BOARD OF DIRECTORS
STEPHEN ALDERMAN, MD - 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 - Co-Founder, Peter C. Alderman Foundation; Co-chair of the Memorial Committee for Families of September 11th; Special Education Teacher.
JEFFREY ALDERMAN, MD - Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Director of Palliative Care Services, University of Oklahoma.
ANNE ASHMORE-HUDSON, Ph.D. - Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; a visiting scholar at Howard University; serves on the board of the Washington Ballet.
PETER BAGLIERI - Vice President, Strategic Sales at SimpliVity, a global data storage and management corporation.
LINDA BASCH, PhD. - President Emerita, National Council for Research on Women, which she led since 2006. Her areas of expertise include globalization; economic security; the impact of public policy on women and families; higher education; gender and diversity in academia, society, and the workplace. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from New York University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
LESLIE CORWIN, ESQ. - Partner, Blank Rome, LLP; is a frequent analyst on CNN, Fox Television, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He has a B.A. from Brown University and J.D. from Fordham Law School.
KEVIN FOLEY - President of Aqua Securities; Partner, Cantor Fitzgerald; Principal, Cantor Comparative Advantage. Previously, Mr. Foley was President of Bloomberg Tradebook LLC. He has a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
BRENTON KARMEN - Global Head of Trading Solutions, Bloomberg LP; since 1997, has held various positions in the financial products division of Bloomberg. Formerly at Lehman Brothers and KPMG.
DAVID MILLER - Managing Director, Pine River Capital Management; served at the United States Treasury Department as the Chief Investment Officer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program from 2008–2011. Mr. Miller received a BA magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Economics with a minor in Film Studies from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
STACEY RICHMAN, ESQ. - Criminal Defense Attorney; Visiting Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.
DANIEL RUNDE - William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies; formerly Head of Partnership Development, International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group. From 2005 to 2007 he was the Director of the Office of Global Development Alliances (GDA), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
SUSAN K. STERN* - Vice Chair and Secretary to the United Jewish Communities Board of Trustees; President of National Women’s Philanthropy; Chair of the New York State Commission on National and Community Service.
* On Leave.
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
RICARDO ARAYA, MD, PhD. - Professor of Psychiatry, University of Bristol; leading international researcher; psychosocial factors associated with anxiety and depression; social, demographic, and economic inequalities and their link to mental health; effective treatments for common mental disorders, in particular simple interventions using non-medical workers and strong community participation.
THERESA BETANCOURT, Sc.D., MA - Director of the Research Program on Children and Global Adversity and Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health; adjunct faculty member of the Boston University School of Public Health/Center for International Health and Development and an Associate Scientist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital, Boston; leading researcher in the developmental and psychosocial consequences of concentrated adversity on children and families; resilience and protective processes in child development; child health and human rights; and applied cross-cultural mental health research.
DR. ALEX COHEN, PhD - Course Director of the MSc in Global Mental Health, a joint program offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London; researcher with a focus on the mental health of indigenous peoples, the integration of mental health services in primary care, the associations among female literacy, mental health, gender inequities, and excess female mortality in India, and the course and outcome of schizophrenia in low-income countries; contributor to The Lancet series on Global Mental Health (2007) and editor of casebooks of mental health programs in low-resource settings.
ROBERT COSTAS - Sports broadcaster; interviewer and cultural commentator; winner of 19 Emmy Awards for his achievements; Author.
ALLAN GERSON, JSD. - U.S. Counsel to U.N.; U.S. Department of Justice; Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations; U.N. Commission on Human Rights.
ALLEN KELLER, MD - Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine; Director of the NYU School of Medicine Center for Health and Human Rights; founder and Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture.
CHARLES R. MARMAR, MD - Lucius N. Littauer Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Served as Professor and Vice Chair at the University of California, San Francisco; Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health and Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Research Program, Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Principal investigator of seven PTSD-related grants funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, NIMH and the Department of Defense.
JUAN E. MENDEZ, ESQ. - President of the International Center for Transitional Justice; appointed by Kofi Annan as the first U.N. Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide.
TOM SECUNDA - Co-Founder and Chief Technology and Systems Development Officer of Bloomberg, LP.
EUGENE STEUERLE, Ph.D. - Vice President, Peter G. Peterson Foundation; former Senior Fellow at The Urban Institute; Co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; author of fifteen books.
DANIEL TERRIS, Ph.D. - Director of International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University.
HELENA VERDELI, Ph.D., MSc. - Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Global Mental Health Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University; and Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. Global Mental Health researcher specialized in the adaptation, training in, and testing of psychotherapy packages used by non-specialists (laypeople, primary care staff, community health workers, etc) in resource-poor settings.