END Fund Team


  • Doug Balfour

    Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Global, Inc.


    As owner and CEO of Geneva Global, Doug provides expert guidance to foundations, corporations, individuals, and other organizations throughout the world who seek to apply a business mindset and results-oriented approach to their social impact efforts. With more than 25 years of experience in philanthropy, international development, leadership, and organizational development, Doug brings a wealth of knowledge to his work with Geneva Global’s clients. Currently, Doug sits on the boards of Capital for Good U.S.A., Capital for Good UK and the END Fund.

    Prior to joining Geneva Global’s senior leadership team in 2006, Doug helped to create and was Executive Director of London-based Integral, a global alliance of 12 relief and development agencies. He previously served for nine years as General Director of Tearfund, one of the United Kingdom’s largest aid agencies, based in London. He studied at the University of Southampton in the U.K and earned a master’s in business administration from the Cranfield School of Management in the U.K. Doug also released his first book this year, entitled, “Doing Good Great.”

  • Gib Bulloch

    Founder and former Executive Director, Accenture Development Partnerships


    Gib Bulloch is Founder and former Executive Director of Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a corporate social enterprise hosted within Accenture, whose clients include many of the major international NGOs and development agencies. Since 2003, ADP has brought Accenture’s business and technology expertise to the international development sector on a not-for-profit basis and has championed the concept of cross sector convergence. ADP has gained recognition as a pioneering new business model through various prestigious awards and is featured in an INSEAD MBA Teaching Case on social innovation. Gib is a regular blogger and speaker on the role of business in development, cross-sectoral partnerships/convergence and has played a key role in promoting the emerging concept of social intrapreneurship.

    In 2008, he was named as the Sunday Times sponsored Management Consultant of the Year in the Best Partner/Director category. Gib is a Visiting Fellow at the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield University, serves on the US Board of the END Fund for Neglected Tropical Diseases and is a member of the UK Secretary of State for International Development’s Economic Development Advisory Group. Gib left Accenture in July 2015 to pursue new interests within the development sector.

  • William (Bill) Campbell

    END Fund International Board Chair;

    Senior Advisor, JPMorgan Chase & Co.;

    President, Sanoch Management

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    Bill Campbell is currently a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was most recently Chairman of Chase Card Services, the nation’s largest credit card organization. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Chairman of Visa International, leading the organization to its IPO in 2008, the largest in U.S. history. Prior to his executive roles at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, Bill oversaw Citigroup’s Global Consumer Business from 1996 through 2000. Currently, Bill serves as the President of Sanoch Management, a consulting and investment firm for financial companies, start-ups, and venture capital firms.

    In 2001, together with his wife and daughters, Bill created the Campbell Family Foundation. He serves as Founding Chair of the END Fund. Bill is also an avid supporter of the arts and serves as Vice Chair of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and as Chairman of the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation.

  • Michael P. Hoffman

    Chairman, Changing Our World, Inc.


    Mike Hoffman is the Chairman of Changing Our World, a company he co-founded more than a decade ago. Changing Our World was the first philanthropic services firm to provide fundraising, management, and corporate social engagement strategy to nonprofits and corporations alike and the first fundraising consultancy to become part of the Omnicom Group. As an expert in philanthropy, Mike has provided strategic guidance to the world’s leading nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and corporations in organizational development, fundraising, branding, and corporate social engagement. Among his clients are: Ascension Global Mission; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; The Case Foundation; Cordaid; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; and Synergos. Corporate clients have included Bally and Harry Winston.

    Prior to founding Changing Our World, Mike was Executive Vice President of External Affairs for the Franciscan Health Partnership, Inc., an international Catholic healthcare system with assets over $1.1 billion, and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation, Inc., a multimillion-dollar international healthcare foundation. Mike has served as a trustee of the College of Mount St Vincent, the Catholic University of America, and Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. He is currently on the board of The Ursuline School, THE END FUND, and Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Seeds of Africa in Ethiopia. He is the President and CEO of The Hoffman Brothers Foundation. Mike is a past President of the West Point Society of New York, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a graduate of West Point and has Masters Degrees in Human Relations from Webster University and Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Mike and his wife, Maggie, have three children: Siobhan, Michael and Shannon.

  • Tsitsi Masiyiwa

    Executive Chairperson, Higherlife Foundation


    Tsitsi Masiyiwa is a philanthropist who has devoted much of her life to empowering disadvantaged children through education and harnessing technology to create employment opportunities for young people. For nearly two decades, Tsitsi has dedicated her life’s work to orphaned and vulnerable children in Central and Southern Africa, supporting them with basic education, and carrying them through to college and vocational training. Tsitsi has also been involved in identifying and nurturing young talent by selecting hundreds of gifted African students, offering them scholarships through high school to local and overseas universities including the United States.

