END Fund Team

INTERNATIONAL BOARD

  • Doug Balfour

    Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Global, Inc.

     
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    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

     
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    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.

     
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    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

     
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    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

     
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    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

  • Melissa Murdoch

    Founder, Green Park Foundation

     
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    Melissa Murdoch is an American investor and philanthropist based in England. She invests in residential, commercial, and agricultural real estate, as well as private companies. She is currently an active social impact investor in English startup companies through Clearly Social Angels. Melissa is a Trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Reta Lila Howard Foundation, and the Green Park Foundation.

    In addition to an interest in global health and poverty alleviation, she is on a crusade to reduce litter in UK. Before becoming an investor, Melissa worked in human rights and microcredit in Cambodia and Peru. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

  • Scott Powell

    Chief Executive Officer, Santander Holdings USA, Inc.

     
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    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

     
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    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.

END FUND TEAM

  • Ellen Agler

    Chief Executive Officer

     
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    Ellen is proud to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the END Fund. 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.

    While working with Operation Smile, Ellen 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 has served on the advisory boards of the World Healing Institute in Hawaii, a program promoting integrated healing and environmental conservation, and Adventures of the Mind, a high school mentoring program, and currently serves on the board of the Legatum Institute, a think tank based in London.

    Outside of her professional life, 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!

  • Molly Anderson

    Associate, Programs

     
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    Molly currently serves as a Program Associate 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, Special Projects

     
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    Elisa currently serves as the Director of Special Projects 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.

  • Carlie Congdon

    Associate Director, Programs

     
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    Carlie currently serves as an Associate Program Director 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, Operations

     
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    Cecilia joined the END Fund in December 2014. As an External Relations Associate, she works to improve communications, fundraising, and operational systems to ensure efficient and effective programmatic and organizational initiatives. 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. Currently, she serves as co-chair of the Hyde Bronx Charter School’s Young Professionals Committee and volunteers with Hopeworks ‘N Camden, a non-profit working for over 15 years with youth to get back in school and find a safe pathway to their future.

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

  • Alessia Frisoli

    Executive Assistant

     
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    Alessia joined the END Fund in 2016, as an Executive Assistant. 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, External Relations

     
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    Yayne is the External Relations Associate 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

    Director, External Relations

     
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    In 2015, Heather joined the END Fund as Director with the External Relations team, 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. 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

     
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    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.

  • Warren Lancaster

    Senior Vice President, Programs

     
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    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.

  • Frank Lei

    Director, Finance and Operations

     
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    Frank joined the END Fund’s Finance and Operations team in late 2015. Previously, he was Assistant Director, Fiscal Operations and HR at New York University. Frank was drawn to the END Fund as its mission resonates with his interest in advocating health and education, especially for children.

    Frank is also a Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of dot Ed, a learning center located in Lower Manhattan. Aside from leading the finances of the center, he devotes his weekends to teaching elementary and junior high students English and Math to achieve higher scores on the year-end NYS Common Core Learning Standards exams.

    Frank received a B.A. in both English and American Literature and Psychology He also holds a M.A. in Psychology focusing on Counseling and Early Childhood Education.

  • Kate Kelly

    Executive Assistant

     
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    Kate Kelly joined the END Fund in 2016 as an Executive Assistant.

    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.

  • Sarah Marchal Murray

    Chief Operating Officer

     
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    Sarah serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the END Fund. In this role she heads the New York office in addition to leading both the external relations and operations teams. Sarah also works closely with programs colleagues in integration of END Fund’s reporting, systems, and strategy for impact.

    Previous to the END Fund, Sarah served as the first Director for Institutional Advancement and Board Secretary for one of the topmost influential think tanks in the U.S., The Center for Global Development (CGD). In this role she was the chief architect and implementer on initiatives aimed at engaging the philanthropic community; including a diverse portfolio of Board members, individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy-oriented research and active engagement of the policy-community and the public.

    Prior to her role with CGD, Sarah successfully aided in the establishment of WaterAid America, a leading international network of NGOs working in water and sanitation issues globally; and had a successful career as an Executive Director with Community Counselling Services Co. (CCS), one of the most comprehensive and widely recommended fund-raising consulting and management firms globally. Early in her career Sarah worked as a media and political consultant.

    Sarah is a former United States Peace Corps volunteer (Tanzania and Guyana), and is a graduate of Villanova University. In 2004 she earned her Master's degree at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and studies in nonprofit management at the School of Business. Sarah continues to enjoy advising start-up non-profits/socially minded businesses on organizational growth and development serving on the boards of a few close to her heart.

  • Katie Douglas Martel

    Partnership Officer

     
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    Katie currently serves as the END Fund’s Partnership Officer. As a consultant on assignment with the END Fund 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.

  • Karen Palacio

    Director, Programs

     
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    Karen serves as Program Director for the END Fund 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.

  • James Porter

    Associate Director, External Relations

     
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    James serves as the Associate Director of External Relations at the END Fund. In this role he oversees and manages the END Fund’s social media channels, website, communications, and marketing efforts. He brings over 7 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.

  • Jamie Tallant

    Director, Programs

     
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    As Program Director, 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, External Relations

     
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    Abbey serves as an Associate Director, External 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.

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