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Carla Dartis is part of the executive team at Tides responsible for the integrated management of the Tides organizations. As Managing Director of Tides Center, Carlas directs its operations, including fiscal sponsorship services, for more than 200 Tides Center projects. She has spent over 25 years in nonprofit management and economic development, providing support to vital nonprofit efforts. Before joining Tides, Carla was Vice President of Community Investment for the East Bay Community Foundation, and she has a list of other stellar accomplishments: Program Officer for Children, Families, and Communities at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Families Leadership Fellow; Vice President for the Bank of America Community Development Bank; President of the Drew Economic Development Corporation; and Principal Loan Officer for the Mayor's Office of Economic Development in Los Angeles. Carla is a member of First 5 California Commission and serves on the boards of the Zions Bank Community Investment Corporation and the Mercy Housing Loan Fund. She holds a B.S. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
Kelly is an Enterprise Associate in the Global Leadership and Diversity and Design and Evaluation groups at the Center for Creative Leadership. She conducts research and evaluation on leadership development concepts and initiatives. In addition to her work at CCL, Kelly has been involved in research and evaluation projects with organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. She has presented her work at a number of conferences such as those sponsored by the American Evaluation Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Psychometric Society. She holds a bachelor's degree in history and German area studies from Guilford College and a Ph.D. in educational research, measurement and evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Eugene is the co-founder of Groupaya. He has spent over a decade helping groups with strong social missions collaborate more effectively, from Fortune 500 companies to small nonprofits, from government agencies to grassroots communities. He specializes in designing and facilitating great collaborative experiences and in catalyzing collaboration in large networks, all while melding the best of digital with face-to-face technologies. Eugene serves on the boards of the Leadership Learning Community and WiserEarth. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in History and Science.
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Don Lauro has been with the Packard Foundation Population Program since 1998. Within the Population Program, Don serves as the team leader for India and co–team leader for Domestic Reproductive Rights. He developed and provided program officer support for grantmaking in Nigeria from 1998 to 2004. For Future Leaders, he identified and supported population and family planning leaders in each of the program's focus countries. Don also oversaw the development and phaseout of the Population-Environment grantmaking initiative. Prior to joining the Foundation, Don lived and worked in Liberia, Thailand, Australia, Hawaii, Cote d'Ivoire, and Morocco, as well as on the East Coast. Throughout the 1980s, Don was on the faculty of Columbia University at the Center for Population and Family Health, and in the 1990s he worked for John Snow, Inc. Don has a B.A. in history and an M.A. in demography from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in demography/anthropology from the Australian National University. Don sits on the executive steering committee of the African Grantmakers Affinity Group and speaks French and Thai. Don has authored several articles including most recently, Future Leaders for Reproductive Health: Approaches and Experiences within Developing Countries (coauthored with grantees for leadership programs) Building Leadership Bridges; International Leadership Association, 2004 and Quality of Care in Family Planning Services in Morocco (coauthored with Lisanne Brown, Mustafa Tyane, Jane Bertrand, et al). Article in Studies in Family Planning, vol. 26, No. 3, May/June 1995.
Grady McGonagill is Principla of McGonagill Associates, an organizational consulting and management development firm which since 1983 has specialized in building capacity for learning and change. He has distinctive expertise in leadership development, developing a culture supportive of leadership and learning, and executive coaching. He has a master's degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from Harvard University. Grady is a contributor to the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, edited by Peter Senge et al. (New York: Doubleday, 1994) and the author of a chapter in Executive Coaching, edited by C. Fitzgerald and J. Berger (San Francisco: Davies Black Publishing, 2002).
A Nepali native, Mr. Regmi joined the International Youth Foundation as Program Manager for Youth Action Net in 2002. Prior to working at IYF, he was the Research Assistant at the Center for Civil Society Studies at the Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University. In Nepal, Regmi worked with members of the Nepalese Parliament in addressing youth issues in his country, and pioneered Kathmandu FM, where he conducted radio programs on social issues. A leader in youth leadership and engagement, Regmi has spoken and led sessions at such venues as the Pan European World Summit on Information System meeting in Romania, USAID/EGAT conference in Washington DC, the United Nations, and the CIVICUS World Assembly. Regmi, who is fluent in English, Nepali, Hindi and Urdu, earned his Masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, where he founded the Cooperative Learning Exchange Group.
Cecilia Roddy joined the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps in January 2009. Previously, she worked as a Senior Consultant for Development Guild/DDI, a consulting firm working with not-for-profit leaders to build organizational capacity and strengthen philanthropic support. Cecilia also worked for Palladia, Inc., a New York City based multi-service agency serving families in need, and offering temporary and permanent, substance abuse services, and domestic violence shelter. She holds an M.S.W. from the Columbia University School of Social Work.
Alvin Louis Starks is a progressive racial justice thinker, writer and strategist that works in the fields of philanthropy and racial justice advocacy to address issues of systemic inequality. Alvin’s visionary leadership and innovative philanthropic research supports a new generation of ideas and organizations to explore the intersections of human rights, racial justice, cross movement building and gender equity. Alvin has written numerous reports and strategy papers for donors, civil litigation firms, colleges/universities and foundations exploring progressive activities to strengthen social change. His work aspires to expand and stretch the untapped possibilities of social justice advocacy to create bold coalitions and strategies that will advance justice and opportunity to alleviating racial and gender discrimination.
Ashley B. Stewart is a Senior Associate in the Talent and Leadership Development Unit with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He is responsible for the management and oversight of an array results based leadership development and capacity building programs. In this role, Mr. Stewart develops new leadership initiatives in support of and in concert with the Foundation’s efforts to impact and influence systems and large scale community change on behalf of vulnerable children and families. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Stewart was the Senior Director of Community Initiatives with the National Summer Learning Association where he advised and supported philanthropy and schools systems in their efforts to leverage private investments and build partnerships to increase public funding in high quality summer programs for low income children in Baltimore, Grand Rapids, Newark and New York City. He also served as a Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of State in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and was a Speechwriter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Mr. Stewart earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in psychology from Morehouse College and a master’s in public policy degree with concentration in human resources, education policy and leadership from Harvard University.