New Board Leadership At WITNESS

WITNESS is pleased to announce Monica Aleman and Polly Fields as the new Co-Chairs of its Board of Directors. Also joining the Board is Inca A. Mohamed. Ms. Mohamed will lead the Governance and Nominations Committee. The Board ushered in the new Co-Chairs to replace long standing Board President Regan Ralph and Board Chair Peter Gabriel, who is also co-founder of the organization. Both Ms. Regan and Mr. Gabriel will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.  

“As accomplished leaders in the fields of human rights, technology, and movement-building from the Global South and North, Monica, Polly, and Inca will each bring unique perspectives and lived experiences to WITNESS’ work, which is rooted in its global network of activists. Their appointments underscore the organization’s commitment to building and supporting equitable power structures within a human rights framework,” said Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm, WITNESS’ Executive Director. She continued, “We are grateful to the tremendous energy and leadership provided by Regan and Peter and appreciate their continued support and service to WITNESS and the global human rights movement.” 

Ms. Aleman is senior program officer on the BUILD team at the Ford Foundation. She is a longtime advocate for Indigenous and women’s rights across Latin America and globally. Ms. Fields is a twenty year veteran of philanthropy in fields spanning global health, education, technology and the arts. Ms. Mohamed is an internationally recognized facilitator, trainer, and for her expertise in leading nonprofit organizations addressing youth development, sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice, gender equity, and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

Read more about Monica Aleman here

Read more about Polly fields here.

Read more about Inca A. Mohamed here


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