Save the Children Welcomes Five New Members to its Board of Trustees

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Feb. 24, 2021) — Save the Children, the leading independent child rights organization, announced today the election of five new members to its Board of Trustees.

“We are pleased to welcome such a renowned group of individuals to what is already a fantastic board,” said Janti Soeripto, president and CEO of Save the Children. “Our new trustees bring a richness of diverse perspectives and experiences, which will be invaluable in Save the Children’s ongoing ambitions to ensure every child gets the future they deserve.”

Judy Heumann
Judy Heumann is a disability rights activist recognized internationally as a leader in the disability community. Her dedication to disability rights stems from her own experiences, having contracted polio at 18 months and using a wheelchair for most of her life. Since the 1970s, Heumann’s work with governments, NGOs, non-profits and disability interest groups has contributed significantly to the development of human rights legislation and policies benefiting people with disabilities. Through her work in the World Bank and the State Department, Heumann led the mainstreaming of disability rights into international development. She also served under President Obama as the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights.

Nadia Rawlinson
Nadia Rawlinson is a corporate Board Director, Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley Chief Human Resources Officer. Over the past 20+ years, she has built a career across all facets of human resources strategy and development on a global scale. Most recently, Rawlinson was the Chief People Officer for Slack Technologies, the industry leader in collaboration software. Prior to Slack, she served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Live Nation Entertainment and previously led HR teams for Rakuten Americas and Groupon. Rawlinson currently sits on the boards of Vail Resorts and J.Crew Group, and serves as chairwoman of the CHRO Board Academy. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Samantha Vinograd
Samantha Vinograd is the Acting Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention and Senior Counselor for National Security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Previously a CNN National Security Analyst and a Senior Advisor at the Biden Institute, Vinograd began her career under President George W. Bush at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and subsequently served on President Obama’s National Security Council in several roles. She later joined Goldman Sachs, helping build public-private sector partnerships, and then led global public policy at Stripe. Vinograd has also served as an advisor to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Concordia. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.

Steven Wolfe Pereira
Steven Wolfe Pereira is the CEO & co-founder of Encantos, a global web3 platform empowering creators who help kids learn. Named by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Education, Encantos enables creators to build and own their content, parents to find community and kids to learn through play-based digital and physical experiences. With more than 25 years experience’ in technology, media and financial services, Wolfe Pereira has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Datalogix, Oracle Data Cloud, Neustar and Quantcast.  A passionate thought leader on multicultural consumers and how diversity is a business growth driver, he currently serves on the boards of Encantos, the Latino Community Foundation and creator commerce firm Whalar. Wolfe Pereira has a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, was a Fulbright Scholar and completed the Greater Boston Executive MBA Program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Korynne Wright
Korynne Wright is the former Chair of the University of Washington Foundation, where she led the board in its most comprehensive capital campaign in the university’s history, raising $6.25B. Over the past two decades, she has also led fundraising efforts for Seattle Center, a civic, arts and family gathering place, and Washington State’s 10-99 Foundation. A community volunteer and civic leader focused on improving children and young adults lives through education, Wright serves on the board of the Grousemont Foundation. She is also an advocate for the environmental education nonprofit Islandwood and previously served on the board of YWCA of Seattle. Wright earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from University of Washington. 

For 100 years, Save the Children has been giving children everywhere a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our Board of Trustees is comprised of a committed group of 35 individuals who are dedicated to creating immediate and lasting change in the lives of children in the U.S. and around the world.  

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since our founding more than 100 years ago, we’ve changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


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