Laura Vang '15
Student Director for Conversations That Matter
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Rick is CEO of Snagfilms.com in Washington, DC. SnagFilms is a platform company for the distribution of high-quality video and journalism, particularly independent films; Red Herring named it one of North America's top 100 technology companies, and SnagFilms' Indiewire subsidiary has twice been named the web's top movie site. Rick was previously CEO of Sporting News. Earlier, he served as CEO of the for-profit arm of the National Geographic Society. He also served in the White House as deputy assistant to President Clinton, helping to establish AmeriCorps. Rick received his JD degree from University of Chicago in 1978. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, he was involved in intramural sports, and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. As a graduate, he has been involved with the Alumni Council. Rick and his colleagues received the 2009 Stewart B. McKinney Award from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. Rick is married to Loreen Allen and they have three children (Christopher '07, Brandon, and Michael).
Ann retired from her work as a Presbyterian minister in October, 2010, after 30 years of service to various Presbyterian and UCC congregations in Maryland and Connecticut. Ann has also served as vice-moderator and moderator of the Presbytery of Southern New England and as Council Chair.
Along with ministry, Ann has been an active member of Habitat for Humanity, first in Connecticut, and then in the Upper Valley and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Also, she is a palliative care and bereavement volunteer at DHMC. She and her husband are active in the Norwich Congregational Church.
A religion major at Dartmouth, Ann was active in various Tucker Foundation projects and received a fellowship to work as an intern in the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation in San Francisco. She sang in the Glee Club and was an intern in the Development Office. She received her Masters of Divinity (M. Div.) in 1980 and her Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) in 1991 from the Yale Divinity School. Ann has been married to Mark Beams '77 for 36 years. Mark is retired from his career as an international tax attorney for GE. They make their home in Hanover, NH and East Charleston, VT. They have two grown children, one of whom is a Dartmouth '07 and was very active in SEAD. They are proud grandparents to two young granddaughters.
Bob Bordone is the Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the founding Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. He teaches several courses at Harvard Law School including the school's flagship Negotiation Workshop. Bob also teaches in the Harvard Negotiation Institute and the Harvard Program on Negotiation's Senior Executive Education seminars. From 2001 through 2005 he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. In 2006–2007 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
His research interests include the design and implementation of dispute resolution systems, the development of a problem-solving curriculum in law schools, and ADR ethics. Bob is the co-author of two books: Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes (Aspen, 2013) and The Handbook of Dispute Resolution (Jossey-Bass, 2005). The Handbook of Dispute Resolution was awarded the 2005 Book Award from the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution, awarded to a book published in the United States that shows the best promise of promoting and contributing to the field of conflict resolution. He has also published articles in leading dispute resolution journals including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and Negotiation Journal. Bob's writing and commentary have appeared in various print and broadcast media outlets including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, CNN's Situation Room, and BBC Radio.
Bob serves on a variety of advisory boards. He is the Associate Editor of the Negotiation Journal and a member of its Editorial Advisory Board, a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Mediation Program, a member of the Program on Negotiation Executive Committee, and faculty adviser to the Harvard Mediation Program, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Harvard Negotiators, HLS Lambda, Harvard Catholic Student Organization, and the Consortium for Global Leadership.
As a professional facilitator and conflict resolution consultant, Bob works with individual, not-for-profit, and corporate clients across a spectrum of industries and contexts. He specializes in assisting individuals and groups seeking to manage conflicts in highly sensitive, emotional, or difficult situations
While at Dartmouth, Bob was the President of Aquinas House, Chair of the Programming Board, an active member of Student Assembly and of his Class Council. Bob was also selected to be Class Orator at Class Day Ceremonies and won the Barrett Cup. He has become very involved in the GLBT community after coming out after Dartmouth. He has also remained actively involved in the Dartmouth community, most recently as a District Enrollment Director for Alumni Interviewing and is an elected member of the Pastoral Council of his local Catholic community in Boston, the Paulist Center.
