Board of Directors


Honorary Vice Chair:
Maria Walker


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Stephen D. Cashin
Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Capital Group, LLC
Joseph C. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Former Senior Vice-President, Africare
Peter Francis

President, Global Energy Consultants


Mamadou Beye
Manager, International Affairs, Chevron
Lauretta J. Bruno
President and Founding Partner, Gramercy Partners LLC
William Egbe
Group Director, Sustainability, Strategy & Planning at
The Coca-Cola Company (Eurasia & Africa Group)
Chinonso_Emehelu_2015_100 Chinonso Emehelu
Director, Africa International Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Omari-Issa_Web_2015_100 Omari Issa
CEO, President’s Delivery Bureau, Tanzania
Jeffrey R. Krilla
Co-Chair, Africa Practice, Dentons, LLP
C. Payne Lucas, Sr.
Co-Founder and President Emeritus, Africare, 1971 – 2002
Callisto E. Madavo
Former Vice President, Africa, World Bank
Visiting Professor, African Studies Department, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Ambassador June Carter Perry (ret)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Lesotho
Board of Directors, Foreign Service Institute
Cyrus Vance Visiting Professor Emerita, Mount Holyoke College
Bobby J. Pittman
Managing Partner, Kupanda Capital
Shirley Sherrod
Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.
Africare Board Member Earl W. Stafford Earl W. Stafford
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Stafford Foundation
Chief Executive Officer, The Wentworth Group, LLC
General William “Kip” Ward (ret)
Inaugural Commander, U.S. AFRICOM
President, SENTEL Corporation
Curtin_Winsor_2_100 Ambassador Curtin Winsor Jr., Ph.D. (ret)
Former Ambassador to Costa Rica
Trustee, The W. H. Donner Foundation


Darius Mans
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