Executive Management Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kathy Spahn works closely with the Board of Trustees, global leaders in public health, staff members throughout Helen Keller Intl,…
Chief Operating Officer
Jim Cox has 25 years of senior management experience in the field and in the US offices of international development…
Vice President, People and Culture
Maura Fitzgerald leads Helen Keller Intl’s People and Culture team, overseeing organizational design; learning and development; people operations; and talent…
Vice President, External Relations
Susan Kotcher is a seasoned senior leader, creative fundraising strategist, and external relations expert who has built, restructured, and led…
Chief Financial Officer
Patricia Manyari oversees all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities of the organization. In her role, she ensures that Helen Keller Intl…
Vice President, Nutrition
Rolf Klemm has more than 25 years of professional experience in international public health nutrition with expertise that spans nutrition…
Vice President, Eye Health
Nicholas Kourgialis provides administrative and programmatic direction and oversight for Helen Keller Intl’s eye health work worldwide, including Asia, Africa,…
Vice President, Information and Operations Systems
Ric Plaisance has worked with Helen Keller Intl since 2004. He is responsible for the development and management of systems…
Dr. Angela Weaver
Vice President, Neglected Tropical Diseases
Dr. Angela Weaver is a public health professional with over 20 years of experience supporting, developing, and leading domestic and…
Helen Keller Europe
Alix de Nicolay
Managing Director, Helen Keller Europe
Alix de Nicolay reopened the Paris office in 1998 with the two-fold mission of raising funds and increasing visibility. She…
Board of Trustees
President, Macomber Peak Partners
Henry C. Barkhorn III
Retired Financial Executive
Desmond G. FitzGerald
Senior Partner, Holyoke Partners LLC
President, Prince Management Consulting
Margaret Baker, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, School of Health, Georgetown University
Jennifer A. Buda
Partner, Management & Capital Partners
R.V. Paul Chan, M.D., MSc, F.A.C.S.
Professor and Vice Chair Director, Pediatric Retina and ROP Service, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois
COO, Authentic Artists, Inc.
Senior Vice President and CFO, Essilor
Freelance Journalist, Deutsche Welle
President, Flying Monkeys Media LLC
Cutberto Garza, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Cornell University
TV Personality and Author
Partner and Managing Director, Macro Trends Group, Bain & Company
David P. LeCause
Vice President, US Eye Care Sales, Allergan, Inc.
Wendy D. Lee, CFA
Managing Partner, Fairview Capital Advisors
John “Jack” Linville, J.D.
Attorney, Law Office of John Linville
Retired Financial Advisor
Reynaldo Martorell, Ph.D.
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of International Nutrition, Senior Advisor, Global Health Institute, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
Mark J. Menting
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP
Retired Executive Vice President, Met Life, Inc.
Bradford Perkins, FAIA, MRAIC, AICP
Principal and Executive Director, Perkins Eastman Architects
CEO, CP Conseil, President, Helen Keller Intl Europe
Retired US Ambassador
Bruce E. Spivey, M.D., M.S., M.Ed.
Past President International Council of Ophthalmology, Past President, Pacific Vision Foundation
James Tielsch, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Barbara W. Wall
Director, Gannett Co., Inc.