Our Board & Global Advisors

Our Board of Directors may be seen here with biographies included.

2020 Sr. Global Advisors

Geneive M. Brown, L.L.D.
Hyun-June Chung, M.Ed.
Malko Ebers, M.A.
David Janes, Ph.D.
Lawrence Hui, Esq.
Lam Nguyen
Georgia Nomikos
Lynn-Marie Paquette, M.B.A.

Eva Ritvo, M.D.
Pascal Robert
Patrice Samara
David Seiple, Ph.D.
Paul Sladkus
Brian Thang, M.A.
Neil Tournoux, R.N.
Masayoshi Ueda, L.L.D.

2020 Global Advisors

Joba Adekanmbi​
Bibi Ali
Richard Allen, Ph.D.
Jeannie Amash
Alex J. Antoine
Cynthia S. Artin
​Naran Badushov
Xiaorui “Ray” Bao
Margaret Barrow, Ph.D.
Nancy O’Brien Bernheim
Aky “Mike” Bhuiyan
Scott Carlin, Ph.D.
​Fran Carpentier
LouAnn Cassar
Daniel Chase, M.S.
Abhi Chintakunta
Hyun-June Chung, M.Ed.
Rita Cosby
Donna Drake
Alex Eingorn D.C.

Mitchell Fried, M.B.A.
Sara Herbert Galloway
Peter van Geldern
Frederico Gouvdia
Jitin Hingorani
Grace Hsieh, M.B.A.
Jeremy Hu
Don Kao
Isaac J. Kassin
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.
Zoë Lee
Duane Lyken
Stacee Mandeville
Colombina “Coco” Marshall
Stephen McArdle
Curtis McClelland, D.C.
Michelle Mitchell
Silab Mohanty
​Whitney Robin Mostafiz, D.D.S.
Charles Muamba
Michelle Munksgard

Walid Nagi
Joann Pergolis
Susie de Rafelo
Derrick Reyes, M.A.
Ray Ricciardi
Carolyn Romberg
Maxwell Schilling
Vlada von Shats
Ryan Solomons
Tadeusz Sudol, Ph.D.
Irene Sumlang
Jeff Tendean
Antonio Thompson
Jay Townsend
Donna Tsufura
Deborah Vinik, Ph.D.
Mangala Weerasekera
Paul Whiteley
Loretta Wu, M.A.
Christy Yanis
Hellen Yuan

Selected Bios.

Fran Carpentier

Sr. Global Advisor

Following 25 years as Senior Editor of Parade Magazine, Fran is a Senior Vice President and Senior Media Strategist at FleishmanHillard in NYC. She majored in Journalism at New York University.


LouAnn Cassar

Sr. Global Advisor

LouAnn is the founder of The Hybrid Techie, a boutique management consulting company engineered to drive business growth and technical innovation. As an experienced Project Manager, she is known for her ability to oversee and manage complex IT environments and critical projects. She has also launched The Hybrid Brand Co., a small digital design studio that creates engaging brand experiences through brand strategy and website design. Her focus is helping build authentic connections between brands and their communities by crafting consistent and meaningful visual content.

Papa CJ

Sr. Global Advisor

Papa CJ is a world-renowned stand-up comedian who has won awards for both Asia’s and India’s Best Stand-up Comedian. He has performed over 2000 shows in over 25 countries and is the only Indian comedian to have shot his own solo special with Comedy Central. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and is often engaged as a motivational speaker and executive coach. He also consults corporate clients on brand content and concepts that help them successfully execute their business and marketing strategies. He has been invited to speak at both Harvard Business School and the University of Oxford. His business card reads Ambassador of Happiness and his mission is to spread happiness and help others realise their dreams. Under his initiative called The Papa CJ Happiness Project he performs and curates events in support of charitable causes across the world.

Susie De Rafelo

Sr. Global Advisor

Susie is a humanitarian who divides her time between the US and overseas. She is the founder of Hands In fair trade marketplace and S3 Works Sustainability Consulting. Upon joining the non-profit world she earned a B.A. In development and an M.A. Humanitarian Services and has worked with groups in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Danielle Duret, M.D.

Sr. Global Advisor

Dr. Duret is a physician at Montefiore Medical Center. A native of Haiti, she has been instrumental in assisting the foundation and Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) in working in that country, particularly after the earthquake five years ago. See HuffPo piece entitled One of Tens of Thousands: Diaspora Doctor Continues to Help Haiti here.

Alex Eingorn, D.C.

