Leadership

Our Board and Senior Management team work together to set priorities and direction for the organization so that our work has impact and reaches underserved communities in Southeast Asia. See their profiles and areas of expertise.

Board of Directors
Senior Staff
  • Melinda Griffith
    Chair
    Melinda Griffith is VP, Strategic Alliance Management, and Chief Legal Counsel at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. She has... Read more
  • Matt Kursh
    Treasurer
    Matt Kursh is CEO and Founder of Oji Life Lab, a technology startup that is building a suite of mobile... Read more
  • Peter de Castro
    Board Member
    Peter de Castro is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at the Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management in... Read more
  • Khoa Do
    Board Member
    Khoa D. Do is a Senior Partner at DLA Piper LLP (US), a global law firm with lawyers located in... Read more
  • Carrie Eglinton Manner
    Board Member
    Carrie Eglinton Manner is Senior Vice President, Advanced Diagnostics at Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services.... Read more
  • Gil Kemp
    Board Member
    Gil Kemp is the founder of Home Decorators Collection, one of the leading direct sellers of home furnishings and accessories... Read more
  • Joan Morse
    Board Member
    Joan Morse has been an active community volunteer for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of several... Read more
  • Paul Rubens
    Board Member
    Paul Rubens, a native of San Francisco, spent some 20 years living throughout Asia, developing a career in investment management.... Read more
  • Peter A. Singer, M.D.
    Board Chair Emeritus
    Peter A. Singer, M.D., is Chief of Clinical Endocrinology Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California. He served as... Read more
  • Jin Zidell
    Board Member
    Jin Zidell founded Blue Planet Network in 2002 and served as its Chairman of the Board. As an entrepreneur, philanthropist... Read more
  • Lynn Foden
    Chief Executive Officer, USA
    Lynn works with East Meets West’s country teams to drive the strategic vision for Thrive Networks across its programs in...Read more
  • Thuy Ngo
    Chief Financial Officer, USA
    Thuy is responsible for the effective management of the organization’s finances, including all Thrive Networks’ grants and programs.
  • Dr. Lien Pham
    Director of Research and Partnership, Australia
    Lien is leveraging her knowledge and experience in research to strengthen our Monitoring & Evaluation strategies. Lien holds a PhD...Read more
  • Hanh Nguyen
    Country Director, Vietnam
    Hanh has been working at East Meets West for almost 10 years. Before serving as Vietnam Country Director, she served...Read more
  • Hiep Nguyen
    Deputy Country Director, Vietnam
    Hiep is one of the longest serving employees of East Meets West, and oversees administration, finance, human resources, and IT...Read more
  • Dr. Ha Tran
    Building Healthy Cities Project Manager, Vietnam
    Dr. Ha is responsible for managing the operations of the Building Healthy Cities project in Da Nang. She also provides...Read more
  • Kim Hor
    Country Director, Cambodia
    Under Kim Hor’s leadership, the East Meets West Cambodia team has pioneered the use of output-based smart subsidies to support...Read more
  • Khouankeo Ardphasouk
    Country Director, Laos
    As Country Director and WASH Program Manager in Laos, Khouankeo has overseen the expansion and adaptation of East Meets West’s...Read more