President and CEO, International Justice Mission
Gary A. Haugen is founder and president of International Justice Mission (IJM) – a global human rights agency that protects the poor from violence by partnering with local authorities and law enforcement to rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems. The largest organization of its kind, IJM has served thousands of survivors of violence. Haugen was the Director of the U.N. investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, and has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero” – the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership. His work to confront violence against the poor have been featured by Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, the New Yorker, The Times of India, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, the Guardian and National Public Radio, among many other outlets. He is the author of several books, including The Locust Effect, forthcoming form Oxford University Press in February 2014.
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D’76 Owner and Chairman, Regent Partners, Chairman, EWS Board
Mr. Allman is Owner & Chairman of Regent Partners, a Real Estate Investment and Development company based in Atlanta. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1976 Magna Cum Laude and with Distinction in Economics.
Mr. Allman has been in the commercial real estate business since 1980. Regent Partners has developed or acquired more than $2.5 billion in real estate assets including its recent acquisition of the 2.2 million square foot Concourse Complex in Atlanta and its development of The Sovereign, a 50-story mixed use project in Buckhead and the tallest building to be built in Atlanta in over 20 years.
Mr. Allman is active in numerous civic and ministry initiatives. He currently serves as Founding Chairman of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID), Chairman of the Atlanta Urban Land Institute (ULI) District Council which promotes “smart growth” principles and practices in Metro Atlanta, and Chairman of the Eleazar Wheelock Society at Dartmouth College. He is also Chairman of Opportunity International Nicaragua where he has spearheaded efforts to establish new models for holistic alleviation of poverty.
Mr. Allman also currently serves on the on Boards of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, FCS Urban Ministries, and is a national Trustee for ULI.
He has been married for 34 years (Donna), has four adult children and eight grandchildren. He and Donna are native Atlantans.
Medical Student, Geisel School of Medicine
Currently in his 3rd year at the Geisel School of Medicine, Chris Audu is recently married. In his very little spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, cooking and writing short stories.
Chair, Department of Religion at Dartmouth College
Randall Balmer, an Episcopal priest, joined the Dartmouth College faculty in 2012 after teaching for twenty-seven years at Columbia University. He is the Mandel Family Professor in the Arts & Sciences and Chair of the Religion Department at Dartmouth. In addition, he has been a Visiting Professor at Yale, Princeton, Emory and Northwestern universities and in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was an Adjunct Professor at Union Theological Seminary for seventeen years, and from 2004 until 2008 he was Visiting Professor at Yale Divinity School. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America,” now in its fifth edition, and “Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter.”
Chaplain, Church of the Woods
The Rev. Stephen Blackmer is chaplain of Church of the Woods, a new ministry in Canterbury, NH and executive director of Kairos Earth, a non-profit organization dedicated to renewing the Earth through the transformation of people and connecting spiritual practice and conservation. He also serves as Priest Associate at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pittsfield, NH.
Prior to being ordained as an Episcopal priest in 2013, Steve worked for 25 years to conserve the Northern Forest region of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and New York, including as founding president of the Northern Forest Center from 1997 to 2008. He served also as director of conservation programs for the Appalachian Mountain Club and director of policy for the Society for the Protection of NH Forests. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Dartmouth (1979) and Master’s degrees in both Forestry (1983) and Religion and Environment (2012) from Yale.
D’12, Editor-in-Chief, Fare Forward
Peter Blair is a Dartmouth ’12 currently working in DC as a web editor for The American Interest. He is also the editor-in-chief of Fare Forward.
Director, US Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, Founder, Phoenix Global Services LLC, Former Vice-President, Corporate Development at Genuity
Jim most recently served as Director of the US Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), whose mission was to create opportunities for long-term economic growth in Afghanistan. TFBSO attracted some of the first international investment into the Afghan mining and oil and gas sectors, concluding contracts for four copper and gold mines and two major oil and gas fields and setting the stage for commercialization of the natural gas industry. TFBSO also helped expand other industries and built small business and entrepreneurship centers.
Before taking leadership of TFBSO, Jim founded Phoenix Global Services LLC, a management consulting firm providing operational and strategic support to clients including a private equity company, a major defense company and with assignments in Mali, Uganda and Madagascar.
