Board of Directors
Elaine Zuckerman is President and Founder of Gender Action, the only organization dedicated to promoting gender equality and women’s rights in all International Financial Institution (IFI) investments. She chairs the National Council of Women’s Organizations Global Task Force, and is a member of the Caring Economy Campaign Advisory Council and Promundo’s Board. Elaine worked inside the IFIs for two decades as a World Bank project economist on China and in the gender unit, and as lead advocate to end structural adjustment’s harmful impacts on poor women, men, girls, and boys. At the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) she developed the first Amazonia strategy prohibiting further investments in roads, ranching, and migration which damaged indigenous peoples and the environment and promoting social sector and renewable resource investments. She coordinated the IDB’s Social Agenda Policy Group. She holds degrees in political economy from McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Beijing University and in business administration from Georgetown University....MORE
David L. Bell is an adolescent medicine physician who has been the Medical Director of the Family Planning Program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital's Family Planning Clinic since 1999. He delivers primary care to adolescent and young adult males and is a strong advocate for the right of young men to have access to high-quality and respectful services that address the issues relevant to them, including their sexual and reproductive health. David is also part of a team from the Department of Pediatrics fostering improved care for adolescents in Uganda. He previously served on Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative Advisory Board. He also served as a consultant for the Federal Office of Population Affairs and the Pan American Health Organization. David has an MPH from the University of California at Berkeley and a MD and BA from the University of Texas....MORE
Andrew Levack serves as a program officer for St. David's Foundation, a donor dedicated to improving health in Central Texas. Andrew has 23 years of progressive public health experience as an educator, trainer, researcher, manager, philanthropic advisor, and organizational leader. Before joining St. David's Foundation, Andrew served as Deputy Director for U.S. Programs at Promundo. Andrew also worked for EngenderHealth as Director of U.S. Programs, Director of the Global Men As Partners (MAP) Program, and Regional Programs Advisor for Asia. Andrew began his career by addressing teenage pregnancy prevention for the Austin Health Department. Since then, Andrew’s career has led him to live and work in over 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Andrew holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington and holds a clinical faculty appointment with the University of Washington’s Global Health Department....MORE
Angela Guy is the Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion for L’Oréal USA, the largest subsidiary of the L’Oréal Group, the world’s leading beauty company. Angela is responsible for shaping the diversity efforts for L’Oréal USA as a business imperative that highlights the value of all forms of beauty while respecting and reflecting the differences of our rapidly changing marketplace. She is a member of the L’Oréal USA Strategic, Executive, Executive Talent and Benefits Committees and collaborates to align L’Oréal’s global diversity efforts. Angela is Board Co-Chair of the American Conference on Diversity; Advisory Board member of the Coalition of 100 Black Women, NYC; Steering Committee member of Employers for Pay Equity, member of Executive Leadership Council, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., NAACP, Pennsylvania State University Alumni, and Women’s Leadership Board-Women in Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School. Angela has been recognized as: one of the 2017 Ebony Magazine Power 100, Diversity Global Magazine’s “Top 10 Champions of Global Diversity;” Savoy Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” and “Top Influential Women in Corporate America”; and one of the Black Enterprise “75 Most Powerful Women in Business.” Angela has a B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, and attended Management Programs at UCLA, Northwestern University, Center for Creative Leadership and Harvard Kennedy School....MORE
Héctor Sánchez-Flores is Executive Director of National Compadres Network (NCN), an organization that utilizes La Cultura Cura: Transformational Healing to support culturally-centered programs in the spaces of Boys and Men of Color, Latino-indigenous youth, racial equity, family-parental strengthening, and youth leadership development for girls and boys. NCN has curated partnerships with organizations and funders working to develop healing-centered supports that build on the ancestral wisdom and resilience that our children, families, and communities possess. NCN supports the development of healing within communities affected by trauma and racism in order to build an interconnected voice and strategy to create culturally-rooted solutions to stimulate and sustain transformational and equitable change.
Prior to working with NCN, Héctor served as a Senior Research Associate for 12 years with the Phil Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining UCSF, he oversaw the development of innovative prevention programs that engaged diverse segments of the community and stakeholders in Santa Barbara County.
