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Quentin Wodon
Director of Membership

Quentin Wodon is a Lead Economist at the World Bank. Previously, he managed the World Bank unit on values and development, served as Lead Poverty Specialist for West and Central Africa, and as Economist/Senior Economist in the Latin America region. Before joining the World Bank, he worked among others as Assistant Brand Manager with Procter & Gamble, volunteer corps member with the International Movement ATD Fourth World, and (tenured) Assistant Professor of Economics with the University of Namur. He has also taught at American University and Georgetown University. A lifelong learner, he has more than 500 publications and holds PhDs in Economics, Environmental Science, Health Sciences, and Theology and Religious Studies.

Quentin has served on several advisory boards for non-profit organizations and university programs, and as Associate Editor for academic journals. A past President of the Society of Government Economists, he is currently President of the Association for Social Economics. He is actively involved in Rotary with his club (serving as President), District (former Evaluation Adviser and Interact Chair, among others), and Rotary International (committee member for the Rotary Foundation and other roles). Quentin launched the Rotarian Economist blog in 2014 and the Rotarian Economist Short Books series in 2017.

See also a publication on membership by Quentin entitled:

Double Your Membership In Six Months: 10 Lessons from a Rotary Club Pilot
Enzo Martinelli
Past President
Enzo Martinelli is an international development professional with more than 20 years of project management and fundraising experience in capacity-building projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe: feasibility, planning, fundraising, implementation, monitoring and evaluation with specific reference to economic and financial issues (small business development, micro-finance, commodity production and international trade), public health and social issues (reproductive health, children's rights, disability issues, human rights) and environmental protection.

Enzo has a wide international experience in the development of institutional funding strategies to expand support from multilateral (European Union and UN Agencies), public (European national governments and local administrations) and private sources (NGOs, trusts and foundations, companies, major donors, general public) for international development projects. Also broad experience in designing and delivering training in resource mobilisation strategies.
Lawrence Wright
President 2017 - 2018
Business owner for 37 years and Rotary member for 30 years; BS degree from Eastern Michigan University; District Governor 1995-96; Major Donor & Bequest Society; Past CEO/President of regional trade association; past RI Training Leader; GETS Training Leader; Zone Institute Chair (2x); Chairman of  Nominating Committee for Zone Director (2x); RRFC & RC for Zone 29; COL Rep; Chairman of 'LaunchDETROIT' Micro-lending (domestic lending project).
Michael McCullough
Past President
In the Volunteer Sector: A member of Rotary since 1974, Mike was elected President of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan in 1984-85 and led international District 6400 as its Governor in 1990-91.  During 2003-2005, Mike represented all Rotarians as their Director on the Rotary International Board from North Central US and Canada, Zones 27 & 28. 
Mike is a Board member of the Hope and Relief International Foundation, and is president elect of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development (RAGM) and a trustee for Rotarians for Safe Water and Sanitation Foundation. He is also a director of LaunchDETROIT, a micro finance initiative in Southwest Detroit.
In the Volunteer Sector: A member of Rotary since 1974, Mike was elected President of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan in 1984&85 and led international District 6400 as its Governor in 1990-91.  During 2003-2005, Mike represented all Rotarians as their Director on the Rotary International Board from North Central US and Canada, Zones 27 & 28.

Mike is a Board member of the Hope and Relief International Foundation, and is president elect of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development (RAGM) and a trustee for Rotarians for Safe Water and Sanitation Foundation. He is also a director of LaunchDETROIT, a micro finance initiative in Southwest Detroit.

In the Public Sector: Mike serves as the Treasurer for the City of Trenton, previously serving as its Mayor Pro Tem and councilman.  Presently he serves as director of the Trenton Business Association, President of the Fire & Police Retirement Board and Chairman for the Trenton Education Foundation. Mike has delivered "Meals On Wheels" every Tuesday since 1990.  He was named Trenton's Outstanding Man in 1977.

In the Private Sector: Mike was President of M & M Printing, Inc. Previously, Mike was the editor & Publisher of the Trenton Times and Vice President of Chief Publishing, Inc.  He received his training in journalism from Bowling Green State University. Mike and Sherry have resided in Trenton since 1971.
Karen Somerville
Experience: Volunteer on 2009/2010/2011 Toronto Microfinance Conferences.

