Our Board

Cindy Deere (Chair)

Cindy is a retired Finance Executive from Shell Oil Company. During her time with Shell, her responsibilities ranged across a multitude of finance roles to include Head of Internal Audit, General Manager of US Pension Plans, Mergers & Acquisitions and various business unit Vice President Finance roles. Cindy also worked as a commercial lender at Union Bank of Switzerland, Credit Suisse First Boston and The Bank of Nova Scotia prior to her time with Shell. She holds a BS in Accountancy from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

Cindy is a past board chair of the Houston Area Women’s Center, previously serving on the finance, audit, leadership and executive committees. Other external volunteer efforts include a board seat on The Barnabas Partners - Houston, a seat on the Gutierrez Energy Management Board at the University of Houston, the Governing Board of Trinity Lutheran Church in Houston, and the Houston Symphony board and education committee. 

Andrew Jones

Andrew serves as the Imago Dei Fund's Impact Partner, focused on foundation strategy, operations and impact assessment. He has worked nearly 30 years in the international development and human rights field with extensive programmatic, management and policy experience overseas and in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Imago Dei Fund, Andrew worked for a range of organizations globally, including Impact(Ed), CARE, Oxfam, Save the Children, UNICEF and International Justice Mission. Andrew holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Area Studies and Economics from Duke, a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton, and a Law degree from UVA.

Carolyn Weimer

Carolyn S. Weimer is a Managing Director in the Investor Relations Group at Carlyle. She is based in Washington, DC. Since joining Carlyle in 2000, Carolyn has been involved in relationship management, product development, fund formation and marketing strategy for many of the firm’s investment partnerships. Prior to joining Carlyle, Carolyn was a Client Service Analyst at Wellington Management Company, LLP in Boston. Carolyn received an AB, in biology and comparative area studies from Duke University.

David Ayres

David leads a venture consulting firm that invests in early-stage companies with disruptive technologies or services. He has over 25 years of experience in strategic analysis and crisis management counseling for global executives and government leaders. During his public service, David served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Chief of Staff and in senior leadership positions in the U.S. Senate. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from the University of Missouri.

Carey Eisenberg

Carey is the Director of Major Gifts and Donor Relations for the Partnership for Public Service, managing a nationwide portfolio of major gifts partners at the six and seven-figure level. She has over 25 years of experience guiding the development of non-profit organizations and raising over $13 million budgets through strategic relationship management. Previously, she oversaw major giving programs for RepresentUs and the Tahirih Justice Center and shared her expertise as a consultant with Heller Fundraising Group. Carey holds an MBA from George Washington University and a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Spanish from the University of Rochester.

Deborah Wituski

Deborah is the Vice President of Global Intelligence at Google, responsible for a global program informing business decisions with trusted security risk analysis to protect the company. She served in the US Government for 20 years, holding senior positions including Chief of Staff to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Director of CIA; Associate Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for Counterterrorism. Deborah earned a BA and MA in Political Science from West Virginia University. She completed her PhD in Political Science from The Ohio State University.

Esther Limb

Esther is a supervising attorney at Her Justice, a legal services organization based in New York City that works with the City’s largest law firms to provide pro bono services to low-income women in the areas of family, matrimonial, and immigration law. Esther specializes in immigration law, focusing on humanitarian-based relief under the Violence Against Women Act for victims of domestic violence, trafficking, and other crimes. She also develops and implements Continuing Legal Education (CLE) training programs and speaks at national immigration conferences. Prior to Her Justice, Esther held the position of Supervising Attorney with Sanctuary for Families, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services. After law school, Esther was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center in Washington D.C. Esther graduated with a B.A. in Politics from Pomona College and obtained her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.  Esther currently serves as the board chair for the Korean American Family Service Center in Flushing, New York.

Kevin Marshall

Kevin is a partner in the global law firm Jones Day, in its Washington, D.C., office. He is a litigator in the Firm's Issues & Appeals practice, which focuses on appeals, motions, and legal analysis. He joined Jones Day in 2007 and joined its partnership in 2010. Kevin was previously a deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel. He provided authoritative written legal opinions and other legal advice throughout the executive branch, on the Constitution, treaties, international law including the law of war, and federal statutes and regulations. After law school, he clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court for Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Kevin is a member of Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA, and has served on the church's governing board (vestry) and as a lay chairman (warden). He is a member of the standing committee of the Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, of which Restoration is a part. Kevin received a B.A. in Political Science and Classics from Middlebury College and received his JD from the University of Chicago.

Mark Herskind

Mark has spent the last 25 years working in the hardwood lumber industry for Baillie Lumber. He lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife, Joelle - who is by far, the best part of their partnership. They have four kids and 3 grandsons. Joelle and Mark are deeply invested in different holistic ministries in the city, focusing on health and empowerment, and really enjoy building renovation projects as it relates to these organizations. Prior to moving back to Buffalo, Mark spent 8 years in active duty military service (US Army Special Forces).