Héctor resides in San José, California with his wife, Lucy Ramos-Sánchez and their two children, Diego & Sophia. Héctor is first generation Mexican-American and is bilingual-literate in Spanish....MORE
Imrana Jalal is the World Bank Inspection Panel’s Chair, one of 3 members. A New Zealand educated lawyer, and an Australian educated gender specialist and development practitioner, Jalal joined the IPN in 2018. Jalal is a Fiji national. Immediately prior to becoming a Panel Member, Jalal was a principal social development and gender specialist for the Asian Development Bank, Manila, where she gained an intimate knowledge of multilateral development bank operations in various sectors. Jalal was a commissioner from 1999-2001 on the initial Fiji Human Rights Commission, the first of its kind in the Pacific Island countries. She is a jurist commissioner on the Geneva based International Commission of Jurists and served on the Commission’s Executive Board from 2011 to 2017. Jalal was the Chief Technical Human Rights Adviser at the Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team Office from 1995-2010. She is the author of the “Law for Pacific Women: A Legal Rights Handbook,” architect of the Fiji Family Law Act 2003, and a founding member of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement. Jalal is also a founding member of the global Muslim feminist organization, Women Living Under Muslim Law. Jalal earned a Master of Arts (Gender and Development) from the University of Sydney, Auckland, an LLB, and an LLM (Hons.) in International Law from the University of Auckland, New Zealand....MORE
Madeline Di Nonno
Madeline Di Nonno is CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the only research-based non-profit working with the entertainment and media industry to improve gender diversity in children’s entertainment. Madeline leads the institute's strategic direction and brings more than 30 years' experience in media, marketing, and business development in the entertainment, non-profit, digital media, and consumer packaged goods industries. Previously, Madeline served as President and CEO of On The Scene Productions, a leader in digital media content creation and distribution. Madeline also served in executive marketing positions for Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz Media and Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, where she led global brand marketing, branded franchise development, acquisitions, digital media initiatives for home entertainment, and limited theatrical releases in North America, United Kingdom, and Australia. Madeline holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University....MORE
Michael Reichert is an applied and research psychologist who has advocated for healthy development for many years. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, a research collaborative at the University of Pennsylvania practicing a unique model for Youth Participatory Action Research. In clinical practice outside Philadelphia, PA, he specializes in work with boys, men, and their families. He has served as supervising psychologist at an independent boys’ school in PA since 1987, been principle investigator on several global studies of boys’ education, and founded and directed a youth violence prevention program in the tri-state region around Philadelphia. He has presented and offered trainings to schools and community groups throughout the United States and many other English-speaking countries. Recent books include Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Lessons About What Works—and Why and I Can Learn From You: Boys as Relational Learners....MORE
Nimit Shah is partner at Helios Investment Partners, where he focuses on credit investments. He joined Helios in 2008, and over the last 9 years has invested in credit, growth equity, and buyout opportunities across Africa. Prior to joining Helios, Nimit was a Director within the Financial Sponsors Group at Lehman Brothers in London. His experience there spanned M&A advisory, leveraged finance, and equity capital markets. Nimit started his career as a strategy consultant at Arthur D Little. He sits on the Board of Directors of Shell & Vivo Lubricants B.V. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, he completed his high school education at Eton College in the UK. Nimit has an MA in Economics and Management from Oxford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Nimit, a Kenyan and British national, speaks Swahili, Gujarati and Hindi....MORE
Wayne Shields serves on the advisory boards of the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception and the American Society for Emergency Contraception and is a board member of Promundo. He is also immediate past chair of the Population, Reproductive, and Sexual Health section of the American Public Health Association and serves on the steering committee for the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, a global health initiative of the Public Health Institute. Wayne has guided the development and implementation of health education initiatives, provider education programs, and policy activities at Association of Reproductive Health Professionals since 1991 and has served as president and chief executive officer since 1998. He is on the editorial boards of Contraceptive Technology Update and Clinical Proceedings in Reproductive Health and is a contributing editor to Contraception, an international reproductive health journal and the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health. He has undergraduate degrees in women’s studies and English literature, and graduate studies in organizational management from The George Washington University....MORE
Yahir Zavaleta Rocha
Yahir is a Mexican activist who has been involved in the HIV and gender equality field since 2008. A graduate in business management, he is the Executive Director of the HIV Young Leaders Fund, a Netherlands-based organization for which he has been working since 2014 to bridge the gaps in youth and HIV responses and particularly in supporting Young Key Populations. From 2011 to 2013, he was the HIV Program Director at Espolea, a youth-for-youth organization based in Mexico, where he fostered advocacy efforts at the national and regional levels. Working with a group of young Mexican people, Yahir took part in the consolidation of the Mexican Network of Young People Living with HIV in 2012, while participating in building the Latin American and Caribbean Network of young people living with HIV as well. He also worked as a consultant for the Public Health Federal Institute in a project focused on MSM health services, and he assisted the Cultural Project within Mexico’s City Human Rights Commission. Yahir has served as Board member of Promundo-US since 2014 and has been involved with a variety of gender equality initiatives.
Gary Barker, PhD, is a leading global voice in engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and positive masculinities. He is the CEO and founder of Promundo, which has worked for 20 years in more than 40 countries. Beginning in low-income areas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Promundo’s approaches have been incorporated into ministries of health and education around the world. Promundo is a Global Consortium with members in Brazil, the US, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Portugal. Gary is co-founder of MenCare, a global campaign working in 45 countries to promote men’s involvement as caregivers, and co-founder of MenEngage, a global alliance of more than 700 NGOs. He co-created and leads the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), the largest-ever survey of men’s attitudes and behaviors related to violence, fatherhood, and gender equality. He is a co-author of the 2015 and 2017 State of the World's Fathers reports. He has advised the UN, the World Bank, numerous national governments, and key international foundations and corporations on strategies to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality. In 2017 he was named by Apolitical as one of the 20 most influential people in gender policy around the world. He is an Ashoka Fellow and received the Voices of Solidarity Award from Vital Voices for his work to engage men for gender equality. He holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology....MORE
Giovanna Lauro is the Vice President of Programs & Research at Promundo. She has worked for over fifteen years on the promotion of sexual reproductive health and rights and the prevention of gender-based violence through gender-transformative approaches - including a focus on transforming masculinities by engaging men and boys in partnership with women, girls and individuals of all gender identities. Prior to joining Promundo, Giovanna worked at the United Nations Foundation as Associate Director of the Women and Population Programme. She also worked on issues of diversity, race, and ethnicity at the London School of Economics, and researched harmful traditional practices at the University of Oxford, where she attained her doctorate in Political Science. Her previous degrees include a Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a focus on Public Health, and a BA from the University of Bologna....MORE