Earlier, Jim was Vice President of Corporate Development at Genuity, a major telecommunications company, where he launched a series of Internet-based services and managed strategic relationships, acquisitions and alliances. Before joining Genuity, Jim managed international operations for UNIFI Communications, a high-growth start-up, where he launched operations throughout Asia. Jim began his career financial services, first as a commercial banker in Minneapolis and then with a Boston-based investment company.
Jim served 30 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, including two combat tours in Iraq, and was awarded three Bronze Star Medals and the Combat Action Badge.
Jim earned his BA in Economics at Dartmouth College and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School.
D’11, Chairman, Fare Forward
Charlie Clark graduated from Dartmouth in 2011 with a degree in Classics. A native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he currently lives in Knoxville with his wife Sarah (D’11), where he attends The University of Tennessee College of Law. He will graduate in May 2014 with a concentration in business transactions. After graduation, he will be returning to Murfreesboro to work in his family’s fourth-generation scrap metal recycling business.
While at Dartmouth, Charlie was editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth Apologia and a staff columnist for The Dartmouth. He was also a founding board member of the Eleazar Wheelock Society. In 2012, he joined with other Apologia alumni to found Fare Forward, a national publication and Christian leadership network that creates conversation among post-college young adults about the integration of faith, reason, and vocation. He currently serves on Fare Forward’s editorial board and as chairman of Fare Forward’s board of directors.
D’09, Pastoral Resident, Highland Park Presbyterian Church
Charlie graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth in 2009 with a degree in Classical Languages and Literature. While in Hanover, he co-founded the Dartmouth Apologia, editing the Sciences and Humanities section of the journal. After college, he returned to Dallas where he received his Masters of Divinity degree from Redeemer Theological Seminary while concurrently working at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. He currently serves as a Pastoral Resident at HPPC, where he focuses his time on preaching in their worship services and leading their recently launched Lay Institute for Theological Education.
D’04, President, CCEF New England
Alasdair Groves ’04 and his wife, Lauren (Ware) Groves ’04, served with the Navigators at Dartmouth for two years after graduation. He then completed an M.Div. with an emphasis on counseling from Westminster Seminary. After finishing his degree, Alasdair counseled at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) in Philadelphia and worked as the assistant pastoral care director (Westerly Road Church – Princeton, NJ). Four years ago Alasdair launched CCEF’s New England office. He now counsels at and directs CCEF New England (located in White River Junction, VT), serves on the faculty at CCEF (teaching classes, creating podcasts and videos, and writing blogs and articles in the Journal of Biblical Counseling –available at ccef.org), and speaks regionally on a variety of counseling related topics. Alasdair is also an assistant to the pastor at Christ Redeemer Church in Hanover, NH. Alasdair lives in West Lebanon, NH with his wife and three children.
D’09, Program Manager, Healthy Care Innovations at Dartmouth
Catalina is the Program Manager of innovations in translation and new initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. In this role, Catalina works with researchers and business professionals to identify market opportunities at the interface of patients and the health care delivery system, building off the many years of research in health care at Dartmouth. Previously she worked as an economist for a large investment management firm, focusing on international financial markets. In this role, she developed new tools and analytical reports on investible foreign markets. Prior to her work in economic research, Catalina completed a financial leadership rotation program in the insurance industry, and held positions at an investment bank and law firm.
She received her AB from Dartmouth in 2009 where she studied Art History and Italian Language and Literature. As a senior Catalina discovered Professor Fairbrothers’ Introduction to Entrepreneurship course which she audited in winter of 2009. Conversations that ensued cultivated an interest in building her own entrepreneurial skill set, which she has pursued by working on several entrepreneurial ventures, including founding the DEN Ohio chapter in Columbus, serving as Vice President for the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio, founding “Our Books,” a manager-led discussion forum, and co-founding a venture in healthcare IT.
D’81, Former Chairman and CEO, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Hans Helmerich, 55, is the Chairman of the Board of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Previously, he served as the Company’s CEO for 25 years. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP, NYSE) is the largest provider of land drilling services in the U. S. with a market cap of over $10 billion and over 10,000 employees. As of March 31, 2014, the Company’s fleet includes 320 land rigs in the U.S., 29 international land rigs, and nine offshore platform rigs.
