Board of Directors
A businessman with more than 30 years of experience running a variety of companies in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii, Bill Clapp co-founded Global Partnerships with his wife Paula Clapp in 1994. Bill retired from Matthew G. Norton Co., an investment holding company, in 2001 and became CEO of Global Partnerships that same year. In 2007, Bill and his wife launched the Seattle International Foundation. He then cofounded Global Washington, an association of organizations in Washington State engaged in international development work. In 2002 he co-founded the Initiative for Global Development which is now headquartered in Washington DC. In addition to serving on the boards of Weyerhaeuser and Alaska Airlines, he served on several community and nonprofit boards and has been actively involved in the microcredit industry since 1993. Bill was also an investor in several early microcredit investment funds. He is now semi-retired but still active in international programs.
Paula Clapp co-founded Global Partnerships in 1994 with her husband, Bill Clapp, to promote economic opportunity for people living in poverty in Latin America. In 2007, Paula and Bill started the Seattle International Foundation to promote international development, awareness and philanthropy in Seattle. Paula has also invested in a movie called SOLD to raise awareness about sex trafficking; she and a group of passionate Seattle women co-founded the nonprofit StolenYouth to raise awareness and funds to help rescue and recover local youth who are forced into prostitution. In addition to these organizations, Paula has served on the boards of Make A Wish Foundation, One World Now, the Medina Foundation and the Vestry of St. Mark’s Cathedral. She was also a founding member of the Washington Women's Foundation. In addition, she has volunteered with Women's Funding Alliance, Accion U.S., Habitat for Humanity and Children's Orthopedic. Paula holds a master's degree in counseling and worked as a middle school counselor at Zion Preparatory Academy. Paula and Bill recently received the AK Guy award from the YMCA for their volunteerism and were earlier recognized for their philanthropy. In 2014, Paula received the Unsung Heroes of Compassion award from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Kurt DelBene is Executive Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, driving Corporate Strategy & Planning in collaboration with the SLT. DelBene, previously with Microsoft as president of the Office Division, rejoined Microsoft in April 2015 after helping President Obama make improvements to Healthcare.gov, the enrollment website for the Affordable Care Act, and after being a venture partner with Madrona Venture Group. Earlier in his career, Kurt was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, and a software developer and systems engineer for AT&T Bell Laboratories. Kurt holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, a Master of Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. He has served as a board member for Episcopal Relief and Development, Reed College, St. Mark’s Cathedral, and St. Thomas Medina.
Walter Euyang is retired chief operating officer of Headbone Interactive, a children's software company, where he was responsible for administration, finance, sales and marketing. Before that, he was a vice president at ABN AMRO Bank's Seattle Office. Walter attended Amherst College and graduated with an A.B. from Stanford University. He earned an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Walter also serves on the board of Earthcorps.
Curt Fraser is the Market Manager for the Middle Market commercial banking group for the Pacific Northwest. In this role, he provides local leadership and financial solutions to companies with revenues between $20 million and $500 million. Curt holds over two decades of banking experience, all with JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor organizations.
Prior to becoming the Market Manager for Washington in 2009 and later Oregon in 2012, Curt served as the market manager for three regions in Wisconsin. Curt began his career at American National Bank, a legacy organization, as an analyst in the credit training program and soon became a commercial banker serving the Chicago and Milwaukee markets. In 2001, he became the Division Manager for Waukesha, Wisconsin, and advanced to the level of Market Manager is 2005.
An active member of his community, Curt serves on the Board of Trustees for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce as well as the Board of Directors for Global Partnerships, a Seattle based nonprofit impact investor, where he is Chair of the Investment Committee. In addition, Curt serves as a mentor for the Foster MBA Career Management at the University of Washington and holds a leadership role on the JPMorgan Chase local contributions committee, where he advises on foundation investments in the Pacific Northwest.
Curt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.
Curt resides in the Seattle area with his wife and three children.