    Her relentless efforts in promoting the use of technology to provide access and achieve scale in empowering children through education led Tsitsi to create Muzinda, an incubator lab and Ruzivo an online learning resource. Muzinda Hub, an entrepreneurship and innovation project based in Harare, Zimbabwe develops youth digital skills and provides business mentorship that leverages technology to promote youth entrepreneurship. Ruzivo is a free online learning resource covering the key syllabus modules for the entire primary school syllabus in Zimbabwe. It provides critical access to hundreds of thousands of children through Higherlife Foundation's Learning Hubs spread across the country. Tsitsi, serves on the advisory council of the Global Philanthropic Forum and is the founding member of the African Philanthropy Forum. She also serves on the boards of PATH and END Fund.

  • Alan McCormick

    Managing Director, Legatum


    Alan McCormick is a Partner and Managing Director of the Legatum Group, a private global investment firm headquartered in Dubai. Mr. McCormick has a wide range of responsibilities across Legatum’s various divisions which include a deep-value public equity fund, a private equity fund focused on investing in for-profit enterprises with a social impact and the firm’s public policy and philanthropic endeavours. Mr. McCormick provides leadership for the group’s social investment portfolio, serving on the Boards of the Legatum Institute, a London-based free market think tank; the Legatum Foundation and Razoo, a leading online giving portal. Mr. McCormick was formerly part of a special situations team at Sovereign Global Investment, a predecessor organisation to Legatum, and previous to that was a Vice President of Marketing for J.P. Morgan

  • English Sall

    Co-Founder, Impact Thread


    English Sall is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology at North Carolina State University. She is currently co-founder of an organization called Impact Thread that specializes in organizational development and Metrics and Evaluation for social impact and humanitarian aid organizations. English has worked as a Data Strategist Fellow with ORGANize and as a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists-United Nations Liaison team. She lives in Raleigh NC with her husband, son and two dogs. English is also a member of the Sall Family Foundation.

  • Scott Powell

    Chief Executive Officer, Santander Holdings USA, Inc.


    Scott Powell is the Chief Executive Officer of Santander US. He is responsible for the overall U.S. strategy, oversees U.S. and Puerto Rico business units and is responsible for enterprise-wide risk management, capital planning and regulatory compliance. Scott joined Santander in March of 2015 and brings extensive experience in retail banking, risk management and consumer and auto lending.

    Previously, he has held a variety of senior positions at JP Morgan Chase & Co., including Head of Banking and Consumer Lending Operations, CEO of Consumer Banking and Retail Investments, Head of Consumer Lending, as well as Chief Risk Officer, Consumer. He also spent 14 years at Citi in a variety of risk management roles. Most recently, Scott was Executive Chairman of National Flood Services Inc. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He currently serves on non-profit boards for both the Phipps Houses and The End Fund in New York City.

  • Christine Wächter-Campbell

    Co-owner, Winston Wächter Fine Art Gallery


    Christine Wächter-Campbell is the co-owner of Winston Wächter Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery and consulting firm based in New York and Seattle. Founded in 1996 with her now Seattle-based partner Stacey Winston-Levitan, the gallery has been located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York since 2008.

    Raised in Switzerland, Ms. Wächter-Campbell received her graduate degree in art history from the University of Zurich. In 1985, she worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice. In Paris, Ms. Wächter-Campbell headed the public relations office of internationally renowned artist Christo and assisted on “The Pont Neuf Wrapped” project. In 1986, she began working at the Blum Helman Gallery in New York where she handled artist relations, publicity, and exhibition catalogue production; in 1989, Ms. Wächter-Campbell became the director of the Blum Helman Gallery.

    Ms. Wächter-Campbell currently serves on the END Fund Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York. She is also a member of the art committee for The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation in New York, has served as a juror on a Juilliard art committee, and is actively involved with the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Additionally, she regularly serves as a benefit committee member for Planned Parenthood events.


  • Ellen Agler

    Chief Executive Officer


    Ellen serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the END Fund working to see an end of the suffering caused by five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affecting 1.5 billion people. The END Fund actively supports NTD programs with dozens of partners in more than 25 countries, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

    Previously, she served as Operation Smile’s Senior Vice President for International Programs, managing programs to provide comprehensive care to children with cleft lips and cleft palates in over 60 countries in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. She also led Operation Smile’s global public policy, collaboration and advocacy efforts to promote essential surgery as an integral component of global health policy and programming. Ellen also worked on “health as a bridge to peace” initiatives bringing together Israeli and Palestinian surgeons and organizing medical programs in partnership with government, civil society and guerilla groups in conflict zones in Colombia.

