Relief & Development Board

Episcopal Relief & Development has added four new members to its 21-member board of directors:

Shirley Stover Allen, a former commercial real estate attorney, is active in numerous charitable organizations. She serves on the advisory board of SEARCH Homeless Services, the steering committee for Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Youth Homelessness Fund and Anti Human-Trafficking Donor Working Group. She is a longtime member of the Compass Rose Society and the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Greater Houston.

Robert J.I. McCouch is chief of section in the Inspection and Evaluation Division of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services, the independent oversight body of the 30-plus entities comprising the U.N. Secretariat. He previously led UNICEF’s large portfolio of evaluations focused on its humanitarian work, and served as director of research and evaluation programs run by Harvard Medical School and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education that targeted vulnerable youth using a holistic systems-based approach.

Chiseche Salome Mibenge is a human-rights educator who serves as a director of community engaged learning in human rights at Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service. She has published widely on armed conflict, transitional justice, and gender-based violence and has taught human-rights courses at the City University of New York and the University of San Francisco. Mibenge has conducted fieldwork in Rwanda and Sierra Leone and clerked at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

The Rev. Steven Paulikas is rector of All Saints’ Church in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. He serves on the Commission on Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and the board of governors of the Episcopal Church at Yale. He is a doctoral candidate in the faculty of theology and religion at the University of Oxford. His writing on religion and society has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Quartz.

“Our new board members embody the spirit of this organization,” said Neel Lane, chairman of the board. “Each of them brings unique leadership gifts and a deep commitment to Episcopal Relief & Development’s meaningful work, enabling us to advance our mission and vision around the world.”

“I am grateful to Neel and all of our board members for generously sharing their knowledge, expertise, and energy with this organization,” said Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development. “Our new members bring a wealth of experience and impressive accomplishments as ordained and lay leaders in theology, public service, human rights, and humanitarian work. I look forward to working closely with them to continue our important mission of addressing the needs of vulnerable communities worldwide.”

Adapted from Episcopal Relief & Development


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