Our Board of Directors

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our Board of Directors includes 17 individuals with extensive experience in advocacy, fundraising, finance, communications, and international development. The board oversees Jesuit Refugee Service/USA’s work and helps to ensure we make progress in service of our mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons around the world.

Current members:

  • David McNulty (Chair of the Board)

    Mr. McNulty is the Chair of the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Board and is currently the Assistant to the Provincial for Advancement in the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus.

  • Austin Fragomen Jr. (Vice Chair of the Board)

    Mr. Fragomen Jr. is the Chairman of the Executive Committee for Fragomen Worldwide and has served as staff counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on immigration, citizenship, and international law.

  • Paloma Adams-Allen

    Mrs. Adams-Allen serves as the president and chief executive officer of the Inter-American Foundation (IAF).

  • Molly Cashin

    Mrs. Cashin has long experience as a writer, editor, development officer, policy analyst, and administrator for nonprofit organizations based in both the United States and Africa.

  • Lynn Gordon

    Ms. Gordon is the Founder and CEO of Madonna Mission, a not-for-profit organization that provides educational support programs for refugees in the Chicago area.

  • Kate Howe

    Kate Howe has extensive experience in the nonprofit world. She has held a myriad of roles in local and regional schools, religious organizations, and social service agencies in her hometown of Pleasantville, NY and in the greater New York City area. Her primary efforts have focused on literacy and educational empowerment.

  • Fr. Bob Hussey S.J.

    Fr. Hussey S.J., began his term as Provincial Superior of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus on July 31, 2014.

  • Jean Louis Peta Ikambana

    Mr. Peta Ikambana is Director of the American Friends Service Committee-DC Peace and Economic Justice Program, he also runs the D.C. Human Rights Learning Program.

  • Fr. Timothy Kesicki S.J.

    Fr. Kesicki S.J. is the President of the Jesuit Conference. He was appointed by Father General Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. and assumed his role on July 31, 2014.

  • Thomas Loughlin

    Mr. Loughlin is a Managing Director with Promontory Financial Group LLC, a leading strategy, risk management, and regulatory compliance consulting firm focusing primarily on the financial services industry.

  • Susan Martin

    Ms. Martin is the Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita of International Migration and the Founder of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

  • Francis Mueller

    Mr. Mueller a Medical Director of Palliative Medicine at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital in Santa Rosa, California.

  • Robert H. Niehaus

    Mr. Niehaus is the Chairman and Founder of GCP Capital Partners LLC, an independent private equity investment firm founded in 2009, which currently manages several private successor firms to Greenhill Capital Partners LLC.

  • Mark Palmer

    Mark Palmer is a financial executive with experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Catholic Relief Services for 19 years and is currently on the steering committee of the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative and the investment committee of CRS’ “Closing the Opportunity Gap” investment vehicle. He lives in Baltimore, MD and is the head of the Finance Committee at his parish, St. Vincent de Paul.

  • Stephanie Russell, Ed.D

    Ms. Russell serves as the vice president for Mission Integration for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.  Her duties include designing and implementing programs to help Jesuit colleges and universities enhance their mission effectiveness, and supporting linkages among the schools in the Jesuit higher education network.

  • British Robinson

    Ms. Robinson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. British oversees the strategic direction and all operations of the public charity, which was established by former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1989.
  • Andrew Serazin

    Mr. Serazin is the President of the Templeton World Charity Foundation and holds the responsible of the foundation’s philanthropic activities, as well as effective stewardship of its financial resources.

  • Jennifer Thomas

    Ms. Thomas serves as the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Brookfield Global Relocation Services, where she is responsible for leading the development, management, and execution of the company’s business development strategy across the Americas.