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practitioner contributors 2012 
 

Transnational NGO Leadership Institute 2012 

  

Adriano Campolina, ActionAidAdriano Campolina


Adriano Campolina currently guides ActionAid Brazil’s talented staff in their efforts to eradicate hunger and social injustice in the country. An agricultural engineer with a degree from Universidade Federal de Viçosa, he is a specialist in food safety and international trade relations. "I’m a small town man with a love for all things rural," explains Adriano Campolina, which feeds into his commitment to fighting for the right to food security. In his 11 years with ActionAid, he has had the opportunity to coordinate the fight against poverty in the Americas and in Africa, as well as supervise ActionAid emergency response to disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti. In 1998 Adriano joined Brazilian Central of Labor Unions (CUT) in São Paulo, as a Political Advisor for the national management team. He also worked at the National Confederation of Workers in Agriculture in Brasilia as a Formal Advisor on foreign relations, analyzing impacts of Mercosur regional trade policy on rural communities, and developing policy proposals for national agricultural reform.

 
 

Susan W. Hayes, ReSurge Internationalhayes   

 
Since 1996, Susan has served as president and CEO of ReSurge International. As president, she ushered ReSurge through a strategic evolution from a direct service organization to one that also educates overseas medical professionals and builds the permanent surgical capacity in developing countries. Susan came to ReSurge with 15 years of management, fundraising and media experience in public broadcasting, including serving as vice president for development and publicity for the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association. Previously, Susan was a political science instructor at Syracuse University and the University of South Carolina, and a project manager for the public policy think tank, Syracuse Research Corporation. Since 2009, Susan has served on the board of directors of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people. She also frequently provides pro-bono counsel to local nonprofits on the subjects of nonprofit governance. Susan holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University and another from University of South Carolina. She also completed doctorate of philosophy coursework in political science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. In addition, Susan is an alumna of the Stanford Graduate School Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders. Susan is a native of South Carolina, lived for 20 years in New York State, and now resides in San Jose, California.  

 


Charles MacCormack, Save the ChildrenCharles MacCormack 2012

 
 Dr. Charles MacCormack is currently President Emeritus at Save the Children and the Executive Chair of the Millennium Development Goal Health Alliance. He serves as Executive-in-Residence at Middlebury College, is the Senior Fellow for Private Development Assistance at InterAction and works with other international think tanks. From 1993 through 2011, Dr. MacCormack has been the CEO of Save the Children, the world’s leading independent nonprofit organization serving children in need. Prior to his position at Save the Children, Dr. MacCormack was President of World Learning from 1977 to 1992. Throughout his career, Dr. MacCormack has served in many consultative and official roles. He sat on the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid and the Food Security Advisory Committee, and was President of the Non-Governmental Committee on UNICEF. He was selected by the United Nations Secretary General to participate on the Founding Committee of the United Nations University and served as a member of the United States Delegation to the 1997 World Food Summit and the United States Delegation for the 2002 General Assembly Special Session on Children. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Education by Middlebury College, and an honorary Doctor of Law by Clark University. He was made a member of the Grand Cordon of the Order of Al-Istiolal by former King Hussein of Jordan. Dr. MacCormack currently resides in Easton, Connecticut and Middlebury, Vermont.

 

 
Ingrid Srinath, CIVICUSIngrid Srinath  


Ingrid Srinath is the former Secretary General of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, an influential global network of organizations at local, national, regional and international levels, dedicated to strengthening civil society throughout the world. Ingrid took over as Secretary General of CIVICUS in May 2008. She also serves on the board of the IANGO Accountability Charter, World Economic Forum NGO Advisory Group, the UNDP CSO Advisory Group as well as the UN Development Cooperation Forum Advisory Group.Prior to joining CIVICUS she served as Chief Executive of India's leading child rights advocacy organization - Child Rights and You (CRY). At CRY, she led a team of over 200 employees in 7 offices in India and overseas through a process of organizational transformation from a charity orientation to a rights-based approach. Under her leadership, CRY facilitated over 20 NGO alliances including a pan-India national alliance with over 3000 NGO members. Among its many achievements was the grassroots mobilization that led to the amendment of India's Constitution to make education a fundamental right. In addition to her work at CRY, Ingrid also was also a Senior Fellow of the Synergos Institute, a US based network for non-profit leaders and global philanthropists, where she has been a passionate advocate for child rights and social justice movements in multiple public forums and in the media, in India and around the world. Her prior experience of over a decade in the private sector, chiefly in marketing and advertising, has enabled Ingrid to facilitate dialogue across sectors and to build sustainable resource mobilization, branding and advocacy strategies for CRY and, as a consultant and trainer, for other non-profit organizations in India and overseas. She holds a BA from Elphinstone College, Mumbai and a PGDM from IIM, Calcutta

