Meet our Board of Trustees 2017-05-05T12:33:10+00:00

ICF Foundation Board of Trustees

Paula Cushing
Paula CushingPresident
Paula Cushing is Director of Sales Learning within IBM’s Center for Learning and Development. In this role, Paula and team are transforming IBM’s sales learning strategy by developing and deploying innovative learning solutions that are broadening and deepening the expertise of IBM’s 38,000 sellers, accelerating their productivity and enabling them to deliver exceptional client value and grow profitable revenue. In addition, Paula is a member of a select team of executives who pioneered a cultural transformation focused on Sales Eminence that reinvigorated IBM’s venerated sales culture by ensuring that every seller develops and continually improves skills and expertise that are valued in the marketplace and by IBM’s clients. Paula previously orchestrated the design of IBM’s Coaching Strategy and associated development offerings.
David Brown
David BrownTrustee
As CEO of Performance Consultants, David Brown is responsible for leading one of the pioneering firms in coaching, leadership development and performance improvement in the world. David’s expertise lies in capital allocation and strategic investment consulting that assists clients in making quantum leaps forward toward their true potential. He has a background in investment banking, having worked internationally for Macquarie Group and Prudential Investments as a corporate and institutional adviser. He has a deep passion and understanding of what it takes to create, build and sustain successful investment operations. David works globally as an external adviser and board member to assist and prepare clients for the next dramatic historical shift in world in which the five billion people who live in developing countries join the global economy.
Ann Dorgan, PCC
Ann Dorgan, PCCTrustee
Ann Michael Dorgan is CEO and Founder of GumballEnterprises, a leadership development company in Seattle, WA., USA. For the last 20 years Ann has worked as a strategic advisor, executive coach, facilitator, leader in the private, public and non-profit sectors as coach, consultant, director, and manager. Ann is credentialed by the International Coach Federation (PCC) and holds a MA from the Leadership Institute of Seattle in Applied Behavioral Science.

The last seven years have been spent coaching and facilitating teams and leaders of Fortune 500 companies. Her international work has taken place in Malaysia, China, Canada, and Argentina. She’s most recognized for her ability to create a space for trusted and candid conversation. Ann is also committed to community service and continues to volunteer her services to various boards and organizations.

Janet Harvey, MCC
Janet Harvey, MCCTrustee
Janet Harvey, MCC, has over 25 years of experience as both a corporate and entrepreneurial business executive who utilizes coaching for leadership development of individuals and teams in diverse private and public sector settings around the globe. An early adopter of group and team coaching, Janet specializes in times of transition, the period during which an individual experiences accelerated growth by surrendering old, limiting habits and beliefs in order to adopt a long term view of business including the development of strategies and operating plans that enable sustainable use of both financial and human resources.

Janet recognizes the importance of global coaching standards and values the opportunity for modeling and inspiring a deepening commitment to excellence and advancement of the art, science and practice of professional coaching.

Morel Fourman
Morel FourmanTrustee
My work is driven by a love for people and nature and an unstoppable commitment to making a difference – at scale. This is a self-observation, rather than a declaration.
I naturally see the opportunity for a shared win in diverse perspectives. I am experienced in designing processes and systems to reveal hidden patterns and shared interest, to large groups, institutions and networks. When interacting with leaders – I naturally invoke vision and ambition through inquiry into mandate, impact and scale. I have provided strategy shaping advice to clients/partners ranging from the secretary general of an international trade body (for profit); to unemployed youth leaders in Africa, to AIESEC leaders – on how 70,000 members can partner governments to deliver the SDGs. Since 2000, I have helped shaping and delivering strategic NGO initiatives in Europe, Africa, MENA, Americas, China and India.
Mark Thompson
Mark ThompsonTrustee
Mark C. Thompson is a senior operating executive and three-time New York Times bestselling author with 30 years coaching senior executives, including leadership teams working directly for founders Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Charles Schwab, FitBit founder Eric Friedman, and Pinterest founders Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharpe.
Among nonprofit leadership roles, Mark is a founding member of World Bank President Jim Kim’s Leadership Advisory Board, and served as a Governor for the Investment Securities Council at the World Economic Forum in Davos and the World Business Forum in New York City. He is a founding director of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite Entrepreneurship Centres.
David Wondra, PCC
David Wondra, PCCTrustee
With more than 30 years of business experience, 20 years of executive leadership practice, and five years being part of and leading the global board of the world’s largest professional coaching association (International Coach Federation), Dave Wondra brings an extraordinary skill set to today’s C-suite executives who seek transformational change. His client list includes executives from a wide range of organizations, including some of the world’s most prominent and well respected companies. Dave was an early pioneer in the coaching field and continues to advance and support the profession throughout the world.

