Advisory Council

The UNFCU Foundation Advisory Council is comprised of volunteers who are UNFCU members and employees. They represent a broad range of experience and technical skills, and work closely with the Foundation Executive Director to provide guidance on Foundation related matters.

The Advisory Council applies defined selection criteria to evaluate projects and organizations that potentially align with the Foundation's mission. Causes that meet this criteria and alignment are then presented to the Foundation Board of Directors for approval for funding.

The Advisory Council members are:

Carlene Alexander
UNFCU, Global Diversity Officer, Human Resources

Awo Ali
UNFCU, Marketing Specialist, Marketing Global Affairs

Khalid Gherzeddine
UNFCU, Director, International Member Service, Geneva Representative Office

David Gruss
UNFCU, Assistant Controller, Accounting

Maggy Kigochi
UNFCU, Regional Manager, Nairobi Representative Office

Brent Lapp
Strategic Resource Management, Senior Vice President, UNFCU Foundation Annual Sponsor

Martha Ludogo Nyenje
UNFCU, Manager, Entebbe Representative Office

Elisabeth Philippe
UNFCU, Senior Manager, Business Development and Media Relations

Valentina Pinchetti
UNFCU, Supervisor, Rome Representative Office

Stefanie Smedstad
UNFCU, Vice President, Talent Management, Human Resources