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, currently serves as a Senior Manager at Tate & Tryon. Formerly he served as a CPA, CFE, 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.

Jennifer Alcorn

As part of the Gates Foundation’s Philanthropic Partnership team, Jennifer Alcorn works with philanthropists and the foundation’s program teams to facilitate partnerships that accelerate impact by scaling solutions to global health and development challenges. Alcorn leads the foundation’s Innovative Donor Model work and led the development of Gates Philanthropy Partners, a public charity that invites givers to give alongside the foundation and have a direct impact in reducing global inequities.

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.

Tracey E. Burton, JD

Tracey Burton currently serves as a Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility and is responsible for Target’s philanthropic strategy, governance and giving. Prior to her current role, she was Target’s Director of Diversity and led the company’s diversity strategic framework.

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.

M. Mouctar Diallo

Mouhamed Mouctar Diallo currently serves as the National Public Sector Associate Director for Medicine360. He leads a team of regional public sector managers/senior managers across the U.S. to create access and generate customer opportunities for Medicines360 products and services in the public health sector. He works with different internal and external stakeholders in partnership with Medicines360 commercial partner(s) sales leadership team(s) to create access and enable the public health sector to care for their patients utilizing Medicines360 products and services.

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.

Veena Jayadeva

Veena Jayadeva is currently the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Guardian, where she manages employee engagement, charitable giving initiatives and employee environmental efforts. She joined Guardian in 2015 to build the Fortune 250 company’s first CSR program, leveraging her deep experience in financial inclusion, as well as background in business development and strategy consulting.

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.

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.

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.

Anita Whitehead

Anita Whitehead is a Principal at KPMG, where she leads the Corporate Citizenship service practice. She works with companies to leverage corporate social investment to engage with investors, customers, employees and communities.

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.