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 is currently the VP of Global Education Programs at Impact(Ed), formerly Discovery Learning Alliance. He has over 25 years of experience in the international development and human rights field with extensive programmatic and policy experience overseas and in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Impact(Ed), Andrew worked for a range of organizations globally, including 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.   

Anthony Lake

During his government service, Tony served as Director of Policy Planning in the State Department and as National Security Advisor. Tony most recently was the Executive Director of UNICEF and has served on the boards of various non-profit organizations. He ran a family farm while teaching at the Five Colleges in western Massachusetts, and later taught at Georgetown University. He has published a number of books and articles on national security issues.

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.

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.

Debra LaPrevotte

Debra LaPrevotte works for The Sentry as Senior Investigator, focusing on Violent Kleptocracy by tracing the proceeds of political elites whose greed fuels war crimes and atrocities in Sudan, South Sudan, Congo (DRC), and CAR. Debra retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 20 years of service as a Supervisory Special Agent on the International Corruption Unit. She was instrumental in initiating the FBI’s Kleptocracy program and seized more than $1 billion dollars from foreign corrupt officials. Debra completed her undergraduate degree at George Mason University as well as a masters degree in Forensic Science at George Washington University.

Kevin Marshall

Kevin Marshall is a partner in the global law firm Jones Day, in its Washington, DC, office. He is a litigator in the Firm's Issues & Appeals practice. Kevin 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, Kevin 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 and as a lay chairman. He is a member of the standing committee of the Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, of which Restoration is a part.

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).

Sonya Seunghye Lim

Sonya is a retired Central Intelligence Agency Senior Executive Officer (SES/SIS) with 24 years of distinguished service leading large-scale HUMINT and technical programs. A career Operations Officer, she had extensive experience working with the U.S. Intelligence Community, to include FBI, NSA, NGA, and DOD, as well as with senior foreign leadership in Europe, East Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Sonya held two assignments as Chief of Station overseas. She holds a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.