Jack Leslie, Chairman

Jack was appointed by President Obama in 2009 to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. African Development Foundation. Jack Leslie is the Chairman of Weber Shandwick, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, former Chairman of the Board of USA for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and a participant in UNHCR Missions to Afghanistan (1998), Kosovo (1999) and Tanzania (2001). He is a trustee of the Circumnavigators Foundation and is a director of various corporate boards. 

 

 

 

 

DR. JOHN O. AGWUNOBI, VICE-CHAIRMAN

Dr. John Agwunobi is the Chief Health and Nutrition Officer for Herbalife, and the former Senior Vice President and President of Health & Wellness for Wal-Mart Stores Division, where he oversaw the company’s health and wellness business unit, which includes pharmacies, vision centers, and health care clinics. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, Mr. Agwunobi was the Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and an Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He has served as Florida’s Secretary of Health and as a pediatrician.

 

 

 

 

Ward Brehm, Board Member

Ward Brehm is an entrepreneur and public servant, engaged in African humanitarian efforts and public speaking on African relief and development.  In his professional life, Mr. Brehm is Founder and Chairman of The Brehm Group, a Twin Cities, Minnesota-based insurance consulting firm. He was awarded the Presidential Citizenship Medal for his work in Africa.  He has authored two books on his experiences in Africa, Life Through A Different Lens and White Man Walking. 

 

 

 

 

MORGAN DAVIS, BOARD MEMBER

Morgan Davis currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd., and White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. Mr. Davis is the former Chairman of the Board for Global Strategies for HIV Prevention and is a former member of the Faith Alive Foundation. It was Mr. Davis's involvement with Global Strategies that brought him to Jos, Nigeria several times, where the organization worked diligently to improve healthcare options for the region.

 

 

 

IQBAL PAROO, BOARD MEMBER

Iqbal Paroo has devoted his life to alleviating suffering among the world's most marginalized populations through improved health care and investment strategies. Mr. Paroo's expertise lies in complex health care systems, academic institutions, technology companies, and venture-funded startups. He brings his unique expertise in business turnarounds, transition management, market strategy formulation and organization governance to USADF. He is the Managing Partner of Paroo and Associates and previously led the Omidyar Network as President and CEO.