Board of Directors

CAROL CASTIEL, INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTER, VOICE OF AMERICA

Carol Castiel is in charge of producing and managing three 30-minute weekly current affairs programs for VOA’s English Language Division. She hosts Press Conference USA, a newsmaker interview program, and Encounter, a news analysis show that elicits opposing perspectives on a critical foreign or domestic policy issue. Ms. Castiel also oversees the production of Issues in the News, a round-up of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.

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JOHN C. WAHNON

John C. WahnonJohn Wahnon, Vice President of CVJHP,  was born in the Cape Verde Islands on January 27, 1942, a third generation descendent of Sephardic Jews who emigrated from North Africa, via Gibraltar, to the Cape Verde Islands in mid-19th century. John’s great grandparents, Isaac Wahnon and Rachel Levy Bentubo Wahnon, settled in the island of São Vicente, where they raised a very large family, including son James, who is John’s grandfather.

 

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ALLAN REICH, SENIOR PARTNER, SEYFARTH SHAW LLP

Allan Reich is a senior partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, a US national law firm with eleven offices in the United States and Brussels. Mr. Reich specializes in corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities financings and governance matters. He also serves as anindependent trustee of the Oakmark family of domestic and international mutual funds (approximately US $30 bn) and a director of Kemper Sports Management, Inc.

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JACK EDLOW, CEO, EDLOW INTERNATIONAL

Mr. Edlow is a business man with international activities and travels widely. He has served on the Boards of: Beth El of Montgomery County, Foundation for Jewish Studies, Board of Jewish Education of Montgomery County Maryland, and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.

 

 

 

AMBASSADOR HERMAN COHEN, FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS; PRESIDENT, COHEN AND WOODS INTERNATIONAL

A retired career diplomat and specialist in African affairs, Ambassador Herman J. Cohen is the President of Cohen and Woods International. The firm provides strategic planning services to African governments and multinational corporations doing business in Africa. During distinguished 38-year tenure with the U.S. Foreign Service, Mr. Cohen served in a variety of senior diplomatic capacities. His last position prior to retirement in 1993 was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under President George H.W. Bush (1989 -1993).

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