Each regional office is run by two staff members. The Foundation provides general support for WYA. Get to know WYA’s regional and foundation staff as well as its board members.

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Anna Halpine, Founder

Anna Halpine is the founder of the World Youth Alliance and was the WYA president from 1999 to the spring of 2007. She has her Masters in Philosophy of Religion from Yale University Divinity School (2009), and a Bachelor of Music from Mt. Allison University in Canada (1999). She is the current CEO of the FEMM Foundation, a research and evidence based program committed to improving women’s health. She lives and works in New York City.


Hrvoje Vargic, Europe Director of Partnerships

Hrvoje is originally from a small town of Đakovo in the eastern part of Croatia, but moved to Zagreb when he was 18 to pursue his studies. He holds a BA in Business and Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Zagreb. Prior to being selected as WYA Europe Regional Director, he worked as project manager for a business consultancy company. He also holds a second BA in Philosophy and has finished the MA Philosophy Program of the University of Zagreb. He is a Phoenix Institute alumnus, from which he was awarded a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Political, Economic and Social Sciences. Hrvoje was one of the founders of the WYA Croatia Chapter in 2012, and was part of several other civic initiatives in Croatia. He has given several speeches in different symposia and conferences, published a scientific article in a peer reviewed journal, and co-authored a book on EU project management.

He is happily married to Maja, who is his greatest supporter.





Sofia Piecuch, Director of Advocacy

Sofia holds a Master of Global Affairs degree from the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, where she specialized in refugee and migration policy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Saint Mary’s College. Before graduate school, Sofia worked with Con-solatio in Dakar, Senegal and Afragola, Italy; accompanying vulnerable and socially isolated individuals living in under-resourced neighborhoods. She also interned with the Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice Human Rights Office in Geneva, advocating for youth and children’s rights at the UN Human Rights Council.

As a Peruvian and American citizen, having lived and worked in Africa, Europe, North and South America, and speaking seven languages, Sofia is particularly interested in cross-cultural communication and in collaborating on person-centered solutions to bring about positive change in the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable members of society. Sofia is excited to bring her skills and talents to lead WYA’s advocacy efforts out of NYC.





Mislav Barišić, Europe Policy and Research Specialist

Mislav Barišić comes from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. He joined WYA by attending WYA’s Certified Training Program (CTP) in 2014. He served as leader of the Croatian WYA chapter, was a longtime CTP trainer, and active in a many WYA projects. He is a graduate of the University in Zagreb where he studied Law and has a degree in French Language and Literature and Philosophy. From 2019 to 2021 he held the position of Regional Director of Advocacy at the European regional office of WYA in Brussels. In his role he participated in WYA’s advocacy efforts in Europe and elsewhere, worked on opening new chapters, communicating with European institutions and educating WYA’s members. He is enthusiastic about continuing these efforts and pursuing WYA’s mission in his new role.

In his spare time he likes to read up on politics and history, as well as follow current events. You might find him playing football with his friends or just strolling around town listening to music.





Demy Cruz Jr., Multimedia Manager

Demy is a digital native with years of professional experience in the creative industry working with various brands, government and non-government organizations in the Philippines and abroad. He finished a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Arts and graduated as a scholar from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Manila, Philippines. He had an extensive servant-leadership stint in college that earned him a spot as one of the Youth Ambassadors of the Philippines to several countries in Asia. At present, Demy continues to engage himself with projects that promote youth empowerment and leadership development among young Filipinos.

Before joining WYA, he was a Multimedia Specialist for De La Salle Philippines. He also served as Executive Assistant to the Office of the Brother Visitor of Lasallian East Asia District and National Coordinator of the Lasallian Youth Office in the Philippines. In his spare time, he likes traveling, creating videos, and cooking with whatever he sees in the kitchen.





Mary Grace Cruz, Design and Social Media Associate

Mary Grace completed a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific in Manila, Philippines. She has been sharing her talent in graphic design and photography as a volunteer in the study centers of the Kalinangan Youth Foundation (KALFI) in promoting activities for character formation for female university students, and in Universitas Foundation in organizing activities, projects, and programs that uphold principled leadership.