    She also served as Director of International Operations for International Medical Corps (IMC),focused on international disaster response and delivery of medical care in complex humanitarian emergencies in over 20 countries. At IMC, she led the organization’s response to the East Asia Tsunami in 2004 and oversaw programs in places such as Darfur, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Ellen holds graduate degrees in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, with a focus on humanitarian affairs, and in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, with a focus on non-profit management and child rights. She has also done postgraduate studies in Conflict Resolution at Universidad de Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.

    Ellen currently serves on the board of the Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank that promotes policies that lift people from poverty to prosperity. She also serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Health Security Advisory Board and Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases Stakeholders Working Group.

    Ellen enjoys spending time with her daughter in elementary school and tries to fit in yoga, hiking, meditation, and helping her friends and colleagues with the myriad of many amazing causes they are all involved in whenever possible!

    She has a forthcoming book, Treatment Under the Big Tree: Stories from the Modern Fight to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (Johns Hopkins Press, Spring 2018).

  • Molly Anderson

    Associate, Programs


    Molly currently serves as an Associate, Programs at the END Fund. In this role, she assists with the END Fund’s program portfolio in various countries. She holds a Master’s of Arts in Intercultural Youth and Family Development from the University of Montana.

    Prior to becoming a member of the END Fund team, Molly served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana where she worked alongside community stakeholders to build capacity, promote healthy lifestyles and educate the youth about HIV prevention. Molly received her BA in Psychology from Gonzaga University where she was a member of the Women’s Basketball team.

    Molly recently relocated to New York and in her spare time enjoys exploring the city, searching for a great cup of coffee, and befriending the dogs in her neighborhood.

  • Elisa Baring

    Director, Programs


    Elisa currently serves as a Director, Programs for the END Fund. With a background in global health and technical expertise in NTD control, Elisa brings first hand knowledge of implementing sustainable NTD control programs along with experience in donor relations and fundraising to her role at the END Fund.

    Prior to joining the END Fund in 2012, she worked with a range of organizations focused on global health, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI). As a consultant with UNFPA, Elisa focused on aid effectiveness, health system strengthening, and post-MDG frameworks. As SCI’s Senior Program Manager for West Africa, Elisa managed NTD control programs funded by the Gates Foundation and USAID in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. She worked in collaboration with government ministries and liaised with NGO partners to ensure control programs met national health objectives and were sustainable. Elisa also provided technical assistance to schistosomiasis and NTD programs in Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda, and Togo. While at SCI, she contributed to the development of the WHO’s ‘Monitoring Drug Coverage for Preventative Chemotherapy’ for NTDs. In addition to her work in global health, Elisa has several years of experience working in business development and fundraising.

    Elisa is a former United States Peace Corps volunteer (Niger) and is a graduate of Brown University (BA in International Relations; BA in French Civilization). In 2003 Elisa earned an MSc in Health, Population, and Society from the London School of Economics. She speaks English, French, and conversational Hausa. Outside of work, Elisa is busy running after her three children, exploring the world with her family and taking photos of everyday people. She is an avid runner, loves to read, and enjoys picnicking.

  • Hannah Chang

    Director, Finance

    Hannah Chang

    Hannah currently serves as a Director, Finance at the END Fund, responsible for managing financial operations and reporting for the organization.

    Prior to joining the END fund, she worked in Bristol Myers-Squibb’s Global Internal Audit department leading financial, compliance, and operational audits for US-based operations and international markets. She also worked as a program manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation supporting the central and eastern Europe Bridging Cancer Care portfolio. 

    Previously, Hannah worked at Deloitte in Boston and Honolulu leading external audits for various clients including those in healthcare, nonprofit and government. She serves on the Board of Dong Ji Hoi – Hawaii, a nonprofit providing scholarships to students in Hawaii.  In addition, Hannah serves on Nomi Network’s Board of Advisors, assisting the organization whose mission is to create economic opportunities including training and job opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking in India and Cambodia

    Hannah received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business with a concentration in Accounting. She loves rooting for her Boston sports teams in spite of the New York rivalries. On weekends, you can find Hannah exploring New York City for local restaurants and live music.
  • Carlie Congdon

    Associate Director, Programs


    Carlie currently serves as an Associate Director, Programs at the END Fund. In this role, she assists with the END Fund’s program portfolio in Nigeria and Angola as well as managing data and systems for the Programs team. She holds a Masters of Science in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with a focus on Global Environmental Health Sciences.