Toronto International Microfinance Summit ( May 2015)
September 2009 to Present (5 years 9 months)

Director of Sponsorship
East York Soccer Club
1996 to  August 2013 (17 years)

Toronto East Rotary Club
July 2010 to June 2013 (3 years)
Wilf Wilkinson
LIaison with Rotary International
Wilf Wilkinson has been a member of Rotary for Fifty years during which time he has held all the Rotary offices including International President 2007-08 and Chairman The Rotary Foundation 2012-13.  He was a practicing Public Accountant and specialized in forensic accounting in the latter years of practice.  When President of Rotary International, he created an RI committee on Micro Finance.
Nadim Matraji
Regional Outreach to Middle East & North Africa Director
Nadim Matraji was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Throughout his life he has been continually placed in leadership positions: top scholastic honors, patrol leader in Boy Scouts, President of Student Council in grade school.
Active Rotarian at Rotary Club Beirut Phoenix, member in the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians, and board member in the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance & Community Development.

He received his university degrees, a Bachelor of Business Administration at the American University of Beirut and an MBA from the same University as well. He is a Certified Management Consultant and a Chartered Business Strategist.
Philosophy, History, Theology, Politics, Finance, Economics and other similar studies contributed significantly to his education and continue to interest Nadim even today.

Professionally, Nadim is a results-focused management professional offering more than 15 years of experience in senior-level leadership for start-up, early stage growth, and global operations; Recognized for delivering and sustaining revenue and profit gains with proven ability in sales, marketing, and operation.

Founder and Managing Partner at 360 Key a multi-dimensional business management consulting firm; on any level, his job is to find solutions to problems for which there is no textbook answer.

When he is not working, he loves to spend quality time with his family; he loves to read, to travel, to learn, and to support his community.
Marilyn Fitzgerald
Developed World Microfinance Director
Dr. Marilyn Fitzgerald consults with organizations investing in projects intended to achieve sustainable outcomes.  Marilyn is dedicated to offering assistance by providing opportunity to the economically disadvantaged in collaboratively determining their own sustainable solutions to poverty. 

She is passionate about recognizing beneficiaries as major stakeholders and partners in the collaboration and integrative negotiation of all projects. 

Marilyn Ann Fitzgerald, Ph.D., is a past-president of the Rotary Club of Traverse City, Michigan. Within District 6290, Marilyn has served as an Assistant Governor, Chairperson of the District World Community Service Committee, and she is currently the District Microcredit Advisor and the District Economic and Community Development Coordinator. 

Marilyn is a former Group Study Exchange Team Leader to Bali Indonesia; upon return directed a fundraising drive among multiple Rotary Clubs to raise $80,000 in 45 days to build a new blood bank building, she co-authored a 3-H Grant totaling $475,000 for the purchase of medical equipment for the blood bank in Bali.  Within three years, TRF acknowledged the Bali blood bank was self- sustaining. She has also successfully authored numerous Matching Grants and District Simplified Grants involving multiple Rotary Clubs. 

Currently, Marilyn is involved in micro-loan-plus projects in rural western Guatemala, working for the empowerment of impoverished families through economic community development. 

Marilyn is the Founder/President of Common Ground Solutions, LLC while maintaining an active practice in clinical psychology 25+ years.

Dr. Fitzgerald designed and conducted original in-field research focused on economic and community development taking place in two Central American countries, the results are published as her dissertation The Unintended Consequences of Humanitarian Aid; she is also the author of the book If I Had a Water Buffalo, 2nd publication 2014, with the Forward written by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate. 

Marilyn has conducted formal project evaluations in Romania, Indonesia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, New York City and Detroit, Michigan.
Safina Rahman
Strategic Partnerships Director
Rotary has been a major component of Rtn. Safina Rahman's life since October 2002, when she joined the RC Dhaka Midtown. Dedicating herself to Rotary she was soon made the club secretary the next year and became the president of her club in 2005-06. Due to her very active role in Rotary in Bangladesh she soon after joining the Organization became the Chair District Family of Rotary Committee, in 2003 -04, and went on in succession to become the President of the Presidents' Forum, Chair District Cultural Committee in 2006-07, Assistant Governor in 2007-08 and Deputy Governor in in 2010-11. She Chaired the District Conference and Major Gift Committee in 2008-09, Gift of Life Committee and the high profile Gold Medal Award Committee & Ceremony in 2010-11. Playing a very prominent role in her Club and the formation of the Rotary Club of Dhaka Midtown Foundation she became the Founder Member Secretary. Before her election to the position of DG, she also was the Chair of the District Fellowship Committee, Assistant Trainer and Member Secretary National PolioPlus Committee. Beyond our District RI 3280 she has been the Zone Coordinator for Literacy, Assigned to Zone 6A (Eastern India, Bangladesh and Nepal).  She moved up the Rotary ladder quickly and served as DG during RY 2014-`5.