Enrique Godreau III
Enrique has been active in the information technology industry for over 30 years. His experience includes 15 years in research, product development and business management, and over 15 years in startup investing. He has co-founded several businesses including Voyager Capital in 1996, a Seattle-based venture capital firm and 9Mile Labs, a technology startup accelerator.
Previously, he held a variety of roles with several industry-leading businesses including Gartner, Adobe, and Xerox PARC. He is an active advisor or director with many startup, nonprofit and educational organizations and a frequent speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, emerging technologies and venture capital. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Mike Galgon, Treasurer
Mike Galgon is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Pioneer Square Labs, a Seattle-based startup studio and venture fund. For the past two decades, Galgon has been an entrepreneur, angel investor, and impact investor in Seattle. In 1997, he co-founded Avenue A, which grew to become the world's largest independent digital agency. Avenue A spawned multiple other digital marketing companies, including Atlas and DRIVEpm, which collectively traded as aQuantive (Nasdaq: AQNT). After the sale of aQuantive to Microsoft in 2007, Galgon served as its Chief Advertising Strategist until 2009. Since then, Galgon has actively committed himself to early-stage technology investing, impact investing, and education. He currently serves on the boards of technology companies Ad Lightning, Flexe, Pixvana, and Pipeline Deals; of impact investor Global Partnerships; and of educational leaders The Bush School and The Thacher School. Prior to founding aQuantive, Mike served with Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) in inner-city Boston, and as a diving officer in the U.S. Navy. Mike holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University.
Dr. Bert Green has been a leading interventional cardiologist and has participated in the development of medical devices. After participation in the early adaption of catheter based approaches to heart disease, he was instrumental in developing the treatment of non-cardiac vascular disease utilizing minimally invasive technology and techniques.
He remains on staff of Swedish Hospital Medical Center and had been on the Clinical Faculty of the University of Washington Medical Center.
He received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the City University of New York and his M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania prior to completing his Cardiology Fellowship at the UWMC. Dr. Green lives with his wife, Alexandra Brookshire, and their three children in Seattle.
Prior to joining Global Partnerships' board and serving as its interim Chief Capital Resource Officer, Tessa was the director of Partner Engagement at Partners for Our Children, a public private partnership at the University of Washington School of Social Work that uses evidence to improve child welfare policy and practice. There, Tessa led the Partner Engagement Team in translating POC's research into sustainable change for public child welfare systems in order to strengthen Washington’s vulnerable children and families. Tessa began her career working with developmentally disabled adults at L’Arche and then became the executive director of the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery in Spokane, WA. Tessa returned to England to study and continued to work in child welfare in Great Britain. After returning to Washington State, she worked in program evaluation at the University of Washington School of Social Work and was the communications manager at Committee for Children.Tessa received her undergraduate degree in psychology and philosophy from the University of Hull, England and her M.Sc. in Applied Social Studies from Oxford University.
Gregg S. Johnson, Secretary
Through his firm, Johnson Consulting Associates LLC, Gregg provides senior-level advisory and coaching services to a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations. The firm focuses on the issues of high growth and rapid change, working with leaders to successfully anticipate and navigate challenges, develop responsive strategies, and implement solutions to insure long-term, sustainable results. In his for-profit practice, Gregg focuses on the needs of multi-unit retailers, restaurants, and personal/financial services providers, leveraging his extensive hospitality background and providing both project and interim senior executive services. In his not-for-profit engagements, Gregg has served a large variety of social enterprises in strategy development, business planning, and interim executive roles. Gregg is also a principal and founder of Tag Team Business Solutions, a consortium of highly experienced senior executives with deep backgrounds in human resources, marketing, merchandising, IT, finance, strategy, operations, and legal, providing a full spectrum of resources and services serving the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries.
Prior to starting his company, Gregg was a senior executive at Starbucks Coffee Company for over thirteen years, and also has extensive executive experience in the hotel, resort, catering and restaurant industries.
