Announcing Leadership Council Members!

Posted by Alexis Nadin on May 9th, 2012

Announcing Leadership Council Members!

We are excited to announce the members of GlobalGiving’s first-ever Leadership Council, an advisory committee made up of representatives from our non-profit partners around the world. The Leadership Council will meet for the first time tomorrow, Thursday, May 10th !

Tyson Cecka – Tyson is the Executive Director of a community-oriented nonprofit parkour gym in Seattle, WA. He is new to the world of NPOs but very passionate about sharing parkour with the world as something that anyone can actually get into and benefit from rather than the crazy stunts you’ve likely seen in movies or on Youtube. He is a practitioner and got his start professionally as one those stuntmen doing commercials and parkour performances around the world.

GG project page: http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/1291/parkour-visions/

Jos Dirkx – Jos Dirkx grew up in Brazil, Bangladesh, Spain, Senegal, The Netherlands, Canada and Norway, and currently resides in South Africa where she founded the award-winning Girls & Football SA. Through her experience working with the United Nations in Sudan and Eritrea, she has gained hands-on experience working in challenging environments. She enjoys music, theatre, travel, sports, reading and spending time with her family and friends. 

GG project page: http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/9204/girls-and-football-sa/

Gichuki Francis – Gichuki is the Founder and Executive Director of the Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA).  He has a degree in education from Kenyatta University and has vast experience in choice and youth issues throughout East Africa.

GG project page: http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/692/trans-nzoia-youth-sports-association-tysa/

Valerie Lam – Valerie Lam is a classically-trained paralegal by day and in her spare time volunteers as the Idjwi Island Education Fund’s Technical & Administrative Assistant.  A jack-of-all-trades, she assists the Board with execution of print and electronic media, event-planning, and is the catch-all for random administrative tasks (which are important!).  Although a graduate from a liberal arts university with a B.A. in International Relations, Ms. Lam somehow ended up managing the Fund’s website and social media channels.  She speaks Vietnamese, French and English.

GG project page: http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/8432/idjwi-island-education-fund/

Pamela Lee – Pamela is a native and resident of San Francisco, California, USA.  Her “day job” involves managing data for a part of Bank of America, with a staff of seven.  When she is not working, she is volunteering – primarily for Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, an all-volunteer pet bird rescue/rehabilitation/rehoming group with operations throughout Northern California.

GG project page: http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/7061/mickaboo-companion-bird-rescue/

Dalys Rodriguez – Dalys is the Program Director for Fundacion Calicanto in Panama City, Panama.  She has a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Miami and moved to Panama about three years ago looking for “field experience.” It was a bit challenging at first but she loves what she does and continues to look for new opportunities for herself and for the organization to grow.

GG project page: http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/6413/fundacion-calicanto/

Kelly Voss – Kelly joined Nyaka Aids Orphan Project as their first full-time Director of Development in 2011 and brings over 7 years of non-profit fundraising experienceIt is her life work to “alleviate poverty around the globe.”  Kelly has raised millions of dollars for youth, arts, people with disabilities, and sports organizations. When she isn’t connecting donors with their philanthropic passions, you can find Kelly stand-up paddling Austin, TX or running with her 15 year-old son Tristan who keeps her young and on her toes!

GG project page: http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/349/the-nyaka-aids-orphans-project/

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