Prior to joining WYA as a DSMA, Mary Grace was a WYA Headquarters Marketing intern in 2018. One of her projects was redesigning the standard WYA and HDC presentations. She worked as a Marketing Officer of Pet Warehouse Philippines and a Marketing Specialist for Universitas Foundation. She enjoys drinking coffee, wall climbing and travelling.





Breck Giltner, Communications and Administrative Assistant

Breck is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from the University of Dallas with a degree in Politics in December 2019. While in college, she was the President of the UD Pre-Law society, program director and co-founder of Arete Summer Academy, a nonprofit academic enrichment program for kids in San Antonio, Texas, and wrote breaking news articles for The University News.

Prior to joining WYA as a Communications and Administrative Associate, she dove into a full study of the US immigration debate, interning at the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security for one year and at a private immigration law firm the following summer. Breck loves delving into current issues, talking politics, writing, and learning new skills.

She plans to attend law school in the future and is excited to work with the WYA team in the coming year.



Lord Leomer Pomperada, President

Lord served as the Director for WYA Asia Pacific in January 2014. After a year, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Youth Leaders Association recognized him with the Gawad ASEANO Award for his praiseworthy efforts in youth development. At the age of 23, Lord was elected as the 5th WYA President. Before WYA, he worked with the Institute for Solidarity in Asia and served as a Philippine Youth Ambassador to the 40th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program. Lord graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in the Philippines. He holds an Executive Certificate in NonProfit Leadership from Harvard Kennedy School and is currently pursuing a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.


Anne Mimille Guzman, International Director of Operations

Mimille graduated Valedictorian from the Philippine High School for the Arts as a Creative Writing major. She became a published author and illustrator at 17 with her book, ‘Clara’s Coffee and Other Tales.’ After a year, she was honored as one of the “Bagong Rizal: Pag-asa ng Bayan” (The New Rizal: Hope of the Nation) by the Philippine Center for Gifted Education. She was a scholar of the 2012 Study of the U.S. Institutes on New Media in Journalism and a young Global Changemaker under the British Council. Mimille graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. She became a regional intern for WYA Asia Pacific in 2015 before her global internship at the New York Headquarters in 2017. She is the co-founder of the House of Treasures, an accredited psychosocial support group that has been doing art therapy and feeding in one of the biggest public hospitals in the Philippines since 2003. As an aspiring writer, she has written librettos and short plays for universities and local festivals. Mimille loves to brew stories and coffee while surrounded by the company of close family and friends.


Cynthia Wangari, Director

Cynthia is a young East African lady from Kenya, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Conflict and Peace studies from The University of Nairobi. She came across WYA right after she had finished her undergraduate studies and began as an intern soon after. She has worked as the procurement and grants assistant for USAID – International foundation for electoral systems, and was privileged to get the opportunity to be the current Regional Director at WYA Africa where she is living out her vocation. She is very passionate about working with young people, children to be specific, and has done a lot of voluntary work with the children’s orphanages in Kenya. She is an avid reader, and particularly enjoys books by authors such as Khalid Hosseini, whose writings bring out true expressions of the human narrative. She went to art school to better her skills in graffiti and landscape painting, and loves doing crafts. She also  has an eclectic taste in music and a love for documentaries.


Kevin Alando, Director of Operations

Kevin was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. He graduated from Laikipia university in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Statistics specializing in development economics with a minor in econometrics. His WYA journey started when he signed the WYA charter in 2015 after learning about the organizations’ values and mission. He then joined the Africa regional internship program in Nairobi, Kenya from January to April 2016.

Prior to being selected as the Africa Regional Director of Operations, he worked with Green-Kenya as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. He is an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders Foundation 2016 cohort and enjoys writing, making new friends, and working with young people.


Joy Wangui Maina, Regional Program Assistant

Joy hails from Kitui, Kenya. She developed her passion for working with children and the youth in her first year in university. During that time, she volunteered as the treasurer of a charity named CBO (Better Living Foundation). Her journey in WYA began during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. She completed her Certified Training Program training in the same year and later joined the World Youth Alliance Africa office as an intern from January to April 2021. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Technical University of Mombasa and a professional certificate in accounting (CPA Part 1).

Joy enjoys solving sudoku puzzles, singing, and reading books about life. One of her favorite books is Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. She believes those are the simple rules that make life interesting, happy, and fulfilling.


