our team

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At UNFCU Foundation, we believe that women are best served by organizations that break down social, economic, and gender-based barriers. I am incredibly grateful to both our partners and donors, and excited by the opportunity we have to create a better world for all of us.

Yma Gordon
Executive Director

Officers & Administration

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Yma Gordon
Executive Director
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David Gruss
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Rott
Michael Rott
Vice President, Legal
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Tanya Sukkari
Foundation Associate

Advisory Council

Our global volunteer advisory council is made up of UNFCU employees and annual sponsors. They bring a broad range of experience and technical skills, and work closely with our staff to provide insight and guidance.

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Brent Lapp
Strategic Resource Management, Senior VP—Annual Sponsor
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Martha Ludogo Nyenje
UNFCU, Manager, Entebbe Representative Office
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Elisabeth Philippe
UNFCU, Senior Manager, CSR and Media Relations
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Valentina Pinchetti
UNFCU, Supervisor, Rome Representative Office
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Stefanie Smedstad
UNFCU, VP Talent Management, Human Resources
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Carlene Alexander
UNFCU, Global Diversity Officer, Human Resources
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Kadie Alpers
UNFCU, Marketing Associate, Marketing
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Khalid Gherzeddine
UNFCU, Director, International Member Service
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David Gruss
UNFCU, Assistant Controller, Accounting
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Maggy Kigochi
UNFCU, Regional Manager, Nairobi Representative Office

Board of Directors

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Joyce Barbarich
Director
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Michael N. Clark
Director
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David Gosstola
Treasurer
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John Lewis
Director
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Pamela K. Agnone
Chairperson
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Theresa Panuccio
Director
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Jodi Pulice
Director
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Laura Rockwood
Director
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