ICF Foundation Board of Trustees

Morel Fourman
Morel FourmanPresident
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.

Ann Dorgan, PCC
Ann Dorgan, PCCTreasurer
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.

Maria Elena Retter, ACC
Maria Elena Retter, ACCSecretary
María Elena Retter is a management consultant and executive coach who is passionate about helping leaders transform themselves and their organizations to achieve results. She works closely with her clients in creating an aspirational vision that maximizes the talent and strengths of each team member.

Prior to her current work with The Dash Group, María Elena held positions with IBM and The Coca-Cola Company across a wide range of functions including strategic planning, process improvement, and institutional change initiatives. She later served as Executive Director of a large private foundation, where she led a team that partnered collaboratively with non-profit organizations.

Saima Butt, MCC
Saima Butt, MCCTrustee
For Saima, coaching and societal progress are inextricably linked. Her purpose is to connect people with the abundance of their potential. She holds a vision for humanity in which people come together to generate social change for an equitable place for all to thrive.

She is co-founding director of a business approaching 20 years delivering in private & public sector organizations. Her coaching, training, mentoring and facilitation are drawn on by executive leaders wanting to create and drive change. Leaders are drawn by her passion in applying strategic thinking and intuitive awareness in delivering focused outcomes for business success.

After university, corporate experience, the pharmaceutical industry, and an MBA, she certified as a Master Trainer and Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation. Saima served as UK ICF Chapter Board Director and on the Inaugural Council of Ambassadors, ICF Foundation.

Dr Dumi Magadlela
Dr Dumi MagadlelaTrustee
Dumisani is a Certified International Executive and Leadership Coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a Coach Trainer, Leadership Development Facilitator, Organizational Strategy Session Facilitator, and Speaker. Dumi is currently the Deputy Chairperson of the Regional Leadership Centre for Southern Africa for the Barak Obama-initiated Young African Leaders Initiative and the Mandela Washington Fellowship. He is the co-founder and current chairperson of the Ubuntu Coaching Foundation, a not-for-profit organization promoting access to coaching for civil society and community members who would otherwise not be able to afford coaching services.

He works with the Pan African Capacity Building Programme at the Development Bank of Southern Africa helping develop leadership skills among African professionals. Dumi is passionate about Africa’s development. He is currently working with the African Union towards the achievement of the AU Vision and Agenda 2063.

Lisa Nitze
Lisa NitzeTrustee
Lisa has 30 years’ experience leading organizations and initiatives working with government, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and educational institutions to develop and implement strategies for building sustainable social systems change and for maximizing social impact. As recent CEO of Social Venture Partners Seattle, Lisa led a team responsible for engaging and educating over 500 philanthropists making pooled investments in social enterprises and collective impact initiatives.

Lisa is an Adjunct Professor in the Social Enterprise Program, School of International Studies, American University and a Lecturer at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. She has taught graduate courses on Impact Entrepreneurship, Social Mission Businesses, SROI Metrics Measurement & Evaluation, and Corporate Social Responsibility. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. from Harvard University. Lisa and her husband Peter live in West Seattle and spend as much time as possible with their four children and two grandchildren.

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: Paula Cushing (USA)
Director: David Brown (UK)
Director: Ann Dorgan, PCC (USA)
Director: Morel Fourman (UK)
Director: Janet Harvey, MCC (USA)
Director: Sir John Whitmore (UK)
Director: Dave Wondra, PCC (USA)
Director: Mark Thompson (USA)

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: 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)

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)

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)