BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Elizabeth Manak is a South Asia and nonproliferation specialist. In her thirty plus years with the Central Intelligence Agency, Elizabeth worked in a variety of positions both in the US and abroad. Elizabeth also was Chief for Community Collection Strategies in the Office of Weapons Intelligence and Nonproliferation and Executive Officer for the Nonproliferation Center. From 1996 to 1998 she was Deputy Director in the Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence where she managed a unit of intelligence analysts and provided direction and oversight to the analytic processes and products of the intelligence components at the National Laboratories. At DOE she also served as Division Chief for Nuclear Weapons Analysis, overseeing programs of analysis at the National Laboratories.
A California native who grew up on Guam, Elizabeth received her B.A. and M.A. in History from California State University and her Ph.D. in South Asian History and Agricultural Economics on an East West Center Grant at the University of Hawaii.
Meryl is a facilitator, mediator and executive coach specializing in leadership and organizational development. She has extensive experience as a senior executive in for profit and non-profit organizations and ten years as an independent television producer. She began her career as a trial lawyer and subsequently worked as a senior executive at NBC and Group W. Productions. She produced forty hours of television including the award-winning HBO series “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child” and served two terms as Chairman/ CEO and three terms as Treasurer of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Pamela Phillips, Esq.
Pamela Phillips began her legal career as a federal prosecutor, working as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, Penn. She was ranked as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” and repeatedly honored as a “Super Lawyer” in Northern California, where she practiced. She retired from Arnold & Porter LLP at the end of 2016, where she had been the Chair of the law firm’s Attorney Liability Practice Group. She enjoys mentoring young lawyers, and continues mentoring young women today.
A graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg with additional programs at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and the London Business School, Natalie Fitz-Gerald became one of the first two female stockbrokers in her native South Africa, a position in which she thrived for several decades.
A resident of Santa Fe, Natalie owns and operates Casa Nova, a unique home decor and gift gallery offering a cultural fusion of art, craft, and design pieces primarily from Southern Africa. Through Casa Nova, Natalie is committed to making a difference in the world by creating sustainable employment for fair trade cooperatives, women’s groups, and individual artisans. Natalie has also benefited the Santa Fe community by contributing her time and talents to numerous non-profits, community organizations, and foundations.
Helena Ribe, Ph.D.
Helena is an international development economist and a retired senior executive from the World Bank. She holds a Masters and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. She has co-authored a book and is a frequent speaker. Helena is passionate for economic development, social justice and folk art. In addition to being a Founder and Board member of the Women’s International Study Center, she is a Board member of GoPhilantropic and the Washington Office for Latin American Human Rights (WOLA), and of the Program Committee of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and a mentor to folk artists and young professionals.
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, PhD is founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center (since 1981) and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College. Beverly is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, among them a National Kellogg Fellowship; a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for dissertations in Women’s Studies; and Spelman’s Presidential Faculty Award for outstanding scholarship. She has been involved with the national women’s studies movement since its inception and provided leadership for the establishment of the first women’s studies major at a historically Black college. She is also past president of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA).
Dee Ann McIntyre
Dee Ann McIntyre retired from state legislative and lobbying career to Santa Fe where she serves on the board of the NM School for the Arts (NMSA.) She serves on the board of the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation in Wichita KS and on the Advisory Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC. She divides her time between homes in Santa Fe, Chicago, Wichita and Merida, Mexico. Her major interests are in art and travel.
J. Revell Carr
Revell in enjoying retirement after a 31-year career at Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea, where he was Chief Curator for eight years and the museum’s Director and President for 23 years. During his tenure he served as President of both the Council of American Maritime Museums and the International Congress of Maritime Museum. Since then he has written three books, and lectures at sea for Road Scholar and Holland America Lines.
He lives in Santa Fe where he has helped establish the Women’s International Study Center at Acequia Madre House™. He serves as a trustee of Santa Fe Pro Musica, and Veterans Helping Homeless Veterans.