Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors guides the organization with an unparalleled range of skill, acumen, vision, and commitment. Five of the seven current Board members served as Founders, part of the dedicated group of women and men who worked purposefully and diligently for 18 months to develop WISC from an idea into a flourishing reality. With such a distinguished and talented Board, we are fully prepared for an abundant future advancing the status and accomplishments of women worldwide.

WISC Executive Committee

Co-Presidents, Elizabeth Manak and Pamela Phillips
Vice President, Natalie Fitz-Gerald
Secretary, Meryl Marshall-Daniels
Treasurer, Helena Ribe
J. Revell Carr
Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Elizabeth Manak, Co-President

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. Most recently, she was an adviser to a US Embassy working...

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Pamela Phillips, Esq., Co-President

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.  In 1979, she moved into private practice in San Francisco, California, where she spent the...

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Natalie Fitz-Gerald, Vice President

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...

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Meryl Marshall-Daniels, Secretary

Areas of Expertise Other - Mediation, facilitation, conflict resolution, facilitated dialogue. Meryl Marshall-Daniels is a mediator, facilitator, and executive coach, working with corporate and nonprofit boards, officers, and executives in meeting...

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Helena Ribe, Treasurer

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. She is a non-profit director and is involved...

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J. Revell Carr

After 31 years at Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, with seven years as Chief Curator and 23 of as Director and President, Revell, who has degrees from Rutgers and the University of Pennsylvania, retired in 2001. Since then he has written...

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Beverly Guy-Sheftall

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. She was for many years an adjunct professor at Emory University’s Institute for...

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