Board of Directors
PMC’s expert Board of Directors is a constant source of direction.
Jeff Burrow, MPP, MBA
Chair, Development Committee
Board member since June 24, 2016
Jeff is the founder of S3R Holdings, LLC a commercial real estate investment and development company and is co-owner of The Lot, a family-oriented restaurant in East Dallas. He has a Masters Degree in Public Policy with a focus on Social Policy from American University in Washington D.C. He spent 12 years in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at Energy Transfer Partners and has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Virginia Carter, MS
Emeritus member, non-voting member
Redondo Beach, California
Board member since October 18, 2000
Virginia was a top entertainment executive with Norman Lear’s production company, helping to develop popular shows such as All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, One Day At A Time, Facts of Life, and The Jeffersons. As an independent producer, Virginia earned an Emmy and two Peabody awards. Virginia began her career as a space scientist who conducted important satellite-based experiments measuring properties of the atmosphere. Her success helped open the way for other female scientists. She now serves as a pro-bono training consultant for PMC’s serial dramas. She holds a BS from McGill University, a Master of Science from the University of Southern California, and an honorary Doctorate of Science from McGill University.
Wellington, Northland, New Zealand
Board Member since November 12, 2019
Penny is an evaluation specialist with over 30 years of experience. Prior to establishing her own business in 2016, she was Head of Evaluation at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for several years. Penny has served in evaluation leadership and management roles in government, philanthropy and NGOs, including at The Rockefeller Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Social Development in New Zealand. She is a former Chair of the OECD-DAC Network on Development Evaluation (2013-16) and former President and Fellow of the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES). Penny’s publications include a book – Evaluation Cultures: Sense Making in Complex Times, and she is currently co-editing a book on ethics and evaluation. Penny is the founder and CEO of a woman-owned international development evaluation consultancy – Creative Evaluation Limited, working with philanthropic, multi-lateral and private sector organizations to develop relevant and effective measurement and learning systems for impact management.
Ron Hoge, MBA
San Francisco, California
Board Member since August 1, 2017
Ron is the Chairman of Pinnacle Engines, a venture-backed energy tech startup. Ron has 40 years of global business experience in a wide range of industries with leadership roles in several Fortune 500 companies. He also serves on the board of microfinance leader ACCION and is a trustee at EARTH University in Costa Rica. Ron has a B.A. in Mathematics from Amherst College and an M.B.A in Marketing from Stanford University.
Bram Kleppner, MBA
Board member since February 26, 2003
Bram is the CEO of Danforth Pewter, and is a Commissioner on the Vermont Tax Structure Commission. He previously served as Co-Chair of Vermont’s Medicaid & Exchange Advisory Board and on the Governor’s Advisory Board on Health Care Financing. Bram is an award-winning leader in socially responsible business, with a career that included ten years at Ben & Jerry’s, where he led International Marketing and co-led the company’s first anti-global warming campaign. He holds a MBA from the University of Vermont and a BA from Middlebury College.
Kristina Hare Lyons, MPH, MALD
Board member since June 10, 2020
Kristina Hare Lyons is a humanitarian, filmmaker, consultant, entrepreneur, and mother. She started her own business in 2007, Portobello Road, a retail store that emphasizes fair trade and eco-friendly products. Previously, she worked at Physicians for Human Rights on a landmark study on war-related sexual violence in Sierra Leone, at Elle Magazine as West Coast Editor, as an Associate Producer at Frontline, and with filmmaker Oliver Stone on numerous projects. More recently, she consulted with the Ministry of Health in Liberia through the Harvard Ministerial Leadership program on efforts to address tragically high rates of maternal mortality there and is developing content at her film company, Lyonshare Pictures. Kristina currently sits on the board of Urban Improv in Boston and holds a Masters in Public Health and Population from Harvard, a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, and a BA from Tufts.
San Francisco, California
Board member since January 21, 2016
Tom is the CEO and a portfolio manager at Perkins Investment Management, a subsidiary of Janus Capital Group. He has over 40 years of experience in the investment management business. Tom formerly was on the Board of EngenderHealth which provides reproductive health services in underdeveloped countries. He is a graduate of Harvard College.
Jane Putch, MS
Chair, Nominating Committee
Los Angeles, California
Board member since November 17, 2014
Jane is President of Eyebait Management, a literary agency specializing in Young Adult and Adult Non-Fiction and Fiction. Jane’s previous work in brand management and licensing consulting generated more than $400 million in retail sales. Jane applies her dual expertise in arts and business to supporting educational outreach and women’s advancement programs. Jane served as President of the Board of Fashion Group International, Los Angeles and its Foundation and served on the Board of Population Institute. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a Master’s degree in International Management from Boston University, with special studies in Brussels Belgium.
William Ryerson, MPhil
President & Founder of PMC
Board member since July 14, 1998
Bill oversees all PMC activity and travels around the world for current and new program development. Since 2008, Bill has also served as Chair and CEO of Population Institute in Washington, DC, which works in partnership with Population Media Center. He has more than 40 years of experience working in the field of reproductive health, including two decades of experience with social and behavior change communications. He holds BA from Amherst College and a Master of Philosophy in Biology from Yale University.
Jerri Lea Shaw
Board member since January 13, 2012
Jerri is the co-founder and president of JBS International, a consulting firm focused on strengthening health care and social service policy, financing, and service delivery in domestic and international systems. JBS is one of the largest women-owned firms in the Washington metropolitan region, and Jerri has received multiple awards for corporate social leadership. She has been working to address women’s empowerment and reproductive health challenges for decades. She holds degrees from Oberlin College and a Master of Regional and City Planning from the University of North Carolina.
Itang H. Young, Mdiv.
New York, New York
Board member since March 14, 2018
Itang serves as Assistant Minister at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, overseeing the church and ministry operations. Itang also serves as the Executive Director of The Abyssinian Fund, Inc. which works to reduce poverty in Ethiopia by partnering with farming communities. Itang provides the program direction, leadership, and management for domestic and Ethiopian-based staff. Itang serves as a board member for Sister to Sister: One in the Spirit; Blue Nile Passage, Inc.; Court Appointed Special Advocates for Youth; World Day of Prayer, USA; The American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York; and Population Media Center and Population Institute. She holds a certificate in Eastern European Business, Law & Diplomacy from Moscow State University; a BS from Texas A&M University; and a Masters from the Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. Itang completed a fellowship at UN Women in the Strategic Partnerships Division where she developed the Salesforce CRM change management processes, policies and procedures for the department. She is currently a doctoral student in the Administration and Supervision – Church and Non-Public Leadership Program at Fordham University.
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