Michael Rose, Chairman
Michael Rose, Chief Executive Partner of international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson, is responsible for leading a team of executive partners and corporate services directors who oversee the firm’s professional practice, client relationships and business operations in the seven countries. He has extensive experience as a commercial lawyer in Australia, the United States and several Asian countries. Michael is also Chairman of the NSW Historic Houses Trust and a member of the Indigenous Engagement Task Force of the Business Council of Australia. Michael joined the ChildFund Australia Board in 2005 and served as Chair from 2006.
Dr Yu-Yuan Kuan, Vice Chairman
Dr. Yu-Yuan Kuan is professor of Department of Social Welfare, National Chung-Cheng University. He completed his PhD degree at University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1994, writing his dissertation on the survey and research of the NPO-government relations in Taiwan. In the last ten years, he has published more than 30 articles about social welfare policy and non-profit organisations in academic journals, and written several books on social welfare, foundations in Taiwan, and case studies on Taiwan’s NPO and International NGOs.
Anne Lynam Goddard
Anne Lynam Goddard is president and CEO of ChildFund International. Thought leader and frequent contributor to the national media forum, including the Huffington Post, Anne has been an articulate voice for the world’s most vulnerable children for more than 30 years. Her firsthand experience living in and travelling to developing countries around the world – including Kenya, Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Egypt – has given her unparalleled insights into a world that few Americans ever get the chance to see.
Barbara Beate Holzbaur studied medicine in Berlin and worked as a doctor at the University Hospital in Tubingen. Since 2001 she has worked at a medical practice for complementary medicine in Stuttgart. Barbara has been a member of the Board of ChildFund Deutschland since 1997, being elected Vice President of the Board from 2001 to 2008 and has been its President since 2008. Barbara also does voluntary work for a project which gives basic medical help to homeless people.
Brendan Kenny was appointed to the Board of ChildFund Ireland in February 2012 and elected chair at the November 2012 AGM. He also chairs ChildFund Ireland’s Finance Committee. As ChildFund Ireland’s chairman Brendan is our representative on the ChildFund Alliance board and attended his first Alliance meeting in Taiwan in November 2012. He is currently the Head of Human Resources with the Irish Telecommunications Regulator (ComReg) and has previously held many appointments in the areas of Human Resources and operational management. Brendan was also previously an officer of the Irish Defence Forces and served in Lebanon. Brendan holds a keen interest in all sports and is an active member of local sporting and community organisations.
Chan Kwon became a Board member in 2012 and is Vice President of Global Programs, ChildFund Korea. He worked at Microsoft Korea as a director of Social Contribution, and Communication from 1998 to 2011.and has also been a senior manager of Public Relations and Marketing in Samsung Everland, Burson-Marsteller Korea, and Korea Lottery Services.
Mr. Kwon studied social work and Psychology at Yonsei University and earnt his master’s degree at the Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Yonsei.
He currently serves as a public relations consultant at the National Information Society Agency, and is a member of the planning committee at Community Chest of Korea and a principal researcher at Seoul National University R and DB Foundation.
Dr. Nancy E. Hill
Dr. Hill is a developmental psychologist and Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is considered one of the leading scholars studying the impact of culture on parenting and youth outcomes. In addition to five books and numerous scientific journal articles, she is the co-founder of the Study Group on Race, Culture, and Ethnicity, an interdisciplinary group of scientists, who develop theory and methodology for defining and understanding issues regarding cultural context within diverse families. Dr. Hill earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 1996.
Professor Hiroshi Harashima worked for Christian Child Welfare Association (ChildFund Japan) in the late 1990’s and is now teaching international social work at the Japan Lutheran College in Tokyo. He has been a board member of ChildFund Japan since 2005.
Hoon Sang Chi
Mr. Chi has been on the board of directors of ChildFund Korea since March, 2008.
He received his Master’s and Doctor’s degree in Medical Science at Yonsei University. He served as the Director of Yonsei Severance Hospital from 1999 to 2003 and Head of the Medical Department from 2004 to 2008. He was President of the Korean Hospital Association from 2008 to 2010 and has been an Asian-Pacific Regional Advisory Council member in Joint Commission International ( JCI ) for the last five years.
Since 2012, he has been Director of the Medical Department in Cha University and Chief of the Cha University Medical Center. He is currently on the board of directors in World Human Bridge, an International relief organization, In 2012, he was awarded the Sejong Sharing Volunteer Awards 2012 by the President of the Red Cross.
Hsiu-Fan Hsieh has served on the Board of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families since 1996. Hsiu-Fan has conducted major research and studies on trends in social work in Taiwan, and is also a professor at the Graduate School in Taipei’s Soochow University.
Hugh Ewing, III
Hugh Ewing III is a Managing Director of investment banking firm Ewing Bemiss & Co. He has more than 30 years experience in advising corporate clients on financing and strategy. He serves as a director of MCG Corporation, Multitrade Biomass Holdings, LLC, and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute with a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia. He was elected to the ChildFund International board in 2006 and serves as Vice-Chair of the board and as a member of the Executive Committee.
