EDGE Board of Directors
- Terry Odendahl, Executive Director, Global Greengrants Fund
- Nicolas Krausz, Program Officer, Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation
- Amanda Mercedes Gigler, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and Communications, Mama Cash Fund for Women
- Cuong P. Hoang, Director of Programs, Chorus Foundation
- Donal Mac Fhearraigh, Program Officer, Open Society Initiative for Europe
- Laine Romero-Alston, Program Officer, Ford Foundation
- Matthias Fiedler, Managing Director of Bewegungsstiftung
- Monica Enriquez-Enriquez, Program Officer, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
- Nikhil Aziz, Program Director, American Jewish World Service
- Rose Longhurst, Facilitating Member, Edge Fund UK
- Sanjay Bavikatte, Executive Director of The Christensen Fund
- Shalini Nataraj, Vice President, Programs, Ing Foundation
- Tanya Dawkins, Trustee, CarEth Foundation
Mark Randazzo has worked to support social justice for over three decades, focusing on strengthening citizens’ movements, civil society organizations and international movements and NGO networks. From 2001 to June 2012 Mark coordinated the work of the Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy, which was launched at the WTO Ministerial in Seattle as the Funders Network on Trade and Globalization. He has held positions within several non-profits and grantmaking organizations, serving over the years as Executive Director, JustAct: Youth Action for Global Justice (1997-2001), West Africa Representative and Regional Director, Oxfam America (1991-1997), Grants Director for West and Central Africa, United Support of Artists for Africa (1987-1990), Canvas Team Leader, Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (1987) and Asia/Pacific Assistant Director and Africa Program Advisor for US Save the Children (1981-1985). Mark served for two and a half years in the Peace Corps in the then Central African Empire (1977-1980), and obtained a Master’s degree from the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia (UK) in 1986. He is based in San Francisco with his partner Yeshica Weerasekera and their daughter Samudra.
Jenn Huntzinger has 20 years of experience working in the arts, education, and non-profit sectors where she has focused on program design, delivery, and operations. Most recently she served as the program manager at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, where she worked with the center’s founder to develop and launch this new arts research center. Prior to her work at NYU, Jenn served as a Program Officer at the Institute of International Education, working on behalf of the Rockefeller Foundation to manage the selection processes for the Bellagio Center Programs. She has worked in various capacities at The Juilliard School, the O’Neill Theater Center, the Second City, and the International Scholar Laureate Program, and has had the privilege to work as a teaching artist at public schools in both Chicago, IL and Cape Town, South Africa. Jenn holds a BA in Dramatic Literature from the George Washington University and an MA in Educational Theatre from New York University.
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.
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