Da'aga is Director of Development and Communications at the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. A lawyer with experience in publishing, fundraising, and higher education administration, she joined the Committee after working as a Legal Editor for the Labor Relations Reporter at The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now BNA Bloomberg), in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a fundraising consultant for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. and as Director of Affirmative Action Programs at Harvard University. Da'aga majored in Romance Languages at Dartmouth, received her Ed.M. degree from Harvard University, and her J.D. degree from the University of Virginia Law School. While at Dartmouth, she participated in French and Spanish foreign study programs and as a Night Editor for The Dartmouth newspaper. A former president of the Dartmouth Club of Washington and past Dartmouth Alumni Council representative, she remains active as a Dartmouth Club of Washington board member; regional representative of the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association; and member of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.
Karen is a managing director of Guggenheim Real Estate and is responsible for business development and client service. Prior to joining Guggenheim Real Estate at its founding in 2001, Karen was a Director with Fisher Francis Trees and Watts (FFTW), and a Partner with Oliver, Wyman and Company. Karen is also a Trustee for the Darien Land Trust. Karen received her MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1985.
As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Karen was involved in the Handel Society, Fire & Skoal, Swimming (Co-Captain), Lacrosse (All New England Team), and the Sigma Delta/Sigma Kappasorority. As a graduate, she has been involved with the Alumni Council (President), the Dartmouth College Fund, Friends of Lacrosse, Board of Friends of Dartmouth Lacrosse, and she has been a class officer. Karen received the Dartmouth Alumni Award in 2008. Karen has two children (Christopher '12 and Elizabeth '14).
Stefanie and her husband Stuart Cable (D'75 & T'76) live outside of Boston with their three sons, Zack (D'09), Matthew (D'11) and Cole, a member of the Dartmouth Class of 2017.
Leslie earned an A.B. in French with distinction, was a Rufus Choate Scholar and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received the French Consulate Prize from the Department of French and Italian for her contributions to the academic and extracurricular purposes of the department.
Leslie was honored with a 2011 YWCA (of Greenwich) BRAVA Award for her professional success and philanthropic service to the community. She has served as a trustee of the Brunswick School and the First Church of Round Hill and is currently a board member of the United Way of Greenwich and the Lone Pine Foundation. Leslie and her husband, Bob Dahl, have four children.
Wayne was a history major at Dartmouth and participated in the Tucker Foundation's ABC Program, Alpha Theta, Freshman Council, and the Inter-dormitory Council. He spent two years after graduation working in the investment advisory department of Bankers Trust in New York City. He then joined the trust department of the Casco Bank in Portland, Maine. Wayne returned to Hanover in 1977 and entered the Amos Tuck School. He graduated with an MBA in 1979 and then worked in the insurance brokerage industry for Johnson & Higgins, before joining Kidder, Peabody in 1985.
Today Wayne is a financial advisor at UBS Financial Services, working with individuals and families. Wayne and his wife Ann (Tu '79) have lived in Boston for the past 30 years. They have three children, Ben ('08), Libbey, and Nate ('14). Wayne has been a member of the Old South Church in Boston since 1984 and has served as a Deacon, Trustee, Moderator, and church school teacher. He is an overseer at Children's Hospital and a trustee at the Boston Lyric Opera. He serves as the treasurer of the Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Association and is on the Development Committee of the Roxbury Latin School. As a Dartmouth alum Wayne has served as Class Agent, Reunion Gift Chair, Gift Planning Chair, and Class President. In 2010 he was presented with the Dartmouth Alumni Award.
Geoff Edelson has been the Underwater Acoustic Technology Development Manager for BAE Systems Inc. for six years. With BAE Systems and its legacy organizations since 1993, he has provided management leadership for a variety of development programs and technical leadership in the development, design, and analysis of algorithms mostly for underwater acoustic signal processing applications. He has over 25 years of combined research and development experience in signal processing, array design, acoustics, and communications. He received his A.B. in mathematics, his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He has co-authored one book chapter, published over thirty-five journal and conference papers, and has been awarded four patents. He is active in two professional organizations, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Acoustical Society of America. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Geoff was an Alcohol Peer Counselor and a member of the Winter Carnival Council. As an alumnus, he received the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1990, and has served on the Alumni Council and several Reunion Committees. He currently serves on the XLH Network Board of Directors and on the Temple Emanuel of Andover, MA Board of Governors. Geoff and his wife, Lisa, have two children.
