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
  • Kathy Gutowsky

    Director, Marketing & Communications
  • Anna R. Hurt

    Assistant Director, Disasters and Grants
  • Kate Atkinson Kaplan

    Director, Development
  • Kimberlee Maphis Early

    Senior Associate
  • Becky Rasmussen

    Administrative Program Assistant, Midwest Early Recovery Fund
  • Sally Ray

    Director, Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund
  • Alana VanAllan

    Specialist, Operations and Data

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, Chief of Staff, Louisiana Governor’s Office

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, Director, Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience; Research Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, George Washington 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 (retired). See A Pioneer in U.S. Immigration Reform.

Tony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution. 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