Deborah Van Dyke, NP, MPH — President
Founder and Director, Global Health Media Project
Deborah Van Dyke is a family practice clinician, trainer, and humanitarian aid project coordinator. Since 1993 she has worked internationally—most often with MSF/Doctors Without Borders—in conflict and post-conflict settings in Asia and Africa. She has broad clinical expertise, rare frontline experience, a knack for distilling “need to know” information from complex concepts, and a deep commitment to making knowledge resources accessible to health workers in low-resource settings. Deb received her Master of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard in 1993 and Nurse Practitioner (MSN) degree from Yale in 1986.
Ronald Koss — Vice President and Secretary
Executive Vice President, Nutricopia, Inc.
Ron Koss co-founded and worked with Earth’s Best Baby Foods—the first and largest organic baby food company in the United States—until 1995. Presently, he is working on nutritional products for a global relief aid project. A lifelong entrepreneur who has engaged in fundraising for both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises, Ron is dedicated to innovation and socially responsible enterprises. An inventor with several patents to his credit and an author, Ron brings his years of entrepreneurial experience to GHMP.
Peter Cardellichio, PhD — Treasurer
Resource Economist, Independent Consultant
Peter Cardellichio founded his own company—Asia Forest Products Economics—to work on a variety of resource-related projects in developing countries. He worked for over 20 years analyzing international forest products markets, and has traveled extensively in Asia. Currently, Peter is an independent consultant working on projects that combine his interests in resources, the environment, economics, and international issues. After receiving his PhD in Forest Economics from Yale University in 1986, Peter worked as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in 1986–1989. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College in 1975.
Associate Director of Development, WaterAid America
Hallie Tamez has over 20 years experience in non-profit program design and management and in education as a teacher and supervisor of professional development. Prior to joining WaterAid America, she was the Executive Director at Next Generation Nepal. Hallie spent ten years as Senior Program Officer at The Philanthropic Initiative in Boston working extensively with corporations, private and family foundations, and individuals designing strategic initiatives and managing grants programs. From 1999-2008, Tamez led the design and management of multi-million dollar grants programs funded by various foundations and individuals.
Former Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Maddy Weinstein spent most of her career at Merrill Lynch where she held a variety of management positions including SVP and Director of Corporate Marketing, Director of Training, and Director of Human Resources. She has also consulted to financial institutions on developing and implementing strategic change initiatives. She has served on the boards of The Foundation for Treatment of Children with AIDS, The NYC Affiliate of the American Heart Association, and The Women’s Sports Foundation. Maddy received awards from the Princeton YWCA and the NYC YWCA Academy of Women Achievers and was a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow for the CEO Business Roundtable Governor’s Alliance for Educational Reform in NJ.
Former Senior Staff: U.S. Congress, DoD, EPA; Independent Consultant
Carole Parker has over 30 years of experience working on environmental policy as a journalist, legislative staff, and political appointee at Department of Defense and Environmental Protection Agency. At DoD, Carole directed the Office of Pollution Prevention, a half-billion dollar program to manage and reduce the use of toxic chemicals in the military. Previously she served as Director of Communications & Outreach for DoD Environmental Security, EPA Congressional Liaison, and senior legislative staff. Carole has led strategic initiatives to ban smoking at the Pentagon, give communities a right-to-know about toxic chemicals, and to defend California’s climate change law. Currently, Carole independently consults to nonprofits, business and government.