Board of Directors

Global Impact’s Board of Directors ensures sound governance, while establishing clear policies to lead the organization’s strategic growth. Individual members of the Board bring a balance of for-profit and not-for-profit best practices to each issue and decision. Directors serve without compensation and contribute a wealth of time, talent and treasure. They reaffirm their compliance with Global Impact’s conflict of interest policy annually.

Steve Polo - Board Chair

Steve is the Managing Partner at OPX, a design consultancy in Washington, DC, that creates integrated operation environments for improved business results.

A recognized entrepreneur, thought-leader, facilitator, speaker and educator, he has pioneered a new way of looking at organizations, productivity and operations. Polo has infused the practice of design with his visionary thinking on improving business performance through the integration of people, tools and place with business operations and strategy.

Nancy Kelly - Board Vice Chair

Nancy Kelly has been the Executive Director of Health Volunteers Overseas since it was founded in 1986. Prior to that time, she worked for the National Council for International Health (now known as the Global Health Council) and served as a maternal child health worker with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of Korea.

James B. Kanuch, CPA, CFE - Board Secretary/Treasurer

James B. Kanuch, CPA, CFE, is a Director in the Not-For-Profit and Education Industry Practice at CohnReznick. He has over 25 years of auditing experience, of which the last 23 have been spent serving not-for-profit organizations, principally in performing audit, tax and consulting services. Kanuch is actively involved in the not-for-profit community and has delivered presentations to several industry groups and written articles on emerging issues affecting not-for-profit organizations. He has presented education programs relating to emerging technical issues for CohnReznick’s internal continuing professional education program.

Scott Jackson - President and CEO

Scott Jackson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Impact. Global Impact’s mission is to grow global philanthropy and build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people. It has raised $1.8 billion since inception.

Tim Bloechl

Tim Bloechl leads Quantum Research International’s cyber security business, which emphasizes providing deep technical expertise to customers in the areas of computer emergency response, penetration testing and vulnerability assessments across all markets, both public sector and commercial. Before joining Quantum in 2014, Bloechl was involved in entrepreneurial cyber security products and services activities with a Swiss company, a small U.S. defense contractor and encryption start-up Secure Channels, Inc.

Kathryn Compton

Kathryn Compton has been with World Vision US for more than 20 years and currently serves as the Senior Director for Global Philanthropy. A dynamic and innovative leader in her work at World Vision, Compton developed and leads Strong Women, Strong World — a global women’s empowerment initiative focused on bringing together influential and affluent partners who are dedicated to empowering girls and women through gender reconciliation in developing countries.

Joseph Crupi

Joe became part of the TI team in 1999 when the company completed its acquisition of Telogy Networks. In January 2001, Joe was promoted to Vice President to lead TI’s activities in the Broadband communications market, which included cable modems, DSL modems, wireless LAN and voice-over packet solutions.

Sarah Degnan Kambou

As the President of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Dr. Sarah Degnan Kambou leads a global research institute that focuses on realizing women’s empowerment and gender equality to alleviate poverty worldwide. Her expertise centers on sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and adolescent health and livelihoods. Sarah has served as a technical advisor to multilaterals, leading corporations and governments seeking to integrate gender into policies, programs and services that will advance the status of women and girls around the world. She has worked for nearly 30 years in Asia, Eastern Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa, including nearly 12 years at ICRW.

M. Mouctar Diallo

As MedImmune/AstraZeneca’s Public Health Manager covering Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and operating from Kennesaw, Georgia, Mouhamed Djalo assists and advocates in developing policies and regulations for protection against the flu and guides a cross-functional team to implement strategic plans to increase influenza vaccination coverages. In doing so, Djalo leads a district of nine local representatives in concert with his counterpart Area Business Manager to raise influenza education, awareness and immunization efforts in these three states. He addresses internal and external customers’ needs through innovative and strategic thinking by maintaining expert product knowledge and market dynamics. In his 11 years with MedImmune/AstraZeneca, he has held different marketing and sales positions.

Pierre Ferrari

Pierre Ferrari joined Heifer International in 2010 as President and CEO with more than 40 years of business experience. Ferrari has a keen interest in sustainable and ethical development and the methods needed to get there. He is a marketer and entrepreneur and more recently, a social venture developer. He worked for many years with Coca-Cola USA, before deciding in 1995 to focus his energies and business acumen on social issues — to use his skills and aptitude to help, invest in and partner with people living in material poverty to help them achieve self-sufficiency, independence and health, goals that directly align with Heifer’s empowerment-oriented mission.

Peter Grant

Peter Grant has over 25 years of experience in private equity investing, investment banking and capital markets transactions and is a founding partner of Anchormarck Holdings, LLC. Prior to forming Anchormarck, Grant was a founding partner of Stone Arch Capital, LLC in Minneapolis, Minnesota, served as U.S. Chairman of RBC Capital Markets, as President and Chief Operating Officer of Dain Rauscher Wessels (DRW) and on the executive and operating committees of both firms.

Stan Harrell

Stan M. Harrell is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Chamber’s Management Committee.

Carol Rieg

Carol Rieg works in communications with Federal Aviation Administration clients at the Washington, D.C. headquarters within the Air Traffic Organization - Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Human Solutions, Inc. is a woman-owned company offering a wide range of technical and management services for air traffic control providers, aviation planners, airport operators and business management services for government and industry.

Mauricio Vivero

Mauricio Vivero is the founding Executive Director of the Seattle International Foundation, a private institution working to alleviate global poverty through grant making and special initiatives. Under his leadership, the foundation has awarded more than $10 million in grants to 110 organizations working in 38 countries, with a strategic focus on Latin America.

Anita Whitehead

Anita Whitehead joined KPMG in 2001 and is a principal for the firm’s Development and Exempt Organizations (DEO) practice. In her role as the commercial national sector leader, Whitehead works with companies to leverage corporate social investment as the platform for how they engage with investors, customers, employees and communities. She helps corporate funders understand how to reduce their exposure while making intelligent investments. 
 

David Wu

David Wu directs Woodland Park Zoo’s Advancement program and leads programs ranging from marketing, communications, public affairs, membership and development. This is a newly formed division for the zoo and was created to accelerate the organizations brand and resource efforts. With more than 30 years of experience in transforming organizational strategy and externally related programs, he has led successful multibillion-dollar fundraising campaigns.

Edward Zellem

Edward Zellem is an active duty U.S. Navy Captain who currently serves as Director of U.S. Central Command’s Intelligence Resources Division at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. He also is the award-winning author of three bilingual books of Afghan Proverbs, illustrated by students at a Kabul high school, a personal project that has gained international recognition.

Kenneth Schaner, Esq. - General Counsel

In his more than 40 years of private practice, Ken Schaner has represented many for-profit and nonprofit entities in the corporate and tax aspects of a wide variety of agreements, transactions, financings, licenses, mergers and acquisitions.