Our Team

Global Fund for Women is made up of a diverse team of dedicated individuals. With headquarters in San Francisco, our staff, board members, and advisors are based around the world.

Board of Directors

PeiYao Chen

President & CEO

Layli Maparyan

Board Chair

Moez Virani

Treasurer

Maria Núñez

Secretary and Chair of Development

Caroline Barlerin

Chair, Governance Committee

Stephanie Kimou

Chair, Comms/Advocacy Committee

Team

PeiYao Chen

President & CEO

Craig Sarsony

Senior VP, Global Operations

Jennifer Mulch

VP, Finance & Accounting

Pradeepa Jeeva

VP, Brand & Culture

Abby Smardon

VP, Development and Co-lead, Global Partnerships

Seba Abudaqa

MENA Fundraising Strategy & Crisis Consultant

Rose Afful

MLA Advisor, Africa CJ

Aida Akim-Escriva

Officer, Philanthropic Innovation

Sonya Alvarez

Director, Major Gifts and Sustaining Movements Co-Lead

Jackie Anderson

Director, Finance and Budgets

Doris Angel

Manager, Accounting

Hewan Areaya

Sr. Program Manager, Participatory Approach

Jillian Becerra

Senior Director, Human Resources

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Emilia Blancarte Jaber

Senior Manager, Global Advocacy and Accountability

Lisa Block

Senior Director, Movement-Led Approach

Noura Bou Zeid

Manager, Global Partnerships Operations

Olja Bušbaher

Officer, Learning & Evaluation (Kaleidoscope)

Mariana Castro

Senior Associate, Sustaining Approach

Joyelle Clarke

MLA Advisor, Caribbean CJ

Ayesha Constable

Technical Director, Climate Justice

Nicole Crossley

Digital Marketing & Creative Lead

Marla de la Cruz

AGAC Fellow

Agostina Dati

Officer, Grants Management

Siouar Douss

Manager, Feminist Crisis Response

Renita Edwin

Director, Feminist Alliances & Philanthropic Advocacy

Irena Ehrlich

Director, Grants Management

Naana Ewool

Global Operations Associate

Nafisa Ferdous

Manager, Emerging Opportunities and Movements

Marry Ferreira

Senior Manager, Global Accountability

Christy Gretsinger

Officer, Process & Information Management

Ankit Gupta

Program Officer, Global Partnerships

Karen Ishimaru

Director, Process & Information Management

Obed Kabanda

Lead Senior Director, Global Partnerships and Acting Lead, Development

Avni Kacker

Grants Management Officer

Moussokoro Kané

MLA Advisory, Africa CJ

Rufaro Kangai

Director of Major Gifts

Irene Kaushansky

Senior Director, Integrity and Compliance

Katy Kelly

Senior Officer, Finance

Taryn Kearns

Learning & Evaluation Officer

Mira Khawam

Director, Process & Information Management

Sahiba Lal

Data and Global Accountability Officer

Cesángari López Martínez

Senior Officer, Tool and Analytics

Amanda Martin

Grants Management Officer

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Shaquera Martindale

Fiscal Sponsorship Finance Officer

Mayra Martinez

Brand & Culture Associate

Aweqawe Mda

AGAC Fellow

Chelsea Meacham

Movement Writer and Editorial Manager

Sarah Murungi

Director, Movement-Led Approach

Nida Mushtaq

Artist Changemaker Consultant

Shannon O’Malley

The Everyday Feminist Fellow

Sofia Peters

Anti-Corruption Learning Fellow

Megi Pishtari

Officer, Particiaptory Approach

Sandra Pons

Senior Officer, Grants Management

Beatriz Puerta Santos

Crisis Consultant, Feminist Alchemy & Grantmaking

Fabiola Quesada

Learning Advisor

Regina Reed

Manager, Office of the President

Renee Saedi

Director, Experiential Philanthropy

Aissata Sall

Director, Participatory Approach

Allison Sambo

Senior Director, Learning, Evaluation & Analytics

Anja Tranovich

Director, Movement Experience

Xanthe Tunley-Stainton

Grants Management Officer

Randy Trigg

Director, Information Management

Michelle Truong

Learning Lead

Krista Walton Potter

Senior Director, Communications and Artist Changemaker Program Lead

Sadie Washington

Global Partnership Associate

Christina Williams

Evaluation Lead

Felicia Won

Senior Officer, Human Resources

Kara Wuest

Digital Content Lead

Lesley Wynn

Senior Manager, Narratives

UK Board Of Directors

Advisors

Africa

Cameroon, Sylvie Djacbou, Global Fund for Women Board Member

Kenya, Purity Kagwiria

Madagascar, Lana Razafimanantsoa

Mali, Bintou Founé Samaké Bouaré

Mali, Djingarey Ibrahim Maiga

Senegal, Tabara Ndiaye

Sudan, Confidential Advisor

Uganda, Deborah Kaddu-Serwadda

Middle East

Jordan, Nissreen Haj Ahmad

Morocco, Kenza Yousfi

Syria, Dr. Maria Al Abdeh

Asia Pacific

Fiji, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls

Fiji, Veena Singh

India/US, Confidential Advisor

Malaysia, Sivananthi Thanenthiran

Thailand, Bandana Pattanaik

Europe & Central Asia
Armenia, Gohar Shahnazaryan

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vedrana Frasto

Kazakhstan, Leyla Zuleikha Makhmudova

Serbia, Jovana Djordjevic

Latin America & Caribbean

Argentina, Ruth Zurbriggen

Brazil, Jurema Werneck

Brazil, Madalena Guilhon

Central America, Confidential Advisor

Haiti, Tania Pierre Charles

Mexico, Lulú Barrera, Global Fund for Women Board Member

Mexico, Tania Elizabeth Turner Sen

Uruguay, Lilian Abracinskas

Global Fund for Women Spokespeople

Our expert spokespeople are available to speak on topics including the power of social movements, the latest issues in global gender justice and how to transform power and privilege for a few into equity and equality for all. Please reach out if you are interested in having a Global Fund for Women speaker at an upcoming event.