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Ralph Cwerman

Ralph L. Cwerman, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Co-Founder

Mr. Cwerman is President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the Humpty Dumpty Institute. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Muus Asset Management Inc., Senior Vice-President of the United Nations Association
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of the United States, and Director of Research at Israel's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and senior aide to Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu. Ralph.Cwerman@theHDI.org

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Joseph Merante

Joseph Merante, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Merante is responsible for managing the Institute's strategic relations with the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Congress, the United Nations and its affiliated agencies, and the Institute's broad network of supporters and partners.
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Prior to joining HDI, Mr. Merante, a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer, served in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and his last overseas post was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican. His domestic assignments included both European Affairs and Public Diplomacy. He also served at U.S. Mission to the United Nations from 1986 to 1989, and from 2004 to 2006.

Mr. Merante holds a B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a M.S. in Resources Management from the National Defense University.

Joe.Merante@theHDI.org

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Kate Moulene

Kate Moulene, Chief Marketing Officer, Co-Founder Global Creative Forum

Ms. Moulene previously held the position of CEO of Capian Enterprises and also served as West Coast Bureau Chief for InStyle Magazine. Her campaigns and programs have generated over 2 Billion worldwide media impressions and raised tens of millions of dollars for over forty different leading non-profit programs.
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As West Coast Bureau Chief for InStyle Magazine, Ms. Moulene served as the on-air correspondent for NBC’s TODAY Show, and a variety of other media outlets including CNN and Oprah. Her journalistic experience includes reporting for the International Herald Tribune Money Report in Paris.

Kate.Moulene@theHDI.org

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Candice Enriquez - Program Director, Higher Education Alliance

Candice Enriquez, Program Director

Candice Enriquez is responsible for overseeing and expanding the Higher Education Alliance, HDI’s initiative to connect college campuses worldwide with the United Nations.
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Candice joined the Humpty Dumpty Institute as an intern in fall 2008, while finishing her BA in Political Science and Psychology at Bernard Baruch College, The City University of New York. She returned to HDI as a Program Manager for U.S. – U.N. Relations in August 2010. As a Program Manager, Candice promoted dialogue between U.S. Congressional Staffers and members of the United Nations through bipartisan delegations. In 2013 Candice left to pursue her Master’s degree in International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College. After earning her MA she returned in October 2013 as the Program Director for the Higher Education Alliance.

Candice.Enriquez@TheHDI.org

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Candice Enriquez, Program Manager, U.S. – U.N. Relations

Steve Ginther, Program Director, Mine Action

Steve Ginther joined the Humpty Dumpty Institute as the Program Director for Mine Action in February 2008. As a Program Director, Steve provides overall programmatic, operational and logistic support to HDI’s programs in Sri Lanka, Laos and Vietnam. He is also responsible for research and development of new grant opportunities in mine action and food security.
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He joined HDI after working in international development program management with various NGO’s such as the Global Fund for Children, International Rescue Committee, CARE, and Partners of the Americas, in Latin America and Central Asia.

He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and received an MSc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries, in 1993 and a BA in International Relations from the University of Colorado in 1989.

Steve.Ginther@theHDI.org

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Rose Servedio, Senior Administrator

Rose Servedio, Senior Administrator

Rose Servedio is the Senior Administrative Officer at HDI. She has been with HDI since its inception in 1998.
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Ms. Servedio handles bookkeeping, administers benefits and coordinates travel for all HDI employees. Previously, Ms. Servedio worked at Estee Lauder, Inc.

Rose.Servedio@theHDI.org

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Rose Servedio, Senior Administrator

Boris Shapoval, Program Manager, U.S.-U.N. Relations

Boris Shapoval joined the Humpty Dumpty Institute as an intern in fall 2011, while finishing his BA in Political Science and Hispanic Studies at Bernard Baruch College, The City University of New York.
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He returned to HDI as a Program Manager for U.S.-U.N. Relations in January 2012. As a Program Manager, Boris promotes dialogue between U.S. Congressional Members and members of the United Nations through bipartisan delegations. His responsibilities also include highlighting the diversity and culture of the United States by organizing delegations to various parts of the country for members of the U.N. Diplomatic Corps. Boris is a U.S. Air Force veteran and prior to HDI he worked for Northrop Grumman as a Financial Manager's Assistant. Boris is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.

Boris.Shapoval@thehdi.org

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Namal has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining HDI, Namal was an Administrator at the Danish Development Cooperation Office (DANIDA).

Namal has a degree in Human Resources from the Institute of Personnel Management of Sri Lanka. Namal is a Sri Lankan national and resides in a suburb of Colombo.

Namal.Jayaweera@theHDI.org

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