Advisory Council

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy Advisory Council provides expert guidance and advice to staff and board members in the areas of disaster management and philanthropic engagement to ensure that we best represent the needs of disaster-affected populations and the donor community.

Meet our Advisory Council members:

Isabel Barrios, Program Officer, Greater New Orleans Foundation

John Cooper, Assistant Vice President, Division of Academic and Strategic Collaborations, Texas A&M University

Alexander J. Diaz, Crisis Response & Humanitarian Aid,

Brian Fogle, President, Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Biz Ghormley, Coalition and Convening Manager, CHANGE Philanthropy

Brian Kastner, Director, Engagement, Council on Foundations

Maureen Lawless, Vice President and Director of Member Services, The Funders Network

Daniel Maxwell, Henry J. Leir Professor in Food Security and Research Director at the Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Amelia Mendizabal, Manager of Member Services, National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster)

Lori Peek, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder

Grace Sato, Director of Research, Candid

Jeff Schlegelmilch, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute | Columbia University

Julien Schopp, Vice President of Humanitarian Policy and Practice, InterAction

Traci Slater-Rigaud, Director of Member Engagement & Partnerships, United Philanthropy Forum