Board of Directors & Advisors

Honorary Board of Directors

Graça Machel - Chair, Foundation for Community Development (FDC), Honorary Board Member »


Board of Directors

Valerie Nkamgang Bemo, M.D., MPH - Senior Program Officer, Global Development Special Initiatives, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation»

Alexandra Brookshire Esq. - Retired Partner, Perkins Coie, USA »


Rick Fant - Vice President of Apps and Marketplace, Mozilla Corporation »

Michael J. Free, OBE, PhD - Senior Advisor Emeritus, PATH»

Karen E. Glover (Kari), Board Chair - Retired, Global Integration Partner, K&L Gates LLP »


Margaret Griffiths - Chief Financial Officer, Qualis Health»


Laura Herman - Managing Director, FSG Social Impact Advisors »


Will Poole - Social Technologist »


Paul Suzman - Founder and President, OfficeLease, USA »


Allen D. Wilcox - President, VillageReach »



Seth Berkley, MD - CEO, GAVI Alliance »


Jeff Dossett - Chief Executive Officer, AdventureLink Inc. »


Juliette Gimon - Family Council Member, The Flora Foundation »


Mark Kane - Immunization Policy Consultant »


John Lloyd - Deputy Director, PATH Children's Vaccine Program (PATH/CVP), France »


Tom McKown - General Manager/Owner, Industrial Automation, Inc. »


Peggy Morrow - Retired, former Vice President for Resource Mobilization and External Relations, PATH »


Geoffrey Pasvol, MD, D Phil - Professor, Infection and Tropical Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, UK »


David Patterson - Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Populex Corporation »


Dave Richards - Principal, Bodega Ventures; Co-Founder, HelpHive, Inc. »


John Wolf - Chief Operating Officer, Ret., Fairchild Dornier »

Graça Machel is widely recognized for her dedication to education and leadership in organizations devoted to children. Mrs. Machel currently serves as Chairperson of the Commonwealth Foundation, President of the Foundation for Community Development (FDC) and as Chair of The Vaccine Fund, an organization established in 1999 to address the need for Vaccines and immunizations in the world’s poorest countries. Mrs. Machel is also the former First Lady and Minister of Education for Mozambique. She serves as an Honorary Board Member for VillageReach.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Within the Global Development division, Dr. Bemo is the Senior Program Officer responsible for the Emergency Response portfolio, and the Senior Regional Advisor for West Africa within the Agricultural Development portfolio. Dr. Bemo has 10 years experience in Clinical and Public health worldwide. Before joining the foundation, she held various roles at the International Rescue Committee, most recently serving as Senior Technical Advisor for health in the Democratic Republic of Congo and West Africa. Dr. Bemo also worked with various NGOs and had extensive involvement in Aceh, Indonesia, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Kenya and Chad. She is a board member of the Global Health Council and the Fetzer Institute Advisory Council for Health Professionals. Dr. Bemo received her MD from the University of Cote d’Ivoire, her Epidemiology diploma at the University of Paris, and her MPH from Madrid Autonome University. Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Alexandra Brookshire Esq. attended the University of Texas and Stanford University’s law schools, graduating with honors from the University of Texas in 1981. She began her professional career in New York City at the firm of Dewey Ballentine. After New York, she moved to Seattle and was a partner at Seattle’s largest corporate and securities law firm, Perkins Coie. There, she specialized for 10 years in corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, and intellectual property for technology companies. In 1995, she became Vice President and General Counsel for Wall Data Incorporated, a public company specializing in enterprise network connectivity software. She is now serving on various for-profit and not-for profit boards and is a consultant to several medical device and technology companies.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Rick Fant is the Vice President of Apps and Marketplace at Mozilla Corporation.  He is the former 360 Program Director at Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile companies providing a wide range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed broadband.  As the Program Director, Rick coordinated the overall product development, marketing, and deployment  for Vodafone 360 – which shipped in over 28 countries – and directly managed the development of the 360 App-store and developer program that created a catalog of over 3,000 apps at the 360 product launch.  Rick also maintained executive relationships with WAC/JIL, Google, Samsung, and other strategic partners. Prior to Vodafone, Rick had a long career at Microsoft in a variety of roles from marketing to professional services management, and developed and delivered many strategy and product plans for senior management, including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.  At Microsoft, Rick built and led teams that successfully deployed online services to customers such as Walmart, Nordstrom, GEC-Marconi, and Boeing; founded MOBI in partnership with mobile operators such as Nokia, HP, Sun, Google, Yahoo, Samsung, Vodafone, and T-Mobile; and built and operated MSN Mobile in partnership with such mobile carriers as Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, KT Freetel, and with over 50 mobile operators worldwide with millions of users in Europe, Asia, and North America. Rick has previously held positions with Volantis Systems, Inc., Tandem Computers, US WEST Communications, and Technical Resources, Inc.  Rick has also served on the VillageReach Advisory Board.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Dr. Free serves as PATH’s senior advisor emeritus. In this role, he offers guidance to senior leadership on issues from research and development to technology transfer, licensing, marketing, quality assessment, and introduction. Previously, as PATH’s vice president and senior advisor for technologies, Dr. Free oversaw PATH’s technology development; was the global program leader for Technology Solutions; and directed the Technologies for Health Program (HealthTech), funded by the US Agency for International Development, and the Health Innovation Portfolio, funded by individual contributors and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Free was instrumental in PATH’s inception in 1977 and in establishing its biotechnology laboratory and product design and development facilities. He led more than 100 staff working on a range of health technology projects addressing the specific health care needs of resource-poor populations. Under Dr. Free’s leadership, PATH advanced more than 80 technologies, many of which are currently being manufactured, sold, and used in developing countries. Dr. Free has more than 40 years of research and development experience in health technology, including eight years at Battelle Northwest, where he developed technologies to improve reproductive health. He holds four patents, and among his extensive publications in research, technology, family planning, and health issues are 15 invited book chapters and symposium reviews.

