Monique Garrity, Founder and Board Chair since 2006. Ms. Garrity retired from the World Bank after a 20 year career working on Africa and East Asia. She also served as World Bank Representative in Mali and Togo, and as Special Representative to the United Nations. Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms. Garrity taught at the University of Massachusetts/Boston, Wellesley College, and the University of Dakar as a visiting Fulbright Professor. She has served on various boards and as a consultant to the OECD, the Harvard Institute for International Development, and Yale University’s Antilles Research Program. Ms. Garrity holds a PhD in economics from Boston College, a B.A., also in economics, from Marygrove College, and certificates in nonprofit management from Georgetown University and in theological studies from Washington Theological Union.
Nancy Corsiglia, Board Member since 2012. Ms. Corsiglia is a management consultant and senior financial executive with over 25 years of experience in public company financial management positions, CFO. She co-led the successful business start-up and 20-year growth of the NYSE listed Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. She currently works as an advisor, consultant, and interim executive for business start-ups and troubled institutions in the financial services sector. Active in community service throughout her professional career, she has been leading fundraising initiatives for educational and performing arts institutions, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Smith College and the Stoneleigh-Burnham, school for girls. Ms. Corsiglia holds an MBA in General Management from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an AB in Economics from Smith College.
Roslyn Hees, Board Member since 2006. Ms. Hees has worked with Transparency International (TI) as Executive Director for Africa and the Middle East at the TI Secretariat and as a volunteer Senior Advisor. Prior to working with TI, Ms. Hees had a long career with the World Bank in the human development sector in East Asia and North Africa. She also worked in Haiti for UNDP and in Latin America with the Population Reference Bureau. Ms. Hees holds a M.A. in Public Affairs from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, an M.A from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A from McGill University.
Joy Cadogan Logie, Board Member, Treasurer since 2011. Ms. Cadogan Logie currently works in the area of capacity development at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She has previously worked in governance at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). In addition, she managed USAID-funded civic education and political party strengthening projects in Haiti at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). Earlier in her career, she served in the Foreign Service of Guyana. She holds an M.A. in International Relations from The University of the West Indies at St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, a B.A. in French and Spanish from the University of Guyana, along with other qualifications in Portuguese, Translation, and Interpretation.
Jennifer Ward, Board Member, Secretary since 2006. Ms. Ward served for 20 years in the US Foreign Service with posts in Africa and the Caribbean and more recently as associate dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In addition, she has served in both administrative and teaching positions at the City University of New York and Princeton University. She also served on various boards and as a consultant to the Fund for Peace, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, and the governments of the UAE and Saudi Arabia. She currently teaches English as a Second Language at several D.C. area colleges and universities. Ms. Ward holds a B.A. from Vassar College, an M.A. and PhD from UCLA (all in history), and a certificate in TEFL from Georgetown University.
Etsuko Westerband, Board Member since 2011. Ms. Westerband worked for a number of years as the Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Haiti in Washington D.C. Born and raised in Haiti, she has a deep and broad knowledge of Haiti and its realities. She played a critical advisory role in identifying PHC’s Haiti-based partner institution, the Little Sisters of St. Theresa. Ms. Westerband graduated from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Haiti, and studied Library Sciences at Texas A & M University.