At its May 17, 2023 meeting, the PTF Board of Directors appointed a new Board Chair, Vice Chair, and members. The new Board Chair is Nathaniel Heller. Nathaniel has extensive anti-corruption and fundraising experience. He is the Vice President and Managing Director at Geneva Global, a mission-driven company that helps foundations, organizations, and individuals achieve positive social change through effective philanthropy. Cissy Nabazinga Kagaba will serve as the new Vice Chair, a position not filled previously. Originally from Uganda, Cissy is the Secretariat Director of the South Sudan NGO Forum in Juba. She has considerable experience in human rights and governance-related issues.
About his appointment as PTF Board Chair, Nathaniel Heller said, “It is a true honor and privilege for me to help support PTF in this role moving ahead. The need for high-impact anti-corruption work by courageous civil society organizations has never been greater in so many countries. Going forward, our collective responsibility at PTF is to focus on those organizations and support them to the fullest extent possible, something I am eager to do alongside Cissy and the rest of the PTF Board.”
Cissy Nabazinga Kagaba remarked, “I am delighted to serve as Vice Chair of the PTF Board. Corruption can only be mitigated by joining hands with others globally. Over time, corruption has continued to evolve and we can only address this significant challenge by being bold and demanding accountable use of resources.”
Outgoing Board Chair and PTF Co-Founder Frank Vogl will now serve as a President’s Councilor. Frank said, “It has been a privilege to serve as the PTF Board Chair since April 2020 and I am delighted that Nathaniel and Cissy are now taking the helm. PTF is a unique volunteer-driven organization determined to improve the lives of people in developing and emerging market nations that suffer each and every day from governmental corruption. With the new operational strategy, new leadership in the Board, and new initiatives on many fronts, I am most confident that PTF is set to become more effective and more greatly recognized by institutional and individual donors who support our mission.”
In addition, Ellen Goldstein, Emmanuel Noubissie Ngankam, and Deborah Wetzel are joining the PTF Board as members. Jean-Louis Sarbib and Hasan Tuluy have completed their terms and are leaving the Board, but will continue to support PTF’s projects and initiatives. A list of PTF’s Board members can be found here.