He received his bachelor of science degree in physiology from University of Nottingham, England, and his master of science and doctorate in physiology from Ohio State University in Columbus. In 2011, Dr. Free was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his achievements in improving global health and his dedication to increasing the availability of health technologies designed for resource-poor settings.

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Karen E. Glover (Kari) practiced law for over 30 years as a corporate and health care regulatory lawyer, and was Firm Managing Partner of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, a Seattle-based firm of 430 lawyers with eleven offices in Washington, D.C., the West Coast and Greater China. As such, she presided over its merger with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, an East Coast firm, effective January 1, 2007, to form K&L Gates, an international law firm comprising about 1,700 lawyers on three continents, including Europe and the United Kingdom. Ms. Glover served as Global Integration Partner of K&L Gates, traveling constantly until she withdrew from the partnership and the active practice of law in 2008. Ms. Glover has long experience in civic leadership, including as Chair of United Way of King County; President of the King County Library System; and Chair of the Board of Whitman College. Ms. Glover holds degrees with honors from Whitman College (A.B., Philosophy, 1972) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1975). She is married and has two daughters.
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Margaret Griffiths, a CPA (Inactive) in the state of Washington, is the Chief Financial Officer for Qualis Health, a non-profit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and value, whose  mission  is to generate, apply and disseminate knowledge to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and health outcomes.  Margaret has over 30 years of experience in the field of financial management, and previously served for twelve years as Chief Financial Officer for PhenoPath Laboratories, a national medical diagnostic laboratory and contract research firm specializing in cancer diagnostics.  Margaret also operated her own accounting consultancy, providing financial management services to start-ups and publicly listed companies across the Puget Sound region.

Margaret previously held positions with Great Northern Annuity Corporation and PriceWaterhouse Coopers, and is a past lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Washington Extension College, Pacific Lutheran University and Seattle University.

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Laura is a Managing Director and head of the Global Health practice at FSG Social Impact Advisors. She has over twelve years of strategy consulting experience and has advised international NGOs, private foundations, and corporations on strategic planning, program design, evaluation, market analyses, and stakeholder engagement. For these clients and others she has provided in-country research throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America to evaluate in-country operations of partners, assess impact and develop relationships for long-term strategic initiatives.

Laura started her career at Deloitte Consulting, focused on large-scale organizational change initiatives. She holds an M.B.A. with a certificate in Public Management from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She also holds an M.A. in International Policy from Stanford University and a B.B.A. in International Business from the University of Michigan.

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Will is an independent Social-Technologist, supporting ICT for Development projects and promoting Creative Capitalism. He is Co-Chairman of NComputing, which as of 2011 has shipped 2.5 million units, 75% of which are deployed in schools. He is also a board member of Pengala Learning and Volt Boats. Will was previously corporate VP of the Unlimited Potential Group at Microsoft, co-leading efforts to bring social and economic opportunity to the “next billion”. Will also ran Microsoft’s Windows Client business, delivering 30 percent of corporate revenues. Before Windows, Will headed up New Media Platforms and other internet and digital media groups. Will joined Microsoft in 1996 with the acquisition of eShop, an internet e-commerce pioneer which he co-founded in 1991. Before that, he spent five years in marketing and engineering roles at Sun Microsystems. Will received a degree in Computer Science from Brown University in 1983. Will’s other philanthropic interests include supporting Social Venture Partners, Eastside Preparatory Academy, UW’s I-LABS, and Voices Education Project.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Paul Suzman is the founder of OfficeLease a five person real estate firm founded in 1981, that specializes in commercial building tenant and buyer representation. He advises and represents numerous Seattle area companies in their strategic real estate planning, alternative facility evaluations, lease vs. purchase decisions and transaction negotiations.

