Board & Staff

Pathfinder is fortunate to have an incredibly dedicated board, a strong executive team, and wonderfully talented staff. We invite you to visit their profiles for more information:

 Board

Sharon Allison

Sharon Allison joined the board in 1998. She is the former president of the board of International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region and member of the Governing Council of International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Andrew Arkutu

Dr. Arkutu worked for Pathfinder International from 2001 through August 2006 and joined the Pathfinder Board of Directors in November 2006.

Michael Berman

Michael Berman is a member of Pathfinder International's Board of Directors.

Cynthia Fields

Cynthia Fields, board Chair, is a retired direct marketing executive who has supported Planned Parenthood for many years. Cynthia Fields joined Pathfinder International's board in 1995.

Jane Havemeyer

Jane Havemeyer is the board secretary. Her professional affiliations have included public relations and customer relations with major corporations; legislative aide, social issue lobbyist, and independent consultant on projects in publishing, the arts, education, and women's political initiatives.

Larrine Holbrooke

Larrine Holbrooke is a member of Pathfinder International's Board of Directors.

George Kahrl

George Kahrl is a member of Pathfinder International's Board of Directors.

Kathryn Ketcham Strong

Kathryn Ketcham Strong is a community volunteer and long-time activist in women's reproductive rights and health care. She previously served on the Board of Planned Parenthood of Seattle-King County.

Kathryn H. Lansing

Kathryn H. Lansing is a committed volunteer on reproductive health issues in the US and internationally. She is past Board Chairperson of Planned Parenthood of the Chicago area.

Elisabeth Lyon

Elisabeth Lyon works with nonprofits in strategic planning and policy development. She joined Pathfinder International's board in 1995 and again in 2005.

Florence Manguyu

Florence Manguyu is a consultant pediatrician in clinical practice in Nairobi, Kenya. She joined Pathfinder International's board in 1995.

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid is a member of Pathfinder International's Board of Directors.

Lucia Riddle

Lucia Riddle is Vice President Federal Government Relations with the Principal Financial Group and has over 30 years of experience in healthcare relations and public policy. She joined Pathfinder International's board in 2011.

Prakash Shah

Prakash Shah was the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq. Mr. Shah joined Pathfinder International's board in 1997.

Valerie Spencer

Valerie Spencer has 29 years of experience in philanthropy, primarily focused on issues relating to women, girls, and people with special needs. She joined Pathfinder International's board in 2010.

Ronda Stryker

Ronda Stryker's philanthropic interests are focused on the empowerment of women and support of non-traditional student enhancement programs at colleges and universities. She joined Pathfinder International's board in 2009.

Ann Svensén

Ann Svensén is the Secretary General in Individuell Människohjälp, a Swedish 75 year old development organization, with operations in 12 countries.

John Swift

Since the early 1970s, Mr. Swift has been an advocate for women's right to choose and supporter of Planned Parenthood. He supports several family foundations. He joined Pathfinder International's board in 1999.

Alfred Tate

As chief of staff to the Honorable James A. Leach, Alfred Tate provided policy analysis and advice of increasing seniority on a wide range of domestic, economic, national security, and international issues. He joined Pathfinder International's board in 2005.

Ralph Tate

Ralph Tate, the board's finance chair, currently manages investment portfolios for high net worth individuals at Norwottuck View Investment Management, LLC. He joined Pathfinder International's board in 2009.

June Tatelman

June Tatleman has been involved in family planning and health education for many years, having been a counselor for Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts and Preterm of Massachusetts among others. She joined the Pathfinder board in 2008.

George Todd

Currently CEO and Chairman of Kalsec, George Todd’s passions outside of work are sustainability, education, and family planning. He joined the Pathfinder Board in 2010.

Manuel Urbina

Manuel Urbina, board vice chair, has a long and distinguished career in the health arena, having served in many prominent positions including Undersecretary of Health in Mexico. He joined the Pathfinder Board in 1998.

Roslyn Watson

Roslyn Watson is the President and Founder of Watson Ventures. She joined the board in 2009.

Executive Team

Purnima Mane

Purnima Mane is Pathfinder's President and Chief Executive Officer. She oversees more than 1,000 staff around the world, an annual budget exceeding $100 million, and sexual and reproductive health programs in more than 20 developing countries.

Caroline Crosbie

Caroline is Pathfinder's Senior Vice President. She has expertise in program development and management, and a long and significant career with more than 25 years of experience in international family planning.

Mike Zeitouny

Mike Zeitouny

Mike Zeitouny is Pathfinder's Chief Financial Officer. Mike monitors Pathfinder's financial activities and manages the organization's $101 million budget.

Demet Güral

Pathfinder's Vice President of Technical and Program Strengthening, Demet Güral is a physician and a public health specialist with more than 25 years of experience in sexual and reproductive health programs and primary health care management.

Scott Schroeder

Scott Schroeder

As Pathfinder's Vice President of External Relations, Scott uses his 20+ years of experience to direct Pathfinder’s efforts in resource development, communications, and marketing to maximize outreach to key stakeholders and audiences.

Margaret Kemp Carlson

Margaret is Pathfinder's Vice President of Administration. She manages a broad administration and operations portfolio, including technology, legal, security/risk management, knowledge management, travel, and real estate. She also promotes organization-wide collaboration on systems and processes.

Shari Stier

Shari is Pathfinder's Director of Human Resources. She uses her more than 12 years of experience in human resources to lead Pathfinder’s efforts to develop and support a range of US and international staff, as well as set staff policies and procedures.

Stephen Redding

Stephen Redding

Stephen Redding is Pathfinder’s Vice President of Country and Regional Operations. His expertise features work in project management and organizational development and his career has involved more than 30 years of multi-sectorial experience in running country programs and project support both domestically and abroad.

