Dalia Al Sharif

Advocacy and Government Affairs Coordinator,

King Hussein Cancer Foundation 

Amman, Jordan

Dalia AlSharif has spent three years at the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), first working as a fundraising assistant at the Jordan Breast Cancer Program before transitioning to her current role in the Advocacy and Government Affairs department. In addition, she also manages the SIWAR volunteering program at both the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Centre.

Throughout her career, Dalia has participated in human rights training courses and sustainable social development programs as well as youth empowerment and engagement in peace building. Part of that experience was using sports and arts as tools to promote positive messages and values into communities and has special interests in conflict resolution, non-violent communication, and peace building. Dalia is a passionate individual, whose energy is driven by belief in the cause and values behind the work. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the Hashemite University in Jordan.

Magnus Berhardsson

Professor of History, Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Magnus specializes in the modern Middle East, specifically the political and cultural history of Iraq. After earning his B.A. degree in theology and political science at the University of Iceland, he came to the United States and completed a masters degree in religion from Yale Divinity School in 1992. After a year in Syria studying Arabic, he returned to Yale and finished a Ph.D in Middle Eastern History in 1999. He is the author of several books and edited volumes including Reclaiming a Plundered Past. Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq (Texas, 2005).

 

Matt Conroy

Group Product Manager, Google

London, England

Matt first became involved with RC as a summer camp volunteer in 2010, stumbling his way through soccer, frisbee, and basketball practices with the girls while also honing his driving skills through central Amman. He's been a passionate supporter of the organization ever since, eventually joining the Board in 2019. He's currently a Group Product Manager at Google, working on technology in the fitness, health, and wellness space. He lives just outside London.

 
 

Judith Dunbar (Co-chair)

Director for Social Good & Community Impact, Converse

Boston, MA

Judy is a social impact expert with experience in aiding public and private sector organizations build stakeholder-driven strategies to create lasting relationships and social impact in communities. She is committed to developing impact programs that reflect the values and mission of the company, build trusting relationships with communities, and create meaningful social impact. 

 

Previously, Judy served as a Senior Social Performance Advisor for Chevron Corporation in San Ramon, CA. Prior to joining Chevron, Judy spent ten years with the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She served as USAID’s first regional Conflict Advisor in Asia, working with nine embassies across the region to analyze and respond to the causes and consequences of violence. 

 

Judy holds a B.A. in Russian Studies from The College of William and Mary, a M.A. degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a Master of Science in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was a Sloan Fellow. In her free time, she enjoys swing dancing, hiking and hanging out with her nephews.

 

Katherine Fischer (Co-founder)

Wealth Manager, Ensemble Capital

Bay Area, CA

Katherine grew up playing multiple sports and lettered in field hockey at Williams College. Graduating cum laude in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology and Economics, Katherine went on to work for Bain & Company, where she developed RC's original strategic plan. Katherine then served as an Investment Associate to the CIO at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation before becoming a Portfolio Manager at Sand Hill Global Advisors and then Hall Capital Partners.  Currently, she develops customized portfolio management, retirement and tax planning solutions as well as complex trust and estate planning for high net worth families and institutions. She spends her free time trail running or chasing around her two little girls.

 

Ladd Hamrick (Co-chair)

Vice President, Berkshire Partners

Boston, MA

Ladd started volunteering for RC in 2013 and has served on the Board since 2016. Sports have been formative for Ladd since his childhood when he would duke it out in the backyard with his twin brother. He studied Middle Eastern history at Williams College which grew his passion for the region. He's also a proud member of Reclaim Childhood's first-place team in the 2019 Dead2Red Relay Race. Ladd recently completed his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 

Sam Krieg (Former Chair)

Co-founder, Thomas Street Partners

San Francisco, CA

Sam joined the Reclaim Childhood team in 2013 as a Junior Board member and was elected to the Board in 2016. He has spent time in Jordan fundraising, establishing partnerships, and helping with RC’s summer programming. Sam studied economics and played football at Williams College in Massachusetts. He worked in finance after graduating and recently completed a joint JD / MBA at Stanford.

Wendy McWeeny

 Senior Advisor, MCJ/Amelior Foundation

Williamstown, MA

Wendy McWeeny directs U.S. initiatives for the Community Health Acceleration Partnership, a philanthropic group focused on strengthening health systems. She is also a Senior Advisor at the MCJ/Amelior Foundation, where she consults on health projects in Newark, NJ. Previously, Wendy helped to establish Millennium Promise, an organization focused on meeting the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, and Malaria No More, which is dedicated to ending deaths from malaria. Wendy is a long-time believer in the power of sports, teams and coaches, having been a college athlete many years ago, and now as the proud mom of four little (and not so little) athletes of her own.

 

Brandan Rivard

MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School

Cambridge, MA

Brandan joined the Reclaim Childhood team as a Junior Board member before transitioning to the Board in 2019.  He played soccer and studied economics at Colby College. Brandan worked in finance after graduating and is one of the defending Dead2Red Relay champions for RC.

 

Claire Spofford

President, Cornerstone Brands

Boston, MA

Claire oversees five interactive, aspirational, home and apparel lifestyle brands. Over the past 20 years, Claire has had extensive experience in leadership roles with mature/profitable brands, turnaround brands, as well as new business launches. Her management experience in the retail industry includes leadership roles at Timberland, Orchard Brands, and J. Jill Group.

Claire was named to Women in Retail Leadership Circle/Total Retail’s 2019 Top Women in Retail. Claire earned her bachelor’s degree in English and political science from the University of Vermont and has an MBA in marketing from Babson College.

 

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