Board of Directors

Adam Eichberg, Chair of the Board

Daryn Dodson

Harry W. Drucker

Thomas R. Gibian

Katherine Miller

Vatsala Pathy

 

Adam Eichberg, Chair of the Board

Principal, Headwaters Strategies

 

Adam is a principal and founder of Headwaters Strategies, a dynamic public affairs consulting firm in Denver, Colorado. An experienced strategist, Adam has extensive expertise in civil justice, regulatory, and natural resource issues.

 

Before founding Headwaters Strategies in 2009, Adam concurrently served as the deputy legislative director for Governor Bill Ritter and the director of policy, external affairs, and planning at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

 

Adam came to the Ritter Administration from the Western Conservation Foundation, having served as the foundation’s first executive director from April of 2005. From 1999 until March 2005, Adam served as the associate national director of the Trust for Public Land’s (TPL) conservation finance program, where he helped to pass measures providing more than $14 billion in parks and open space capital funding. Prior to his appointment with TPL, Adam served as a strategic communications consultant with a private Denver-based firm. A political and nonprofit veteran, Adam has been involved in hundreds of legislative, ballot measure, and candidate campaigns at the local, state, and national level. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Adam is a fourth-generation Coloradoan and currently lives in Denver with his wife and two young children.

 

 

Daryn Dodson
Private Equity and Venture Capital Consultant to Board of Directors, Calvert Funds

 

Daryn Dodson is Managing Director at Illumen Capital, the world’s first private equity firm dedicated to reducing implicit bias across financial markets to unlock impact and returns.  Illumen Capital invests in the world’s top impact fund managers and applies research-based interventions in partnership with Stanford University to help fund managers to see past race and gender bias to value.

 

Before founding Illumen Capital, Daryn led the Special Equities Program as a consultant to the board of the Calvert Funds, a $12 billion pioneer of the impact investing field. Through this program, Calvert invested more than $90 million in impact investing funds and companies across five continents.

 

Post Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Dodson served as Director of University and Corporate Partnership for the Idea Village, where he created a platform engaging leading private equity firms, business schools, and Fortune 500 companies to invest more than 100,000 hours and $2 million into more than 1,000 New Orleans entrepreneurs. Prior to his work in New Orleans, he built a coalition of national banks and faith-based institutions to educate Congress on reforms needed to stabilize the subprime lending market with Self-Help Credit Union.

 

Mr. Dodson currently serves as a Board Director for Ben and Jerry’s. He earned an MBA from Stanford, where he serves on the Dean’s Management Board, and an A.B. in Public Policy from Duke University.

 

 

Harry W. Drucker
President, Revere Corporation

 

Harry Drucker graduated with a BA in German, summa cum laude, from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, in 1980, and a MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1984.  He also attended and successfully completed the first year of law school at the University of Chicago School Of Law.

 

In January 1990, Harry formed Revere Corp., a real estate advisory and property management company. In addition, in 1999 he founded North Shore Realty Partners, a real estate partnership formed to purchase and manage all types of real estate. He is its managing general partner. Since its formation, the partnership, which had an initial capitalization of $20 million, has invested over $55 million in various real estate ventures in the United States and Europe.

 

Harry has been a member of the board of trustees of The Nature Conservancy of Illinois since 1995 and was elected Life Trustee in 2018. From 2001 to 2010, he served on the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, appointed by the governor of Illinois, and served as its chairman for two years. In June 2003 Harry joined the board of directors of the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest where he currently serves as its chair.

 

 

Thomas Gibian
Head of School, Sandy Spring Friend School

 

Tom is Head of School for the Sandy Spring Friends School, a PK-12 college preparatory day school with an optional boarding program located in Sandy Spring, Maryland. He has served as Head since July 2010, prior to which he was one of the school’s trustees (1996-2004) and a school clerk (2002-2004). Before he became Head of School, Tom founded ECP Private Equity, a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. Headquartered in Washington DC, ECP has seven offices across Africa and 15 years of successful investing experience in companies operating in over 40 countries on the continent. As CEO of ECP, Tom assisted in the formation and implementation of ECP’s investment strategy and managed key relationships with shareholders and portfolio companies. He remains a member of ECP investment committees.

 

Prior to founding ECP, Tom served as Chief Operating Officer for the AIG African Infrastructure Fund, managing the daily operations of the fund and overseeing the structuring and valuation of investments. From 1995 to 2000, Tom served as a Managing Director in EMP Global’s Asia Funds, which managed more than $2.8 billion in capital for investments. Prior to his work with EMP Global’s Asia Funds, Tom spent three years as Executive Director and Co-Head of the Structured and Project Finance Group at Goldman Sachs Asia, where he was the firm’s senior representative on several groundbreaking transactions in China and Southeast Asia.