In addition to his board service at Global Partnerships, Gregg serves on the board of FareStart and is a founding board member of Catalyst Kitchens. He also serves on the boards of Express Opportunities and Express Credit Union. In addition to his not-for-profit board services, Gregg is a member of the advisory boards of two privately held companies, and serves on the New Venture Advisory Board of Coinstar Corporation.
Gregg earned a bachelor's degree from the Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently lives in Sammamish, Washington with his wife, Nancy. They have two grown children.
Carla Lewis is the recently retired President of Washington Women's Foundation, having served in that role from 2008 through 2014. She previously had a successful 25-year career in the corporate world, with executive leadership roles in strategic planning, business management, finance, treasury and communications at Paccar and Microsoft. Carla first became engaged with Global Partnerships when she traveled on an ImpactJourney to El Salvador in April 2008, and she has been an engaged supporter ever since. Active in the nonprofit arena, Carla also serves on the Boards of Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Public Library Foundation, Seattle Parks Foundation, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, and Santa Clara University, with previous service on the Boards of Seattle Preparatory School, Forest Ridge School, Seattle Opera and others. Carla and her husband Don have one daughter, Grace, who is a student at Santa Clara University.
Matthew R. McBrady, Ph.D. is the Chief Investment Officer for BlackRock's Multi-Strategy (MuSt) hedge fund platform within the Multi-Asset Strategies Group. He is responsible for strategy selection, portfolio construction, risk management and implementation across MuSt portfolios.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Dr. McBrady served as a Managing Director and head of Investment Strategy and Risk Management at Silver Creek Capital Management, a fund of hedge funds investment manager. From 2006 to 2008, he was a Vice President in the North American Private Equity with Bain Capital, where he was involved in structuring, negotiating and executing a wide range of private equity deals. Before moving to the private sector, Dr. McBrady was a professor of finance at the Darden School of the University of Virginia and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received teaching awards while at both schools. Earlier in his career, he worked with Janet Yellen in President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors and with Timothy Geithner in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Policy Development and Review.
Dr. McBrady has published research in publications including the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Restructuring Finance. He also was a co-author of two Harvard Business School case studies, and co-author of a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Financial Globalization.
Dr. McBrady earned an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard College in 1992, an M.Sc. in Economics for Development from Oxford University in 1993, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics in 2002 from Harvard University.
H. Stewart Parker
H. Stewart Parker is the Principal of Parker BioConsulting.
From March 2011 to January 2014, she served as Chief Executive Officer of the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a global health research institute developing diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments for neglected diseases. Prior to IDRI, she served as the Commercialization Consultant for the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA), assisting emerging companies in their business planning, strategy, and fundraising.
She is an entrepreneur and was the founder and former President and CEO of Targeted Genetics Corporation (Nasdaq: TGEN), a Seattle biotechnology company formed to develop gene based treatments for acquired and inherited disease. She held the position of CEO since the company’s inception until November 2008.
Prior to forming Targeted Genetics, from 1981-1992 she held various positions at Immunex Corporation, ending her tenure there as Vice President, Corporate Development and President, CEO and Board Member of Receptech Corporation.
She is the recipient of many awards, including:
- 1999 Forbes ASAP Magazine, top 25 most influential players in biotechnology
- 2000 and 2001 Finalist awards, Ernst & Young Pacific NW Entrepreneur of the Year
- 2001 SBA Western Washington Small Business Person of the Year
- 2001 Forum for Women Entrepreneurs’ 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year
- 2005 Puget Sound Business Journal’s 20 Women of Influence
She currently serves as a member of several for profit and nonprofit boards of directors.
Rosario Pérez is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Pro Mujer. Under Rosario Pérez’s leadership, Pro Mujer transformed into one of Latin America’s leading women’s development organizations for its pioneering work in trail-blazing new pathways for low-income women through an integrated approach that delivers client-focused, market-based financial services, business and empowerment training and high-quality healthcare in one of the most unequal regions in the world. It was particularly known for its innovative service delivery and health model, which addressed the rise in chronic disease among women at the base of the socio-economic pyramid. Based at international headquarters in New York City, she oversaw a team 2,100 employees across Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.
