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Our Board of Directors is a reflection of the diversity of our Network and the strength of the women’s funding community. Some board members lead or have led women’s funds and foundations, and many others are deeply engaged in social change personally and professionally.

Elizabeth Barajas-Román

President and CEO, the Women’s Funding Network

Suzanne B. Peters, Treasurer

Principal, Peters Associates 

Julie Castro Abrams, Governance Chair 

Founder and CEO, How Women Lead

Ebony Frelix Beckwith

EVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer,

Melanie Brown, Vice-Chair

Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Janelle Cavanagh

Vice President of Development, Global Fund for Women

Amina Dickerson

Founder and President, Dickerson Global Advisors

Françoise Girard

President, International Women’s Health Coalition

Antoinette Klatzky

Executive Director, Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute

Jill Nowak

Chief Financial Officer, Missouri Foundation for Health

Paulette Senior

President & CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation

Mary Stutts 

Leader of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity, Stanford Healthcare

Roslyn Dawson Thompson 

President & CEO, Texas Women’s Foundation 

Michelle Zych, Chair

Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Omaha