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
    Melinda Griffith is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Counsel at CZ Bio Hub. She has extensive experience leading the business... Read more
  • Matt Kursh
    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
  • Lynn Foden
    Board Member
    Lynn served as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer from 2017 to 2022 before joining the board in 2022 and then... Read more
  • Carrie Eglinton Manner
    Board Member
    Carrie Eglinton Manner is CEO of OraSure Technologies. Prior to Orasure, Carrie held various roles of increasing scope and responsibility... 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
    In Memorial Board Member
    Jin Zidell founded Blue Planet Network in 2002 and served as its Chairman of the Board. As an entrepreneur, philanthropist... Read more
  • Amy Tien
    Controller, USA
    Amy is responsible for the effective management of the organization’s finance and accounting activities including audit, treasury, and reporting. Amy...Read more
  • Lynn Foden
    Global Program Director
    Lynn served as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer from 2017 to 2022 before joining the board in 2022 and then...Read more
  • Thuy Ngo
    Executive Director, USA
    Thuy works with East Meets West’s country teams to drive the strategic vision for Thrive Networks across its programs in...Read more
  • Hiep Nguyen
    Chief Representative cum 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
  • 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