Awarded for her dedication to Rotary, she has received the Service Above Self Award (the highest individual Rotary award) in 2009-10.  Before that in 2003-04 she also received the Four Avenues Citation.  In the RI District 3280 she was the Rotarian of the Year I 2006-07 and the Best President in 2005-06. She is a PHF, Benefactor and Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation. She is also a Paul Harris Society Member as she pledged to donate at least $1000.00 to TRF each year.

Attended RI Zonal Institutes in Manila (2009), Bangkok (2010), and had the distinction of being panelists both the Institutes. Also attended Bali Institute (2011) and RI South Asia Conference on cooperation and development held in Colombo, Sri Lanka (2011). She has attended the RI Convention in Montreal (2010) and Bangkok (2012).

Born in 1964, she is married to Mr. Sajjad Ahmed, a business man, and is a mother of two lovely daughters. The elder Ariqa Satar is an Actuary and pursuing her Phd in the U.S. the younger Ariba is obtaining her Bachelor's degree from Monash University in Malaysia. 

Education wise Safina is a graduate in Nutrition from the College of Home Economics, Dhaka University. Following the graduation she earned Diplomas in SMC Management, Human Resource, Child Psychology, Child Development & Nutrition. She has attended numerous symposiums and seminars at home and abroad.

Professional career revolves around Lakhsma Sweaters Ltd. as Chairman of the 100% export oriented company which is known for its excellent quality exports of readymade sweaters to countries in North America, Europe and Australia.  She worked as Program Manager (1991-95) - Marie Stopes Clinic Society Worked in the field of reproductive health. Early job experiences were as Volunteer - Salvation Army, Melbourne, Australia Raised funds and mobilized volunteers for humanitarian service and as a Teacher in Scholastica School, teaching in elementary level.

Also Involved in many other business, community, social and cultural forums she is the First woman Director to the Board of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industries as Convener SME Development & Product Diversification, Member of SME Foundation, France Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BGMEA and Zonta Club, Chair, Future Leaders Forum, National Commissioner Bangladesh Scout Foundation Fund Raising, Past National President Junior Chamber International (JCI) Bangladesh (2005). She was also actively involved in the Gulshan Society and served as Vice President. She is the recipient of Best Female Entrepreneurship award- Rokeya Podok received from Nari Kontho Foundation (2006).
Aziz Memon
Funds Development Director
PDG Aziz Memon is Chairman, Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee and member of the RI Micro Credit Advisory Committee (2007-10).  He is a Past District 3270 Governor and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Karachi.

A multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Aziz has been a great fundraising source for both his club and District 3270, including Rotary Club of Karachi Chairman Fund Raising Committee (1999-2004) and District 3270 Chairman TRF Fund Raising (2004-05). Most recently, Aziz was Keynote Speaker at 2011 Global Philanthropy Forum in Redwood City, California.

Over the years, Aziz has received many prestigious awards, including RI's highest award "Service Above Self", TRF District Service Award and Best Fund Raiser in District 3270 (2003-04). He was recently presented with the highest Award "President of Pakistan Pride of Performance" medal for dedicated community services.

A businessman and lawyer by profession, Aziz has numerous business interests, including: Chairman of the Kings Group, which is Pakistan's largest exporter of knitted garments; Co-Page8Founder & Chairman of MEDCO Medical Services & Supplies Company; Managing Partner of PureAqua - The Water Filtration Company; and Managing Partner of Orion Solar Power.
Paul Beaulieu
Microinsurance & Social Business
Owner - Beaulieu Morin & Ass, Insurance and Mutual funds - since April 1997

Specialties: Business partnership with National Bank of Canada. Specialized in insurance for business owners. Retired 2015

Author of "Travelling to Change Lives" -  A book about fifteen years of involvement in international humanitarian projects. Editions Mundo (www.editionsmundo.com) - Website in English and French

Strategic Coach - Speaker on the topics of International Assistance and Integrating Volunteerism in Our Daily Work

Past District Governor (2002-2003), Rotary International District 7790

Director of The Rotary Foundation (Canada) 2016 - 17

Paul is proficient in French and has a professional working proficiency in English with a limited proficiency with the Spanish language.

