Board of Trustees- USA
Davia Temin chairs the board of Video Volunteers. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Temin and Company, a global marketing strategy, reputation and crisis management, and C-suite coaching consultancy. Davia is a frequent television guest and public speaker on issues of crisis, reputation, rebuilding trust, resilience, women’s leadership and the media. She is also a columnist for Forbes.com and writing a book about crisis management. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia, and former Trustee of Swarthmore and The White House Project, Davia is currently First Vice Chairman of the Board of Girl Scouts USA, and on the boards of several other media organizations. She has been on the board since the board was created in 2007.
Deb Feyerick is an award-winning CNN correspondent whose stories have taken her across America and overseas to cities like London and Rio de Janeiro. Feyerick specializes in international terrorism, criminal justice and law enforcement. As part of CNN’s investigative team covering 9/11, Feyerick received a National Headliner Award and was nominated for an Emmy for her reporting on al Qaeda. Feyerick reports on a range of stories including international child abduction, drug trafficking on the US-Mexico border, Somali pirate attacks, the life and death of Senator Edward Kennedy & earlier his nephew John Kennedy Jr., religion in the recession, genetics, and the environment. She is trained on surviving war zones and delivered a cow while on assignment covering falling milk prices.Feyerick has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Columbia University. In her spare time, she blogs about life as a working mom. She has been on the board since Feb 2011.
Raj P. Kondur is a partner at Ascent Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on India with ~$600 million under management. He previously founded and was CEO of Nirvana Business Solutions, a leading back office processing and customer care company based in Bangalore. Raj co-founded and was Managing Director of Chrys Capital, India’s largest independent private equity fund. Raj is actively involved with several non-profit organizations in India. He is a founder and Board Member of The Akshaya Patra Foundation (www.akshayapatra.org), a school-based feeding program that currently feeds over 1.2 million children every day. Raj is a former professional tennis player and attended college in the US on a tennis scholarship. He has been featured numerous times on CNBC, in BusinessWeek, Time, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and in the leading business publications in India. He has a BBA from Georgia State University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Lieve Fransen, MD, PhD, is director responsible for Europe 2020: Social Policies in Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. She first got involved in VV as a member of the jury of the King Baudouin Foundation Development Prize, for whom she conducted a site visit of Video Volunteers in 2008. She has been a member of the board since 2012.
Since mid-November 2011, Dr. Lieve Fransen has devoted herself to promoting social justice and the values of solidarity in the context of Europe 2020 Strategy. The mission of her team is to improve and modernize social protection systems and develop policies to combat poverty and exclusion of disadvantaged groups. The directorate of Dr Fransen enhances stakeholders’ involvement, partnership with civil society and other institutional actors in order to achieve together better governance practices both at national and at European level.
Before starting work at Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Dr. Fransen was the Director in charge of Commission Representations in Directorate-General Communication. Her ex-directorate is responsible for the conception and realisation of the information and communication policy of EU in cooperation with the other Institutions and the Member States, for the coordination of the activities of the Commission Representations in the Member States and for political reporting.
Dr. Lieve Fransen was also the Head of Human Development, Social Cohesion and Employment Unit for the European Commission’s Directorate-General Development, and was the Vice-Chair of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM). During a distinguished career in international public health, Dr. Fransen has worked as Public Health Advisor to the Ministry of Health, Mozambique; as Task Manager of a research programme on pregnant women and new-borns in Rwanda; and as Director of a research programme on sexual and reproductive health in Kenya. Dr. Fransen was the founder and Director of the AIDS Task Force of the European Commission from 1987-1993 and has since worked within the Development Directorate of the European Commission. She is the author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and of numerous policy documents and reports to the European Council and Parliament.
Dr. Fransen is Medical Doctor with a PhD on Social Policies. She was awarded the National Order of the Lion of the Republic of Senegal in 1991 and the Jonathan Mann Award in 2001 for special merit on Human Rights and Health.
Stalin K. is a media and human rights activist. Visit our staff page for more information on him.
Francesca Kress, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City and Warwick, New York. She is a member of the board of the Jericho Project and the American Classical Orchestra. Francesca is also a board member of the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian at the Customs House in New York. She has been on the board since the board was created in 2007.