Mr. Suzman attended Hilton College and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and immigrated to Seattle in 1979. He has served on the boards of several local companies such as The Learning Garden (now Bright Horizons) and Torrefazione Italia Coffee acquired by Starbucks), and has served as trustee of non-profit organizations including, Pacific Science Center, University of Washington Presidents Club, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Henry Art Gallery. He was a founding board member of the Washington Technology Industry Alliance, served as chair of Seattle’s Community Development Roundtable and is active in Seattle Rotary Club. Mr. Suzman is also on the advisory board of University of Washington’s Autism Center, is a member of the Seattle Tennis Club, is an avid cyclist and has served as faculty for numerous real estate seminars. And has also authored numerous papers and articles on the subject of real estate negotiations.

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Allen has had a long association with VillageReach, first as a volunteer before his appointment as president in early 2008.

Allen is active in all elements of VillageReach’s activities and oversees all aspects of VillageReach’s strategic development. He is currently focused on applying his international distribution experience and organizational and project management skills to further develop VillageReach’s tools and programs to expand the reach and benefit of its work.

Previously, Allen served as Associate General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation. While at Microsoft, he supported Microsoft’s international expansion and developed new and innovative distribution channels for Microsoft products. Allen has an LLM in International Business Legal Studies from University of Exeter (England), a JD from Southern Methodist University and a BA from University of Texas. He was a Rotary Foundation Scholar.