Prior to teaching, he was General Counsel of New York Needs You, a nonprofit organization that works with first generation college students to realize their career aspirations. Hosea has also served as Associate General Counsel for corporate law matters at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS) Program, a nonprofit that provides career and skill development for minority New York area law students and early career attorneys. At Dartmouth, he majored in Government, while serving as Class President and Vice President, and being involved with the Afro-American Society, Paleopitus, Green Key Society, Student Assembly, and the Collis Governing Board.
"Sandy" is a board certified in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. He works in Emergency Services at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, NH and in the Learning Laboratory for Medical Simulation at Mass General Hospital. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1982 and from Dartmouth Medical School in 1988. While at Dartmouth, he participated in Tucker programs including Volunteers for Youth (a Big Brother/Big Sister program). His postgraduate training was in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialists. He has participated locally in The Good Neighbor Clinic, providing free medical services to a local needy populace and has been a volunteer in his home town of Lyme in youth sport programs and is a member of the Lyme Volunteer Fire Department.
Susan Luria is Chief Strategy and Development Officer of Quality Electrodynamics, a research, development, design and manufacturing company serving the healthcare industry where she works in partnership with the CEO and senior management team in the areas of business development, organizational design, marketing and strategic initiatives. She has a background in early stage venture development, mergers, partnerships, operational integrations and expansion activities. In addition to her work at QED, Susan is a partner in the North Coast Angel Fund, an early stage investment fund, and a board member for two early stage ventures.
As an undergraduate, Susan was captain of the Equestrian team and involved with numerous programs in a leadership capacity at the Tucker Foundation with a particular focus on literacy. Upon graduation, she served as Tucker's Volunteer Coordinator for two years.
Susan has continued her involvement with Dartmouth College, serving as the President of the Dartmouth Club of Northeast Ohio, an alumni interviewer, a member the Alumni Council and its Trustee/Leadership Nominating Committee and a mentor to many students along the way. Her other community engagement includes significant involvement in the field of economic development, working to secure business and government investment into the State of Ohio with a focus on long term job creation. Susan received her MBA from Case Western Reserve University and resides in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband Neil and their two daughters.
Ellen is married to Bill Oppenheim (managing director at Oppenheim & Co.) and together they have five children. Their daughter, Annie, is a Dartmouth 2015. Ellen is Treasurer for Omprakash, a free online platform that connects grassroots health, education, and environmental organizations in over 30 countries. Their son, Willy, is the founder of Omprakash. Ellen is also the Chair of the Horizons Student Enrichment Program Board of Governors, on the Executive Committee of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust Board of Directors, and on the Advisory Board of New Canaan Country School. Her current vocation is as an EMT, working for Stamford Emergency Services in Stamford, CT and also serving the Rangeley Region Emergency Services during summers.
As an undergraduate, Ellen was involved with the Collis Center Governing Board, FSP/French, Cobra, Fire & Skoal, Marching Band, Aegis, Student Workshops, Ice Hockey, and Lacrosse. As a graduate, she has been involved with Friends of Lacrosse, Friends of Women's Ice Hockey, Alumni Fund, and the Reunion Giving Committee. Ellen will be chairing the Class of 1979 35th year reunion in 2015.
Ellis plays a vital role is supporting a variety of small and medium size businesses in developing winning marketing, operations and organizational strategies. He holds several leadership roles in the community and serves as a board member for several organizations. These include Premiere Players, INROADS, Community First Partnership, and Horizon Group. Ellis retired in March 2008 as Group President, Mars Drinks Group and Developing Petcare. Mars, Incorporated is a worldwide manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products. Throughout his career, Ellis held a number of senior appointments in Human Resources, Finance and Operations. This included Corporate Senior Vice President of Human Resources where he was instrumental in driving transformational leadership and culture changes across more than 80 businesses in 100 countries. His other non-profit involvement includes Executive Leadership Council and ABC (A Better Chance. He is President of BADA (Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association), and has been involved in the Dartmouth Alumni Council (past Chairman of the Trustee Nominating Committee), Friends of Football and Friends of Basketball. He lives in Jacksonville, FL, where he is also an avid photographer and golfer.