Selected staff

Mohamed Ahmed Abou Nar

Mohamed Ahmed Abou Nar is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Egypt and Senior Advisor for Systems Strengthening.

Haris Ahmed

Haris Ahmed is Pathfinder International's Program Director in Pakistan.

Tauseef Ahmed

Tauseef Ahmed is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Pakistan.

Sono Aibe

Sono Aibe is Pathfinder International's Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives.

Halida Akhter

Halida Akhter

Halida Akhter is Pathfinder's Bangladesh Country Representative and Chief of Party for the NGO Health Service Delivery Project.

Yahia Yahia Ali Albabily

Yahia Yahia Ali Albabily is Pathfinder International's Country Represenative in Yemen.

Marcos Arevalo

Marcos Arevalo is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Angola and Senior Technical and Policy Advisor.

Mengistu Asnake

Mengistu Asnake is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Ethiopia.

Ahmed Assalahy

Ahmed Assalahy is Pathfinder International's Project Manager in Yemen.

Claire B. Cole

Claire B. Cole is Pathfinder International's Technical Advisor for Best Practices and Global Strategies.

Rita Badiani

Rita Badiani is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Mozambique.

Regina Duarte Benevides de Barros

Regina Duarte Benevides de Barros is Pathfinder International's Senior Youth Advisor.

Patricia David

Patricia David is Pathfinder International's Director of Research and Metrics.

Tanou Diallo

Tanou Diallo is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Haiti.

Jodi DiProfio

Jodi DiProfio

Jodi DiProfio is a Program Officer for Pathfinder International.

Sarah Eckhoff

Sarah Eckhoff

Sarah Eckhoff is Pathfinder's Technical Advisor for Gender.

Gwyn Hainsworth

Gwyn Hainsworth is Pathfinder International's Senior Advisor for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health.

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Ellen I. Israel

Ellen I. Israel is Pathfinder International's Senior Technical Advisor for Women's Health and Rights.

Farouk Muhammad Jega

Farouk Muhammad Jega is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Nigeria.

Mathew Joseph

Mathew Joseph

Mathew Joseph is Pathfinder's Country Representative in India.

Worknesh Kereta

Worknesh Kereta Abshiro

Worknesh is Pathfinder's Senior Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor in Ethiopia.

Mustafa G. Kudrati

Mustafa G. Kudrati is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Tanzania.

Sophia Ladha

Sophia Ladha is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in South Africa.

Carlos Augusto Laudari

Carlos Augusto Laudari is Pathfinder International's Senior Technical Advisor in HIV Prevention and Institutional Capacity Building.

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Bao Le Ngoc

Bao Le Ngoc is Pathfinder's Country Representative in Viet Nam.

Eve Wen-jing Lee

Eve Wen-jing Lee is Pathfinder International's Senior Advisor for China Program.

Candace Lew

Candace Lew

Candace Lew is Pathfinder International’s Senior Technical Advisor for Contraception.

Camille Collins Lovell

Camille Collins Lovell is Pathfinder International's Technical Advisor for Behavior Change.

Jayne Lyons

Jayne Lyons is Pathfinder International's Director of Operations in Tanzania.

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Mohammad Murtala Mai

Mohammad Murtala Mai is Pathfinder International's Senior Technical Advisor for Best Practices and Community-based Services.

Marie-Claude Mbuyi

Marie-Claude Mbuyi has 12 years of clinical experience as physician and 10 years of experience in managing reproductive, maternal, and newborn health programs.

Marion McNabb

Marion McNabb

Marion McNabb, MPH, is Pathfinder International's Senior Project Manager for mHealth.

Eileen Mokaya

Eileen Mokaya

Eileen Mokaya is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Kenya.

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Olivia Moseley

Olivia Moseley is Pathfinder's Technical Advisor for Instructional Design.

Alden Nouga

Alden Nouga is Pathfinder International's Senior Advisor for HIV and AIDS.

Julio Pacca

Julio Pacca is Director of Pathfinder's Technical Services Unit.

Daniel Pellegrom

Daniel E. Pellegrom

Dan Pellegrom is our Special Advisor and former President and CEO. During his 26 years as president, Dan’s passionate advocacy for reproductive health rights and gender equity advanced Pathfinder’s work in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Stacey Perlman

Stacey Perlman

Stacey Perlman is Pathfinder International's Development Coordinator.

Joseph Petraglia

Joseph Petraglia is Pathfinder International's Senior Advisor for Behavior Change.

Minal Rahimtoola

Minal Rahimtoola is a Pathfinder International Technical Advisor.

Miguel Gutierrez Ramos

Miguel Gutierrez Ramos is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Peru.

Jonathan J. Rucks

Jonathan J. Rucks is Pathfinder International's Director of Advocacy.

Lucy Shillingi

Lucy Shillingi is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Uganda.

Callie Simon

Callie Simon is Pathfinder International's Technical Advisor for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Binod Bihari Singh

Binod Bihari Singh

Binod Bihari Singh is Pathfinder's project team leader for field program operations in the state of Bihar, India.

Linda Suttenfield

Linda Suttenfield

Linda Suttenfield is Pathfinder International's Director of Communications.

Luc Vander Veken

Luc Vander Veken is the the Director of Integrated Services for Pathfinder International in Mozambique

Maren Vespia

Maren Vespia

Maren Vespia is Pathfinder's Communications Specialist.

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Darshana Vyas

Darshana Vyas is Pathfinder International's Director of the Mukta Project.

Kimberly Waller

Kimberly Waller

Kimberly Waller is a Program Director at Pathfinder International.

Susan White

Susan White is a Program Director for Pathfinder International.

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