EDGE Board of Directors
- Cuong P. Hoang, Director of Programs, Chorus Foundation
- Nicolas Krausz, Program Officer, Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation
- Nikhil Aziz, Program Director, American Jewish World Service
- Rose Longhurst, Facilitating Member, Edge Fund UK
- Amanda Mercedes Gigler, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and Communications, Mama Cash Fund for Women
- Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, Grassroots International
- Donal Mac Fhearraigh, Program Officer, Open Society Initiative for Europe
- Laine Romero-Alston, Program Officer, Ford Foundation
- Matthias Fiedler, Managing Director of Bewegungsstiftung
- Sanjay Bavikatte, Executive Director of The Christensen Fund
- Shalini Nataraj, Vice President, Programs, Ing Foundation
- Tanya Dawkins, Trustee, CarEth Foundation
- Tatiana Cordero, Executive Director, Urgent Action Fund Latin America
- Terry Odendahl, Executive Director, Global Greengrants Fund
- Vivian Paulissen, Knowledge and Programme Manager, European Cultural Foundation
Mark has supported the development of community organizations, national and international networks and social movements for nearly four decades, as an organizer, grants officer, manager and program representative working in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. He served as a teacher and community development worker in the Central African Republic with the Peace Corps in the late 1970s; he has since helped lead program and philanthropic efforts with organizations ranging from SANE/Freese, USA for Africa, Oxfam America, JustAct/Youth Action for Global Justice and the Funders Network on Trade and Globalization. Mark earned master~s degree from the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia in 1986. He helped launch EDGE Funders Alliance out of the merger of the Funders Network on Transforming The Global Economy and Grantmakers without Borders in 2012. He and his partner Yeshica now live in Marseille, France.
Luciana has worked with communications at the private, public and non-profit sectors, for the last eight years. Before EDGE, she worked at the Brazilian Ministry of Health on advocacy strategies and implementing educational health campaigns for the prison system. She also worked at the UN system in Brazil and in Argentina, and for communication agencies. She holds a BA in Communications from the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo and a MA in International Relations, Security and Development from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Masum Momaya, Ed.D. has 20 years of experience working at the intersection of arts & culture, social justice and international development as a researcher, curator, writer, educator and grantmaker. She has worked globally and locally for women’s rights and racial justice. Masum recently completed a fellowship with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and has curated exhibitions and public programs on racial justice and immigrant rights at the Smithsonian Institution and women’s rights at the International Museum of Women (now the Global Fund for Women). She also served as lead researcher and writer of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and on the boards of Amnesty International’s Women’s Human Rights Program and the Third Wave Foundation, where she was “spoiled” by being part of a very progressive model of philanthropy. Masum earned an AB, with honors and distinction, in Public Policy and Feminist Studies from Stanford University and a masters degree in Education (EdM) and a doctorate (EdD) in Human Development from Harvard University.
Tobias is involved in global justice, citizens’ engagement and global learning as expert, trainer, facilitator and coordinator since the beginning of this millennium. For the last eight years he worked for CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development NGOs, implementing the DEEEP project (“Citizens empowerment for global justice”). As project manager, he was responsible for a number of landmark activities and events, such as the European Citizens Summit 2014 (“Beyond Europe’s Growth Obsession”) or the global conference cycle “Towards a World Citizens Movement”. He is a longstanding member of the transnational Smart CSOs Lab, a global community of practice of more than 1000 civil society activists, researchers and funders committed to systemic change. Tobias holds a master degree in communication at the University of Arts in Berlin and a MA in development education at the Institute of Education/University of London. He publishes a blog on global learning and global citizenship at http://globalwh.at
Sue Nederlander brings over 20 years of nonprofit financial and operations leadership to Edge Funders Alliance. She offers a wealth of expertise in budgeting & financial reporting, audits & compliance, investment management, strategic planning, contract negotiations, stakeholder relations, event planning and fundraising. Sue’s career has spanned arts & culture, youth empowerment, education, health and welfare. Sue is a social and political activist advocating global social justice, equality, women’s rights and a better life for all.
Sue has served in many volunteer roles in the USA and internationally. She was Chair of Michigan Women in Finance in 2003 and 2004 in the USA. In 2007 and 2008, Sue served as a Program Advisor for International Foundations & Endowments, sponsored by Marcus Evans, a global, multifaceted information company. Presently, she is a member of North Oakland Women Making a Difference and participates in political, social, and economic issues impacting the USA and the State of Michigan.
Sue studied Business Administration at DePaul University in Chicago, IL with a concentration in Economics.