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Dina Winder joined the FSD Board as part of the merger with the Clarence Foundation and currently serves FSD Board Chair. She has over ten years of experience in finance, real estate and consumer-focused industries. Currently, Dina is Vice President of Acquisitions with the Chartres Lodging Group, LLC. Previously, she worked as Senior Director of Acquisitions and Development for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. She also served on Kimpton’s EarthCare advisory board, overseeing the strategic direction of 80+ activities across 50 properties in the US. Before that, she worked at Bear Stearns in the investment banking group. She holds a masters degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
Katharine Rogers, Vice Board Chair, is an entrepreneur, consultant and investor with expertise in the application of market-based business principles to address social challenges such as poverty, healthcare, and environmental conservation. As a former Investment Officer and Global Fellow at LeapFrog Investments, a $135 million impact investing fund, Katharine sourced and executed private equity transactions in Southeast Asia and Africa to expand the market for insurance and financial inclusion to individuals living on less than $2 a day. Katharine has also served as a Director of Policy and Market Development at Global Eco Rescue, a forestry management organization. During her time at GER, Katharine engaged with government, business and policy stakeholders to generate and sell forest carbon credits to help finance a conservation project in Indonesia for which GER had won the RFP.She has consulted to the Clinton Foundation and several successful start-ups. Katharine began her career at Merrill Lynch, gaining solid experience in business, capital markets and finance during her six years in investment banking in New York and Europe. She serves on the Western Regional Council of MedShare and is a producer for “From Scratch” on NPR. Katharine has an MBA from The Wharton School and BA from Wellesley College. A native of San Francisco, California, Katharine has lived, worked and traveled across six continents.
Jason LaMacchia, Interim Board Chair and Treasurer, has a lifelong track record of impassioned service to his community and currently board treasurer of FSD's board. He is a sixteen year business and management leader within the financial services industry, having worked for BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors and Goldman Sachs. He has extensive experience with exchange traded funds (ETFs), having focused on business operations strategy, building and managing highly effective teams, managing all phases of the investment product lifecycle, and managing strategic relationships. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and a master's from the Trium global executive MBA program (an alliance between New York University (NYU), London School of Economics (LSE) and HEC (Paris)), which has an international, social and geopolitical focus.
Dr. Marc D. Shapiro, is the chief of party for the Global Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation Project, which supports USAID’s third largest initiative with funding expected to be $2-3 billion. The project focuses on intellectual leadership on indicators and impact evaluation supporting USAID headquarters and field missions worldwide across the fields of sustainable livelihoods, clean energy, and adaptation to climate change. Previously, he served as a director of monitoring, evaluation, and economics at the Millennium Challenge Corporation – a US governmental agency focusing on development through economic growth. At MCC, he oversaw monitoring and impact evaluations for over $1.5 billion in development projects spanning diverse sectors. Dr. Shapiro previously served as a consultant and contractor managing projects and leading evaluations and assessments and provided other research and consulting services for the World Bank, the UN, USAID, FEMA, and various nongovernmental organizations. He has worked in Latin America, Eurasia, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East across a variety of sectors including education, infrastructure, health, public service delivery, agriculture, property rights, ICT, energy and environment, and others. Dr. Shapiro has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester with concentrations in research methods, institutions, and public policy. He has served for about 12 years in various leadership positions in FSD's Board of Directors and has been associated with FSD through thick and some thin.
Dr. Paul Arntson is the Alumnae of Northwestern University Teaching Professor of Speech Communication Studies, fellow at the Buehler Center on Aging at Northwestern's McGaw Medical Center and faculty associate at the University's Institute for Policy Research. Arntson serves on the faculty of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and is on the steering committee of the Center for Civic Engagement. He joined the Northwestern University faculty in 1974, serving as the chair of the Communication Studies Department for six years. Arntson’s research includes understanding communities, civic responsibility and the connections between organizations.
Brian Hanson is the Director of Programs Research and Operations of the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies and a faculty member in the Department of Political Science. He oversees the Center for Global Engagement at the Buffett Center and the Global Engagement Summer Institute, an innovative summer study abroad program at Northwestern to prepare undergraduates and guide them in collaborative international development projects with indigenous NGOs in Uganda, India, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and South Africa. Hanson teaches courses on international development, international political economy, globalization, and the changing role of the state in world politics. His current research is on the European trade politics and community-based approaches to global development.
