Sherrie possesses a wide array of experience in the field of media, fundraising and non-profit management. As a reporter, writer and fundraiser Sherrie brings a unique blend of media and marketing skills as well as strategic fundraising experience to any role. Show more
Sherrie possesses a wide array of experience in the field of media, fundraising and non-profit management. As a reporter, writer and fundraiser Sherrie brings a unique blend of media and marketing skills as well as strategic fundraising experience to any role.
As Associate Director of Development, Sherrie currently oversees all annual and capital giving initiatives for the Stephen Gaynor School, a private, non-profit, independent school for students ages 3-13 in Manhattan. Sherrie is in charge of marketing and overall advancement of the school to all parent, alumni and special donor constituencies, including grant-making organizations. She handles fundraising, outreach and stewardship needs for the school’s annual fundraising efforts and is currently co-managing the school’s $20 million dollar capital campaign.
Sherrie brings more than seven years of fundraising experience from private, non-profit institutions in the field of education, health and social welfare organizations. Prior to working in the field of education, Sherrie was a consultant with CCS Fundraising, a fundraising consulting firm that manages fundraising campaigns for non-profits, in all sectors, including the field of education, human rights and social welfare groups. During her time at CCS Fundraising, Sherrie managed several capital campaigns, including playing an integral in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s $200 million dollar capital campaign.
Before working in the field of fundraising, Sherrie worked in the media sector as a reporter and producer, covering international business, economics and law. Sherrie worked as a journalist for print, digital and television media outlets as a reporter and producer covering notable news events such as the Mexican Presidential elections in 2000 and the trial of Saddam Hussein in 2006. Prior to working in the media, Sherrie worked for a non-governmental organization that managed election monitoring initiatives in Africa and Eastern Europe, particularly in post-conflict situations.
Sherrie currently lives in Manhattan with her husband Brian and daughter Catherine. Hide
Angeli Gianchandani is a global brand marketing professional specializing in building brands and creating unique customer touch points that are memorable. Show more
Angeli Gianchandani is a global brand marketing professional specializing in building brands and creating unique customer touch points that are memorable. Angeli’s greatest strength is her ability to connect with people. Her inner strategic compass consistently leads her to consider the impact across an organization and effectively socialize concepts with a holistic approach.
At BMW of North America, Angeli spearheaded a number of marketing initiatives that brought the BMW brand to the forefront of innovation, technology and design. She has led and collaborated on the creation of dynamic marketing and public relations campaigns with the United States Olympic Committee, America’s Cup, Guggenheim, Art Basel, Jeff Koons, Neiman Marcus, Christie’s, Vanity Fair, and VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards.
Prior to BMW of North America, Angeli started her career in fashion at Donna Karan and Polo Ralph Lauren. She oversaw the design process, managing product development and leading cross-functional teams to transform concepts into products.
Formerly an adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, Angeli holds a BBA from Lubin School of Business in International Marketing from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York and is a master’s candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University for her Masters. Angeli lives in New York. Hide
Bridget Moix has worked for 15 years in the national and international policy arenas on peace building and violence prevention issues. Show more
Bridget Moix has worked for 15 years in the national and international policy arenas on peace building and violence prevention issues. She is currently a Research Fellow with the Genocide Prevention Program at the School of Conflict Resolution and Analysis, George Mason University, where she is pursuing her PhD. She also works as an Atrocities Prevention Fellow with the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Bridget spent nine years lobbing on US foreign policy issues with FCNL, where she developed and led the Peaceful Prevention of Deadly Conflict program. She also worked with the Quaker United Nations Office, Oxfam America, American Friends Service Committee, and World Policy Institute, and with the Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City and Quaker Peace Centre in Capetown, South Africa.
