About Us: Our Team

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Our Staff is made up of passionate, dedicated individuals throughout the world, all focused on making EMpower the most effective organization it can be. Learn more about our team below.

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Cynthia Steele

President and CEO

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Lee Colaluca (Takakjian)

Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications

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Theodoros Chronopoulos

Senior Program Officer, Africa & Russia

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Caitlin Mitchell

Manager, Programs & Learning

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Jayanthi Pushkaran

Program Officer, India

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Shelbi Goldman

Global Operations Manager

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Kayla Kohlenberg

Development and Communications Senior Specialist

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Filiz Bikmen

Senior Program Officer, Turkey

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Wilson Ventura

Director of Finance

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Jacqueline Chen

Hong Kong Development and Engagement Manager

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Daniel Parnetti

Senior Program Officer, Latin America

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Charlotte Tweedley

Global Programs Associate

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Francine de Boer

UK Development and Engagement Specialist

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Tanvi Mishra

India Communications and Operations Specialist

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Rita Bonomally

Senior Program Officer, E/SE Asia

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Steffi Lee

Communications and Operations Assistant

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Alifya Loharchalwala

Senior Program Officer, India

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Larry Bloom

Vice President, Global Operations and Finance

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Kristen Woolf

Vice President, Programs

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Henna Hemnani

Institutional Development Manager

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Ricky Hui

Hong Kong Development and Operations Assistant

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April Yip

E/SE Asia Programme Associate

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