Leadership & Staff

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Board Leadership

KEVIN FOLEY, Board Chair.
President of Aqua Securities; Partner, Cantor Fitzgerald; Principal, Cantor Comparative Advantage.

STEPHEN ALDERMAN, MD, Treasurer.
Co-Founder, Peter C. Alderman Foundation; Chair of the Radiation Oncology Departments at Roosevelt-St. Luke’s Hospital, Catholic Medical Center and White Plains Hospital Center.

ELIZABETH ALDERMAN, Secretary.
Co-Founder, Peter C. Alderman Foundation; Special Education Teacher.

JEFFREY ALDERMAN, MD.
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Director of Palliative Care Services, University of Oklahoma.

PETER BAGLIERI.
Chief Sales Officer, UST Global

LINDA BASCH, PhD.
President Emerita, National Council for Research on Women.

LESLIE CORWIN, ESQ.
Partner, Blank Rome LLP.

BRENTON KARMEN.
Global Head of Trading Solutions, Bloomberg LP.

DAVID MILLER.
Head of Private Credit & Equity, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

International Advisory Board

RICARDO ARAYA, MD, PhD.

NAHID AZIZ, Ph.D.

THERESA BETANCOURT, Sc.D., MA.

ALEX COHEN, PhD.

ROBERT COSTAS.

ALLAN GERSON, JSD.

ALLEN KELLER, MD.

CHARLES R. MARMAR, MD.

JUAN E. MENDEZ, ESQ.

DANIEL RUNDE.

TOM SECUNDA.

EUGENE STEUERLE, Ph.D.

DANIEL TERRIS, Ph.D.

HELENA VERDELI, Ph.D., MSc.

Clinic Directors & Senior Advisors

DR. DOROTHY KIZZA, PCAF Country Director Uganda. 

DR. SEGGANE MUSISI.  PCAF Senior Advisor, Uganda.

DR. RAYMOND ODONKONYERO, PCAF Africa Deputy Director and Director, PCAF Kitgum. 

DR. JAMES OKELLO, Director PCAF Gulu and Chief, Child and Adolescent Division PCAF Psychotrauma Clinic, Gulu.

DR. ALEX ADAKU, Director PCAF Arua. 

DR. JULIET NAKKU, Director PCAF Soroti. 

DR. ELIALILIA SARIKIAELLA, Deputy Editor of the African Journal of Traumatic Stress. 

DR. LONH BORIN, Director PCAF Cambodia.

Program Leadership

ALLAN FREEDMAN,
Executive Director. 
Allan Freedman is a senior leader in international humanitarian response and development. He has worked across Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States, directing country offices, innovation initiatives, programming and operations. At the International Rescue Committee, he served as the Liberia Country Director, Roving Director and the headquarter-based Advisor for Public Private Partnerships and Innovation. In Liberia, he coordinated IRC’s programming in primary and secondary healthcare, refugee response, youth employment and women’s protection and economic empowerment. He has served in director roles for emergency response efforts in Nigeria and the Syria region. His background includes additional international agency director-level roles in Bangladesh and Afghanistan, and senior program positions with the International Organization for Migration in Turkey and Moldova. A former DC-based television and print journalist, he was on the National Affairs team at the PBS NewsHour, covered the US Congress and politics in Alabama and Texas. A proud native of New York City, he takes daily inspiration from his two stepchildren and wife Marielle.

DR. WIETSE TOL, Program Director.  Dr. Tol received his postdoctoral training in global mental health from Yale University and his PhD in public mental health from Vrije University in Amsterdam. He received his MA in clinical and health psychology and his BA in cultural anthropology from Leiden University in the Netherlands. He serves on the faculty of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the Dr. Ali & Rose Kawi Assistant Professor of Global Mental Health. Dr. Tol’s expertise is in the field of mental health for populations exposed to adversity in low- and middle-income countries. He has regularly consulted with the United Nations and international non-governmental organizations and his research has been published in leading academic journals, including the Lancet, JAMA, and PLoS medicine.

New York Staff

RACHEL BELLAMY, Fundraising and External Relations Manager

BLAKELEY LOWRY, Program Officer. 

DANETTE O’CONNELL, Director of Finance and Administration.

TINA SCHWEIDDevelopment Director, Friends of Peter C. Alderman