Bridget’s research interests include preventing and ending war, strengthening local peace capacities, nonviolent civilian protection, and integrated early warning and response systems. She has taught peace and conflict classes at Columbia University, Eastern Mennonite University, and Haverford College. She serves on the boards of the Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership, the Quaker United Nations Committee Geneva, and Peace Direct USA. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.ect envisioning a more effective and ethical US foreign policy. She and her husband Alberto, along with their two sons, Pablo and Santiago, live in Washington, DC, and Mexico City. Hide
Quinn Zimmerman’s eclectic career spans technology startups, humanitarian assistance, and much else. Show more
Quinn Zimmerman’s eclectic career spans technology startups, humanitarian assistance, and much else. Quinn joined the Board of Directors after working in Peace Direct’s London headquarters. He has a Master’s from the War Studies Department at King’s College London, where he focused on locally-led peacebuilding and local-first approaches to aid and development. After an early career in Silicon Valley, where he was part of the startup team behind Yelp, and a spell working with the International Rescue Committee resettling refugees in New York, he moved to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and lived and worked there for two years providing safe drinking water to people at risk for cholera. He has many years experience in nonprofit fundraising and program management and currently lives in New York City. Hide
Michael Ryder CMG, Chair
Michael began his career in diplomatic service with the British Foreign Office in the 1980s, when he focused on East-West relations during the Cold War, and then was the UK’s Special Representative on International Drugs Issues. Show more
Michael began his career in diplomatic service with the British Foreign Office in the 1980s, when he focused on East-West relations during the Cold War, and then was the UK’s Special Representative on International Drugs Issues. More recently, he was the UK’s Special Representative to Sudan and South Sudan during the period of South Sudan’s independence; the UK’s Senior Civilian Representative in Helmand, Afghanistan; and Deputy Ambassador in Kabul. In 2010 he ran the London Conference on Afghanistan. Michael has also worked as head of the Foreign Office’s Security Policy department, dealing with international defence and security, and as the UK’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, where he was responsible for the EU’s common foreign and security policy. Hide
Joan Link, Deputy Chair
Joan is a former British diplomat, whose 33-year career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) specialised in arms control, conflict issues and human resources. Show more
Joan is a former British diplomat, whose 33-year career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) specialised in arms control, conflict issues and human resources. From 2001-2004 she ran the UK’s innovative Global Conflict Prevention Pool jointly owned by the FCO, the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development. From 2004-2007 she was Head of Conflict Issues Group in the FCO, dealing with conflict prevention and countries at risk of instability, peacekeeping and international policing, and peacebuilding, in particular security sector reform and rule of law in conflict affected countries. She currently divides her time between human resources consulting and voluntary sector activities related to Women, Peace and Security, as well as spending more time with her family. Hide
Sheila Kleyn, Treasurer
Sheila is a qualified accountant with approximately 25 years experience in the accounting profession Show more
Sheila is a qualified accountant with approximately 25 years experience in the accounting profession, formerly in private practice in South Africa specialising in small business, and a combined 11 years as charity trustee and employee with a particular aptitude for the establishment, reconstruction (where necessary) and development, of charity central functions comprising finance, IT, human resources and facilities management, and the ability to input strategically across a diverse range of charity/not- for- profit issues including governance and risk management. Sheila has been employed as Director of Finance and Resources for World Jewish Relief, an international development and relief organisation, since 2008. Hide
Carol Hodson, Trustee
Carol Hodson has over 25 years of charity and NGO senior financial and general management experience Show more
Carol Hodson has over 25 years of charity and NGO senior financial and general management experience, before which she worked in industry in the UK and Canada. Her most recent role was as Deputy Director of UNA-UK, where she had responsibility for upgrading all the financial, IT, legal, HR and governance systems. Carol has also worked in similar roles for other charities (WRVS, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and The Princes Trust) and for NGOs concerned with regional government and health issues. Carol was a trustee of The Fawcett Society and continues to be involved on a voluntary basis in the management of other small local voluntary organisations. Hide
Dan Jones, Trustee
Joan Carey, Trustee
Joan is a seasoned aid worker with over 25 years of experience in the humanitarian and development sectors Show more
Joan is a seasoned aid worker with over 25 years of experience in the humanitarian and development sectors, 20 of which were overseas. She has worked with major International Agencies such as Save the Children and Concern as well as government funded programmes such as the Australian Government ( AusAID ) and has worked in more than 18 countries, often with a focus on support to local organisations. She has a particular expertise in the devlopment of local initiatives, rights based approaches, social cohesion and European donors. She currently works for International Medical Corps as Senior Programme Manager. Hide
Tim Othieno Ph.D, Trustee
Tim is a conflict and peacebuilding specialist with a doctorate in international relations Show more
Tim is a conflict and peacebuilding specialist with a doctorate in international relations and nearly 15 years experience in areas such as political reconciliation, conflict prevention, track two diplomacy processes in Africa, state fragility, state-building and political economy. He has worked for and acted as a consultant to governmental and non-governmental organisations in the UK and South Africa, as well as the World Bank, the Pan African Parliament, and the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. He has also advised the South African and UK governments on conflict and peacebuilding policies, and is currently engaged as a Deployable Civilian Expert and Certified Stabilisation Planner with the UK Government. Hide