Paul is a Member of the Quebec Charlesbourg Rotary Club
Venkatesh Ananthanarayanan
Regional Outreach, South Asia
Venkatesh Ananthanarayanan (Venky) is a member of Rotary Club of Chennai Mambalam, District 3230, India and served as its president in 2001-02 . He served as the District Governor in the year 2007-08. During the year, his district surpassed all previous records in both membership development and in contributions to TRF. The year also saw the launch of a successful community service project aimed at empowering women. 

He also successfully organized two presidential conferences, one on membership and the other on micro credit. Venky is currently serving his 3rd year as Rotary Coordinator for Zone 5 covering 14 districts with a combined membership of over 54,000 spread across South India and Sri Lanka.

He has been a trainer at many GETS and other district events of many districts. He has also been  a panelist at breakout sessions at several RI conventions. He has represented the RI president at many District conferences both in India and outside.

Venky is an Engineer and a management graduate. He runs a successful construction company employing over 1400 people. He is a level 2 Major Donor to TRF . He is happily married to Rtn.Vinita and they have two daughters.

Sergio Bortolani
Training Information & Volunteers Director
Sergio Bortolani is Director of the School of Management and Economics of the University of Torino (Italy). His popular "Ethics and Finance" University Course has a large portion of the content dedicated to Microcredit.

He is Governor 2013-14 of the Rotary District 2031 (Piedmont-Aosta Valley).

His District 2031 has launched a huge Project "Job Emergency and Microcredit", involving 265 Rotarian volunteers and a Rotary Guarantee Fund of $ 250,000, for accompanying micro-entrepreneurs of the District Territory to start or to consolidate their small business in this present economic recession.
Cassandra Bradley
Community Development Director
My name is Cassandra Bradley and I live in Center Harbor, NH with my three children.  I have been in involved with Rotary since the mid 90's and held a host of positions both within my clubs and for the Districts including Past President, Assistant Governor, District Governor and District Group Study Exchange selection committees, Amigos de Honduras - humanitarian trips to Honduras 10 years, District Conference planning committee and District Chair for Matching Grants and District Simplified Grants committee.

My current position with Community Development Finance Authority enables me to put funding together to participate in both community and economic development projects throughout the state.  I am also the project manager / commercial lender for three revolving loan funds, which are all funded with federal and state funding.  Prior to this position, I was in banking for 20+ years as VP Commercial Loan Officer.  I am finishing up my Masters Degree (June 13') in Community Economic Development with an emphasis in International at Southern New Hampshire University.  This degree has helped me develop my understanding of the processes needed to initiate, develop and implement community development project in order for them to be successful, viable, and sustainable.

This knowledge, coupled with my hands on knowledge from my job, provides me with the experience and understanding of what is involved and necessary in pulling together a successful project.  This awareness will enable me to provide guidance needed to other Rotary clubs looking to do community development projects in their towns, cities, or abroad.  Community development projects bring a community together to achieve a common goal or objective while helping to build a stronger more viable community for the future.             
Ulhas Kolhatkar
Conferences Director
Child specialist,practising since last 30 yrs., Rotarian since 1986, Past Governor from R.I.D.3140, currently serving as Rotary coordinator for Rotary zones 4&6A. Had organised Microfinance conference at Mumbai for the first time in Dist. in 2007/08. Author of 27 books on various Rotary and NonRotary Topics.
Yves Fecteau
Francophone Outreach Director
Yves Fecteau was born in Québec City on January 14, 1947. He is married to Claire Veilleux since September 1971 and they have two children: Charles born in July 1972 and Annick in April 1974. They are very proud of their seven grandchildren.

Yves is now retired from Place Laurier Shopping Center where he worked since 1984 as Operations manager.

A member of the Club Rotary de Québec from 1977 to 1978, he joined again in 1995. He is actively involved in most of the club activities. He was President in 2001-2002 and he was President of the Board of Directors of La Société Grand Village in St. Nicolas for almost ten years, a summer camp for handicapped people owned by Club Rotary de Québec. He also served as Assistant Governor for the District, Governor in 2008-2009. Responsible for the center of peace and conflict for the district and district trainer In 2003, 2010and 2012 Club Rotary de Québec recognized him with three  Paul Harris followed by the Nanterre Rotary Club (France) in 2005.