Miko Superable, Director

Equipped with expertise in advertising strategy and development work, Miko’s committed to bringing WYAAP to its full potential.

An aspiring marketer and film enthusiast, Miko first heard of WYA through the Manhattan International Film Festival in 2014. He has since become a vigorous dignity defender representing WYAAP in different local and international events. He underwent his first WYAAP internship in 2014 in Manila and a year later, became a Marketing and Communications Intern at the WYA headquarters in New York City. Between those internships, he worked as a Communications Officer for the then Department of Science and Technology – ICT office spearheading marketing for projects in the Philippines that brought digital opportunities to the last mile.

In 2016, he entered the advertising industry, mobilizing campaigns for ad agency Dentsu Jayme Syfu and most notably, online news site Rappler. Before entering as staff of WYAAP, he was strategy manager for data insights consultancy The Nerve Co. which saw him navigate advertising through the lens of data science and analysis for both commercial and non-government organizations.

Outside of work, Miko enjoys Broadway, pop music, and graphic design. he holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from De La Salle University in Manila.


Kleine Abrugena, Director of Operations

Kleine joined WYA in 2016 through the regional internship and remained to be an active volunteer since then. In 2017, he was selected as one of the delegates, representing the organization and the Philippines, to the Global Youth Trends Forum in Taiwan. Kleine officially became a Certified Training Program (CTP) Trainer in 2020.

Prior to his appointment as RDO, he served at the Philippine Red Cross leading and supporting disaster recovery programs and sustainable development initiatives under the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Office that dealt with providing communities and schools access to clean and safe water. In 2020, he supported the organization’s largest COVID-19 molecular laboratory on its data management and operations.

When taking a break from work, you’ll probably catch him at home reading a book while listening to his favorite bands. Kleine holds a degree in Behavioral Sciences major in Organizational and Social Systems Development from De La Salle University in Manila. He believes in the collective power of young people to teach minds, touch hearts, and transform lives.


Myriam Kaufmann, Director

Myriam was born in France and holds both French and Argentinian nationalities. She graduated from the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France. She holds a double degree in Languages (French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and a little German), Literature, Economics, Management and European law and a Master 2 in Languages, International Relations and Political Sciences. Myriam became a WYA certified member in 2017 prior to a six-month internship at the WYA Europe office. Since then, she became a CTP trainer, an Advocacy Academy certified member and Advocacy Academy trainer. She served as the WYA France Chapter coordinator for a year and half, applying and getting Erasmus grants for the chapter and implementing CTPs and Erasmus projects there. She is thrilled to succeed Elisabeth and Hrvoje, who was the RD at the time she did her internship. She feels blessed with having met such great pillars and references like them, among others, in her WYA journey so far. Myriam is very happy to marry Jacquelin, who introduced her to WYA and since then never stopped supporting her, this 2021.


Magdalena Basić, Director of Operations

Magdalena was born in Zagreb, Croatia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently finishing her Psychology Master. Magdalena is also a table tennis player. For the past 7 years she was playing the Croatian Superliga. Starting 2018 she is competing in a German league.

Magdalena became a certified WYA member in 2016 and since then she’s been an active member of the WYA Croatia Human Resources team: first as a team member and later as the HR team leader. She’s been taking care of the volunteers’ and the employees’ experiences within WYA Croatia. Prior to working for WYA Europe, Magdalena was able to learn and grow from her involvement in many WYA Croatia events, researches and workshops, which helped her grow her leadership, communication and project management skills.



Ina Delić, Director of WYA’s Subregional Office for Southeast Europe

Ina was born and raised in Osijek, Croatia. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Social Policy. Ina joined WYA by attending WYA’s Certified Training Program in Croatia in 2015. She was an active member of the WYA Croatia ever since. Prior to being selected as the WYA Director of Southeast Europe, she was conducting Human Dignity Curriculum workshops in the schools, participated in several WYA’s projects and was a social media intern in the WYA Europe office. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking and singing.