    Prior to joining the END Fund, Carlie served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Vanuatu where she worked alongside local health workers to increase awareness and improve infrastructure and service delivery for reproductive health, antenatal care, and water and sanitation. As a member of the Gender and Development committee, she helped create workshops to ensure gender equality in community development programs, teach life skills, and decrease gender based violence. While studying in New Orleans, she also gained experience in environmental risk management, liaising directly with community based organizations to assess and identify potential health hazards.

    In addition to her work at the END Fund, Carlie is a volunteer runner with Back on My Feet NYC and a member of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of NYC Leadership Board.

  • Cecilia Dougherty

    Associate Director, Strategy and Operations


    Cecilia joined the END Fund in December 2014. As an Associate Director, Strategy and Operations, she works to improve communications, fundraising, technology, and operational systems to ensure efficient and effective programmatic and organizational initiatives. Cecilia also serves as Human Resources support for the organization, developing programs and processes to ensure team members’ success. She brings experience in database management, Salesforce implementation and administration, and communications and fundraising management.

    Prior to joining the END Fund, Cecilia served as Development and Public Affairs Coordinator at Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a non-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) working to expand and transform primary care in underserved neighborhoods nationwide. In her role, she developed the Salesforce platform for the organization, improved communications, and helped manage fundraising and cultivation events, raising over $3million in event and individual fundraising throughout her tenure.

    Cecilia is passionate about issues of global and national health, education, and domestic social policy. When not at work, you can find Cecilia relaxing with her husband and daughter on the Jersey shore, sporting her flip flops and 50+ SPF sunscreen.

    She received her bachelors in English and Writing with a minor in Spanish from Loyola University Maryland

  • Alessia Frisoli

    Associate, Investor Relations


    Alessia joined the END Fund in 2016, as an Executive Assistant. She currently serves as an Associate, Investor Relations. Prior to working with the END Fund, she researched health issues and elderly rights for the Health and Human Rights division of Human Rights Watch. In previous roles, she helped refugees resettle with the International Rescue Committee in New York City, and contributed to international exchange programs orientations with AFS Intercultural Programs in Italy.

    Alessia received her MA in Liberal Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center, majoring in International Studies, and focusing on human rights and humanitarian action. For her thesis, she researched South African elderly issues, neglect, and social contribution in the context of the AIDS epidemic.

    During her undergraduate at Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Italy, she studied Mandarin abroad in Beijing and Shanghai. In her free time, she keeps in contact with family in Italy and China, knits, and cooks delicious Italian meals! Alessia speaks Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish.

  • Yayne Hailu

    Associate Director, Communications


    Yayne is a Associate Director, Communications at the END Fund, focusing on strategic communications and media around neglected tropical diseases and private philanthropy. She brings to the position over five years of public health experience and a background in journalism, PR, and digital media, with a specialty in Africa and Latin America. In 2012 Yayne received a Masters in International Public Health from New York University.

    Prior to the END Fund, Yayne specialized in brand management and social media consulting for domestic and international non-profits. In global health, most recently she has worked with organizations like GBCHealth and Instituto Promundo in Brazil. At GBCHealth she used communications and digital media to engage private investors in global malaria and HIV/AIDS initiatives. While at Instituto Promundo, an international NGO based in Rio de Janeiro, Yayne was part of the research and development team for an evidence review on sexual violence prevention programs.

    In her spare time, Yayne is a freelance writer and blogger for international magazines like Applause Africa and Travel Noire, contributing stories on travel & culture, health, and social issues. She also speaks French, Amharic, and conversational Portuguese. Aside from global health and development, she is an avid animal-lover, nomad, and storyteller who aspires to use her creativity for social good.

  • Heather Haines

    Senior Director, Public Affairs 


    Heather is the Senior Director, Public Affairs, where she is responsible for expanding the END Fund community and enhancing partnership opportunities, as well as the planning and execution of a variety of events. She joined the END Fund in 2015. Previously, she served as Vice President for Programs at Washington, DC-based Meridian International Center, which works closely with the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. There, she was charged with creating programs, forums, seminars, and conferences for a variety of constituents, including the diplomatic community, the U.S. Government, international visitors, and members of Meridian’s various councils.

    Before Meridian, Heather was the Manager of Events at the think tank, Center for Global Development (CGD), responsible for coordinating over 100 seminars and events each year to promote the work and initiatives of the Center. Prior to that, she worked with Barnes & Noble, both in their corporate New York office, as well as managing author events and book signings in Washington, DC. She has also worked in the independent film division of both PBS and Miramax Films.