Claire and Yves love to travel, to visit and take care of their grandchildren. They spend most of their free time at their summer house in Charlevoix.

Yves has always been involved in the community mostly with organizations helping the deaf persons, the Red Cross Society as well as leisure activities.

He is very proud to follow his father's footsteps who was District Governor in 1981-1982.
Keith Axtell
Grants & TRF Coordinator Director
Keith Axtell served for five years as the Chair of District 5150's Matching Grant Committee.  During that time he assisted 39 clubs in getting 105 matching grants approved and completed.

He is currently the Chair of the District 5150 Microcredit Committee and has actively worked on microcredit since 2005.  He has personally organized four large microcredit matching grants.  Two are in Guayaquil, Ecuador and two are in Quito and Esmeraldas, Ecuador.  These projects have started over 1,500 businesses and continue to fund new businesses. In addition he mentored a microcredit project in Guatemala for District 5150.  Twenty of District 5150's clubs are involved as international partners in these projects, as well as clubs from other districts.  Keith is currently organizing a microcredit project in Columbia.

In addition, Keith organized the highly successful panel on microcredit at the Salt Lake City Rotary International Conference with over 400 people in attendance.  He was recently a guest speaker on microcredit at the Uniendo America Project Fair in Panama. He has spoken to numerous Rotary clubs on the value of microcredit projects.

Keith's work career was with the US Federal Government. He served in a number of key positions in the Western Regional Office of HUD, including Director of Administration, Director of the Office of Indian Programs, and Director of Housing/FHA for 13 offices in four Western states.
Antonio Lico
Micro Agribusiness & Membership Director
PDG Antonio (Tony) Lico has been a Rotarian since 1 July 1979 when he joined Club Roma Sud Est, where he was President in 1994-1995. 

Tony has been active in District 2080 since 1995, including: District Governor in 2001-2002; District Trainer in  2000-2001; District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair for the period 2003/2007; District Public Image and Communication Committee Chair in 2008/09 - 09/10; and District Representative on 2010 Council on Legislation.

A 3-ruby Paul Harris Fellow and TRF Benefactor, Tony has also been active within Rotary at the international level, including: RI Alternate Representative to FAO, WFP since 2003; RI Alternate Representative to IFAD since 2007; Regional Rotary International Membership Coordinator for  Zone 12  for the period 2004/2006; TRF Annual Programs Fund Strategic Advisor for the period 2005/2006; Membership Workshop Moderator in Maastricht Institute;  and RAGM Ambassador for Italy since 2007.
Carlos Yturzaeta
Regional Outreach to East Asia Director
I have been involved in Cooperative Development and operations in the Philippines. I am a member of the biggest cooperative in the Philippines, NOVADECI with more than 25,000 members and also, Coops for Christ Multi Purpose Cooperative, with 6,000 members. I have served as Board of director and Treasurer of the later.

My area of expertise are: accounting, audit, due diligence, enterprise wide risk management, captive-offshore reinsurance, lectures and training, cooperative development and operations, property management, estate planning and general management of business.

Microcredit/microfinance became a passion when i started building decent housing & health projects for the homeless in Caloocan and Quezon Cities, Metro-Manila in 2002. After providing houses to 235 families, the next important thing was education and livelihood. We initiated livelihood seminars and programs and thru microcredit, two communities were able to put of a soap and detergent making business and rice dealership in 2006 and 2010 respectively. They are now operating on their own capital and profits, benefiting over 30 familes with a customer base of over 100 families and groups.
John Ayliffe
Regional Outreach to Europe Director
Founder and Chairman of 1to4, a provider of working capital loans to small MFIs.
Board Member / Loan committee member of Microcredit Enterprises, a provider of working capital loans to small MFIs.

Co-Founder, former CEO & Board Member of Precimed, a Swiss MedTech company.
Former Director of Greatbatch Medical, a US MedTech company.
Married to Cathy, 2 children Kelly (13) and Jack (9).
Live in Lignières, Switzerland. A peaceful place...
Enjoy hiking, cycling, football (read soccer!), skiing and wine!
Janice Reid
Regional Outreach to Oceania Director
Janice has been a member of the Rotary club of Kogarah, New South Wales, district 9750 for the past eight years and during that time has twice served as president. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and for two years was International  Service Director for her district.