 

Tom has served on the boards of NYSE, NASDAQ, and London listed companies as well as private companies in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is presently a trustee for the Center for Global Development, the Kendal Corporation, and the Friends Council on Education; a member of the board of directors of Partners for Democratic Change; and was recently nominated as a trustee for the College of Wooster in Ohio.

 

Tom received a BA with honors from the College of Wooster and received an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

 

 

Katherine Miller
Senior Director of Food Policy Advocacy, James Beard Foundation

 

Katherine is an award-winning communications executive and campaign strategist with nearly 20 years of experience in politics, business, philanthropy, and new media. Katherine is a founder of the Chef Action Network (CAN), an initiative of the James Beard Foundation Impact Programs. Recognizing that food is a national passion; affects the quality of consumers’ everyday lives; and has potential impact on human, environmental, social, and economic health, CAN is focused on harnessing the power of America’s preeminent chefs to help create awareness, inspire action, and aggregate credible resources to proactively address a broad range of policies relevant to issues areas important to the chef community. CAN provides tailored research, policy, and advocacy support to chefs that participate in the James Beard Foundation’s Chef Policy Boot Camp and Food Policy Salons.

 

In 2012, Katherine founded Table 81, a full-service communications firm that works with clients in the nonprofit, philanthropy, and socially responsible business fields. Katherine designs global communication campaigns to raise awareness about important issues, inspire people to take meaningful action, and result in lasting changes in policy, politics, and business practices. Her clients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Aspen Institute, and James Beard Foundation.

 

For her clients, Katherine designs campaigns that are daring and make real and immediate impact. Her professional passions include building movements, advancing international development, and empowering women and girls. The issues she works on range from domestic to international and have included helping a national coalition to end sex trafficking on craigslist.org (Dear Craig), creating a global education campaign advocating for universal access to secondary education for girls in Africa (Connect to Learn), launching a new effort to end dual-generation poverty in the United States (Ascend), and working with a coalition of foundation grantees to help low income families build savings over a lifetime.

 

Before starting Table 81 and CAN, Katherine served as the managing director of Hattaway Communications. At Hattaway, she oversaw the firm’s day-to-day operations, developed the BeHeard communications training program for foundation grantees, and led the firm’s work with the world’s leading foundations and nonprofits including the Ford Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NoVo Foundation, D5, Connect to Learn, China Medical Board, and CARE International.

 

Katherine also led the public affairs department at the United Nations Foundation. At the foundation, she oversaw all of the external communication initiatives including partnerships with key UN agencies and multi-national corporations, and was responsible for the foundation’s extensive family of multi-media campaigns including the award-winning “Nothing But Nets.”

 

She served as one of three on-the-record spokespeople for the Fortune 100 financial services company TIAA-CREF and managed media outreach for some of the company’s largest business areas including the Social Choice Fund, the world’s largest socially responsible investment fund with $11.8 billion under management.

 

A champion of women’s reproductive and sexual freedom, Katherine is on the boards of two other major nonprofits: RAINN (the national sexual assault hotline) and NARAL Pro Choice America.

 

Katherine holds an undergraduate degree from Loyola University in New Orleans.

 

 

Vatsala Pathy
Owner, Rootstock Solutions

 

Vatsala Pathy, the owner of Rootstock Solutions, a healthcare consulting firm based in Denver, has over two decades of experience working with a wide variety of public and private sector stakeholders on policy, programmatic, and strategic issues in healthcare and public health.

 

From 2016-2018, Vatsala served as a Senior Advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Prior to that she was the State Innovation Model (SIM) Director in the Office of Governor John Hickenlooper. While in her role as SIM Director her work impacted and transformed Colorado state healthcare, impacting over 70 percent of the state’s population. In 2016 her work was honored by Colorado’s Governor who designated February 26, 2016 as “Vatsala Pathy Day” in honor of the contributions she made to the state.

 

Prior to her work for the State of Colorado, Vatsala founded and served as Managing Director of Rootstock Solutions LLC. Her work at Rootstock provided nonprofits, foundations, and governments to develop long-term business strategies to guide their healthcare efforts. She served as senior program officer at The Colorado Health Foundation, where she was responsible for grant making and initiative development to support healthcare delivery for low-income populations. Vatsala was a program officer at the CDC Foundation, where she served as a steward and manager of several national and international public health projects. She has extensive experience on state health policy research and program implementation with the Office of Colorado Governor Roy Romer, the Georgia Health Policy Center and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado.

 

Vatsala is a recipient of the American Marshall Memorial Fellowship and was selected to participate in the University of Colorado’s Denver Community Leadership Forum. She is presently a trustee for the Bonfils Blood Center Operating Board, an advisory board member of Playworks, and trustee and chair of the heritage and compensation committees at St. Anne’s Episcopal School. Vatsala received a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a Master of Arts degree from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated cum laude with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history with a Latin America concentration and a minor in North American Studies from The Colorado College.

 

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