SID-United States Announces 2023-24 Board of Directors

Pebbles Daez

Washington, D.C. – The Society for International Development – United States Chapter (SID-US) is pleased to announce its 2023-24 Board of Directors, including six new board members: Roula Attar, President, ECODIT; Wendy Bradford, Vice President, Human Resources, Counterpart International; Ajay Kalotra, President and CEO, IBTCI; Fiona Macaulay, Founder and CEO, The WILD Network; Pablo Maldonado, Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Creative Associates International; and Lisa Rotondo, Senior Director, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, RTI International.

“I am so pleased about the composition of our board, which includes leaders from a wide range of organizations in the international development community who can help us advance our goals with their outstanding networks and expertise.” commented Wade Warren, SID-US Board Chair.

Returning Board Members include the Executive Committee:

  • Chair:  Wade Warren, Chief Strategy Officer for International Development, Deloitte Consulting
  • Deputy ChairAnne Simmons-Benton, U.S. Delegate to the W20 and Principal, Deep Water Point, LLC
  • Vice Chair for Program AffairsChizi Igwe, Senior Associate, Corporate Social Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase
  • Secretary: Demetria Arvanitis, Executive Director, DevWorks International
  • TreasurerMark F. Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, International Development Services, Tetra Tech
  • General CounselIgnacio Jáuregui, Partner at Jauregui Partners
  • Board Appointees to the Executive Committee without Portfolio:
    • Kate Bunting, CEO, Indigo Advisors
    • Bobby Jefferson, Global Head, Diversity, Equity, Engagement, & Inclusion, DAI

Other returning Board Members include: Alexis Bonnell, Distinguished Fellow for Technology, Stimson Center; Amina Ferati, President, International Advisory Products and Systems (i-APS); Roger Ford, Managing Director, Global Lead, Accenture Development Partnerships; John Glover, Executive Director, Global Development and Innovation, Purdue University; Garron Hansen, Senior Vice President of the West and Central Africa, Haiti, Chemonics; Jay L. Knott; Michèle Laird, Senior Vice President, Programs, Pact; Sylvia Megret, President and CEO, ACDI/VOCA; Stephen Murray, Principal, CrossBoundary; Caroline Quijada, Managing Director, Abt Associates; Katherine Rostkowski, Senior Director Global Sustainability, McCormick & Co.; Mike Shanley, Founder and CEO, AidKonekt Data; Jeff Singer, Senior Vice President, International Development, Cadmus; Gloria Steele, Chair of the Board of Directors, DevelopMetrics; Kathy Stroker, General Counsel, FHI 360; and Michele Sumilas, Assistant to the Administrator of the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL), USAID.

In addition, Jean Gilson, Executive Committee Member of the Governing Council of the Society for International Development (SID-International) was appointed to serve as the SID-International Governing Council Liaison to the SID-US Board and Ignacio Jáuregui, Partner at Jauregui Partners, was appointed to serve as General Counsel.

"We look forward to working with all of our board members in the coming year as we continue to expand our programs and membership around the U.S.,” stated Katherine Raphaelson, President of SID-US. “Our board provides tremendous support and resources to our small team, and we value their contributions and enthusiasm for all we do." 

See the full Board of Directors list here.


About SID-United States

SID-US is the premier professional association for individuals and institutions interested in international development. The mission of SID-US is to advance equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies, and practices. Learn more at