Jane Kinney Meyers, Board Chairman
President, Lubuto Library Project, Inc., Washington DC
Jane Meyers is a professional librarian with nearly 35 years of experience working with and living in Africa. She lived in Malawi for nearly four years in the mid-1980’s on a World Bank project, developing a network of research libraries for the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and pioneering CD-ROM applications for Africa. Ten years later she returned to neighboring Zambia, where she became increasingly involved with services to street children offered by the Fountain of Hope, a drop-in shelter in Lusaka. She established a reading program, served on the Board, raised funds, and created a library for the children, among her many contributions to the center. On her return to the U.S. in 2001, she developed the concept, approach and organization of the Lubuto Library Project. Most of Jane’s professional career has been involved with libraries in international development, particularly in the agricultural sector. She worked in that capacity at the World Bank and the U.S. National Agricultural Library, for USAID, and as a consultant to a number of international organizations. Jane has a B.A. from the University of Arizona with highest distinction and a M.L.S. from the University of Maryland.
Principal, Anne Caputo Consulting LLC, Alexandria, VA
Anne Caputo is Principal of Anne Caputo Consulting LLC. Previously she served as Executive Director of Dow Jones' Learning & Information Professional Programs, where she was responsible for the planning and development of learning initiatives for Dow Jones Content Technology Solutions group. She has also worked in various positions with The Dialog Corporation, most recently as Director of Dialog's Quantum information professional program and the Classroom Instruction Program. Anne is a longtime leader of the Special Libraries Association, serving as its President in 2009-2010. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Services, and a member of the distance education faculty for the University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences. A history graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Anne holds advanced degrees in architectural history from the University of Oregon and in library and information science from San Jose State University in San Jose, California.
Partner, Environmental Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC
Jeanne Cohn-Connor Jeanne Cohn-Connor is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in its Washington DC office. Her practice focuses on environmental law, with a subspecialty in environmental enforcement, transactions and restructuring cases. Her prior legal experience includes work in real estate, contracts and commercial law. At Kirkland, she also has an active pro bono practice. She leads the firm’s Kids in Need Of Defense (KIND) program where she oversees cases representing unaccompanied children who are seeking legal permanent residency in the US. She has recently represented a trafficking victim in obtaining a T-visa and she has worked on the amendments to the Violence Against Women Act, making the Act applicable to immigrant women and non-native speakers. Jeanne has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Regional Account Manager, Thomson Reuters, Philadelphia, PA
Brian DeMarchi is a regional account manager with Thomson Reuters, where he manages accounts with large universities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. He has more than twenty years of experience in account management and consultative sales. Prior to coming to Thomson Reuters, Brian spent eight years as account development executive at Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters joint venture, and two years in the capacity of account development executive for Dow Jones. His background also includes five years of work at MediaStream, where he managed the installation of electronic library systems for newspapers in the U.S. and South America. Additionally, Brian currently serves as the president of the Special Libraries Association Philadelphia Chapter, the president of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Holy Cross High School in Delran, NJ. Brian has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Rutgers University.
Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, March of Dimes Foundation, Washington, DC
Cynthia Pellegrini oversees all March of Dimes advocacy efforts at the federal level and in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. She also guides the organization’s research on maternal and child health policy issues, represents the March of Dimes on the National Priorities Partnership’s and its Maternity Action Team and serves on the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s Patients, Families & Consumers Center leadership cabinet. Prior to joining March of Dimes, Ms. Pellegrini served as Associate Director for Federal Affairs at the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she covered a range of issues including genetics, bioethics, child abuse and neglect, environmental health, nutrition, obesity, and injury and violence. In this capacity, Ms. Pellegrini worked with AAP leadership to develop and execute strategies to advance AAP priorities through both Congress and the Administration. Ms. Pellegrini worked on Capitol Hill for over eleven years. From 1996 to 2004, she served as Chief of Staff and health aide to Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY). Her tenure on Capitol Hill also included stints with Reps. Gerald Kleczka (WI) and Jay Inslee (WA). Ms. Pellegrini has an extensive background in public policy issues as well as politics and administration.
Assistant Director in the African Department of the International Monetary Fund
Doris Ross has been working as a macro economist for the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, for 30+ years, traveling to Latin America, Eastern Europe and, most recently sub-Saharan Africa. She is German but considers herself a global citizen. She holds graduate degrees in economics from the University of Michigan and Universität Saarbrücken. Doris fuses glass as a hobby and supports a number of good causes.
Library Consultant, Silver Spring, MD
Sally Sinn is currently a contract consultant for library technical services at the University of Maryland, College Park. Following a 31 year career in technical services at the National Library of Medicine and the National Agricultural Library she served as Interim President and Director of Administration for the Council on Library and Information Resources in Washington, D.C. from 2004 to 2006. In her management of technical services and indexing operations, she has been committed to the application of technology to improve library technical services and promoted contractual and other partnership arrangements among public and private agencies to expand bibliographic database content. She has served in leadership roles for a number of national library programs for cataloging and serials control. From 2000 – 2004 she served on the board of directors of NFAIS (formerly the National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services).
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Market Integrity Group, World Bank, Washington D.C.
Stuart Yikona, is currently a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the World Bank in the Financial Market Integrity Unit. He joined the World Bank in June 2005 after working for 4 years as a Consulting Counsel with the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund. He completed his J.D. at the University of Virginia Law School in banking law on "Insiders and Insider Abuse in Banking Institutions in the United States and Zambia". He is also a holder of a Master Laws Degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London and another Master of Laws Degree from the University of Virginia. In his current position, he advises client countries on anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism matters. Additionally, both at the IMF and now at the Bank, Stuart has participated in Financial Sector Assessment Programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.