Helmerich is a board member of two additional NYSE companies, Atwood Oceanics, Inc. and Cimarex Energy Co., and also a Trustee of Northwestern Mutual Life. His community service includes board membership on the Gilcrease Museum National Board, Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America, The Nature Conservancy, Oklahoma Chapter, Oklahoma Business Education Coalition, Tulsa Community Foundation and the Tulsa Metro Chamber. Helmerich graduated from Dartmouth College and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development. Hans Helmerich is married to Lea, and they have five children.
Retired Psychiatrist, 35 years
Wheaton College (Ill), BS, 1960; College of Physicians and and Surgeons, Columbia University, MD, 1964; residency in general psychiatry, Mt Sinai Hospital (NY), 1968; 35 year career in general psychiatry working in various inpatient and outpatient settings in Connecticut and New Hampshire.
Ford Professor of Bioengineering, MIT
Douglas Lauffenburger is Ford Professor of Bioengineering and Head of the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. His major research interests are in cell engineering: the fusion of engineering with molecular cell biology. Lauffenburger has co-authored a monograph entitled Receptors: Models for Binding, Trafficking & Signaling, published by Oxford University Press in 1993; he has also co-edited the book entitled Systems Biomedicine: Concepts and Perspectives, published by Elsevier in 2010. More than 90 doctoral students and postdoctoral associates have completed their training under his supervision or co-supervision. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and has served as President of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Chair of the College of Fellows of AIMBE, and on the Advisory Council for the National Institute for General Medical Sciences at NIH. Professor Lauffenburger is a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Cambridge MA.
Dartmouth Graduate Student, Psychology & Brain Sciences
Rich Lopez is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth. Born and raised in New Jersey, Rich attended Princeton University and graduated in 2009 with a BA in psychology. He then spent two years at Columbia University as a research assistant in a psychology lab that investigated emotion regulation. At Dartmouth, his research uses behavioral and brain imaging methods to explore how people experience desire and self-control in their daily lives–particularly in the domain of eating. In his free time, Rich enjoys reading, running, and songwriting.
Program Officer, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
Vincent is the Program Officer for the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Center’s staff, Vincent lived in Germany, working extensively for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a program partnered through the United Nations and the Department of the State. As his fluency in Germany progressed, Vincent also served as the first American with Germany’s largest international development organization, Kindernothilfe, working as a grant writer in their Program Evaluation department. With a focus on recruitment, leadership development, and service at the University level, Vincent spent two additional years abroad in Germany working with Connexxion, a Christian non-profit organization at the Technical University of Braunschweig. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Valdosta State University. In 2005, he graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Political Science and a concentration in International Affairs. Although a native Bostonian, Vincent was raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. An avid traveler, he thoroughly enjoys one-on-one conversations, exploring other cultures and places, and has been to nearly 25 countries. His experiences abroad continually inspire him to encourage Dartmouth students to widen their global perspective through leadership and public service.
Lead Manufacturing Engineer, FreshAir Sensor Corporation
Drew Matter is the lead manufacturing engineer for the FreshAir Sensor Corporation, a tech startup in the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, and a Master of Engineering Management Candidate at the Thayer School of Engineering. He is deeply interested in the integration of faith and vocation, holding both a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Drew has worked for NASA-Johnson Space Center in spacewalk hardware design and Regan Controls, a manufacturing automation firm. He is also an ordained Presbyterian pastor and helped plant City Church Philadelphia near the University of Pennsylvania. Drew and his wife Susie have three children: Mary, Katherine and John.
Manager, Communications and Development at Innovations for Poverty Action
D’14, Economics Major at Dartmouth College
Thabo was born and raised in the Kingdom of Swaziland in Southern Africa where he has lived most of his life. Completing a double major in Engineering Sciences and Economics, Thabo finds his passion in the nexus of business, technology and economic development. In pursuit of these passions, he engaged in energy and sanitation challenges in Tanzania with Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering during his freshman summer, initiated a farming project to provide food for orphaned children in Swaziland with the help of the Davis Projects for Peace grant during his sophomore summer, and interned with Dalberg Global Development Advisors in South Africa during his junior summer. After graduation, Thabo will be joining Dalberg to continue this journey of exploring how business and development can create thriving ecosystems for both individuals and communities to lift themselves out of poverty.
