FRIENDS OF UNFPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2016-2017

Officers 

Minh Ngo (Chair of the Board)
Board of Directors of the 100 Women Charitable Foundation, Art Works for Change, and San Jose Taiko.

Mari Simonen (Vice Chair of the Board)
Mari Simonen is an international leader on population and development. Ms. Simonen is Former Deputy Executive Director (External Relations, United Nations Affairs and Management) and Assistant Secretary-General of United Nations, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Guillaume Gauthereau (Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair)
Former CEO & Founder of Totsy.com, and of CEO of Lalique North America. Currently, Mr. Gauthereau is the Founder & Executive Director of New York Bee Sanctuary and the managing director of Sequoia Lab. 

Stephanie Freid-Perenchio (Secretary)
International Documentary Photographer.

 

Members 

Wendy Cai-Lee  (Immediate Past Chair of the Board)
Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Eastern & Texas Regions, East West Bank.

Annette P. Cumming 
Vice president and executive director, Forthcoming Fund; founder, Planned Parenthood Action Council. Board member, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Guttmacher Institute.

Peggy Elliott Goldwyn
Board member, the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University;  recipient of the International Women’s Forum “Women Who Make a Difference” award;  Founder, The Family of Woman Film Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho. Ms. Goldwyn has written for television, films, and is currently a novelist.

Nicholas Groombridge (Nominating Committee Chair)
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.  

Melissa Kuklin (Ex officio)
Executive Director, Friends of UNFPA 

Peggy McEvoy
Over 45 years of experience working in developing countries in maternal-child health, family planning and reproductive health. Currently, Ms. McEvoy is a consultant for UNAIDS.

Rita C. O’Connor, Ph.D. (Development and Communications Committee Chair)
Ms. O’ Connor is a political scientist and communications consultant; former academic director, Washington Semester, American University, Washington, D.C.

Anne Phelps
Marketing strategist and producer, specializing in international media arts. 

R. Lucia Riddle (Audit Committee Chair)
Ms. Riddle is vice president of federal government relations, Principal Financial Group.

Connie J. Smith
Co-Founder Global Neighborhood Fund, advocate and volunteer.  

Bruce Tully 
Founding member, Beehive Ventures, LLC.

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Emeritus Members

Richard S. Cain
Retired chairman, West Hudson & Co.; Co-founder PRE Wired Systems, LLC, former board member and treasurer at Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles; board member, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project.

Beth Comstock
President & CEO, GE Business Innovations; Chief Marketing Officer, GE.Ms. Comstock leads GE’s newly formed Business Innovations unit with a mandate to accelerate growth from new businesses and those in transition, intensify commercial impact and increase brand value. 

Henry W. Foster, MD  
Professor emeritus, Meharry Medical College and clinical professor, ob-gyn, Vanderbilt University.

Mary D. Lindsay
Trustee emeritus at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Pathfinder International. Honorary trustee at Planned Parenthood NYC and Columbia University School of Nursing Board of Visitors.

Vernon Mack
Mr. Mack is the former chief of UNFPA’s Resource Mobilization Branch.

Leigh M. Miller, JD
Chairman, International Science & Technology Institute.

Stafford Mousky
Former UNFPA and USAID official.

The Honorable Phyllis E. Oakley 
Former assistant secretary, Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration and assistant secretary, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State.

Vito J. Spitaleri, JD
Senior counsel and senior advisor, Mars Company.

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