In addition to his work at Northwestern, Hanson is also actively involved in fields of international philanthropy, international development and foreign affairs. He is chair of the board of GlobeMed, a national organization started at Northwestern, which seeks to build a new generation of leaders in global health by involving undergraduates in health projects in the developing world. He serves as an advisor to the Holthues Trust and on the board of the Hanson Family Foundation, which are grant giving organizations that support global development, human rights, poverty alleviation and environmental work around the world. He also is the former board chair of the Chicago Global Donors Network. Hanson is vice chair of the Stanley Foundation, which promotes multilateral approaches to address international problems such as securing nuclear materials, prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, and evolution and innovation in global governance. Previously, he has served as the foreign policy advisor to U.S. Senator Alan Dixon of IL, and as the number two in Washington DC government affairs office of John Deere and Company. Hanson received his BA from Grinnell College and did his doctoral studies in political science at MIT.
Michael A. Krafft is the CEO of M&A Media Group, a financial services firm. Michael launched his international development career based in Dubai, UAE and then Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. For more than 20 years, Mr. Krafft has built deep funding relationships with leading strategic and institutional investors, private equity funds, and venture capital firms as well as the World Bank, IMF, EBRD, OECD, and OPIC. Michael established unprecedented avenues of growth with StoryFirst, the first U.S.-funded television and radio networks in the former Soviet Union resulting in today’s CTC Network broadcasting across Russia to more than 330 television stations. As an executive with Metromedia (MGM, Sterling, and Orion Films), he helped create global cluster strategies in Asia, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Krafft spent eight years in global assignments prior to his appointment as Vice President, Corporate Development for TIW a global telecommunications provider with operations in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Michael is also a pro bono Account Director for the Taproot Foundation focused on NGO sustainable capacity building with financial analysis and strategic planning initiatives. Michael holds a BA degree from DePaul University and an MBA degree in International Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management and is bilingual in English and Russian and a former Board member of the Russian National Orchestra. Michael is a Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a specialization in International Finance and Policy Analysis/Evaluation at Walden University.
Hanish Rathod is Senior Product Marketing Manager at The Climate Corporation where he leads the product portfolio and the go-to-market strategy for Climate FieldView product line. He has over 10 years of tech industry experience in functions that include product management, investing and engineering. Prior to Climate Corporation, Hanish worked in product marketing at VMware, driving go-to-market strategies, product messaging and positioning and channel enablement. He has also worked in asset management in New York leveraging his expertise in investment analysis on tech companies for Morgan Stanley. Additionally, Hanish has 3+ years of experience in corporate strategy and ASIC/FPGA design at Raytheon. Hanish graduated from Harvard Business School, has a Masters in Engineering from UCLA, and a Bachelors of Engineering from Vanderbilt.
Shaun Johnson traveled to the small Kenyan village of Shikoko as an FSD Pro Corps in 2010. In Shikokho Shaun worked on sustainably providing clean water to the four tribes in the village. He joined the FSD board in 2016 to increase the board's alumni presence and to assist the organization with several digital initiatives. Shaun held various leadership roles at four venture backed startups, before attending UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business. In 2014 he joined PayPal to lead several global product initiatives. Today, he heads the product organization at NimbleRx. Shaun has his MBA and MSEE from UC Berkeley and Stanford University, respectively.
Mohammad Barkeshli is an Associate on the Cross Asset Research & Strategy group at Hall Capital Partners, where he focuses part of his time on the firm’s Full Consequence Investing™ initiative, integrating sustainability factors across investment portfolios for families, endowments, and institutions. Prior to joining Hall Capital, Mohammad was a director at Bakhita Girls, an education program in Tanzania that he co-founded. He led the organization’s sustainability efforts to operate local revenue-generating side businesses, partially offsetting program costs. He has lived across three continents and traveled to 29 countries. Mohammad serves as a Rising Leader at Full Circle Fund, and sits on the grant committee of Hall Capital Partners’ Charitable Fund. He earned his B.A. in Economics and Comparative Literature from New York University.