Advisory Council for Asia-Pacific Initiatives
International Relations & Communications
Washington, D.C., USA
Tazeen Imran is passionate about continuous learning and bringing cognitively diverse people together to strengthen organizations. She has previously worked as a management consultant, serving clients across the U.S. government and has a breadth of experience in change management and communications. She has also been involved in transformation efforts that include transitioning a workforce from a tenure-based compensation system to a merit-based one, redesigning organizational processes to better serve people and drive strategic goals, and bringing disparate stakeholders together to develop key policies. She has also served as the communications lead for a project focused on redefining workplace culture by recognizing that everyone is a leader who drives broader transformation efforts. When not at work, she enjoys reading about human behavior and cultures, exploring cities, being a foodie and trying to find some zen through meditation or bikram yoga.
Finance & Audit
São Paulo, Brazil
Claudio Kodama recently served as a volunteer for Stella’s Child helping on financial and internal audit processes. His major is in Business Administration and he earned his MBA in Corporate Finance. He has experience in external and internal audit, controlling and business partnering. He worked for 4 years as senior auditor at Deloitte and for 11 years as financial senior manager at Unilever, starting in Brazil (Sao Paulo), moving to United States (Miami) and United Kingdom (London). He joined some charitable activities around the world including Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. In Unilever Brazil he joined the program for young talents where he was mentor of one young boy less fortunate and today this boy is graduated in Engineering and working for Unilever. During travels in Americas and European countries, he joined boys and girls schools activities in US, Costa Rica and UK. He also helped the Global Unilever Foundation to disseminate the ambassador program around the world using his image.
Saša Kerkoš currently lives and works between Ljubljana, Helsinki and Bali. She is an initiator of the Slovenian contemporary illustration platform supporting creative youth communities for advocating design as driving force behind societal and economic change. Sasa's background in visual communication and concept development and creative direction is allowing her to work cross-fields in multi-disciplinary teams on various topics. She is a collaborations initiator, working on a diverse range of projects that can improve creative and innovative ideas to build more tolerant, sustainable and open environments. She works towards open knowledge exchange and collaboration. She is the main member of the NGO team Tretaroka. At the moment she is researching emotions, compassion and empathy in visual communication and how they can influence design processes landscapes. Her workshops and lectures were hosted at Pratt NYC, AALTO Helsinki, October Salon Belgrade, Royal College of Art London, and University Ljubljana.
Ian Kussmana was born, raised, and is living and working in Bali. A graduate of the Architecture Department of Udayana University in Bali, Ian has a lot of passion in the Entertainment and Event management industry; a passion he found while studying in University. Through his work on various events and through his position as Entertainment Coordinator at Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Ian has developed strong organizational and event management skills. Besides organizing the events, Ian also performing DJ act on regular and special events at the hotel. Ian has extensive experience working with a diverse population of program sponsors, entertainers and production suppliers. He brings that experience along with his knowledge of Indonesia to Stella's Child both as a regular volunteer and through his position as Local Ambassador.
Seattle, WA, USA
Diane Lippman is currently a Project Manager and Senior Instructional Designer with GP Strategies where she supports clients in the management of large-scale training design, development and deployment. Diane is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has supported both public and private sectors with continuous process improvement initiatives. Diane was born in the District of Columbia and grew up in Michigan. She worked for the big 3 automakers when love brought her to Florida. Diane and her husband Drew, a retired school architect, recently relocated to Seattle, Washington where they enjoy living in the Pacific Northwest with their dog Sherlock. Diane is a volunteer with a number of organizations, including the Puget Sound Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Diabetes Association; the ALS Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Heart Association and many other organizations that support feeding the hungry, teaching people to read, among others. Diane loves to hike, walk and be in nature whenever possible. Diane loves to write poetry in her spare time.
Fundraising & Grant Oversight
Miami, FL, USA
Holly Woodbury is currently the Vice President, Development, at Chapman Partnership where she executes the fundraising, marketing and volunteer strategies for the organization. In September of 2010, Holly moved to Florida from Denver, Colorado to begin working at Chapman Partnership. Since her arrival at Chapman Partnership, Holly’s leadership and energy have synergized the external communication for the organization and proven to increase fundraising, volunteer activities and brand awareness in the community for this nationally recognized homeless service organization. Prior to her time leading the development department for Chapman Partnership’s homeless assistance centers, Holly developed fundraising and marketing campaigns for Denver Parks & Recreation, Women’s Bean Project, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Colorado AIDS Project and the Red Cross Mile High Chapter.