    Heather received her Master’s degree in literature from the University of North Texas and holds a BA in English from the University of Oklahoma.

    Heather lives just outside of Washington, DC with her husband and two whippets, within walking distance of the AFI theater, where you’ll find her for film festivals, documentary screenings, and foreign films.

  • Kimberly Kamara

    Director, Programs


    Kimberly has more than 10 years experience working in the international development sector. Prior to joining the END Fund, she served as the Associate Program Director of Global Programs at Orbis International-HQ, where she provided management support and worked to redefine the strategic direction of the program department.

    Kimberly spent six years of her career living and working in French speaking West Africa. During that time she served in the U.S. Peace Corps (Guinea and Mali) and subsequently with Population Services International promoting behavior change in the public health sector. She also worked for The Carter Center during the International Election Observation mission in Guinea as a driver in management and logistics of the field office. She has also worked at USAID and the National Democratic Institute, focusing on good governance and capacity building of political parties.

    Kimberly has a Masters of Public Health from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. She received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from SUNY Brockport, focusing on politics and anthropology in Africa. Kimberly speaks English and French, as well as conversational Malinké.

    Outside of her work, she is a member of the Mt. Sinai Continuing Education and Workforce Development Committee at the Icahn School of Medicine. She also supports various development organizations through her participation in fundraising activities.

  • Kate Kelly

    Associate, Finance and Administration


    Kate Kelly joined the END Fund in 2016 as an Executive Assistant. Currently she serves as an Associate, Finance.

    Prior to becoming a member of the END Fund team, she was a Program Fellow for Eskolta School Research and Design, working alongside NYC public school and Department of Education staff to address the dropout crisis in public education. In previous roles, Kate has served as a mediator with the New York Attorney General’s Office under Andrew Cuomo, worked extensively in social media and online organizing with Campaign for a Fair Settlement, an organization advocating fair and transparent financial and banking policies, and acted as a social media manager and writer for Mediaite, a popular online news organization. While studying in Barcelona as an undergraduate, Kate was a translator in the areas of city planning and transportation at the Barcelona Urban Ecology Agency (Agència d'Ecologia Urbana de Barcelona). 

    Kate received her B.A. in Political Science, Communication and Public Service from the University of Pennsylvania and also has a minor in Hispanic Studies. Outside of the office she is an avid cookie baker, committed theatergoer, slightly lapsed archer, and passionate travel photographer.

  • Warren Lancaster

    Senior Vice President, Programs


    Warren directs the team responsible for sourcing and managing of project investments the END Fund makes on behalf of investors. He has many years of experience in the international development sector, both in humanitarian emergencies and long term development initiatives. Warren was involved in the first proof of concept initiatives in Rwanda and Burundi that led to the foundation of the END Fund and can trace his involvement in NTDs since 2003.

    Warren transitioned from the philanthropic advisory company Geneva Global, which was the incubator for the END Fund. While there, he was a senior consultant when the END fund was established in 2012 where he found the potential to enhance the health of children and adults at such a scale utterly compelling. Warren has previously led international non-governmental organizations and, in his commercial career, was a risk management consultant.

    Beyond his work with the END Fund he is a keen cyclist and has more recently taken up sailing.

  • Sara Laskowski

    Associate Director, Programs

    Sara Laskowski

    Sara currently serves as an Associate Director, Programs at the END Fund. In this role, she assists with the END Fund's program portfolio under the Reaching the Last Mile Fund. She holds a Masters of Science in One Health and Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College, and a BSc in Ecology from the University of Delaware.

    Prior to joining the END Fund, Sara worked for the International Rescue Committee in Sierra Leone. While there, she worked on emergency response operations during the 2014 – 2016 Ebola Outbreak and supported grants management of the country program portfolio. Previously, Sara served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea where she worked alongside local farmers to promote organic agricultural techniques, reforestation, and malaria prevention. She speaks English and French, and dabbles in Spanish, Sousou, and Krio.

    Outside of the office, Sara enjoys spending her time exploring the outdoors, visiting as many of New York City’s museums and galleries as she can, and playing her bassoon.


  • Sashi Leff

    Associate, Programs


    Sashi currently serves as an Associate, Programs  supporting the END Fund's programs portfolio.  

    Prior to joining the END Fund, Sashi worked as an Associate at Corkery Group, a strategic health communications consulting firm. While there she developed communications strategies for the CDC's domestic and global divisions of HIV, hepatitis, TB and STD prevention. Previously, Sashi also worked at Raising Voices, a Uganda-based non-profit working to prevent violence against women. 