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Seth Berkley, MD has served as CEO of the GAVI Alliance since 2011. Before joining GAVI, he founded and was president and chief executive officer of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Dr. Berkley is a medical doctor specializing in infectious disease epidemiology and international health. A member of several international steering committees and boards, Dr. Berkley has consulted or worked in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He is the author of 85 publications and has written extensively on infectious diseases, participating as a core team member in writing the World Bank’s 1993 World Development Report on Health. Prior to IAVI, Dr. Berkley was Associate Director of the Health Sciences Division at the Rockefeller Foundation. He has also worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Carter Center. Dr. Berkley served on the VillageReach board from 2003 to 2010.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Jeff Dossett is the Chief Executive Officer of AdventureLink Inc. where he oversees corporate strategy, sales, marketing, technology, product development, operations, customer care, financial management, human resources, and investor relations. He was formerly Senior Vice President for U.S. Audience at Yahoo! and was also the executive producer and general manager for the MSN media network in the United States. Jeff joined Microsoft in 1991 and had served in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles including general manager of Microsoft’s Canadian subsidiary and as Chairman & CEO of MSN Carpoint (now MSN Autos), DealerPoint and general manager of MSN HomeAdvisor (now MSN Real Estate & MSN Lifestyle). In 2002, Jeff took two years away from his career at Microsoft to pursue his passion for adventure with a goal to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, known as the “Seven Summits”. Reaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 24, 2004, Jeff became the third Canadian in history to successfully complete the Seven Summits. Jeff holds a degree in business administration with honors from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He is married and has three children.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Juliette Gimon is a Family Council Member of the Flora Family Foundation. In 2000, as one of the first fellows of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, she co-founded the Global Philanthropy Forum, which is now a project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. While working with the Forum, Ms. Gimon served as its Outreach and Development Coordinator. After leaving the Global Philanthropy Forum, Ms. Gimon worked at JP Morgan Private Bank as Vice President of Global Philanthropic Services until August of 2005. Ms. Gimon earned her BA in Anthropology from Columbia University. She currently serves on the board of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Synergos Institute, and The Global Fund for Children. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of Youth Philanthropy Worldwide, and the Global Philanthropy Forum.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Mark Kane, MD is currently retired and acts as a consultant on Immunization Policy. He is the former Director of the Children’s Vaccine Program at PATH. Previous to his experience at PATH, Dr. Kane had a 20 year career with the US Centers for Disease Control. For the last 10 years of this career he was assigned to the Expanded Programme on Immunization at The World Health Organization in Geneva where he was responsible for the introduction of Hepatitis B and other new vaccines. Dr. Kane was on the founding Board of GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) and was the founding President of the Global Fund for Children’s Vaccines (now called the GAVI Fund). Dr. Kane completed VillageReach’s recent program evaluation by conducting an independent review of survey data and a five-year project report.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
John Lloyd is the Technical Adviser of Immunization Solutions at PATH Children’s Vaccine Program (PATH/CVP) in France. He is responsible for having initiated the ‘Share’ reward system for Immunization Services, the ‘Data Quality Audit’ for verification of reported immunizations, and the ‘Access’ approach to raise immunization coverage. Mr. Lloyd has over 30 years of experience designing and evaluating appropriate health technology, primarily in the developing world. Prior to working at PATH/CVP, he served over 20 years as a technical officer for the Expanded Program for Immunizations at the World Health Organization (WHO/EPI) where he was responsible for Cold Chain and Logistic support. He received diplomas in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Architectural Association, London in 1970, and in 1976 completed a fellowship at the Center for Environmental Studies, London. Mr. Lloyd is the author of over 13 publications on immunizations and injection safety in developing nations.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Tom McKown is an Executive Officer and Corporate Vice Present of NN, Inc. (a leading bearing components manufacturer). Mr. McKown is responsible for all business activities within the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining NN, Mr. McKown held various management positions within firms operating in Hong Kong, Malaysia, PR China, and Taiwan as well as being involved in various development projects in Africa, Latin America, and Central Asia.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Peggy Morrow has over 35 years experience in international public health, with particular emphasis on improving the health of women and children. Before retiring in 2005, she was Vice President for Resource Mobilization and External Relations for PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health). At PATH, she contributed to strategic program planning and development of fundraising partnerships as well as oversight of external relations, communications, protection of human subjects, and The Fund for Technology Transfer. She has also implemented projects and served as consultant in countries in Asia and Africa. She has served on various nonprofit boards including Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, and the Washington Council on International Trade.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Geoffrey Pasvol, MD, D Phil obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Cape Town in 1972. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at The University of Oxford England and obtained his D Phil on the hemoglobinopathies and malaria. In 1983 he was a Research Associate at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, USA. He was appointed a Wellcome Senior Fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in 1984 and in 1989 became Director of the Wellcome Research Unit on the Kenyan coast in Kilifi. He was appointed Professor in Infection & Tropical Medicine, at Imperial College London in 1990 where he has been since. He is a practising clinician in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. His main research interests are in the pathogenesis of severe malaria as well as the immunology, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. He is currently Director of the Imperial College, Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine which carries out research mainly on tuberculosis and HIV infection in Lima Peru, Mumbai India and Cape Town South Africa.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
David Patterson received a BA in Mathematics from Hendrix College in 1966, a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 1967 and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. He has managed the design, development and deployment of several systems involving leading-edge technology in computing, software, voice and data communications and satellite systems and networks. Mr. Patterson was responsible for the design concept of the global broadband satellite network at Teledesic, where he served as Tele Vice President of Engineering and Chief Architect. Mr. Patterson is currently Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Populex Corp., where he is responsible for the development of their voting and election management systems. In addition he is a private consultant for high technology companies.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Dave Richards is the Principal of Bodega Ventures and Co-Founder of HelpHive, Inc. Dave has a passion for discovering scalable and sustainable approaches to breaking the scourge of extreme poverty which he writes about on his blog, Currently Dave serves as an active board member and advisor to Unitus, and is a partner with Social Venture Partners. Dave is an experienced entrepreneur and executive in high-growth software, digital media and Internet services sectors. He has led businesses at RealNetworks, Sybase and Symantec from startup to multiple hundred million dollar global enterprises. He recently co-founded Bodega Ventures, an Internet technology business incubator which has just launched its first operating company, HelpHive, Inc. Dave also co-founded Busy Investor, a social business which matches investors with credit-challenged home buyers to provide bridge financing for home ownership. Dave has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in finance and minor in computer science. Dave and his wife Sharon are the proud parents of three children and reside in Seattle.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
John Wolf received his BSEE, MSEE, and Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla. From 1963 to 1997, he held several senior level positions with the McDonnell Douglas Corporations, including Executive Vice President of the McDonnell Aircraft Company, and Senior Vice President of the Douglas Aircraft Company. In 1997, Mr. Wolf joined Teledesic, LLC in Seattle, WA as Chief Operating Officer. He returned to Aeronautics in 1998 as Chief Operating Officer of the Fairchild Dornier Corporation, Germany, where he was responsible for the development, launch and manufacturing of various commercial aircraft. Mr. Wolf is currently retired and living in Seattle, WA.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5