Sr. Global Advisor

Alex owns and operates Better Health Chiropractic in NYC. He graduated from the New York Chiropractic College and is a member of Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association. See The Stewardship Report piece entitled Global Advisor Gives Seminar on Wellness and World Citizenship here.


Mitchell Fried

Sr. Global Advisor

Mitch retired from a 40+ year corporate career in banking where he held senior operating,
financial and marketing positions at leading global financial institutions including Deutsche Bank,
JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Axa. He is currently is a Senior Wealth Advisor at Belpointe,
where he works with individuals, family offices and closely held businesses to achieve their
financial objectives and goals. Mitch is a co-founder of the Friedom Project for Financial Literacy
whose mission is to establish financial literacy programs in high schools, community colleges and
universities across the country to insure that everyone has the knowledge and tools to live a
financially responsible life and be financially secure. Mitch is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance
at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. He has MSIA/MBA and BS degrees from
Carnegie Mellon University and holds active Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

Jitin Hingorani

Sr. Global Advisor

Arts & Entertainment reporter, Communications Director, Director of Development & Marketing are all titles Jitin has successfully held in his career in journalism, non-profit management, and PR. His first job was working in broadcast news at CNN’s sister station in Texas. Passionate to serve his community, Jitin joined the battered women’s movement and served as the Communications Director for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the Texas Council on Family Violence. Jitin started Jingo Media in 2010, and since then, his PR firm has retained several South Asian and mainstream clients, including The Times of Money Group, American Foreign Policy Council, Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, Vikas Khanna’s “Holy Kitchens” series, The American University of Antigua, and several others.

Jeremy Hu

Sr. Global Advisor

With a global reputation in the marketing and placement of luxury fine arts, as well as unique worldly sophistication and wealth of business experience, which has transformed his professional focus to marketing and selling luxury real estate in New York City. Most importantly, it is his creativity, ingenuity, innovative techniques and underlying tenacity, which makes him a rare and valuable asset to the luxury marketplace. Born and raised in Taiwan, educated in London and Singapore, Jeremy has, over the years in the art world, created an extensive network and database throughout Asia and Europe. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design, Advertising and Photography from Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. See J. Luce Foundation Welcomes New Executive Staff in The Stewardship Report.


Hon. Jeremiah Hyacinth

Sr. Global Advisor

Vice Consul in NYC for the nation of St. Lucia, Jeremiah graduated with an Associates Degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) before obtaining his Bachelor’s degree at Columbia University in political science with a focus on International Relations. At BMCC, this diplomat served as Student Government President and was also a reporter and editor for the student newspaper, Voice of the Voiceless.


Don Kao

Sr. Global Advisor

Don serves as Director at Project Reach in NYC, where he is also an anti-discrimination trainer and consultant. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied Multicultural Education in Inner City Settings at the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study.


Isaac J. Kassin

Luce Leader’15; Sr. Global Advisor

Isaac is co-founder of the NYC start-up Exeq. He studied at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business of N.Y.U. See HuffPo pieces entitled This NYC Startup is Shaping the Next Generation of Young Leaders, World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow’s Leaders, Solving Today’s Issues. Also, in The Stewardship Report, Youth Leader on Philanthropy – Giving Back, Launching Global Fund.


Stacee Mandeville

Sr. Global Advisor

With sixteen years in theater, Stacee delivers communication skills coaching to executives globally, and has worked with such companies as Merck, HP, General Electric, Levis, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank. Stacee is a founding member of the foundation’s New York Global Leaders Lions Club and often serves as Master of Ceremony at foundation galas. See The Stewardship Report entitled The J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leadership Initiative.



Jessy Moya

Sr. Global Advisor

A native of Ecuador, Jessy works with UBS Wealth Management Americas. She has been a actively involved with Orphans International Worldwide, the foundation, and was a founding officer of the New York Global Leaders Lions Club. See The Stewardship Report piece entitled Diwali Feted by Luce Foundation, Lions Club for Orphans in India here.


Lynne-Marie Paquette

Sr. Global Advisor

An M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Lynne-Marie is an entrepreneur with corporate experience at Credit Suisse, she is the founder of Buddy’s Dog Den in Brooklyn. She holds a BA degree in Economics from Rutgers.


Peter Pergolis

Sr. Global Advisor

Peter Pergolis was sworn in as District Governor for NYS District 20-R2 (Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, Lower Westchester) at the Lions Chub International Convention in Fukuoka, Japan in 2016. While serving as District Governor, Peter emphasized service with an emphasis on Disaster and Humanitarian Relief. A graduate of Fordham University, Peter is currently a Real Estate Salesperson licensed with Pergolis Swartz Associates. This follows his 45-year career in public accounting and auditing, beginning at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center as Corporate Director of Internal Audit, and ending as the Director of Internal Audit for Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. As Director of Internal Audit for Weill Cornell Medical College, Peter provided leadership with internal audits and advised Cornell’s Auditor as well as the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees on high risk areas, control gaps, and recommended mitigation actions.