D’05, Co-Founder, Lwala Community Alliance
Dr. Fred Ochieng’ grew up in the small rural village of Lwala in Nyanza Province, Kenya. Upon graduating from Alliance High School in Kikuyu, outside Nairobi, he was accepted to Dartmouth College in the U.S. Fred and his older brother Milton later attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. During Fred’s senior year at Dartmouth, he and Milton, with the help of their ailing father, conceived an idea to build a clinic to improve health care in their village of Lwala. Unfortunately, they lost both of their parents to AIDS while still in school. Determined to realize their father’s dream, Fred and Milton juggled their medical school studies while networking and fundraising across America to build the village’s first health center, which recently expanded to become a small hospital that serves over 3,000 patients per month. Milton’s and Fred’s work is the subject of the award-winning documentary “Sons of Lwala” and has been featured on various newspaper and media outlets including Diversity Matters, webtalk radio, ReachMD, American Public Media Radio interview with Dick Gordon, NPR, and CNN. Milton and Fred also received the 2009 Dartmouth College Martin Luther King Social Justice Award for Emerging Leadership and in the same week, were named as the ABC World News “Persons of the Week.” They were named the 2009 JBC Trailblazers in Diversity, becoming the youngest to be honored in the history of the award. Their work was also recognized through a complimentary invitation to join the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009 and again in 2011. Most recently, Fred and Milton received the prestigious 2012 Peace Corps Director’s Award. Currently, Fred is a resident in Medicine/Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Fred and Milton continue fundraising for the hospital through their organization, the Lwala Community Alliance (www.LwalaCommunityAlliance.org), a non-profit development agency that has programs in health care, education, microenterprise, and public health outreach.
D’10, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Apologia
Andrew Schuman graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010 with a double major in engineering and philosophy. As a student he served as the founding editor of The Dartmouth Apologia and a founding director of the Waterman Institute and the Eleazar Wheelock Society. After graduation, Andrew worked in Hanover, NH as a pastoral intern at Christ Redeemer Church as well as the founder of the Augustine Collective, a national network of Christian journals. Andrew is currently pursuing a joint MAR/MBA at Yale University, where he works with Miroslav Volf on the Life Worth Living Initiative at the Center for Faith and Culture.
D’88, Professor, Notre Dame Law School
Professor Smith ’88 came to Notre Dame Law School in 2009 from the University of Virginia, where he was the John V. Ray Research Professor. His area of teaching and research is criminal law and procedure.
Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. Upon graduation, he clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before embarking in 2000 on a career in law teaching, Smith served in the Supreme Court and appellate practice group of Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. He also served as associate majority counsel to a 1996 House of Representatives select subcommittee investigating U.S. involvement in Iranian arms transfers to Bosnia.
Smith is married with five sons and a practicing Roman Catholic.
Beth Johnston Stephenson
D’82, Chair, Opportunity Transformation Investments, Inc.
Beth Johnston Stephenson ’82 serves on the Board of Directors of Opportunity International US. Motivated by the call of Jesus Christ to love and serve the poor, OI-US supports in-country OI partners who provide services such as loans, savings, insurance, plus training and community economic development to and for millions of people around the globe working their way out of poverty.
Mrs. Stephenson was a founding partner of Willis Stein & Partners, a $2 billion private equity firm based in Chicago, which focused on making investments in the manufacturing, business and financial services, telecommunications and healthcare sectors.
Prior to founding Willis Stein, Mrs. Stephenson worked for Continental Illinois Venture Corporation, Hewlett Packard, and Boston Consulting Group.
Mrs. Stephenson is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she rowed on the women’s crew and received an AB degree with highest honors in History, and Stanford University, where she received an MBA from the Graduate School of Business.
CEO and President, Verisk Analytics
Scott G. Stephenson is president and chief executive officer of Verisk Analytics.
Before becoming Verisk’s CEO, Mr. Stephenson served as president and chief operating officer, managing the day-to-day operations of Verisk Analytics and all of the company’s operating units. He joined Verisk’s ISO subsidiary in 2001 to focus on bringing new value and functionality to the company’s product offerings. In 2002, he was promoted to executive vice president. Mr. Stephenson became chief operating officer in 2008 and president in 2011.
Before joining ISO, Mr. Stephenson was a senior partner with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm, where he served on the firm’s North American operating committee. He also served as an advisor to Silver Lake Partners, a technology-oriented private equity firm.
Mr. Stephenson is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and the Harvard Business School, where he received a master of business administration degree. Mr. Stephenson has served on numerous civic and charitable boards.
D’79, Founder and CEO, First Rate, Inc.