Ricki Stern is an Emmy-nominated documentary film director, producer and writer who is dedicated to social justice. Her films have been shown on PBS, National Geographic, Showtime, History Channel, IFC and HBO. She is the director of the Emmy-nominated Joan Rivers A Piece Of Work, (Sundance Film Festival award winner 2010, IFC FILMS, Showtime). She has co-directed and co-produced with her film partner Annie Sundberg (D'92) Knuckleball! (2012), featuring knuckleball pitchers RA Dickey, Tim Wakefield and Phil Neikro.; Burma Soldier (HBO 2011) about a former Burmese soldier who turned pro-democracy activist; Emmy-nominated The Devil Came on Horseback (Sundance Film Festival, HBO 2007, Gotham Award nominee, Best Int. Film Brit Docs), which looks at the Darfur genocide through the eyes of a former marine who became an African Union monitor in Darfur. Ricki co-directed and co-produced the Emmy-nominated The Trials of Darryl Hunt, (Sundance, HBO 2003, winner of over 30 film awards including Independent Spirit nominee) about a man who spent 20 years in prison for a brutal rape/murder he did not commit. Her first film was the Emmy-nominated Neglect Not The Children (PBS 1992) and she directed and co-produced In My Corner (PBS 1998) about a Jr. Olympic boxer in the South Bronx. Ricki and Annie have received a Sundance/Skoll "Stories of Change" production grant to support a feature film about the innovative education and anti-poverty program YouthBuild. Their new short for the Sundance Institute / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was recently released as part of the BMGF focus on the United Nations' Millennium Goals. They have been recognized with A Lifetime Achievement Award from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Best Female Filmmakers Award-San Diego Film Festival, The Best Female Filmmakers Award- St. Louis FF, Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award and Lena Sharpe/Women in Cinema Persistence of Vision Award–Seattle International Film Festival.
Ricki has been on the Board of Directors of The Bronx Charter School of Excellence and is a director of The Big Wood Foundation, a charitable foundation based in New York. At Dartmouth, Ricki majored in Drama and was on Ski Patrol. Ricki received a Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award at Dartmouth in 2009, and her current Dartmouth activities include the Film Studies Advisory Committee, the board of directors of Dartmouth Partners in Community Service, and Friends of Film Studies. She has three children with her husband, Evan Guillemin (BA Yale University, MBA Harvard University).
Peggy had a career on Wall Street for over a decade and resigned in 1990 as a Vice President of Morgan Stanley. Since then Peggy has devoted her time to serving on numerous not-for-profit Boards including Seeds of Peace (currently serving as Chair of the Board), Blythedale Children's Hospital (Vice Chair), The Summer Camp (President of the Board for 15 years), Planned Parenthood and Food Patch. Peggy has worked tirelessly for Dartmouth serving multiple times as the Class of 1979's Head Agent and Leadership chair, as a member of the Alumni Council and the President's Leadership Council and is currently serving on Dartmouth's Board of Trustees. Peggy is the trustee representative to the Tucker Board after being our chair in 2007-08.
Until his retirement in December 2007, Kadita 'AT' Tshibaka was Head of the Divisional Risk Management team for the Wholesale & International Banking Division of Lloyds TSB Group plc. AT joined Lloyds TSB at the beginning of 2005, prior to which he spent 33 years in Citibank undertaking a variety of roles in different geographies in their Operations, Credit/Risk, Financial Institutions, Treasury, Corporate Banking, and Country/Regional/Global Management. From July 2002 to December 2004, he held the role of Head of Corporate Credit Risk for Emerging Markets at Citigroup (77 countries).
AT was interim President and CEO of Opportunity International U.S. (04/09-03/10) and currently serves on the Boards of Opportunity International US and Opportunity International Network, where he chairs their Risk and Audit Committees. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Opportunity International, supporting the organization's mission of helping poor people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty through microfinance products and services.
A.T. is also a Board member of KazInvestBank, a commercial bank in Kazakhstan, as well as Citibank Kazakhstan and Citibank Congo. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of The Tucker Foundation and Board of Directors of the Eleazar Wheelock Society, both at Dartmouth College.
He obtained his Bachelor of Economics degree from Dartmouth College (USA) and his MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. A.T. is married to Priscilla Madlyn Johnson Tshibaka (Smith '70 and Columbia Teachers College '71) and is a father of two and grand-father of four.
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