Henry Breed Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General, United Nations. Missions in Mozambique, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia. Serves on the Jane Goodall Foundation. Author.
Matthew J. CadburyManaging Director, Cadbury Schweppes. Turkey. Degree in engineering, Cambridge; MBA. Experience in production management and consulting; Marketing Director, Spain. Joined Cadbury Schweppes in 1990. Specialty in developing businesses and the developing world - setting up an operation in Poland, a joint venture in Mexico and several acquisitions.
Karen HansenDirector of the Institutional Review Office at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Karen is responsible for and promotes the assurance of compliance with federal, state, and local law and policy relating to IRO activities. Karen provides certification of IRB and/or IACUC approval(s) to funding agencies and supportive interaction and negotiations with agencies, institutions, sponsors, research participants and auditors involving investigators, staff and/or IRB or IACUC activities. Karen is a moving force behind the widely adopted national online IRB training curriculum, which also meets federal requirements imposed in the last several years on all investigators. Karen has begun helping other countries to adopt human subjects rights and protections policies and training for their situations so that they will be compliant with the regulations which the Hutch-sponsored clinical trials has to follow. She had intriguing views and experiences on working with the Chinese team. Karen has a valuable perspective on the international diffusion of Human Subjects and IRB work, but she would also a perspective on working with international partners in clinical trials in prevention and screening and vaccine development (HIV-AIDS). The Hutchinson Center has over a ten-year history of this kind of work - from Nobel-prize winning work on bone marrow transplantation to international bone marrow donor registries and trained all of the various centers around the world now doing BMT. Karen has been at FHCRC for 25 years. Her credentials and integrity are impeccable and her national leadership in this area admired.
Mariano J. Levin, PhD Dr. Levin is Principal Researcher in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Chagas Disease at the Institute for Research on Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology, CONICET (Argentinian National Research Council), Buenos Aires, and Full Professor in the School of Science, Department of Biology, at the University of Buenos Aires. He received a PhD, in biochemistry in 1981 from the University of Leipzig, Germany. He conducted postdoctoral work in France at INSERM, CNRS, and Institut Pasteur. He has received several prizes from the Argentine Society of Cardiology, and in 1998 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He is currently a Howard Hughes International Research Scholar. He has developed strong lines of research studying the antibody response in chronic Chagas heart disease, the severest form of infection by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. He has also been one of the major organizers of the Trypanosoma cruzi genome project in Latin America, contributing important information as to the nature of one of the most complicated parasite genomes ever sequenced.
Ed Mallinckrodt Mallinckrodt was the leading force behind bookshop.co.uk, the first known Internet bookshop, established in 1994, as well as securities.com, nutravida.com, travelstore.com and Fingertips Media. Five years ago, with partner Sherry Catou, Mallinckrodt bought Internet firm Oyster and sold bookshop to a UK retailer. Mallinckrodt is also co-founder of Interactive Investor International (iii.co.uk), an online service for equity trading and information on UK (and offshore) financial services.
Thomas J. McCaffrey, MBA
Mr. McCaffrey is a seasoned business executive with broad-based experience in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, consumer marketing and business development. Additionally, he has been active in serving a wide variety of not for profit organizations, including academic institutions, community-based organizations, environmental groups and cultural centers. Recently, he has assumed a leadership position in a major national addiction recovery organization. His involvement in the not-for-profit arena has spanned a number of key functional roles, including fund-raising, endowment policies, strategic planning and infrastructure management. He has been a Partner with Mckinsey and Company, a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch, and a Corporate Senior Vice-President at both First Chicago and Exelon Corporations. Additionally, he has served on the Board of the Yale Alumni Association, Metropolitan Family Services, The Hazelden Foundation, the FRAC Committee of the Commercial Club and the Harvard Business School Alumni Forum. He is an avid outdoorsman, and is an active supporter of a number of environmental groups, including the Defenders of Wildlife and the Nature Conservancy. He has, as well, been integrally involved in the reintroduction of wolves into their native habitat in the United States. A former rancher, he has served on the Board of the National Cowboy Cultural Association and has been a supporter of The Western Heritage Museum and the Smithsonian American Indian Museum. He is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys mountain climbing, white water canoeing, and horseback riding. He has eight children, and currently lives in the Chicago area, where he is working on a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School.
