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Alice Kaufman, Chair
Katharine Esty, Vice Chair
Rob Wiles, Treasurer
Hans R. Herren, President & CEO
Ndioro Ndiaye

Alice Kaufman is trained as an urban and regional planner and natural resource manager with a 30-year career working in the public sector. She has extensive experience in policy development, program management, and public sector finance. Alice is an experienced change manager and has provided leadership through organizational redesign. During her long career in the federal government, she has helped to develop national strategies to protect children's heath through understanding the impacts of exposure to toxic chemicals, was the head of public affairs and media relations, led community stakeholder involvement programs for the cleanup of hazardous sites, and spearheaded a cost benefit analysis approach of government spending employing a social return on investment model. She is currently the operations manager and chief sustainability officer for a large federal agency, and is an elected member of the Town of Concord, Massachusetts Select Board.


Katharine Esty, Chair Emeritus and Vice Chair, an organizational psychologist by training was the founder of Ibis Consulting Group, Inc. an organizational development and diversity consulting firm. Her expertise is in large systems change, culture change initiatives, diversity and the future search methodology.

Dr. Esty’s publications include, “How Effective Managers Make Things Happen,” “Dealing with Downsizing,” “Issues for Women Managers, Group Methods for Transformation,” and “Changing Corporate Culture to Support Work and Family.” She co-authored the book, Workplace Diversity: A Manager’s Guide to Solving Problems and Turning Diversity into a Competitive Advantage.

Dr. Esty received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Boston University and her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She is a 15-year member of NTL Institute and served as Chair of the Board of the Millennium Institute and the Williston Northampton School.


Rob Wiles, Treasurer, has over thirty years experience in international development and humanitarian assistance, both at an operational and policy levels. He served in various capacities with the Canadian Agency for International Development (CIDA), most recently as its senior organizational development adviser. In 2003, Mr. Wiles was Recipient of the President’s ‘Award of Excellence 2003,’ an award presented to employees for exceptional contribution to CIDA’s mandate.

Mr. Wiles received his education from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, where he was awarded Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Philosophy/Science; and from Harvard University, where he was award a Master of Arts in Public Administration.


Ndioro Ndiaye is former Minister of Social Development, Women, Children, and Family of the Republic of Senegal. She was twice elected Deputy Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM), a post in which she channelled her energy and skills towards sensitizing and supporting developing countries in their search for a better management of both internal and international migration management. She contributed to enhancing focus on the nexus between Migration and Development and to the mainstreaming of migration into national public policies for poverty reduction, which led to the establishment of IOM’s Migration for Development in Africa program.