Hilda Arellano worked for 42 years in the field of international development and diplomacy, serving in the private sector and with international organizations (1972-1987), and with the U.S. Agency for International Development (1987-2014) where she reached the rank of Career Minister. She is currently the Director of the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.
Ms. Arellano's career in development took her to Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan. She also served in Washington, DC as the Counselor to the USAID Administrator. A graduate of Cornell University with a BA in Political Science, Ms. Arellano has a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She also received her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Antioch College. She is a native of Westfield, NJ and currently resides in Washington, DC.
Gary Dicovitsky is a 31-year veteran in philanthropic fundraising. He led record-breaking comprehensive efforts as the vice president at some of the nation’s leading organizations, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Pomona College. Earlier in his career, he led gift planning programs at Princeton University and the University of Virginia, after initiating his fund-raising career at Dartmouth College’s nationally renowned Bequests and Trusts Program.
Dicovitsky also chairs the Finance Committee of the International Foundation and continues his volunteer efforts at Dartmouth College by serving as his class chair within the Gift Planning Program. He also was a member of the CANARAS Planned Giving Council that helped formulate and author ground-breaking professional standards that are the basis of ethical charitable fundraising today.
Dicovitsky earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his M.Ed from Loyola College. He also was a college basketball coach for eight years. He resides in California.
Dr. McCormack is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine and of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emeritus at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He was formerly on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He studied the epidemiology of cholera in Bangladesh under the auspices of the United States Centers for Disease Control. He is recognized internationally for his work on infectious diseases including AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. He resides in Massachusetts.
Mr. Walker has a long history in the international field, including over two decades of work in and related to Latin America in both an official U.S. Government and private capacity. His career has encompassed all aspects of his profession, including counseling foreign heads of state and governments with respect to their U. S. relations, posts as a Foreign Service officer in Washington and Latin America. His U.S. consulting practice has focused on public affairs and public policy issues for both corporate and non-profit clients. He resides in Connecticut.