Board of Directors


Gil Kemp



Carrie Eglinton Manner
Carrie is President and Chief Executive Officer, Surgery at GE Healthcare. Previously, she led GE Healthcare's Maternal Infant Care division.


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



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

  Jerome Falk    

Eric Hemel

Eric was President of investment firm Alson Capital. He and his wife are founding supporters of SPELL and major donors to Breath of Life.


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


Melinda Griffith
Melinda is Head of Business Development and General Counsel of CardioDx.



Board Member Barbara Kafka


Gil Kemp


Gil Kemp

Barbara Kafka
Barbara served for over 33 years at the World Bank in posts involving 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.


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

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 was managing director of Philippine Operations at the Consuelo Foundation, a leading partner in the Breath of Life expansion.


Peter A. Singer, M.D.
Board Chair Emeritus 
Dr. Singer was a battalion doctor in Vietnam and is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He served as EMW Board Chair for over 20 years.


EMW Board Member Alex Nguyen




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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