Tom Andrews is President and Chief Executive Officer of United to End Genocide. A former Congressman from Maine, Tom is also the National Director of Win Without War, a coalition of forty national organizations promoting a more progressive national security strategy that calls for prudent use of military engagement.
A long-time advocate of democracy and human rights in Burma, Tom has worked closely with the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, facilitated the creation of the European Burma Network and served as General Secretary of the Nobel Peace Laureate Campaign for Aung San Suu Kyi. Tom is a Senior Advisor to the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Tom was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1982, the Maine Senate in 1984 and the United States House of Representatives in 1990. Tom also served as president of New Economy Communications, a not-for-profit organization providing strategic planning and communication services to individuals and groups advancing labor and human rights issues.
As the Office Administrator, Anna supports the operations and financial management of United to End Genocide.
Prior to joining United to End Genocide, she interned at the State Department and at Community Refugee and Immigration Services. As a student, Anna was active with our legacy organization, Save Darfur.
Dr. William F. Schulz has traveled the globe in pursuit of a world free from human rights violations. As Executive Director of Amnesty International USA from 1994-2006, Dr. Schulz headed the American section of the world’s oldest and largest international human rights organization.
Currently Dr. Schulz is President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in Cambridge, MA, and has served as a consultant to a variety of foundations, including the MacArthur Foundation, UN Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, and Humanity United. He is an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and an Affiliated Professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago.
"William Schulz...has done more than anyone in the American human rights movement to make human rights issues known in the United States." —The New York Review of Books, 2002
An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Dr. Schulz served as President of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (1985-93). He has served on the boards of People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and many other organizations.
Dr. Schulz is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, holds a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Meadville/Lombard Theological School (at the University of Chicago) as well as eight honorary degrees.
Sarah K. Dreier has worked for the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Washington Office, the Center for American Progress in Washington D.C., the American Bar Foundation and the ELCA Churchwide office, both in Chicago. The Christian Science Monitor is among the publications that have published her works.
Dreier graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a bachelor's degree of distinction in philosophy and legal studies. She holds a master's degree from the University of the Basque Country in Onati, Spain, and the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
Robert Flynn is a retired business executive. Mr. Flynn had a marketing career at IBM before going into various private equity endeavors. He was a partner in a venture that owned and operated Blockbuster Video Franchises. He participated in the development of Discovery Zone Inc., and later served as its Senior Vice President of Operations.
Mr. Flynn was a member of the Amnesty International USA Executive Director's Leadership Council, and co-chaired their $25 Million Capital Campaign. He also served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Family and Children's Services in Texas, and is an active supporter of the Evans Scholars Foundation. He is a graduate of Marquette University Business School.
Jerry Fowler is the senior policy analyst for multilateral affairs at the Open Society Foundations (OSF), where he advocates for effective multilateralism in U.S. foreign policy and for improvements in multilateral institutions.
He previously served as president of the Save Darfur Coalition from 2008-2010. His previous positions include founding director of the Committee on Conscience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and legislative counsel at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. His publications include "Out of that Darkness: Preventing Genocide in the 21st Century," in Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views (Routledge, 2004). He also directed the short film A Good Man in Hell: General Romeo Dallaire and the Rwanda Genocide. He created and hosted Voices on Genocide Prevention, the Holocaust Museum's award-winning interview program and podcast series.
He has taught courses on human rights and related issues at Claremont McKenna College (where he was the Podlich Distinguished Visitor in 2006-2007), George Washington University Law School, George Mason University Law School, and the American University Summer Human Rights Institute. From 1983-1987, he served in the United States Army in the Federal Republic of Germany. Fowler received a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from Princeton University.
Harold I. Freilich is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he is a member of the Corporate, Securities and Finance practice group and focuses on international and domestic financing transactions. He advises equity investors and project lenders in some of the world’s most challenging emerging markets, including Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe, South America, and Asia.
Mr. Freilich also counsels industrial, high-technology, natural resources, and financial services firms (including broker-dealers, banks, and venture capital providers) in domestic and cross-border securities offerings. He also advises clients in general corporate and business transactions, securities regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate matters.
David Emmanuel Goatley is the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, an international Christian missions agency founded in 1897 that helps churches extend their witness to the ends of the earth. He is also the Executive Director of Lott Carey International, a global relief and development agency that helps improve the quality of life in marginalized communities around the world. As the chief executive officer of these two agencies, Dr. Goatley oversees vision, administration, and development efforts to invest in indigenous leadership and programs in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America.
An ordained Baptist minister who has been a pastor, university professor, and seminary professor, Dr. Goatley earned degrees from the University of Louisville, KY (AAS and BS) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, KY (MDiv and PhD). In addition to journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Goatley is the author of Were You There?: Godforsakenness in Slave Religion and the editor of Black Religion, Black Theology: Selected Writings of J. Deotis Roberts.
In July 2006, Dr. Goatley was elected as a member of the 64-seat national Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the oldest civil rights organization in the United States. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Save Darfur Coalition and the President of the North American Baptist Fellowship, the regional body of 21 Baptist denominations and organizations affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance, with membership of more than 20 million Baptists in Canada and North America.
Rabbi Steve Gutow is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the public policy and community relations agency of the American Jewish community. He has advocated that the government end genocide in Darfur, reform immigration policy, support Israel, protect individual rights, enhance anti-poverty programs, and create a sustainable environment. He has also promoted stronger bonds among the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, and has been named among the 20 most influential American rabbis by Newsweek and the 50 most influential American Jews by The Forward.