 

 
Don Tebbe, TransitionGuidesDon Tebbe   

 
Don Tebbe is Executive Vice President of Transition Guides. Don leads executive transition and search projects and serves as the practice leader for TransitionGuides' leadership consulting services. Don has been leading executive search and transition projects since 1995. He spent his first decade in the nonprofit sector as an executive for several statewide organizations and as a founder and leader in several national groups. He was a cofounder of the National Council of Nonprofit Associations, served as one of the early leaders in the movement to develop statewide associations of nonprofits and helped form a national unemployment insurance trust. Since starting his consulting practice in 1993, he has focused on advising nonprofits on leadership transitions as well as helping them develop more effective strategies and business models. He has served a wide variety of organizations from grassroots startups to international organizations, including the world's largest child welfare organization. Don is the author of Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO published by BoardSource, which won the 2009 Terry McAdam Book Award. He is also the author of For the Good of the Cause: Board Building Lessons from Highly Effective Nonprofits, a report based on case studies that explored the link between governing board behavior and nonprofit effectiveness, published by the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits. Don holds a BA in History from the University of Illinois-Springfield where he has also pursued graduate studies in nonprofit administration.  

 

 
Adam Weinberg, World LearningAdam Weinberg

Adam Weinberg is the president and CEO of World Learning, an international nonprofit organization that runs exchange, education and development programs in more than 75 countries. Weinberg has expanded World Learning’s network to include nearly 200 programs with participants from more than 140 countries. Annual operating revenue at World Learning stands at approximately $108 million. Adam joined World Learning in 2005, serving as executive vice president of World Learning and provost of SIT, formerly the School for International Training. During this time, he focused on expanding SIT’s graduate, study abroad and exchange programs, emphasizing academic quality and programmatic innovation. Prior to World Learning, Adam was vice president and dean of the college at Colgate University, where he served on the faculty for more than a decade. At Colgate he gained national prominence for his work increasing civic education in higher education, including development of organizations such as Democracy Matters and The COVE. Additionally he is a published author of two books and numerous articles in the The Washington Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Education. 

 

practitioner contributors 2011 
 

Transnational NGO Leadership Institute 2011 

 

Hazel Douglas, Oxford HR Consultants, UK

Hazel DouglasHazel Douglas is Director of Oxford HR Consultants, an executive search, human resource and organizational development firm for the INGO sector. Before joining Oxford HR Consultants, Hazel ran her own management and organizational development consultancy firm for 15 years, focusing on design and management of organizational change. Previously, Hazel was HR Director for Oxfam and Head of Recruitment for a London borough. In addition to her expertise as a recruiter, Hazel is a skilled trainer, coach and facilitator of individuals and teams for visioning, learning, development and planning. Hazel has been a staff member, executive and non-executive director, volunteer and trustee for UK and global nonprofits and social enterprise organizations.

 

Susan W. Hayes, ReSurge International

Susan HayesSince 1996, Susan has served as president and CEO of ReSurge International. As president, she ushered ReSurge through a strategic evolution from a direct service organization to one that also educates overseas medical professionals and builds the permanent surgical capacity in developing countries. Susan came to ReSurge with 15 years of management, fundraising and media experience in public broadcasting, including serving as vice president for development and publicity for the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association. Previously, Susan was a political science instructor at Syracuse University and the University of South Carolina, and a project manager for the public policy think tank, Syracuse Research Corporation. Since 2009, Susan has served on the board of directors of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people. She also frequently provides pro-bono counsel to local nonprofits on the subjects of nonprofit governance. Susan holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University and another from University of South Carolina. She also completed doctorate of philosophy coursework in political science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. In addition, Susan is an alumna of the Stanford Graduate School Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders. Susan is a native of South Carolina, lived for 20 years in New York State, and now resides in San Jose, California.