Fritz Pinnock, Ph.D.

Sr. Global Advisor

Professor Fritz Pinnock is the President of the Caribbean Maritime University and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Cruise Tourism from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He also has an MSc. in International Shipping and Logistics from the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom and a BSc. (Hons.) in Economics and Accounting (Management Studies) from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport, UK (FCILT) and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK (FCMI) and has been a Fellow of the British Institute of Management (MBIM) since 1991, and the Institute of Logistics and Distribution Management (MILDM).


Ray Ricciardi

Sr. Global Advisor

Ray is experienced in Finance and Sales and Marketing for the restaurant industry. He helps business raise revenue by uncovering and addressing sales, marketing, and operational challenges and implementing growth solutions. Straight-forward, positive, ambitious, and humorous are characteristics that best describe Ray. He values relationship and well-being, and acknowledges not one single approach is a solution for everyone in business and in life. Ray graduated from The New School University, Sandler Sales Institute, Miller Heiman, Spin Selling and Dale Carnegie Training.


Jay Townsend

Global Advisor

Speechwriter, debate coach, television, print and radio advertising strategist, Jay Townsend has worked in more than 300 political campaigns during his career, including four presidential campaigns, scores of U.S. Senate, Gubernatorial and Congressional races, and a myriad of County Executive, Mayoral, legislative and judicial contests. He is the author of So You Want to Run for Public Office, The Worst Mistakes Candidates Make and Timeless Lessons from the 2016 Election. Townsend has received several national awards for his work, including the nation’s best television commercial aired in a Gubernatorial race, the best persuasion mail piece produced for a Presidential campaign, and the nation’s best newspaper ad for a political candidate. A member of the National Speakers Association, Townsend has spoken before hundreds of audiences and candidate training workshops. He has lectured on politics and political warfare at the United States Military Academy, the Marketing Research Association, and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. He has appeared on NBC, NY1, Time Warner’s Capitol Tonight, Canadian TV, and FOX News. Townsend earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University. He resides in New York.


Vlada von Shats

Sr. Global Advisor

Vlada is CEO of The Russian Samovar Restaurant, known for its literary and diplomatic intelligentsia. She began her career in the U.S. working for studios such as MGM and Paramount, as well as ABC. Vlada was born in Russia in 1964 and immigrated to New York City in 1977, where she lives with her four children. Vlada has a strong commitment to community and sits on the boards of It Ends Today, Anti Bullying Organization, and Gay American Heroes. Her contributions to society include her desire to build a better world by educating young minds about bullying and its impact. She is a long-term friend of the gay and lesbian community.

David Seiple, Ph.D.

Sr. Global Advisor

David Seiple is an educational consultant and college teacher. He has a Ph.D. from Columbia University (Philosophy) and a Master’s Degree from Drew University Theological Seminary. Over the past thirty years he has taught widely in the New York area, both as private writing coach and as faculty member. He has published in a variety of professional journals, has co-edited two scholarly books, and has presented papers at professional conferences in the US and in Europe. Currently he is teaching philosophy and critical thinking in the CUNY system, and offers expert coaching on various writing projects.


Inson Dubois Wood

Sr. Global Advisor

Inson received his Masters of Architecture from Harvard University where he studied under the current powerhouses of modernism: Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas and Coop‐Himmelblau. Mr. Wood’s multilingual abilities have enabled him to work overseas on projects in Austria, Japan, Italy, Thailand and France. Prior to that he graduated top of his class at Cornell University with a 5-year Professional Degree in Architecture. See HuffPo piece entitles From Bangkok to Bordeaux: Interior Design Book of Inson Dubois Wood here.


Loretta Wu

Sr. Global Advisor

Loretta was born in New York City and graduated from the City College of New York with a degree in History and holds an M.A. in Chinese history from Columbia University. She taught in New York City public schools for 26 years and was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year while at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School. Loretta Wu has been an active volunteer for Lions Club International for more than 20 years as district governor of Lions District 20-R2, supporting a wide range of humanitarian missions that include sight preservation, diabetes awareness, youth, membership and leadership development; she has served as mentor to the New York Global Leaders Lions Club since its inception in 2015. See Stewardship Report piece entitled From Leadership to Happiness, Lions Roaring Loudly in New York.


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