    Sashi received a MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a MSc in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics. She also holds a BA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, where she majored in African Studies and Development. 

    In her spare time Sashi enjoys testing out new recipes, exploring New York City's cultural offerings and spending time with her husband and cat.

  • Katie Douglas Martel

    Vice President, Investor Relations 


    Katie currently serves as a Vice President, Investor Relations. She is responsible for facilitating and building on existing investor relations and broader partnerships.

    Prior to joining the END Fund, Katie was the Director of Institutional Advancement at the Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington, DC, a think tank dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through analysis and engagement with the policy community. In this role, Katie oversaw all aspects of the Center’s fundraising activities and broader engagement with the philanthropic community. She began working at CGD as a member of the Global Health Policy team, before joining the Institutional Advancement team to facilitate the Center’s growing engagement with bilateral donors and private foundations.

    Before CGD, Katie gained experience in global development, grant management, and external and investor relations at the Wallace Genetic Foundation, the Congressional and Public Affairs office of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Corporate Executive Board. 

    A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Katie earned her BA in Public Policy from Duke University and her MPP with a concentration in international development from Georgetown University.

    Katie lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Ryan, son Finn, and dog Jack.

  • Sam Mayer

    Vice President, Public Affairs  

    Sam Mayer

    Sam is the Vice President, Public Affairs at the END Fund. He is responsible for the organization’s global external engagement, including advocacy, innovative financing, and communications that advance the NTD platform and attract additional resources and attention to the NTD sector.

    Previously, Sam was Executive Director, International Programs at the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund where he oversaw a $45 million grant portfolio that supported 130 HIV/AIDS service organizations across 50 countries. There, he devised public private partnerships and strategic health programs that reached over 26 million people affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

    Prior to that, Sam led global fundraising efforts for a leading sport-for-development organization, Grassroot Soccer. He was also previously Chief Operating Officer for Millennium Promise, and Global Operations Manager at the Clinton Health Access Initiative where he helped establish the organization's health financing division and co-designed, implemented, and published results from a landmark HIV costing analysis in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Sam holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in Economics from the University of Strathclyde in his native Scotland. He lives in Long Island City, NY with his wife and son, and enjoys competing in triathlons and marathons. 

  • Courtney McKeon

    Executive Assistant


    Courtney McKeon joined the END Fund in March 2017. As an Executive Assistant, she plays an integral role in the day to day support of the CEO. 

    Before joining the END Fund, Courtney worked with a local nonprofit, Partners in Caring based in Durham, NC that provided marginalized populations with HIV and Hepatitis C testing. With this organization, she also led sex education seminars to at-risk-youth in the Durham area. Previously, Courtney worked in a health clinic with Manna Project in Ecuador, where she provided the community with nutrition and exercise courses to mitigate the prevalence of diabetes in the area. In Honduras, she worked with a group called Global Health Brigades, where she contributed to the day-to-day operations of a pop-up health clinic that served an impoverished community, that otherwise had no access to healthcare.

    Courtney received her B.A. in Public Policy and Global Health with a minor in Sociology from Duke University. Her primary focuses were health policy, emerging infectious disease, and social inequality. During her time at Duke, she was a member of the Division One Track and Field Team. Courtney lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband Will and dog Nahla, who join her in cheering on their favorite sports teams.

  • Fouad Onbargi

    Senior Advisor, Innovative Finance


    Fouad works with the END Fund to lead innovative financing initiatives. Fouad has over 20 years of experience in the structured finance space and is founder and CEO of ABS Advisory Services. He has led securitization banking teams at JP Morgan and Barclays Capital and most recently at KGS Alpha and Aladdin Capital, a $12 billion hedge fund.

    Throughout his banking career, Fouad helped raise over $48 billion for leading Fortune 500 companies and thinly capitalized start-ups alike. Prior to banking, he was an attorney doing project finance and leveraged leasing at White & Case in New York and securitization at Sidley & Austin in Chicago. Fouad graduated from Georgetown with a combined JD and Masters from the School of Foreign Service and completed his undergraduate work at Harvard.

    Whether by helping the nascent Palestinian state to draft a foreign investment law as a junior lawyer or working with innovative financiers to develop Property Assessed Clean Energy securitizations, Fouad has spent a lot of his time engaging in socially impactful investment. He looks forward to putting his legal and banking skill-set to full time use towards ending neglected tropical diseases.

    Fouad loves to travel and speaks French, Arabic, and Italian.