Janice's passion is assisting the poor in developing countries,  mainly in Asia. She has been involved in an orphanage in Thailand and at present helping set up a second one. For  the past six years has been organising matching grants to supply clean drinking water to rural schools in Ubon Ratachani Thailand. This is an ongoing project involving clubs from other districts including USA.

She has helped raise funds to expand the Gift of Sight cataract programme in Hetauda Nepal where twice yearly eye camps are organised by the local Rotary club to restore the sight of cataract blind people. Two years ago they built a school in the same area for disadvantaged children who had lost a parent in the civil war.

Janice has funded the establishment of a microcredit program in Nepal training women in sewing skills.  Another microcredit project just commenced involves giving goats and pigs to  poor women in rural villages to help them become independent.

She has been retired for several years having worked in the advertising industry.
Jane Otima Mung'oma
Regional Outreach to Sub-Saharan Africa Director
Jane Otima Mung'oma is a Development Consultant specialising in Market, Value chain and Enterprise Development. She has over 20 years working experience in the African Region. 

Jane is a Senior Consultant for Legacy Consulting Ltd; a company that focuses on enabling transformation in the private, public and social sectors for inclusive growth and lasting legacies. Jane, a Multiple PHF, is Past President of the Rotary Club of Muthaiga where she currently serves as Club Services Director. 

She is the incoming District 9212 Water Resources Chair for the Rotary Year 2016-17. Jane also serves on the RI Cadre of Technical Advisors for Community Economic Development and Micro Finance. 

Above all Jane is passionate about making Africa and the World a better place for the New Generation
Wally Gardiner
RAGM Communications Director
Wally Gardiner holds degrees in Technical Education and Spanish and is the outgoing President of the Rotary Club of High River. He is the CEO of Gardiner Computer Consulting Inc. a value added retailer in the field of networks, servers, computer hardware and technological business solutions. He is the retiring Chair of the District 5360 Microcredit Task Force, a speaker on Microcredit 101, and most recently spoke at the Feria de Proyectos held in Oaxaca Mexico. 

He is married with three children and is a professional grandfather of six!  In addition to operating  Amateur Radio Station VE6BGL, he serves as an Asst Director for the National Organization and instructs in Disaster Services management (ICS) to other Amateur Radio operators and is a past President of the Foothills Amateur Radio Society, where he presently serves as Emergency Services Chair. 

He is a volunteer translator for new Spanish speaking immigrants, and teaches an ESL session-in Spanish- at the local library.

He has been Chair of International Service for High River and  promotes Rotary projects between Canadian Rotarians and other countries.  Just recently he returned from Honduras where he helped to arrange a large microcredit initiative with Honduran Rotarians. He also serves with the Rotary Foundation as a member of the Cadre of Technical Advisors and Communications Director of RAGM
Stephanie Emond
Speakers Bureau Director
Stephanie Emond is Director of Development at FINCA Canada. She has been spearheading FINCA's activities in Canada since 2010, building partnerships with Canadian entities and individuals who wish to support financial inclusion and lend a hand to entrepreneurs in the developing world. 

Before joining FINCA, she worked as a management consultant with Grant Thornton, on business and strategic planning, market analysis and marketing strategies, and for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA - now DFATD Canada) as an economic advisor focusing on private sector development and financial inclusion. 

Previous to that, Stephanie worked with FINCA Peru, a Peruvian microfinance institution. 

She holds a MBA from HEC Montreal.
Carmen Villalta
Director, Regional Outreach, Latin America
Carmen was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and attended the American School in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She studied at Purdue University, Indiana, where she obtained a degree in Medical Technology. She is the supervisor of a medical laboratory in Tegucigalpa. Carmen joined the Rotary Club of Nueva Tegucigalpa in 1994 and was club President in 1996 - 97. This was the first club in Honduras to admit women. She then became a charter member of the Rotary Club of Tegucigalpa Real de Minas and was President in 2006 - 2007. She has held multiple district positions and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. She was the first woman to serve as District Governor, in District 4250 and was featured in the Rotary Video Magazine "Women in Rotary", which celebrated the 20th anniversary of women in Rotary.
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