Board of Directors




Peter A. Singer, M.D.
Dr. Singer was a battalion doctor in Vietnam and is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He has been on the board since 1990


Eric Hemel
Eric was President of investment firm Alson Capital, and remains a Limited Partner and Advisor. He and his wife are founding supporters of SPELL and major donors to Breath of Life.

Pauline Camacho
Dr. Camacho is Professor of Medicine at Loyola University and Director of the Osteoperosis Metabolic Bone Disease Center.

  Jerome Falk      

Jerome Falk 
Jerry serves as Senior Counsel at Arnold & Porter LLP. He is an active supporter of the OHH program.


Barbara Kafka 
Barbara served for over 33 years at the World Bank in a range of posts which involved her in the economic and social development of countries across the developing world.


Gil Kemp
Gil is the founder and president of Home Decorators Collection, a leading direct seller of home furnishings and accessories. He supports SPELL, Breath of Life and the Dental Program.



Board Member Barbara Kafka


Gil Kemp

  Carrie Eglinton Manner

Matt Kursh
Matt is the CEO of Oji Life Lab. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Planet Network.

Carrie Eglinton Manner
Carrie is CEO of Clarient Diagnostic Services, Inc., a GE Healthcare Company, and a leading provider of cancer diagnostics laboratory services. She first partnered with EMW while leading GE Healthcare's Maternal Infant Care division.


Alexander Nguyen
Alex serves as Assistant City Manager of Alameda, CA. Born and raised in Vietnam, he travels there frequently.

EMW Board Member Alex Nguyen




Andrew Popell
Andrew is a partner at Olive Hill Investment Partners. He is an entrepreneur with many years of business and nonprofit experience.


Ray Dean Salvosa
Ray is Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, University of the Cordilleras. He is the former managing director for Philippine Operations of the Consuelo Foundation, a leading partner in the expansion of Breath of Life to that country.




Jin Zidell
Jin is the founder of Blue Planet Network. An entrepreneur, philanthropist and environmentalist, he is passionate about solving the global water crisis.












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