High impact career as a human rights advocate, including service in the US State Department with diplomatic assignments worldwide.
Currently direct the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, providing human rights advocacy at the United Nations. Co-chair of the UN Non-Governmental Organizations Committee on Human Rights; chair of the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security; and member of the Board of the NGO UN Committee on Sustainable Development.
Adept in the pragmatic issues of running an organization, from defining strategic mission to negotiation of contracts, real estate and banking arrangements. Make progressive change happen. Proven ability to guide and energize service-focused organizations in achieving tough goals despite opposition, financial limitations and universal red tape.
Successful in championing the rights of indigenous people, women's sexual and reproductive health rights, anti-racism, climate change action and more.
Pushed discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity human rights at the United Nations from near total apathy on the subject to total and positive engagement and advocacy for equal rights for all regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation or other such characteristics.
Understand how to integrate social and economic goals, and how nonprofit values and structure can help benefit-focused for-profit businesses committed to providing a public betterment alongside their services.
Linguistic competency in French, German, Greek, Spanish, Urdu and Mashriqi Arabic. Strong knowledge of African, Arab, and East and South Asian cultures.