John N. Mayberry is the Chairman of Core Asset Management Company. He is a member of the bar of the State of New York. Jack received a BA with honors in Greek and Latin from Swarthmore College and earned a JD from Yale Law School. He has been a member of the board of Planned Parenthood of New York City(PPNYC) since 1991, co-chair from 1995–1997 and Treasurer and Secretary from 1997–1998. Since 1998, he has been a member of the investment committee, which oversees PPNYC’s endowment. From 2002 to 2009, he served as chair of that committee. From 1994 until 2008, Jack was a member of the board of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, and served on the Finance and Investment Committees. She has been on the board since the board was created in 2007.
Jessica Mayberry is the founder and executive director of Video Volunteeers. For more information on her, visit our staff page.
Freeman Murray has worked in the high tech industry in California and India for the past 12 years. He worked in the Java group at Sun Microsystems and at a variety of startups including IUMA, Mixercast and Kendara which he co-founded and sold to Excite@Home in 2000. In 2001 he set up the Murray Internet and Education Fund through which he has provided support for numerous tech related education projects such as, Curriki.org, the Digital Studyhall, Video Volunteers and the Vigyan Ashram.
Michael Rosenblum is a Media Consultant and creator of the videojournalism style of news reporting. Rosenblum built the first major Video Journalism-driven local TV news operation in New York. He later went on to train Video Journalists at Voice of America, the New York Times, the BBC, German Public TV, Dutch Public TV and many other Video Journalism-driven news operations around the world. In addition to establishing NY news’ pioneering form of news reporting, he has trained 100s of journalists at the BBC and elsewhere. Through Video Volunteers, Mr. Rosenblum is bringing his training methods to the developing world as a tool in social change. He has been on the board since the board was created in 2007.
Nancy Vick has been active in the fields of Marketing and Strategic Planning for many years. A former Senior Vice President of Ammirati & Puris Advertising, New York, Nancy worked on industry analysis, strategy development and competitive positioning. Nancy was educated at Cornell University and received her MBA from IMD, Lausanne, consistently ranked by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top five Business Schools.During her five years in Switzerland, Nancy was a Research Assistant to the Faculty of IMD and, under their supervision, published several international cases in Marketing and Strategic Planning with the International Case Clearing House (ICCH) at Harvard Business School. She helped advice MBA students on their required real-life consulting projects and presentations. Nancy was also appointed as IMD’s first International Director of Marketing and Communications for both the Executive Education and MBA programs of IMD. Nancy is an active participant and volunteer in the Arts in NYC and serves on the Boards of The American Classical Orchestra, a period instrument orchestra, (President Emeritus), and Quill Productions, an educational, entertainment non-profit that brings history to life through story and song. Nancy has travelled widely and continues to sing with several music organizations in both New York and Connecticut. She has been on the board since April 2011.
Board Members Emeritus
Eva Haller sits on the Board of numerous international organizations, including The University of California Santa Barbara Foundation, The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Counterpart International, and The Medici Foundation. She is currently Chairwoman of Free the Children, Sing for Hope, and Creative Visions, and brings years of fundraising experience to Video Volunteers. She has been on the board since the board was created in 2007.
Kathy Eldon is the Founder of Creative Visions Foundation, a global organization that supports “creative activists”, to use their creative talents to change the world around them. Creative Visions Foundation was the Fiscal Sponsor of Video Volunteers. Educated at Wellesley College, Kathy is a multidimensional personality who has worked as a teacher, journalist, author and film and television producer in England, Africa and the United States. She has authored sixteen books and was the Executive Producer of the Emmy nominated documentary Dying to Tell the Story and the PBS series Global Tribe. She has been on the board since the board was created in 2007.
Albert Maysles is the Academy Award nominated director of such legendary documentaries as Salesman, Grey Gardens, and Gimme Shelter. Albert Maysles and his brother, David Maysles, played important roles in the development of cinema verité documentary-making by designing highly portable cameras and sound equipment that allowed them to record events with minimal intrusion. His vision ensures Video Volunteers films are compelling to large audiences. She has been on the board since the board was created in 2007.