Marie-Laure Denoël, Europe Regional Director of Advocacy

Marie-Laure Denoël is Belgian, and currently living in Brussels. She holds a Master’s degree in Law, with a focus on European Law, Human Rights and Family Law. She had the opportunity to do some advocacy work at European Level with the NGO Make Mothers Matter. During her thesis, she has thought a lot about the concepts of freedom, gender equality and the role of Law in bioethics. After her studies, she spent six months in a precarious and multicultural neighborhood of the Bronx (NYC) with the Emmanuel School of Mission. She studied theology, philosophy, and did some voluntary work.

Marie-Laure became a WYA certified member in 2021, when she underwent the long-term internship as an Advocacy intern at the WYA Europe office. In the meantime, she became an Advocacy Academy certified member. She is passionate about the protection and empowerment of vulnerable people. She learned a lot by collaborating closely with the former Director of Advocacy, Mislav. She is delighted to now work as RDA herself, leading WYA’s advocacy efforts in Europe.



Paula Andrea Lopez Rodriguez, Director 

Paula was born in Bogota, Colombia. She is a candidate for a law degree from Universidad de La Sabana. She became an advocacy and FEMM intern at WYA New York Headquarters in 2020. Prior to being selected as WYA Latin America Program Officer, she participated in intensive workshops about negotiation, women leadership, project management and investigation in Harvard University, Stanford and University of Chicago. Paula also volunteered at Asociacion Cultural Femenina and at the Stanford Catholic Community where she witnessed the social barriers often faced by women, immigrants and kids specially. Her ambitious interest in social justice, human rights, gender equality and policies combined with her enthusiasm in learning has sparked her motivation to work on behalf of WYA’s mission and vision. She is excited about strengthening women leadership and the importance of human dignity in order to achieve sustainable development, more hopeful than ever to do so in Latin America.



Zainab AlRamlawi, Program Officer

Zainab was born in Gaza, Palestine and is completing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Al Azhar University. She has taken part in many leadership positions and ran many initiatives & campaigns to empower youth in education, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. After her accreditation in the WYA Certified Training Program in 2020, she became a trainer, online regional intern and was eventually selected as WYAMENA’s Regional Program Assistant. Zainab soon completed the Advocacy Academy and became the recipient of the WYA Viktor Frankl Award. Through her experience with WYAMENA, Zainab developed many skills including project management, training, and event planning skills. She joined WYA because its mission aligns with her in protecting the dignity of the person and investing in the human being.

Siobhan Heekin-Canedy, Director

Hailing from Stamford, CT, Siobhan holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Thomas Aquinas College. From 2008-2014, she represented Ukraine as an elite-level ice dancer, ultimately competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Prior to joining WYA, Siobhan interned at the US Department of State and the Holy See Mission to the UN, and she also served as President of the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy. She loves learning about different cultures and languages, and she is proficient in French, Russian, and Latin. Siobhan and her husband Michael are the proud parents of a baby girl, Maris Stella.



Their Royal Highnesses Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
The Lord Daniel Brennan
H.E. Renato Cardinal Martino
H.E. Christoph Cardinal Schönborn

Board of Directors

Aliah Dimaporo
Dr. Timothy Flanigan
Jean-Baptise de Franssu
Anna Halpine, Founder
Elisabeth Hohenberg
Caroline Shisubili Maingi
Jean-Hugues J. Monier
Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski
Lord Pomperada, President, Ex-officio
Olivia Raw
Jesús Rivera
Vincenzina Santoro
Ann Seabright, Chair


Rocco Buttiglione
Dr. Paolo Carozza
Ambassador Jose Joaquin Chaverri
Habib Malik
Fenny Tatad
Senator Francisco Tatad
George Weigel
Andreas Widmer

Aliah Dimaporo

After volunteering for World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific since 2005, Aliah became the International Director of Operations from 2008 to 2010. She served briefly as the Executive Director of WYA Foundation before returning to the Philippines to assume her election as the 2nd District Representative of the Province of Lanao del Norte in the House of Representatives. In March, 2014, Aliah was presented with the first WYA Kathryn Hoomkwap Award for Extraordinary Service in Defense of the Dignity of the Human Person for her firm conviction and courageous defense on behalf of human dignity.

Aliah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mindanao State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is currently completing her Master of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defense Studies Center in Australian National University. Aliah is married to Jordan Cimafranca.