Ralph C. Musicant, JDMr. Musicant, is a Harvard Law School (1971) graduate who has founded and operated start-up companies in a variety of industries, ranging from coal mining, comic book and cigar magazine publishing, to a computerized multiple listing service for commercial office space and a behavioral health company offering telephone counseling by licensed therapists.
Mr. Musicant is currently Managing Director of Ideas and Methods Incorporated, a Chicago-based business consulting and acquisition firm. Mr. Musicant's academic career includes an appointment as the Martin C. Remer Visiting Distinguished Professor of Finance (1976) at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Most recently, he was an invited speaker at a Colloquium on E-therapy presented by the Institute of Cybermedicine at Harvard Medical School.
Mehmet Oz, MD, MBA Irving Assistant Professor of Surgery, Columbia University; Attending Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Director: Assist Device Program; Complementary Medicine Program; Clinical Perfusion Services; Clinical Trials of New Surgical Technology; Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. 1982, BA, Harvard University; 1986, joint MD and MBA, School of Medicine and Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania; 1986-90, Intern & Resident, General Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. 1993, Traveling Fellowship in: Paris; Houston; Cleveland; Los Angeles; Boston; Toronto. Member of numerous associations, including: American Association of Thoracic Surgeons; American Board of Surgery; International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation; International Society for Optical Engineering; American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery; American College of Cardiology. Author of over 300 original publications, book chapters, abstracts. Research interests: organ preservation; cardiopulmonary bypass; minimally invasive heart surgery. Recipient of awards.
Joshua Ramos Senior Editor, Time Magazine. Born 1968. When Ramos joined Time in 1996, he was the magazine's youngest-ever senior editor. He currently is editor of Time's world section, which encompasses the magazine's international coverage. Ramos has also served as editor of Time Digital, a magazine specializing in personal technology and is the person responsible for having developed the magazine's most popular issue, which highlights the world's "cyber elite". Ramos's journalistic past includes a stint as CEO of Time Warner's AthenaNow, where he helped produce digital journalism products. A graduate of the University of Chicago in 1992, he sits on the advisory board of the University of Chicago magazine and volunteers in the New York City public school system. Ramos is an avid aerobatic pilot.
Jody L. Ranck, Dr.P.H, MA Dr. Ranck's career has spanned a wide range of health, development and human rights concerns in all corners of the globe. With a career that has involved work in war-torn Rwanda to fieldwork in rural Bangladesh with the well-known Grameen Bank under founder Muhammad Yunus' guidance, he is now a consultant to a variety of projects ranging from the development of a Biotechnology Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco's Institute for Global Health, to the AIDS Research Institute's international programs. He is also the founder of the Berkeley Working Group on Biotechnology, Social and Information Technologies which is in the process of developing a think-tank to address emerging ethical and policy issues related to globalization, technology and health and includes some of the leading thinkers in the anthropology of science, health policy and genomics. He is currently completing a book on the Rwandan genocide with the well-known photographer Robert Lyons who has commissioned writings from Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz and the grandfather of African literature, Chinua Achebe for his past works.
Dan Roller, PsyD
Dan Roller, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist with a specialization in Human Behavior/Performance and Business Psychology. He is a results-oriented entrepreneur with expertise in education, business operations, and management consulting. Dr. Roller serves as an independent consultant to a variety of professional services firms and clients across industries and has extensive experience improving the development, communications, and productivity of Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, Dr. Roller has an impressive record of accomplishments in school counseling, with responsibilities that included teaching, counseling, athletic coaching, directing standardized testing programs, group presentations, and active participation in various work teams and boards. He has worked with all grade levels and has designed at taught courses at the graduate level. Dr. Roller is the recipient of multiple awards.
Theogene Rudasingwa, MD Director of the Cabinet, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Rwanda.
Carleen L. Schreder, JDCarleen is an attorney and one of the founders of Levin & Schreder, Ltd., which was formed in 1988. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1982 and graduated from Lake Forest College in 1979. Her practice is focused in the areas of estate tax and income tax planning for individuals and businesses. In addition to her legal work, Ms. Schreder is active in community organizations. She was recognized for her community work by the Chicago Bar Foundation, which awarded her the 1988 Maurice Weigle Award as an Outstanding Young Lawyer. She is currently a board member of Chicago Foundation for Women and is a past board member and officer of Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers and Chicago Abused Women Coalition.
