Our Global Think Tank help us lead the fight in Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality and Empower women in villages around the world.They come from the private sector as well as academia.
Dr. Nahida Chakhtoura
Faculty and Curriculum Development
Dr. Chakhtoura is certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a master’s in global health at Duke University. She specializes in general gynecology, with an emphasis on pre-invasive cervical cancer, HPV and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Chakhtoura has worked in Global Health in Haiti and D.R.Congo.
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Mr. Oxendine has been an investor, operator and lender in the broadcasting industry for over 25 years, with a primary focus upon investment in minority owned or controlled companies. In 1987 Mr. Oxendine formed Blackstar Communications, Inc. (“BCI”), and served as its Chairman, President and CEO. BCI acquired and operated commercial television stations WBSF, Melbourne, FL, KBSP, Salem, OR and WBSX, Ann Arbor, MI. The stations were originally affiliates of the Home Shopping Network, Inc. (“HSN”) and were subsequently converted to affiliates of USA Networks. In June 1995, Mr. Oxendine secured an equity investment by Fox Televisions Stations, Inc. (“Fox”) and formed Blackstar L.L.C. (“Blackstar”) with the support of Fox and HSN as a new holding company for BCI. In February 1996 Blackstar acquired KEVN-TV, Rapid City, SD, and KIVV-TV, Ch. 5, Lead-Deadwood, SD, which were then converted to Fox affiliates.
Dr. Carole Boyce Davies
Carole Boyce Davies is professor of English and Africana Studies at Cornell University. She has held distinguished professorships at a number of institutions, including the Herskovits Professor of African Studies and Professor of Comparative Literary Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject (Routledge, 1994) and Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (Duke University Press, 2008). In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Boyce-Davies has also published the following critical anthologies:Ngambika: Studies of Women in African Literature (Africa World Press, 1986); Out of the Kumbla. Caribbean Women and Literature (Africa World Press, 1990); and a two-volume collection of critical and creative writing entitled Moving Beyond Boundaries (New York University Press, 1995): International Dimensions of Black Women’s Writing (volume 1), and Black Women’s Diasporas (volume 2). She is co-editor with Ali Mazrui and Isidore Okpewho of The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities (Indiana University Press, 1999) and Decolonizing the Academy: African Diaspora Studies (Africa World Press, 2003). She is general editor of a three-volume, The Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora (Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2008), and of Claudia Jones. Beyond Containment: Autobiography, Essays, Poetry (Banbury: Ayebia, 2011).
Marcia Narine is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City teaching and researching on corporate governance, compliance, social responsibility and legal ethics.
Prior to joining academia, she served as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, as well the Vice President, Global Compliance and Business Standards and Chief Privacy Officer of Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 global transportation and supply chain management solutions company with over 28,000 employees worldwide for 8 years until May 1, 2011.
Ms. Narine earned her law degree, cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1992, and her bachelors degree, cum laude in three years in political science and psychology from Columbia University in 1988.
She was a member of the editorial board of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics magazine; is a member of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association.
In May 2011, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee in Congress on the unintended impact of Dodd-Frank Financial Reform on corporate compliance programs.
She researches, writes and is a frequent panelist on employment law, alternative, data privacy, global compliance, corporate governance and international human rights related to rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is also a founding board member of the Footprints Foundation, which is dedicated to improving infant and maternal health and education in the Congo.
Dr. Jassett Maragh
COUNTRY DIRECTOR JAMAICA