learned, as well as an appreciation of local market specifics. As well as global breadth of experience, Peggy has significant experience in both the private as well as non-profit sectors.

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Jason LaMacchia

Jason LaMacchia, Board Chair and Interim Treasurer, has a lifelong track record of impassioned service to his community and currently board treasurer of FSD's board. He is a sixteen year business and management leader within the financial services industry, having worked for BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors and Goldman Sachs. He has extensive experience with exchange traded funds (ETFs), having focused on business operations strategy, building and managing highly effective teams, managing all phases of the investment product lifecycle, and managing strategic relationships. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and a master's from the Trium global executive MBA program (an alliance between New York University (NYU), London School of Economics (LSE) and HEC (Paris)), which has an international, social and geopolitical focus.

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Dr. Marc D. Shapiro

Dr. Marc D. Shapiro is a senior consultant with expertise in monitoring and evaluation issues for international development projects. He has served as the chief of party for Services to Improve Management, Performance, and Evaluation in Egypt and for the Global Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation Project. 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 currently and previously has served as an independent consultant 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. He has served for about 19 years in various leadership positions in FSD's Board of Directors and has been associated with FSD through thick and some thin.

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Brian Hanson

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.

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Michael A. Krafft

Michael A. Krafft is Managing Partner and CEO of the banking and global advisory firm M&A Media Group. A longtime advocate of corporate responsibility, Mike became disenchanted with prevailing models of philanthropy for international development, and found FSD’s ground-up Asset Based Community Development model of sustainability a strong match with his own pragmatic approaches to international development. He has served on the FSD Board since 2012. Mike is especially an advocate of the impacts of foreign direct investment through innovation and entrepreneurship. Presently a doctoral candidate at Saybrook University, he is completing his dissertation on real-world solutions to global poverty, ones that marry realism to the latest developments in governmental entities and restrictions. Mike holds a BA from DePaul University and an MBA in International Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.