Chuck is the Founder and CEO of Living Goods. Chuck founded TravelSmith and grew it to over 2 million customers and $100 million in sales. After selling TravelSmith in 2004, Chuck devoted his entrepreneurial instincts to building vibrant enterprises in both the private and social sectors. In affiliation with the private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, he participated in the acquisition and turnaround of 10 major apparel brands with combined sales of more than $2 billion, including Spiegel, Newport News, Norm Thompson, and Express. As pro-bono president, Chuck led the turnaround of the HealthStore/CFW Shops, a system of micro-franchised clinics serving the poor in Kenya. Chuck currently serves on the boards of the Initiative for Global Development, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Three-Day Blinds, and Living Goods, and is a former board member of Spiegel Brands. He is a recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is a Draper Richards Fellow. Chuck earned both a B.A. and an MA in Public and Private Management from Yale. He resides in California with his wife Molly and sons Cooper, Riley, and Jackson.
As the major principal for McClintock Scott, Cheryl provides executive and board-level counsel on matters of strategy, leadership and governance. From 2008 to 2016, she served as senior advisor for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In that role, she provided strategy advice and leadership support to the Foundation’s global programs. She joined the foundation in 2006 and for two years was its Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all major operational functions. Previously, Cheryl served as the President and CEO of the Seattle-based Group Health. Her eight-year tenure as CEO capped a distinguished 25-year career with the organization, which also included roles as the organization’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Cheryl received her bachelor’s degree in communications and Master’s degree in Health Management from the University of Washington. She currently serves on a variety of private and not-for-profit boards. In 2005, the University of Washington and Group Health created the Cheryl M. Scott/Group Health Cooperative Professorship in Health Care Leadership in the School of Public Health. Cheryl is a frequent speaker at health policy forums and is also a clinical professor at the University of Washington’s Department of Health Services.
Liz joined Living Goods in 2014 as our Director of Product Strategy and was promoted to Kenya Country Director in 2015. She was instrumental in launching and scaling our operations in Kenya to reach more than 1.1 million Kenyans to date, while significantly strengthening community health systems through impactful partnerships with governments and other implementing partners beyond Kenya. At the end of 2017, she was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, and was named CEO in June 2018. Born in Zambia, Liz spent a large portion of her career in the UK at Sainsbury’s, a $30 billion grocery business where she rose to Head of Product Development and led Sainsbury’s Fairtrade strategy. She ultimately decided to follow her heart and cross over to the social sector, moving to Kenya in 2012 to work with Fairtrade Africa before joining Living Goods.
Ana Schrank is the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit for McKesson Corporation. In this role, Ana serves as the chief audit executive for the global internal audit and enterprise risk management functions. Ana has been with McKesson for 18 years and has held multiple positions including Chief Financial Officer of McKesson Connected Care & Analytics; Vice President, Investor Relations; and Vice President, Credit, Collections, and Financial Services. Prior to McKesson, Ana spent 10 years in commercial banking and insurance. Ana has a B.A. in English Literature from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from Fordham University.
Since 2012, Natasha has served as the Regional Director for Save the Children in West Africa where she oversees 12 countries, 2,500 staff and budget of $200 million. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry at Leeds University and her MBA from Wharton. After business school she worked as analyst at Salomon Brothers, then moved on to manage corporate alliances and new business development for Disney in Europe, the Mideast and Africa. From there, she moved to Nike, where she lead strategic planning in Europe and then ran their women’s business in France. Supporting CSR efforts at Nike drew her into the social sector. She later took a post at Oxfam overseeing their operations in 22 countries in West Africa. Natasha’s global roots cross the UK, Nigeria and Jamaica.
Dr. Pat Naidoo is a physician and public health professional with specialist qualifications in maternal, neonatal and child health. He completed his medical training at the University of Natal Medical School and attained a doctoral degree in public health from the Yale University School of Medicine and an MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, among other qualifications. Dr. Naidoo possesses more than 30 years of global public health experience (having worked in Asia, Latin America and throughout Africa). He is currently the Executive Director of ELMA Philanthropies East Africa, based in Kampala, Uganda – a position he’s held for the past 8 years. Before joining ELMA, he led the Global Governance Equity and Health Program at International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa Canada. He was forced into exile under Apartheid and lived as a stateless refugee for many years before returning to South Africa in 1994.
Before joining CIFF in 2013, Georgina held several positions with the United Nations Development Program over the course of the last 15 years. These included UNDP Deputy Country Director for Programs in Zambia, overseeing a $80 million program portfolio in HIV/AIDS and health, poverty reduction, governance, environment and climate change; two policy and advisory roles to the UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, and the Head of the Policy Bureau in New York, and a partnership/liaison role with the European Commission in Brussels. Georgina has an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & London School of Economics and MA/BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge.