InterAction Welcomes Seven New Members to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON - In mid-June, InterAction welcomed seven new members to its board of directors. The newly appointed individuals, whose expertise range from operations to technology to health and sanitation, are respected leaders in the NGO community and will be vital in helping to guide the organization forward. 

Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry, brings more than 13 years of experience in the internet and communications industry and a keen understanding of how technology is transforming our sector. Public Interest Registry empowers non-profits and NGOs online by ensuring that they have a space to express their voice and mission through management of the “.org” domain registry and supports efforts to ensure the internet remains a resource for all.

 

 

InsideNGO’s CEO Tom Dente draws on cross-sector experience through InsideNGO’s support and strategic guidance to the NGO community. Tom’s prior experience in global operations in both the nonprofit and private sectors ensures that he will bring insight into the operations and management challenges and opportunities that we all face.

 

 

 

Through her 30 years of international experience in the humanitarian sector, Anne Goddard, CEO of ChildFund International, brings a wealth of applied insight to her role on our board. ChildFund focuses on the well-being of children worldwide through better nutrition, health, safety, education, and skills. Anne’s leadership will help us respond to the essential needs and lessons from our membership.

 

 

Job Heintz, CEO of Himalayan Cataract Project, brings expertise through a background in public interest law and international support of eye care programs. Himalayan Cataract Program addresses cataract, a surgically treatable condition responsible for more than half of the 39 million cases worldwide of unnecessary blindness. Job’s presence on the board will provide an important voice for vital causes.

 

 

Having served as Director of the Peace Corps for five years, Carrie Hessler-Radelet is already a familiar face to many in the NGO community. Now, as President and CEO of Project Concern International, she leads the organization in helping nearly 19 million people a year fight poverty and live healthier lives. We are fortunate that Carrie can bring her experience from inside and outside of government to our board.

 

 

Sarina Prabasi leads WaterAid America as its CEO and advances its mission of improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene for the world’s poor. Their footprint is widespread, reaching over 2 million people with clean water and 3 million people with sanitation in a given year. Sarina’s record of leadership includes recognition as one of the “Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink” by both Fortune and Food & Wine magazines. We are fortunate to have her on our board.

 

 

As CEO of ReSurge International, Jeff Whisenant leads the organization in its mission of treating children and adults with clefts, disabling burns, hand traumas, and other disfigurements and injuries. Jeff brings 20 years of global experience in international development and relief to his role and insight from prior positions across the NGO sector.

 

 

 

The InterAction board of directors is a committed and active group of leaders, broadly representative of our community’s diversity. The board’s membership comes from a mix of faith-based and secular organizations, with varying sets of resources, missions, and geographical headquarters.  We’re excited for all of the new board members to join the diverse and vital group of leaders on our board of directors. In the coming year, their assistance will be invaluable as the organization reevaluates its system of standards, delve into the question of how it can ensure even greater impact, continue promoting the voice of the NGO community, and constantly adapt to meet the challenges of external shifts and opportunities from innovation.

InterAction Board of Directors