Dr. Timothy Flanigan

Dr. Timothy P. Flanigan is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases of the Department of Medicine at Brown University. At the Miriam Hospital Immunology Center he provides comprehensive HIV care and participates in clinical care and research at the Rhode Island Prison. Dr. Flanigan has been principal investigator on two prevention grants: CDC Project Start, to develop HIV and STD intervention for young men leaving prison, and the SAMHSA funded Project Shield, to develop group HIV and STD intervention among substance abusing adolescents. He is the principal investigator of the Brown University NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and a training grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of HIV and other infectious consequences of substance abuse. He is an associate director of the Brown University Fogarty Program to train and mentor overseas investigators in the areas of HIV, AIDS and opportunistic infections. He is also principle investigator of an NIH R01 grant (DA013767-02) designed to study the effectiveness of once daily directly observed antiretroviral therapy (DOT) for the treatment of hard-to-reach populations. He is married and has five children.

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu is Chairman of INCIPIT, an M&A advisory and consulting firm. He is formerly CEO of Invesco Europe, and a member of the Invesco Worldwide management committee. Prior to joining Invesco, he was the Director of Groupe Caisse de Dépôts et Consignations in France.  A graduate of the ESC Group Business School in Reims, France he holds a BA in European Business Administration from Middlesex University in the UK and a postgraduate degree in Actuarial Studies from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. He is the former Vice-President and President of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and Non-executive Director of TAGES LLP and Carmignac Gestion. He is also a board member of various charities in Europe and the United States.  Jean-Baptiste is married to Hélène de Gerlache de Gomery and they have four children.

Anna Halpine, Founder

Anna Halpine is the founder of the World Youth Alliance and was the WYA president from 1999 to the spring of 2007. She has her Masters in Philosophy of Religion from Yale University Divinity School (2009), and a Bachelor of Music from Mt. Allison University in Canada (1999). She is the current CEO of the FEMM Foundation, a research and evidence based program committed to improving women’s health. She lives and works in New York City.

Elisabeth Hohenberg

Marie Elisabeth Hohenberg has been a founding Board member of the Stiftung Ja zum Leben, which was founded to protect human life and the rights of unborn children. Since 2016 she has also served on the Board of Management of the Foundation.

Born and raised in Germany she studied fashion design (Germany) and garden and curtain design (UK). She is fluent in German, French and English, and has lived and traveled throughout Europe. The mother of four children, she has lived in London for the past 18 years, and is moving with her husband to Vienna May 2018.

Caroline Shisubili Maingi

Caroline Shisubili Maingi currently teaches Philosophy and Ethics at the Strathmore University. She holds a Masters of Applied Philosophy and Ethics (MAPE) at Strathmore University, and a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences degree majoring in Political Science. She is now pursuing her Doctoral Studies in International Relations at the United States International University –Africa (USIU). Caroline developed an interest in philosophy and languages while working as the founding director of the WYA Africa office.  She has worked on policy in Kenya and the United Nations. Caroline is passionate about understanding the ontological foundation of social issues. Her major interests involve how politics shape society and the impact it has on the family and children. She continues to assist World Youth Alliance – Africa as a board member.

Jean-Hugues J. Monier

Jean-Hugues Monier is a Partner with the Corporate Finance & Strategy practice of McKinsey & Company in New York. As one of the leader of this Practice for the Americas, Jean-Hugues is a regular advisor of CEOs and CFOs of large global companies on corporate strategy related issues, growth strategy, capital market, portfolio restructuring and optimization of their finance function.

Jean-Hugues is a regular speaker at CFO and industry conference around the world. He has given recent interviews and written articles about the future of the Auto industry, the mandate for CFO, value creation in M&A and keeping multibusiness companies running smoothly.

Jean-Hugues received a Master of Engineering and a Master of Science from Ecole Centrale and a Postgraduate degree in Economics from University of Paris Sorbonne.

He’s a Member of the Council on Foreign Relation in New York, a regular attendee to the World Economic Forum in Davos and also serves as a Director for the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA, which provide research, care, and advocacy to benefit those with genetic intellectual disabilities.

He is a knight of the French National Order of Merit granted by the French Government to recognize is active contribution to Franco-American friendship and economic collaboration.

Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski

Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski is a critical care nurse since 1982. She has extensive global experience in NGO/mission work, starting in Bosnia Herzogovina in 1996 when she worked with victims of rape camps; later she lead medical teams to the DR for 6 years; she then moved to serve in Haiti, where she was part of a leadership team for several weeks following the 2010 earthquake. She continues to serve on the Board of CRUDEM that operates Hopital Sacre Coeur hospital, as well as several other Boards where she combines her passion for healthcare, business skills, education and her faith.  Deb was also part of FEMA’s Disaster Medical Team deployed to NYC on 9/11 and assigned to Cornell Burn Unit for 14 days.

After obtaining her MBA in 1994, Deb worked for many years in healthcare marketing with Hewlett-Packard/Agilent and Philips Healthcare. In 2014, Deb obtained her MTS and began work at the UN in the area of human trafficking, coordinating the ‘GIFT Box” educational exhibit in New England and Haiti.

Deb and her husband Steve live in New York City.

Olivia Raw

Olivia was the first European Director of Operations and helped set up WYA’s Europe office. Olivia worked for three years establishing a European network, trained the first interns in Brussels and established the first UK chapter of the WYA. She went on to train as a child and adolescent psychotherapist, gaining an MSC and has worked as a therapist in schools in inner-city London for the last 8 years. Olivia has a background in languages and has a Bachelor of Arts in French and Portuguese.

Jesús Rivera

Born in Mexico City, Jesús Rivera is a graduate of Universidad Panamericana and holds an MBA from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He was the first WYA regional director for Latin America from 2002 to 2006 and has also worked at Procter and Gamble and with the Mexican Government. He is currently Director of Institutional Development at IPADE Business School and is a passionate promoter of fundraising activities for education and human dignity projects. Jesus is married and has three children.

Vincenzina Santoro

 Vincenzina (“Vinnie”) Santoro is an international economist and consultant who was formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was Vice President of JPMorgan and Co., Inc. for 27 years where she worked in the International Economics Department, the Foreign Exchange Advisory and established an economic research unit in the Bank’s Milan office. She contributed to the Bank’s flagship publications World Financial Markets and Global Data Watch.

After leaving JPMorgan, Ms. Santoro worked briefly as an economist in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations analyzing Western European economies and foreign investment issues. She has been an economic consultant to various foreign trade and investment agencies, continues to be a volunteer with the Charity Accountability Program of the New York Better Business Bureau (since 9/11) and represents the American Family Association of New York at the United Nations. 

Ms. Santoro is a contributor to The Human Life Review, MercatorNet.com and Catholic World Report, writing articles relating to United Nations developments and other international economic and social issues. She is the author of the chapter on “Global Partnerships” in The Family and the MDGs and the chapters on SDG 12 “Consumption and Production” and SDG 17 “Implementation” in Family Capital and the Sustainable Development Goals.

She is a native New Yorker, a graduate of Hunter College, City University of New York (BA, MA in economics) and is fluent in five languages.

Ann Seabright, Chair

A graduate of Wellesley College, Ann Seabright received an MBA from John Carroll University. She served first as a technical writer (1979-1981) and then as a member of the board (1981-1997) for a pharmaceutical company. Ann has also served as the Strategic Planning Co-Chair, Search Committee Chair, and Board President on the Board of Trustees for the Phillips-Osborne School in Painesville, Ohio. Ann is married to Tom Seabright, and is the mother of ten children.

Senator Francisco Tatad

Senator Francisco Tatad chairs the Citizens vs. Corruption task force in Manila and serves as Senior Political Advisor to the United Opposition. He was a two term senator from 1992 to 2001 and served as Senate Majority Leader. He has written for the International Herald Tribune, and the Asian Wall Street Journal, and is the former editor of Philippine Newsday. He is the author of over six books on politics and is an active voice and contributor to political and youth movements in the Philippines. He has addressed forums at the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Parliamentarians for Global Action and the World Congress of Families. He has spoken widely in Asia, the United States, Canada and Europe. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Letters, and has received honorary doctorates in law, humanities and public administration. He has attended special courses at Harvard Institute for International Development, Rand Graduate School, Warwick University and the Center for Research and Communications in Manila. Senator Tatad and his wife Fenny have seven children.