Ms. Schreder is an author and presenter on topics related to tax planning, including an article on Illinois estate tax apportionment which appeared in the Illinois Bar Journal in June 2007, and a presentation on the same topic at the Chicago Bar Association Probate Practice Committee in November 2007.
Kris SinghKris Singh has been a senior leader in the IT industry for more than 25 years. Kris has worked for major IT companies in the Silicon Valley like IBM Research, AMD, Intel and National Semiconductor. At IBM Almaden Research Kris was the Strategic Programs Director for IT Services Research where he created the global IT Service Research and Innovation Institute, SRII (www.thesrii.org). SRII mission is to drive IT Innovation for major sectors of the economy and to build a better world. SRII members include senior leaders from industry, academia, research, government and key professional organizations at the global level. Before IBM Research, he was the Director at AMD CTO Office responsible for Product and Technology roadmap definition working closely with major customers and industry ecosystem partners. Prior to AMD CTO Office, Kris worked for Intel as a Director of the Data Center technology/product/solution roadmap planning team. At Intel he also worked with CIOs around the world to better understand the Data Center "Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)" model and help drive down the cost of IT Services/Solutions. Before Intel, Kris was with the National Semiconductor where he managed various groups like Product/Technology development, Global Manufacturing & Suppliers Management and major Customer programs. Kris was an Industry Fellow in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley and an adjunct professor in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science department at Santa Clara University, CA. He is on the Advisory Board of several major universities helping drive "The Innovation in Education System and Building Entrepreneurship Program". Kris is also on the board/advisory member of several start-up companies in Silicon Valley and he is a regular speaker at major forums/conferences around the world.
Laura WelchLaura is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in Arts Administration. Her earliest work involved fundraising with American Players Theater in Spring Green, Wisconsin; serving as Public Relations Director with The Peninsula Players in Door County, Wisconsin; and, as the Annual Fund Manager with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra where her team raised over $7.5 million.
Her desire to be more socially active led Laura to create the Development Department for The Family Resource Center, a child abuse agency in St. Louis where she initiated a capital campaign for a new building. She moved on to be Director of Development for the Women's Self Help Center, a counseling center for abused women also in St. Louis and was asked to establish the Annual Giving and Special Events arm of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in Corvallis, Oregon.
Laura has volunteered extensively including serving as Chair of the Corvallis Arts Center Board of Directors, consulting on the Capital Campaign for the Majestic Theatre also in Oregon and as Chair of The Benefit of Hope for the American Cancer Society of DuPage County.
Ms. Welch is now home with her two children and husband in Naperville and continues her exciting work on a volunteer basis with the Center for Global Initiatives.
Fields Wicker-MiurinFields is Co–founder and Partner of Leaders' Quest, where she leads the Strategic Advisory Board. She believes in the catalytic positive impact of enlightened and responsible leadership. Fields is dedicated to being a bridge between different worlds and perspectives, and to enabling leaders from all sectors to grow through inspiration and a deepened understanding of the world and of themselves. Her own interest in cross–cultural, interdisciplinary and multi–generational leadership has developed over an international business career spanning different industries and countries, and never following a linear path. Having learned a fair amount about human nature along the way, Fields is passionate about the potential of all people to be good 'ancestors'.
Fields is also a Non–Executive Director of the CDC Group plc, the UK's development finance institution, and of Savills plc, a leading international property advisory company. Within the public policy field, Fields spent six years as a Non–Executive Director of the UK's Department of Business (DBERR, formerly the DTI). Fields is also an active supporter of the arts and of education and is a Governor of King's College London.
Fields' earlier career was in international finance. Over a career spanning some 20 years, she has been Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of the London Stock Exchange, special advisor to the EU on financial integration, a member of the NASDAQ Technology Council, a partner of Vesta Group Ltd., an international venture capital firm, a senior partner of A.T. Kearney and Mercer Management Consulting, and vice–president of Wachovia, based in Luxembourg and London.
Fields has been recognised by Euromoney, Time Magazine and the World Economic Forum for her work and thought leadership. In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for services to international business.
Fields has degrees from the University of Virginia, l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna and Washington and speaks French and Italian fluently. She enjoys speaking and writing on issues related to her passion – 21st century leadership. When she is not travelling, she loves exploring ideas and cooking with her husband, Paolo. Fields finds peace and tranquillity in her bolt–hole in Wiltshire, marveling at the wonders of nature and being with her horse, Max.