Our global Board of Directors and our UK Trust Board of Trustees bring collective wisdom drawn from a diverse body of knowledge and experience. We honor their contributions as an integral part of our work to advance the rights and opportunities of children and youth worldwide.

Board of Directors


Gunjan Jain, Chair
Access Healthcare Services USA LLC
Dallas, TX

Shweta Siraj Mehta, Vice Chair
Elements Inc.
Atherton, CA

Edward E. Nusbaum, Treasurer
Grant Thornton International
London, United Kingdom

Melissa Schwartz, Secretary
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Washington, DC

Jennifer Altabef
Dallas, TX

Kevin Cavanaugh
King & Spalding
New York, NY

Michael Daffey
Goldman Sachs & Company
London, United Kingdom

Stephen Fiamma
Allen & Overly
New York, NY, and London, United Kingdom

John Hecklinger
Global Fund for Children
Washington, DC

Nicole Kamaleson
Koya Leadership Partners
Chicago, IL

Maria Vallejo-Nguyen
Columbia University
New York, NY

Chris Wolz
Forum One
Washington, DC


Global Fund for Children UK Trust was established in 2006 to expand our work in the United Kingdom and Europe. The UK Trust is registered as a charitable organization with the UK Charity Commission (UK charity number 1119544). It has its own board of trustees and governing charter.

Michael Daffey, Chair
Goldman Sachs & Company

Michel Antakly
PJT Partners

Mandy DeFilippo
Morgan Stanley

Antoine de Guillenchmidt
Goldman Sachs & Company

Jim Esposito
Goldman Sachs & Company

John Hecklinger
Global Fund for Children

Francesca Lagerberg
Grant Thornton

Manju Lulla
Eros International & Eros Foundation

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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