Officers & Staff

  • Robert G. Ottenhoff

    President and CEO
  • Regine A. Webster

    Vice President
  • Nancy Beers

    Director, Midwest Early Recovery Fund
  • Jennifer Commander, CPA

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Jazmin Dalson

    Operations and Data Specialist
  • Kathy Gutowsky

    Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Anna R. Hurt

    Disaster Management Analyst
  • Kimberlee Maphis-Early

    Senior Associate
  • Becky Rasmussen

    Administrative Program Assistant, Midwest Early Recovery Fund

Board of Directors

  • Lori J. Bertman

    Board Chair
  • Nancy Anthony

    Board Member
  • Henry L. Berman

    Board Vice Chair
  • Kenneth M. Jones II

    Board Treasurer
  • Kathleen Loehr

    Board Member
  • Joe Ruiz

    Board Member
  • Sam Worthington

    Board Member

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council advises and assists the Center for Disaster Philanthropy in its mission to change the face of emergency-related giving by moving it from reactive, event and human emotion driven response, to one focused on increasing the effectiveness of the private donor’s dollar for the good of affected communities worldwide.

Mark Cooper, Senior Director of Global Emergency Management, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

William J. Garvelink, Chief Compliance Officer, International Medical Corps; non-resident Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Denise Morgan Gilliam, FEMA Recovery Division

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, U.S. Army Retired, Preparedness Expert

Ky Luu, Executive Director, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University

Susan Martin, Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita in International Migration with the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. See A Pioneer in U.S. Immigration Reform.

Tony Pipa, Chief Strategy Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). See Tony Pipa: Lifetime Public Servant.

Irwin Redlener, MD, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University

Holly Sampson, President, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. See Holly C. Sampson: Community Catalyst.

Caryl Stern, President and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF. See Caryl M. Stern: Child Advocate.

Clay Whybark, Senior Academic Advisor to the Institute for Defense and Business

April Wood, Senior Director for Community Mobilization and Partnerships, American Red Cross