Rosario joined Pro Mujer from 2008 to 2015 following a distinguished 20-year career in banking, culminating in her appointment as the executive in charge of J.P. Morgan Chase’s Private Bank Latin American division. In this role, she was responsible for overall client management, and operating and financial performance from 1997 to 2005. During her tenure, she oversaw the division’s successful execution of the Chase/J.P. Morgan merger, which included 475 employees in 10 offices worldwide, $30 billion dollars in assets under management, and $280 million dollars in revenue.
A sought-after thought leader on the social and financial inclusion of women, Rosario has spoken at numerous international conferences, including the World Economic Forum, Global Philanthropy Forum and Women Deliver. She has also been featured in The Guardian, CNN and The Huffington Post. In 2014, Rosario was named a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur for her leadership in developing and implementing Pro Mujer’s ground-breaking, market-based healthcare solutions for women.
Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Rosario received her B.A. in International Relations from Universidad de las Américas (Mexico) and an M.A. in European History from Yale University.
Bill Richter is CEO of Qumulo, a cloud-based, data storage company. Bill is also a Venture Partner at the Madrona Venture Group where he advises emerging businesses across multiple categories. Previously, he was President of the Isilon Storage Division of EMC, where he grew the business to $1.5 billion in annual revenue in 2014. Prior to Isilon, Bill served as COO of EMC’s $4 billion Midrange Storage business. Bill was a Director in the finance department of Amazon.com, where he focused on scaling global accounting operations for the rapidly expanding business. Bill started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Bill serves on the boards of the Qumulo, Skytap, Lumatax and the Washington Technology Industry Association. Bill holds a BA in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Jane Stonecipher is the vice president of business development and finance for the Woodland Park Zoo. Jane previously held senior finance and marketing positions with Western Wireless Corporation and the personal computer division of Hewlett Packard. Specializing in strategic planning and financial analysis, she has also helped a number of emerging companies on business plan development. In 2007, Jane moved to the nonprofit sector and became CFO of Epiphany School, leading the financing efforts for a campus expansion. Jane has been a trustee of Pacific Northwest Ballet and the St. Mark’s Foundation and currently works with WA Women’s Foundation, Lakeside School and Girl Scouts of Western WA. She holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and an accounting degree from the University of Alabama.
Robert B. Van Cleve
Robert is an attorney with Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. His legal practice focuses on representation of corporations, limited liability companies, and individuals in business and corporate law matters. He frequently acts in the role of outside general counsel for clients, which gives him a breadth of experience in corporate governance, employment law, contracts, commercial transactions, and strategic advice. In addition to that broader role, he has extensive experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and technology issues. He is a member of the firm’s management committee.
Robert earned his A.B. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. Among his community activities, he has served as a council member and chair of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority; board member and president of First Place School; board member of Citizens for Pike Place Market; and board member of Rad Racing NW, a regional junior cycling development team.
Maggie Walker, Chair and Board President
Maggie Walker is a design and art consultant and civic volunteer who co-founded Social Venture Partners with her husband, Doug Walker. In addition to her service with Global Partnerships, she is president of the Seattle Art Museum board, president-elect of the Seattle Foundation Board and chair of its Planning Committee, president of the board of the Museum of History and Industry, chair of the Bullitt Foundation board of directors, co-chair of the Prosperity Partnership's Cultural Task Force, and board member of the University of Washington Foundation . Among her many former leadership positions in nonprofits, she is a past president of the Board of Trustees of the Henry Art Gallery, past chair of the Woodland Park Zoological Society's board of directors, past chair of the board of the Washington Women's Foundation and past chair of ARTFAIR SEATTLE. She is also past vice president of the board of Washington Audubon and Seattle Children's Home. She is also chairing the Campaign for Lake Union Park.