  • Karen Palacio

    Senior Director, Programs


    Karen serves as a Senior Director, Programs where she oversees grant expenditures and evaluates outcomes for several END Fund programs, while providing support for NTD programming, capacity building, and organizational development. Karen brings over ten years of experience in global health grant management, advocacy, and partnership building.

    Prior to joining the END Fund, Karen served as a Senior Program Officer for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Sabin Vaccine Institute. In this role, Karen managed grant awards to multilateral institutions and non-profit organizations, and led advocacy, resource mobilization, and partnership activities aimed at strengthening national NTD programs over 15 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and African regions. Karen was a founding employee of the Global Network and has experience managing a wide-range of startup activities including strategic planning and team building, grant writing, and high-profile advocacy engagement. Prior to her role with Sabin, Karen worked at Partners of the Americas and at Arch Street Communications.

    Karen holds a Master’s of Public Health from The George Washington University. She is also a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego. She is a native Spanish speaker and outside of work, supports Catholic Charities’ local immigration services program.

  • Mercedes Pepper

    Director, Investor Relations

    Mercedes Peppers

    Mercedes currently serves as the Director, Investor Relations at the END Fund. She is responsible for building and strengthening existing investor relations and broader symbiotic partnerships to achieve both financial goals and programmatic impact to end neglected tropical diseases.

    Previously, Mercedes was the Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement and Strategic Partnerships at the Center for Global Development (CGD). In this role, Mercedes oversaw a $45 million portfolio of partnerships with corporations, foundations, governments, and organizations comprising of 50+ relationships and contributing to 98% of 2017's $14.5 million operating budget.

    Prior to CGD, Mercedes gained policy experience consulting for the World Bank, a background in strategic and public-private partnerships interning with UNDP’s Private Sector Team, and skills in business development and communications as a fellow for Babajob Services Private Limited in India. At Babajob, she leveraged information technology solutions to improve service delivery and provide economic opportunities for India’s low-income population, which includes leading the informal sector health insurance initiative. Previous experiences range from teaching English, health, and nutrition in India, facilitating solar power mobile projects in rural Fijian villages, to streamlining on boarding efforts by the federal government.

    Mercedes holds a Master’s in Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, specializing in development and the South Pacific, from Smith College. A native of Mendocino, California, Mercedes has lived globally yet currently resides in Washington, DC.

    Greg Porter

    Associate, Communications


    Greg joined the END Fund in 2017 as an Associate, Communications. In this role, he assists the communications team in developing content for the END Fund’s various platforms and maintaining the website.

    Previously, Greg has worked for non-profits in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and a newspaper in Southeast England 

    Born in Philadelphia, Greg received his Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in International Area Studies and his Master’s degree from the University of Kent in International Multimedia Journalism.

    Outside of work, Greg is usually hiking, listening to podcasts, or being disappointed with a Philadelphia sports teams

  • James Porter

    Director, Communications


    James serves as the Director, Communications at the END Fund. In this role he oversees and manages the END Fund’s social media channels, website, communications, marketing, and outreach efforts. He brings over 8 years experience using both traditional and emerging media for social good in order to help the END Fund achieve its goals.

    Previous to the END Fund, James was the Email Manager for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) where he coordinated fundraising, cultivation, advocacy, and event emails and provided data driven strategy to the digital fundraising and marketing group. James has also served as Communications Officer for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and worked as a Programs and Communications Associate for FilmAid International.

    James has a BA in Sociology from Loyola University Maryland and a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with a focus in global health and human rights from Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Throughout his career, he has been passionate about giving a voice to marginalized people and lifting up their stories in order to raise awareness. He believes in the power of technology to lead change and is a local organizer for the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

    Outside of work, you can find James running along the Hudson River, walking his dog in the park, or taking photos around New York City.

  • Ana Gabriela Power

    Director, Programs


    Ana Gabriela Power comes to the END Fund from Population Services International where she served as an Associate Program Manager for Southern Africa. In this role she provided programmatic, financial, and contractual management support to country platforms in Lesotho and Zambia. She previously worked at Plan International as a Global Program Assurance Senior conducting and supporting project management audits to assess project design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation within the context of each country’s strategic plan.

    Prior to that, Ana held several positions over the course of a six year tenure at Operation Smile, Inc., starting as a Program Coordinator in Nicaragua and eventually overseeing all of their comprehensive care treatment programs for patients with cleft lip and palate in 14 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean as the Regional Program Director. She led capacity building programs, implemented medical supply procurement processes, provided program management oversight, and supported public-private partnerships. In 2010, Ana was one of the lead coordinators on the ground in Haiti for Operation Smile’s relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake, working with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative to provide emergency surgical care.

