BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder and Executive Director
Alissa is a photojournalist known for creating beautiful images in the world’s most troubled areas. Alissa’s humanitarian work includes documenting the humanity and dignity of people in situations such as, the Syrian refugee crisis, Swat refugee camps of Pakistan, peace and reconciliation in South Sudan, and the recovery of survivors of sexual violence in the DRC. Alissa co-founded Exposing Hope in 2007 to bring awareness to human rights abuses neglected by the mainstream media through photography and to raise funds to support the subjects of her photography.
Chairman of the Board
Ken has expertise in non-profit management and development. He has been the Director of Development or the Director of Major Gifts for numerous high profile organizations, including Planned Parenthood, Stanford University’s School of Engineering, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Institute for the Future. He now acts as Director of Development at the East Bay Community Foundation.
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Peter was most recently the Founding Chairman of The Greater Sydney Partnership Limited and the Brand Sydney Initiative. Peter has also acted as CEO of the Australian Agricultural Company, Executive-Chairman of the South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby League team, and a non-Executive Director of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Queensland Rail, Australia’s largest rail company. In 1993, he formed Back Row Productions which produced live shows in 30 countries and 300 cities. He is currently signed with Penguin Press to write RIDING with GIANTS. Peter read law at Oxford University and received his BA in economics at Middlebury College.
Karen E. Lynn
Karen graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and began her accounting career in San Francisco. She assists the nonprofit community with accounting, exemption applications and tax compliance both as an accountant and as a volunteer. Besides human rights issues, her interests include sustainable agriculture (she is an avid gardener) and the environment.
Ada is an Associate Consultant at Triage Consulting Group where she is involved in the Social Responsibility Squad. She graduated from Stanford University, earning a BA in International Relations and a minor in Modern Languages: French and Arabic. Ada is passionate about conflict management and social justice issues.
Ian graduated from U.C. Berkeley with dual degrees in Business Administration and French. He attends Harvard Business School, where he focuses in social enterprise finance. Ian has been instrumental to Exposing Hope’s communication with our Congo-based partner, HEAL Africa. He loves traveling, learning new languages, music, and being outdoors.
Katie graduated from James Madison University with a double degree in Video Production and Music Business. She is the owner of KB Photography, which specializes in real estate, wedding, portrait, and product photography. Katie has a passion for travel, philanthropy, and photography.
Helen obtained her undergraduate degree in political science from the Pennsylvania State University. Helen works at Temple University as a I.T. professional. She is on the Board of Directors for five local non-profits, including the Network of Women with Careers in Technology & Community and the Temple Women’s Network.
Kathy has served as the chief litigation attorney at Levi Strauss & Co and Raychem. As General Counsel at Peregrine Systems, Inc., Kathy assisted in recovering the company from a massive fraud. In 2005 Kathy and her husband relocated to Berkeley, where she is involved with several non-profit organizations.Kathy spent a year as a Rotary International Fellow at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland after obtaining her biology degree from Bucknell University. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s law school.
Kathryn served as the CEO of Health Forum for twenty-five years. She is the co-founder of the Center for Global Service, an active consultant on global health issues and a former W. K Kellogg Foundation Fellow. Kathryn has served on numerous Boards, including chairing the Boards of the Institute for Research on Learning and the American Society of Association Executives. Currently, she serves on the boards of the UN’s World Food Program-USA, Global Women’s Leadership Program at Santa Clara University’s Business School, the Health Technology Center, the International Leadership Association, Omni Med, and RENEW and MedShare Western Advisory Board.
Matt works in private equity and specializes in retail, restaurant, and other consumer facing industries. Prior to working in private equity, Matt was a management consultant in the New York office of The Boston Consulting Group. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.