Je Hoon Lee
Je Hoon Lee received his Bachelor’s degree in history and Master’s degree in journalism from Seoul National University, and completed Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Je Hoon has a strong background in the media as the former President and Publisher of JoongAng Ilbo, one of the three major daily newspapers in Korea. He also served as President of the Before Babel Brigade (BBB) Korea which provides translation and interpretation services with help of volunteers, and as chairman of Board of Directors in Gyeonggi Volunteer Centre.
He was recently called to serve as Senior Advisor for BBB Korea. He is President of Volunteering Korea, Vice Chairman of Korean Council of Children’s Organisations, Korea National Council on Social Welfare, and Korea NGO Council for Overseas Cooperation. He also serves as a member of Presidential Committee on Social Cohesion. Je Hoon served as one of ChildFund Korea’s board members in March 2001 to March 2008 and Chairman of Board of Directors from March 2008. He was appointed as President of ChildFund Korea as of 2010.
Lennart is the Chairman of Barnfonden (Sweden). His academic studies were in Political science, Statistics, Law and Journalism and his professional career has been in journalism, film and newspaper management. He has been President and CEO of Video Express, the pan-Scandinavian Swedish Film Industry, and a member of Group Management of the Bonnier Group (HR and Information/Communication) as well as Chairman of the Media Employers Association, Vice Chairman of Almega, Chairman of the Polar Music Prize, a member of the Board World Press Freedom Fund, WAN, member of the Board in SF Bio, Swedish Film Industry, and Vice-Chairman of Bonnier Solutions. He also volunteers to help children in need (Min Stora Dag).
Lillian Ren has served on the Board of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families since 2000. Lillian holds a PH.D degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and is an Associate Professor at the Special Education Department in Chung Yuan Christian University in Taoyuan.
Marilyn is currently the Executive Director of HelpAge USA, the American affiliate of the only global NGO focused on the intersection of older people, community development and humanitarian aid. A 20-year veteran and former Senior Vice President of CARE, she has spent her entire career in social justice and international development. Marilyn joined the ChildFund International Board in January of 2009 and currently serves in the capacity of Vice-Chair. She joined the ChildFund Alliance Board in 2012.
Paul Newbigging is the owner/operator of the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home in Toronto. Beginning his career with Robert Simpson Ltd., he rose to Corporate General Manager, Consumer Service before joining his family’s business. Paul draws on these past experiences to bring perspective and insight to Funeral Directors for Open Dialogue (President) and Evergreen Transitions (President).
Paul is a long time member and past president of the Toronto and District Funeral Directors Association, a founding member of the Coalition Council of Funeral Professionals of Canada, long time member of the Ontario Funeral Service Association and Funeral Service Association of Canada. Currently, he lectures at Seneca College, Department of Life Studies, and in the past lectured at Humber College, Funeral Service Education program. Mr. Newbigging was the recipient of the Alumni of Distinction award from Humber College and was named a nominee for the Premier’s Award.
Monsieur Pierre Jablon was Chair of Un Enfant par la Main from 2006 to 2012 and is a current board member. He has been active in various INGOs since 2003 including UNICEF France and ACF.
His background includes classical studies in Paris and a Management diploma of HEC and MBA at Insead. He was director of finance and controls for various companies, Chair of the French Association of Financial Directors from 2000 to 2002 and spent the last ten years of his career as Vice President Finance for the major group Caisse des Dépôts..
Rob is General Manager of Dilworth Trust Board which administers and governs Dilworth School, an independent primary and secondary boarding school for boys from disadvantaged backgrounds, who attend through scholarships. Prior to this appointment Rob held a number of senior roles in financial services at ASB Bank over a 20 year career.
Stine Bosse received her Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen and has attended several management training programmes including courses at INSEAD, Wharton and Harvard. Before being appointed to Group CEO of TrygVesta A/S in 2001, she held various positions in Tryg providing her with a unique, thorough and hands-on understanding of the day-to-day operations. She is the highest ranking female CEO in Denmark and was appointed the 22nd most influential business woman in the world in 2009 and 2010 by the Financial Times.
Stine serves as chairman of Flügger Denmark, The Royal Danish Theatre, CONCITO, Børnefonden, and Copenhagen Art Festival. She is Danish member of ChildFund Alliance, and sits on the board of among others Nordea Bank A/S, TDC, Icopal and Aker ASA. Additionally, Stine Bosse is the former chairman of the supervisory board of the Danish Insurance Association (Forsikring & Pension), and former board member of Grundfos and Amlin plc. In the Spring 2010, Stine was appointed Advocate for the Millennium Development Goals by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to fight world hunger and poverty.
Tom Weisner is Professor of Anthropology, Departments of Psychiatry (NPI Semel Institute, Center for Culture and Health) and Anthropology at UCLA. He joined the ChildFund International Board in 2008 and the ChildFund Alliance Board in 2012. His research and teaching interests are in culture and human development; medical, psychological and cultural studies of families and children at risk; and evidence-informed child policy. Tom is past President of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, a Senior Program Advisor to the William T Grant Foundation, and is on the Governing Board of the Society for Research in Child Development.
His publications include African families and the crisis of social change; Discovering successful pathways in children’s development; Higher ground: New hope for the working poor and their children; and Making it work: Low-wage employment, family life and child development. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Tom has a B.A. in Anthropology from Reed College, and Ph.D. from Harvard University. www.tweisner.com.