    Ana Gabriela holds a Master of Science in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and International Business from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. Ana speaks Portuguese and is a native Spanish speaker. She loves running and cultivating her meditation and yoga practice.

  • Mariah Ridge-O'Brien

    Associate, Strategy and Operations

    Mariah Ridge-O'brien

    Mariah serves as the Associate, Strategy and Operations, working to promote operational effectiveness of the organization

    Prior to joining, she served as a Global Health Corps fellow, placed as the Partnerships Associate at Possible, a nonprofit healthcare company managing hospitals in Nepal. In this position she completed grant applications for philanthropic, research, multilateral, and government funders, and created revenue documentation and reporting for partnerships. Before beginning her fellowship year, Mariah worked as the Operations Associate at Care 2 Communities. There she managed development, communications, and programming projects benefiting Care 2 Communities’ primary care clinics in Northern Haiti. Her experience also includes working on the Development & Advocacy team at Last Mile Health, completing projects for their Boston-based and Liberia-based teams, and working as a member of the Development team at Primary Care Progress, a domestic healthcare advocacy group.

    Mariah received her B.A. in International Studies and Geography from the University of Miami. In her free time, she enjoys finding new routes to run in NYC and trying out new recipes.

  • Diana Benton Schechter

    Vice President, Strategy and Operations


    Diana is the Vice President, Strategy and Operations, at the END Fund. She is responsible for serving the END Fund’s growth goals by strengthening its strategic plans, operational systems, and relations with internal and external stakeholders. She also manages human resources, talent development, office management, technology, and systems development functions.

    Previously, Diana led strategic planning at The Atlantic Philanthropies, the limited life foundation founded by Charles F. Feeney. Between 1982 and 2016, Atlantic committed more than $8 billion to social change around the world. Diana played a central role in grantmaking planning and decision-making, facilitated decision-making by the CEO and Board of Directors, managed workflow across the foundation, and managed special grantmaking and other projects for the CEO. Previously, Diana was a member of the Chief of Staff’s Office and the Communications department. Prior to joining Atlantic in 2007, Diana was a Senior Associate at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery (now Finsbury), a strategic communications and crisis management firm based in New York.

    Diana serves on the board of Discovery to Cure, an institute at Yale University committed to advancing the prevention, early detection and treatment of women’s reproductive cancers. She is a member of the Board Fundraising Committee for the nonprofit Girls Write Now, and is a longtime Pacesetter fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

    She earned a B.A. in history and creative writing from Columbia and a master’s in public administration from New York University.

    Diana lives in New York City with her husband and adorable, brilliant young daughters.

  • Jamie Tallant

    Senior Director, Programs


    As a Senior Director, Programs, Jamie’s primary responsibility is the management and oversight of a portfolio of programs serving as liaison to all collaborating partners. She monitors financial expenditures and evaluates program outcomes, while providing technical advice on NTD programming, capacity building, and organizational development.

    Jamie comes to the END Fund from Malaria Consortium, where she served as Senior Public Health Specialist for NTDs. She provided technical oversight of NTD initiatives with a focus on partnership development. She previously worked at the Task Force for Global Health where she held a variety of consultancy and full-time staff roles with International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP), and Children Without Worms (CWW). Prior to that, Jamie worked at The Carter Center for more than seven years with the Center’s Health Programs, Office of Development, and served twice as an election observer for the Center’s Democracy Program.

    Jamie holds a Master of Public Health specializing in Program Design and Implementation from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Clemson University. She also has a Registered Nursing degree from Georgia Perimeter College.

    Outside of work, she is a certified advanced open water scuba diver. Additionally, she enjoys reading and has recently begun taking flying trapeze lessons.

  • Abbey Turtinen

    Associate Director, Investor Relations


    Abbey serves as an Associate Director, Investor Relations at the END Fund, focusing primarily on fundraising, events, and communications. Previously, Abbey worked on the development team at Pencils of Promise, an international education nonprofit. She also served on the development team at goods for good, a nonprofit focused on transforming orphan care in Malawi. Abbey also spent a summer working in Malawi with the local organizations supported by goods for good and it was there that she first learned of and became dedicated to NTDs.

    In her spare time, Abbey sits on the Young Professional Committee at goods for good, supporting awareness and outreach. She is an avid skier and had the opportunity to cross an item off her bucket list by climbing to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro with the END Fund for the 2015 Summit to See the END.

    She received her B.A. in International Relations and Geography from Syracuse University.


Director or Associate Director, Strategy and Operations
Vice President or Senior Director, Finance and Administration
Associate, Programs