Board of Directors

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Katherine Conway

Katherine Conway joined Resonate as the Chair of the Board of Directors in January 2015, after spending two months in Rwanda working with the Resonate team. Katherine is a believer in the power of storytelling to transform individuals and communities. She has a background in project design and management, strategic planning, and donor relations.

She currently works at the National Democratic Institute to support projects in Central America that engage marginalized populations in the democratic process, including election and violence monitoring. She is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she studied human security and conflict resolution. She completed her master’s thesis on the role of memory and storytelling in Rwanda and worked with Search for Common Ground to conduct a program evaluation of a conflict resolution program. While at the Fletcher School, she co-founded the Fletcher Storytelling Forum, which created a space for storytelling within the community.

 
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Keith Cobell

Keith Cobell has over 20 years of experience in leading a diverse range of social good organizations, philanthropic institutions, social enterprises, and most recently Adventum Impact – a design-build firm for social impact. Throughout his career, Keith has been involved in catalyzing the power of passion, resilience, and faith to change the world for the better.

A graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, Keith went on to earn a Master of Arts in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, performed doctorate-level research on the topic of global philanthropy at the University of Wales/OCMS in Oxford, England, and attended the Executive Program for Social Enterprise at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  He lives with his amazing wife and daughters in Oakland, California.

 
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Tamma Carleton

Tamma is a PhD student in Agricultural & Resource Economics at UC Berkeley, specializing in climate change impacts and adaptation. As a Rhodes Scholar, Tamma earned an MSc. in Environmental Change & Management and an MSc. in Economics for Development at University of Oxford, where she worked on postharvest climate change adaptation strategies and spatial integration of food markets in East African subsistence farming systems. She was awarded the George Webb Medley prize for best performance in development economics and was Coordinator of the interdisciplinary Oxford Food Security Forum. She has a BA in Economics (summa cum laude) from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Tamma’s doctoral research seeks to improve understanding of the impacts of climate change, society’s ability to adapt to those impacts, and the potential feedback loops between adaptation and mitigation.

 
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Priya Bishen

Priya is a finance professional in New York City, currently working at PIMCO in Client Management and previously worked at UBS Investment Bank in Currency & Commodities Sales & Trading.  She graduated with an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2016, and has a BS in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics.

Outside of her career in finance, Priya has long been passionate about social impact and helping those in need.  She has been involved in her family’s non-profit school for low income children in India since 2006 and has enjoyed mentoring young girls through the Big Brother Big Sister program and Riverside Community Center in NYC since 2011.  She has a background in sales, presentations, and mentoring and is passionate about leveraging storytelling and confidence to have real social impact.

 
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Katie Bunten-Wamaru

Katie has over seven years experience working in East African development and nine years of experience in non-profit management. She completed her BA at Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies in 2009 and subsequently completed a MA in Sustainable International Development at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, where she focused on monitoring, evaluation, and youth programming. She has focused her career on creating innovative and balanced systems of measuring behavior and attitudinal change surrounding issues of vulnerable children, education, and social change. She has worked with a number of innovative grassroots organizations in East Africa, and believes strongly in the power of local solutions.

Katie currently works as the Director of Partnerships at the Segal Family Foundation, a progressive family foundation that supports exemplary grassroots organizations across East Africa, including Resonate.