Prior to founding WondraGroup, Dave performed operational, corporate, and senior executive human resource roles at organizations ranging from privately owned to publicly traded. Through this work he enabled organizational innovation and growth. Dave received his Professional Coaching Certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching. Dave earned a Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Dave was Chairman of the ICF Global Board in 2015. In his role as ICF Board Ambassador to ICF Foundation, he was instrumental in developing the 3 year strategic plan.

Sir John Whitmore (1937–2017)
Sir John Whitmore (1937–2017)Trustee
Sir John Whitmore was founder and Executive Chairman of Performance Consultants. He was a preeminent thinker in leadership and organizational change and worked globally with leading multinational corporations to establish coaching management cultures and leadership programs. He wrote five books on leadership, coaching and sports, of which Coaching for Performance is the best known having sold more than 800,000 copies in 23 languages.

Honored with the 2007 President’s Award by the International Coach Federation and rated as the Number One Business Coach by the Independent newspaper, Sir John was a pioneer of the coaching profession and one of the leading figures in the international coaching community.

Magdalena Mook
Magdalena MookEx-Officio
Magdalena N. Mook is the Executive Director and CEO of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She joined ICF in 2005 and has supported ICF with extensive experience in fundraising, development, consulting and association management.

Previously, Magdalena worked as Assistant Director of National Policy and Director of Development with the Council of State Governments (CSG). Prior to CSG, she served as program manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

Magdalena’s formal education includes an M.S. in Economics and International Trade from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland and completion of the Copenhagen Business School’s Advanced Program in International Management and Consulting. She is also a trained coach through the College of Executive Coaching, and she holds a certificate in the Fundamentals of Systemic Coaching.

Magdalena is fluent in Polish, Russian, and English, and has a working knowledge of French.

Past Foundation Board Members

President: Janet Harvey, MCC (USA)
Director: Silvia Tassarotti, MCC (Italy)
Director: Paula Cushing (USA)
Director: Sir John Whitmore (UK)
Director: David Brown (UK)

President: Janet Harvey, MCC (USA)
Director: Silvia Tassarotti, MCC (Italy)
Director: Paula Cushing (USA)
Director: Sir John Whitmore (UK)
Director: David Brown (UK)

President: Karen Tweedie, PCC (Australia)
Director: Diane Brennan, MCC (USA)
Director: Silvia Tassarotti, MCC (Italy)
Director: David Brown (UK)
Director: Paula Cushing (USA)
Vice President: Janet Harvey, MCC (USA)
Director: Sir John Whitmore (UK)
Director: Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC (USA/Argentina)

President: Karen Tweedie, PCC (Australia)
Director: Diane Brennan, MCC (USA)
Director: Silvia Tassarotti, MCC (Italy)
Director: Paula Cushing (USA)
Vice President: Janet Harvey, MCC (USA)
Director: Sir John Whitmore (UK)
Director: Silvia Tassarotti, MCC (Italy)
Director: Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC (USA/Argentina)

President: Karen Tweedie, PCC (Australia)
Director: Diane Brennan, MCC (USA)
Director: Sylviane Cannio, MCC (Belgium)
Director: Silvia Tassarotti, MCC (Italy)
Director: Ruth Ann Harnisch (USA)
Director: Beverley Wright, PCC (USA)

President: Karen Tweedie, PCC (Australia)
Past President: Diane Brennan, MBA, MCC, (USA)
Director: Sylviane Cannio, MCC (Belgium)
Director: Ginger Cockerham, MCC (USA)
Director: Ruth Ann Harnisch (USA)
Director: Ed Modell, PCC (USA)
Director: Silvia Tassarotti, MCC (Italy)
Director: Barbara Walton, MCC (USA)
Director: Beverley Wright, PCC (USA)

President: Diane Brennan, MBA, MCC, (USA)
President-Elect: Giovanna D’Alessio, MCC (Italy)
Director: Sylviane Cannio, PCC (Belgium)
Director: Ginger Cockerham, MCC (USA)
Director: Ruth Ann Harnisch (USA)
Director: Barbara Walton, MCC (USA)
Director: Beverley Wright, PCC (USA)

President: Kay Cannon, MCC (USA)
Treasurer: Karen Tweedie, PCC (Australia)
Vice President: Ginger Cockerham, MCC (USA)
Vice President: Barbara Walton, MCC (USA)

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