 

Timothy J. Mahar, Red House Live   Tim-Mahar

Tim’s area of concentration is improvisation in leadership, collaboration, conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication. He has taught improvisation acting at Onondaga Community College’s EXCELL, Onondaga County BOCES, and LeMoyne College, all in Syracuse, New York.  Tim studied at and has collaborated with well-known Second City Comedy Theater in Chicago and Toronto on training programs, and has presented at Syracuse University, Cornell University, and other organizations.  Tim has also worked in both radio and television.  He has been the main talent and producer on several television productions and has appeared in the short movie “Night Sweats” that was produced in LA and the feature film Sessions. He performed with and directed “Off the Cuff” comedy troupe in Syracuse.  Tim also created performed and directed his own improvisational show “LIVE RADIO” He currently directs and performs with the Red House Live, improvisational troupe in Syracuse, N.Y.  Tim received an associates degree in radio/television from Onondaga Community College, a B.S. degree in speech communication from Syracuse University, an MPA from the Executive Education program at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a degree of advanced study in conflict resolution from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

 

Tawanda Mutasah, Open Society Foundations

Tawanda MutasahTawanda Mutasah is International Director of Programs at the Open Society Foundations (formerly Open Society Institute, OSF), in New York City, and was formerly Chair of OSF’s Africa Advisory Board. He previously directed the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, and, among other pre-OSF roles, served on Oxfam GB's international advocacy staff. In Zimbabwe, he was founding chair of the National Constitutional Assembly - a prodemocracy coalition of over 200 national civic organizations. In the early 1990s, Mutasah was a young national leader who experienced various episodes of Mugabe's retribution against Zimbabwe's pioneering civic activism, suffering persecution as a national student leader and then as a human rights defender and pro-democracy organizer. He currently serves on many African and international boards, including as chair of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for Zimbabwe (IDAZIM), and as a founding trustee of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC).

 

Ramesh Singh, Open Society Foundations Singh

Mr. Singh, who joined Open Society Foundations in July 2011, worked with ActionAid for over 20 years, initially in The Gambia, then as Country Director in Ethiopia, Nepal - where he was born - and Vietnam, as Asia Regional Director in Bangkok, as Operations Director in London, and most recently as ActionAid International’s Chief Executive for several years. Much of his life has been spent working first hand with development issues in Asia and Africa. He was trained as an agronomist-seed technologist at the University of Edinburgh, UK and came to ActionAid with a depth of experience in agricultural research. He then led ActionAid’s process of internationalization and the delivery of the organization’s strategic objectives of Rights to End Poverty. Mr. Singh left ActionAid in June of 2010 and was a visiting scholar at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University till mid 2011 before joining Open Society Foundations.

 

Ingrid Srinath, CIVICUS

Ingrid SrinathIngrid Srinath is the former Secretary General of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, an influential global network of organizations at local, national, regional and international levels, dedicated to strengthening civil society throughout the world. She also serves on the board of the IANGO Accountability Charter, World Economic Forum NGO Advisory Group, the UNDP CSO Advisory Group as well as the UN Development Cooperation Forum Advisory Group. Prior to joining CIVICUS she served as Chief Executive of India's leading child rights advocacy organization - Child Rights and You (CRY). At CRY, she led a team of over 200 employees in 7 offices in India and overseas through a process of organizational transformation from a charity orientation to a rights-based approach. Under her leadership, CRY facilitated over 20 NGO alliances including a pan-India national alliance with over 3000 NGO members. Among its many achievements was the grassroots mobilization that led to the amendment of India's Constitution to make education a fundamental right. In addition to her work at CRY, Ingrid also was also a Senior Fellow of the Synergos Institute, a US based network for non-profit leaders and global philanthropists, where she has been a passionate advocate for child rights and social justice movements in multiple public forums and in the media, in India and around the world. Her prior experience of over a decade in the private sector, chiefly in marketing and advertising, has enabled Ingrid to facilitate dialogue across sectors and to build sustainable resource mobilization, branding and advocacy strategies for CRY and, as a consultant and trainer, for other non-profit organizations in India and overseas. 

 

Adam Weinberg, World Learning

Adam WeinbergAdam Weinberg is the president and CEO of World Learning, an international nonprofit organization that runs exchange, education and development programs in more than 75 countries. Weinberg has expanded World Learning’s network to include nearly 200 programs with participants from more than 140 countries. Annual operating revenue at World Learning stands at approximately $108 million. Adam joined World Learning in 2005, serving as executive vice president of World Learning and provost of SIT, formerly the School for International Training. During this time, he focused on expanding SIT’s graduate, study abroad and exchange programs, emphasizing academic quality and programmatic innovation. Prior to World Learning, Adam was vice president and dean of the college at Colgate University, where he served on the faculty for more than a decade. At Colgate he gained national prominence for his work increasing civic education in higher education, including development of organizations such as Democracy Matters and The COVE. Additionally he is a published author of two books and numerous articles in the The Washington Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Education.