Board of Directors
Elizabeth Singer Hunt is an award-winning author of children's books focused on educating children about world geography and culture. She received an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (London) and has traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia. She also holds a BSC in both Marketing and Economics from Boston College.
Jeffrey Hamidi is an Information Technology leader and visionary who has served as an IT department head. Jeffrey has worked in non-profit organizations for over 12 years and holds an MS, Leadership in Information Technology from Duquesne University.
Jeffrey serves as an IT Manager for HM Health Solutions, an IT services provider within the Highmark Health family of companies.
Nicole Smith has worked in nonprofit accounting for over ten years, both auditing and as a part of senior management. She received her BSBA in Accountancy from John Carroll University and sits on several nonprofit boards in the Pittsburgh area that focus on conservation. Nicole is the owner of Sloboda Smith Accounting Services, which focuses on providing accounting and consulting services to nonprofits.
Kate Porigow has been working with nonprofits for almost a decade, currently as the volunteer director at NutritionFacts.org and previously as a program director at Reading Is Fundamental Pittsburgh. Kate’s interest in global issues began as a student on Semester at Sea in college, which led her to teach English in Asia for three years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Kate is also an active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Vegan Pittsburgh, and local community projects.
Dawn Gallagher is a best-selling author, brand ambassador, and humanitarian. Her highly successful career in the fashion and beauty business has enabled her to travel extensively throughout the world. Through her travels as a fashion model, television host, spokesperson and author, Dawn gained tremendous insight into the secrets and well-being of women from around the world and incorporated them into her New York Times bestselling books, Naturally Beautiful, and her most recent second book, Nature’s Beauty Secrets. Throughout her career, Dawn has appeared on the cover of hundreds of magazines, including Vogue, Italian Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, and has appeared in numerous campaigns for fashion and cosmetics including Maybelline, Clarins, Ralph Lauren and Clairol. Dawn believes in using the fashion industry to help others who are less fortunate and marginalized.
International Advisory Council
Ung Chanrattana is the onsite director of Eco-Soap Bank's Cambodia headquarters in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He manages local staff and oversees the collection, production, and distribution of soap. He is the founder and executive director of Trailblazers Cambodia Organization, which implements WASH programs in targeted rural areas. He previously worked for non-profit NGOs including Banteay Srei Conservation Projects and School Construction Project.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Fishery Science at the Royal University of Agriculture in 2002 and an MBA from Build Bright University in Siem Reap.
Chiek Chansamphors serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Cambodian company Daun Penh Cambodia Group. He currently serves as a board member of WaterSHED Cambodia, which aims to promote hygiene and sanitation, and has been integral in the implementation of the Labobo social enterprise. He is a part-time lecturer and holds a master’s degree in economics (Japan).