Board Of Directors

Giulia McPherson


Giulia McPherson is the Assistant Director for Policy at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, a non-governmental organization operating in more than 50 countries to meet the educational, health, and social needs of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. She develops and promotes policy positions related to refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons and advances a community engagement program to educate and mobilize advocates on behalf of JRS’ mission.Prior to joining JRS, Giulia was a member of CARE USA’s Policy and Advocacy team for 11 years, most recently as Director of Citizen Advocacy. In this capacity, she coordinated CARE’s national efforts to build and mobilize constituencies on behalf of U.S. policies that support the fight against global poverty. She has extensive experience in policy analysis, government relations and communications as it relates to advancing a diverse advocacy agenda, including work on the International Affairs Budget, gender-based violence and conflict-affected areas.Giulia has worked in Italy and Peru for the Italian NGO CESVI as well as the Nonprofit Sector & Philanthropy Program at The Aspen Institute.Giulia has a Bachelors in Political Science from Villanova University and a Masters in International Development Studies from The George Washington University. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Educate2Envision International, an NGO working to empower young people in Honduras, and is an appointed Commissioner on the Montgomery County (MD) Commission for Women, serving as Co-Chair of the Policy & Legislation Committee.

Kenneth Pon


Kenneth Pon is a Certified Public Accountant, who has had his own practice in Downtown San Leandro, CA since 1986. After working for the State of California and a local CPA firm in San Francisco, Kenneth started his own local practice. A former two-term SLUSD Trustee, and current Rotarian in the Rotary Club of San Leandro, Kenneth has always been motivated towards building and improving schools for our next generation. Kenneth’s membership in Rotary opened the door to International Community Service by allowing him to participate in funding the school project in Pajarillos, Honduras. Kenneth received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California.

Moises Lean

Board Member

Moises Lean has worked at Oracle in computer programming for the past 20 years. He was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras where many of his family still reside. He lives in Dublin, CA with his wife and two children.

Megan Reilly Cayten

Board Member

Megan has lived and worked in infrastructure development on four continents. Throughout her career she has focused on developing, financing and operating sustainable core infrastructure and basic services, predominantly in developing countries. She developed two large-scale power and gas assets for the AES Corporation in Central America and the Caribbean, and as part of Citigroup’s project finance team based in Hong Kong, she originated, structured and executed financings with an aggregate total value of over $10 billion for infrastructure assets across the Asia-Pacific region. More recently, she developed fund-level reporting and managed assets for the infrastructure fund Alinda Capital Partners, and executed Alinda’s first divestiture. Currently she is founder and CEO of Catrinka, a sustainable fashion accessory brand dedicated to providing fair employment and financial literacy for women and girls in developing countries. Megan holds an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Yale, and speaks fluent Spanish and conversational French and Mandarin Chinese. She is a member of the board of the National Environmental Education Foundation, and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and three children

Muthu Ananthanarayanan

Board Member

Muthu Ananthanarayanan is a Senior Manager based in the San Francisco office of Deloitte Consulting LLP and is a leader within the firm’s Strategy and Operations practice. He specializes in advising client executives in their growth strategy, merger integration, divestiture, enterprise restructuring and finance transformation engagements. Over the last ~15 years, Muthu has worked across Asia, Europe and North America, advising clients from Technology, Energy & Resources, Financial Services, and Retail industries. Muthu earned his MBA from the University of Oxford, where he was the recipient of the Richard Metzler scholarship awarded by the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF). Outside his corporate role, he also served as an advisor to an innovative social enterprise that used mobile technologies to deliver affordable healthcare in rural areas.

Karen Hoefener

Board Member

After completing her bachelor’s degree from Wingate University and writing an undergraduate thesis on coffee trade, Karen Hoefener moved to China to teach English for the NGO WorldTeach. While there, she studied Mandarin and observed consumer behavior. Passionate about coffee and consumers, her progression to sales and marketing manager for Shangrila Farms was a natural fit. Her belief that all companies can be socially responsible while simultaneously generating a profit was put in place during her tenure at the social enterprise. Encouraged by her family, Karen returned to the United States and worked for the corporate restaurant company Restaurant Associates for nearly three years. She expanded her knowledge base by going to business school at Georgetown University and studying international business with a focus on consumer insights. Her love for all-things- coffee was exacerbated with her graduate thesis on engaging working women in the coffee house sector in third-tier China. Currently Karen sits on the board of the Louis Berkowitz Family Foundation, is publishing a cookbook and is starting a CPG dumpling company in Washington,D.C.