Under Mr. Gutow’s leadership, the JCPA has become central in combating hunger in America through initiatives such as the 2008 “food stamp challenge.” His environmental campaigning includes “A Light Unto the Nations,” and his commitment to interfaith bridges led to milestones such as a joint prayer with major Christian and Muslim leaders during the Gaza War. A community organizer at heart, Mr. Gutow has helped build national grassroots coalitions on issues including interfaith relations, judicial independence, and the security of Israel.
Previously, Mr. Gutow practiced law in his native Texas, where he served as chair of the Dallas Jewish Community Relations Council and was the founding regional director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s Southwest Region. He also became the founding executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
In 2003, Mr. Gutow was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and served as a pulpit rabbi at the Reconstructionist Minyan of St. Louis, where he represented the St. Louis Rabbinical Association on the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis. While there, he also taught as Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Louis University Law School.
Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos is Associate General Secretary for Faith & Order and Interfaith Relations at the National Council of Churches USA, where he is responsible for theological dialogue among both ecumenical and interfaith partners. An Orthodox Christian theologian, he previously directed the Council’s work in international affairs.
Formerly, Dr. Kireopoulos was the Executive Director of Religions for Peace — USA, where he promoted interfaith collaboration to address common domestic social concerns. Before that he was Special Assistant to the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, in the area of external affairs, and Assistant to the Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, in communications.
Among his affiliations, Dr. Kireopoulos is the immediate past chair of United to End Genocide, a leading human rights advocacy organization, which was formed during his tenure through the merger of the Save Darfur Coalition and the Genocide Intervention Network. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and its Religious Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Orthodox Theological Society in America. He formerly served as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad, and as president of the United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
Dr. Kireopoulos holds degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Thunderbird School of Global Management, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and Fordham University. He is a published author, guest lecturer, and media spokesperson on issues in theology, social justice, and religion and the public square.
Dr. Kireopoulos lives in the New York metropolitan area. He is married with two children.
Ruth W. Messinger is president of American Jewish World Service, a faith-based international human rights organization that alleviates poverty, hunger and disease in the developing world. In addition to supporting over 400 grassroots projects around the world, AJWS promotes global citizenship and social justice through activism, volunteer service and education within the American Jewish community. Her role at AJWS follows 20 years in public service in New York City, where she served on the New York City Council for 12 years and as Manhattan borough president for 8 years. She was the first woman to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor in 1997.
A national leader in the movement to end genocide in Sudan, Ms. Messinger was among the leading anti-genocide, peace and human rights advocates called upon to advise President Obama and special envoy General J. Scott Gration in March 2009. In recognition of her leadership, she was recently appointed to the Obama administration’s Task Force on Global Poverty and Development.
Ms. Messinger has received honorary degrees and awards from The Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, Hebrew College and Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and awards for service from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Women’s Funding Network, Union for Reform Judaism, and the American Jewish Committee. For seven consecutive years, she was among The Forward’s 50 most influential Jews of the year.
Ms. Messinger lectures widely on diverse social and global justice issues, and has served as a visiting professor at Hunter College and Hebrew Union College. She is an active member of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, and serves as a board member and past president of Surprise Lake Camp. She also sits on the boards of the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women and Hazon.
Ms. Messinger graduated from Radcliffe College in 1962 and received a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 1964. She began her professional public service career running a child-welfare agency in Oklahoma. Her husband, Andrew Lachman, directs an educational foundation in Connecticut, and she has three children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
James Smith is a Partner at Foley Hoag where he has a strong international focus. His geographic emphasis is in the Southern Hemisphere, but his clients are global in scope.
For over twenty years, he has been the outside general counsel to a leading international forestry investment manager. He also represents technology companies in all aspects of corporate work.
Smith received his J.D. at Harvard Law School and a Masters in Public Administration and Bachelor's degree from Drake University.
As a cultural anthropologist Dr. Thieman-Dino research has focused on human rights and youth in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina and on African-American middle-school girls in urban Denver. She has enjoyed integrating her anthropological and human rights interests in local and international work as an educator and community organizer.
She has participated in founding several non-profit organizations and has served on the Board of Directors of local and national human rights, human services, and development organizations, including Amnesty International USA and the Rocky Mountain Survivors Center (serving survivors of torture living in Colorado).
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D. is the Co-Pastor of Bethel AME Church in Boston, MA, and Executive Director of My Sister’s Keeper. She is a retired pediatrician after 27 years at the South End Community Health Center.
In 1994, Dr. White-Hammond founded the church-based creative writing/mentoring ministry, “Do The Write Thing” for high-risk adolescent females. The project serves over 200 young women in Boston public schools, juvenile detention facilities and the Bethel AME Church.
Dr. White-Hammond has worked as a medical missionary in Botswana, Cote D’Ivoire and South Africa. Since 2001, she has made numerous trips into war-torn southern Sudan where she helped to obtain the freedom of 10,000 women and children enslaved during two decades of civil war. In 2002, she co-founded My Sister’s Keeper, a humanitarian women’s group that partners with Sudanese women to advance community reconciliation and reconstruction.
In February 2005, Dr. White-Hammond traveled into Darfur, Sudan to learn from female victims of genocide in Internally Displaced Persons camps. In 2006, she served as the National Chairperson of the Million Voices for Darfur campaign and became the Co-Founder of the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur. In 2008-2009, she was the national Chairwoman of the Save Darfur Coalition.
She currently serves on the boards of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tufts University, and Darfur Peace and Development Organization. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Boston University, a Doctorate of Medicine from Tufts Medical School and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School.