In 1991, David A. Stone and his wife, Trina, founded First Rate, Inc., an application software company based in Arlington, Texas. They have seen significant annual revenue growth, partly attributed to its reputation in the industry for building strong personal relationships with clients and community.
The First Rate company values of “Love, Give, Serve & Enjoy” are called First Rate Living. Dave and Trina have multiplied these principles with companies in Afghanistan & India, and are on a mission to see God’s character expressed through business across the world. With a passion to teach business as mission, and long-time partners of YWAM, they currently train young business leaders to take the Gospel into the workplace & reach nations through business.
Dave graduated from Dartmouth College in 1979 with an economics degree, also earning varsity letters for football and track. He and Trina have raised three children, and have one grandson.
Lee B. Torrence
President, CWB Enterprises
Lee B. Torrence retired as IBM Managing Director and Senior State Executive for Georgia. He served in a variety of positions within sales, marketing, training, reengineering and global management during a thirty-four year career with the firm.
Currently he consults with start up companies and non-profits; provides leadership development to college students and senior business executives; facilitates urban transformation through real estate investments; focuses on the improvement of Georgia’s early education system as a director for GEEARS (Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students).
Lee is passionate about the application of the infallible and enduring principles of God’s word for the purpose of transformation within individual lives, families and communities.
He has been married to his wife, Bobbie, for 33 years and has two sons.
Kadita “A.T.” Tshibaka
D’70, TU’71, Former CEO, Opportunity International
Kadita “A.T.” Tshibaka is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He came to Dartmouth in the mid-sixties through the help of a timely scholarship and the hard work of his family. He received a BA in economics and later an MBA from Tuck. A.T. worked for Citibank for 33 years, eventually becoming the Head of Corporate Credit Risk for Emerging Markets at Citigroup, a role in which he oversaw operations in 77 countries. In 2009, he used his international banking success and expertise to serve as interim President and CEO of Opportunity International, a Christian non-profit microfinance organization motivated by Jesus Christ’s call to serve the poor. In addition to serving on a number of Opportunity International Boards and Committees, A.T. sits on the Boards of KazInvestBank and Citibank in Kazakhstan, Citibank in the D.R. Congo, and The William Jewett Tucker Foundation and The Eleazar Wheelock Society at Dartmouth. A.T. is married to Priscilla and is a father of two and grandfather of three.
Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture
Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. He has written or edited over 15 books and 70 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from the possibility of doing one’s work “in the Spirit” to the relevance of theology in the life of the everyday churchgoer to the possibility of actually loving your enemies.
His most significant books include Exclusion and Embrace (1996; winner of Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and one of Christianity Today’s 100 most important religious books of the 20th century); After Our Likeness (1998) in which he explores the Trinitarian nature of ecclesial community; Allah: A Christian Response (2011), whether Muslims and Christians have a common God; and A Public Faith: On How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good (2011).
Pastor, Christ Redeemer Church
Rev. Don Willeman, ThM, is the founding pastor of Christ Redeemer Church in Hanover, NH, a thriving congregation with strong connections to the Dartmouth College community. Prior to moving to New Hampshire he led church-based ministries in Ohio, Michigan, Texas, and Vermont. In addition, he has campus-based ministry experience from his time in Ohio. He is married to Dori, and together they have four children.
D’13, Analyst, Investment Banking
Brendan Woods graduated from Dartmouth College in 2013, majoring in economics and minoring in philosophy. On campus he was involved with Dartmouth Apologia and Aquinas House. Brendan currently works as in investment banking analyst in New York City, working on derivatives and financing products for energy, natural resources and technology companies.
D’87, Founder and Co-Chair, Worldfund
Luanne founded Worldfund in 2002–a non-profit dedicated to improving education quality in Latin America–after a nine-year career as a securities analyst on Wall Street (Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse). Headquartered in NYC, with subsidiaries in Mexico City and São Paulo, Worldfund’s mission is to raise educational quality in Latin America. Luanne structured partnerships with Dartmouth College, local corporations and government officials to launch teacher/principal training programs in Mexican and Brazilian public schools, currently impacting 400K students annually. Luanne is an Adjunct Professor at Catholic University, teaching a graduate seminar on Education in Developing Countries. She has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University SAIS and a BA in History from Dartmouth College. Luanne is President of the Worldfund Board, sits on the Léman Manhattan Preparatory School Advisory Board and is the 2011 Latin Trade Humanitarian of the Year Award recipient.