BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Langdon Greenhalgh (President & Founder):  Mr. Greenhalgh is the Managing Director of Global Emergency Group, a humanitarian consulting firm. As a professional international disaster management expert Langdon has led humanitarian operations and consulting teams throughout the world since 1999. His most recent humanitarian consulting work includes an evaluation of Sida’s global humanitarian strategy, a UNICEF emergency supply chain review and development of a new Disaster Data Assessments Technology and Analysis project for USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Langdon has served as team leader for the Red Cross and other organizations that’s included operational management responsibilities for responses to the Nepal Earthquake, Libyan crisis (Tunisia,) the on-going conflict in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Tsunami (Indonesia), West Africa Food Crisis (Niger) and the Darfur Refugee Crisis (Chad). Prior to his work with the Red Cross, Langdon was Executive Director of Horizon Institute for Policy Solutions, a Virginia based non-profit think-tank.  Langdon completed his undergraduate work in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and received his Masters Degree in Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School.

Steve McAndrew: Mr. McAndrew is the Head of Emergency Operations for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). Steve is an international crisis operations manager with over 18 years of experience in emergency response.  He has worked in all regions of the world including Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. He has managed some of the largest and most challenging emergency response operations in the world, including the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2015. For his role in managing the Red Cross Ebola response operations, Steve was awarded an MBE medal (Member of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for Services to Humanity. Steve is one of small group of Americans for which special achievements have been recognized by the British empire. Steve was also Head of Operations for the Red Cross/Red Crescent response operations for Syria and surrounding countries and the devastating earthquake in 2010 in Haiti. Mr. McAndrew has also worked for the United States Government Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) in Latin America and Africa, and was also a founding partner of the Global Emergency Group consulting firm. He is a lecturer at USC, UCLA, Rand Corporation, UC San Diego, Santa Monica College, University of Virginia and the World Affairs Council of Los Angeles.

Peter Bond: Peter Bond, Partner, has over 20 years of Financial Services consulting experience, supporting the senior management teams at several investment banks in the areas of Mergers and Integrations, Outsourcing, Operational and Technology Transformation and Risk Management. Prior to Milestone, Peter was a Manager in KPMG Consulting's Financial Services Practice and an Associate Director at Navigant Consulting. He has advised Investment Banking, Investment Management and Private Equity clients on tactical and strategic transformation efforts within the finance and operations functions, including large outsourcing programs and the coordination of multiple integration project management offices. Mr. Bond received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

Natalie Greenhalgh (Secretary): Natalie is an educator with broad experience in curriculum development, action research, and cultural exchange programs. She has traveled to Haiti as a GEG photographer and videographer for an evaluation of Canadian Red Cross shelters. She currently provides administrative support to GEG humanitarian and security field trainings. Natalie holds a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Virginia.

Kelly Johnson (Treasurer):  Ms. Johnson is Director of Finance and Administration at Global Emergency Group.  Ms. Johnson has a strong background in management, accounting and personnel management. In addition, she has experience as a training facilitator and designer. In her spare time, she is very active with her family and children’s school (Hill School Middleburg Virginia). She holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Berry College (Rome, Georgia) and an MBA from Georgia State.

Jesper Lund: Mr. Lund is Chief of Section Field Coordination Support Section (FCSS) and Secretary INSARAG Emergency Services Branch (ESB) of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. He is responsible for OCHA’s immediate response mechanisms. He has for more than 10 years been a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team and has lead UNDAC mission to a number of large-scale emergencies including the Bam earthquake, Iran, Indian Ocean Tsunami, Aceh, Indonesia, Pakistan Earthquake, and Haiti Earthquake. Mr. Lund also lectures at the University of Copenhagen’s Masters in Disaster Management program. Mr. Lund has an educational background as officer from the Danish Emergency Management Agency and is a student of MDMa. 

Daniel Osorio: Mr. Osorio is the Chief Executive Officer at Andean Capital Management. Mr. Osorio also serves on the Board of Directors of the Ubuntu Education Fund which is a non-profit organization that provides world-class health and educational support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  Mr. Osorio began his career in 1997 at Salomon Brothers (a Citi legacy firm) in New York, and worked for Citi as a Director in their Emerging Market Fixed Income trading division until 2006. He traded Latin American external and local currency denominated debt instruments, focusing on the Andean region. Mr. Osorio has developed excellent private and public sector contacts throughout the region and is director of the Colombian Chapter of the Hedge Fund Association. Mr. Osorio graduated from Duke University in 1997, with a B.A. in Political Science, a minor in Spanish, and a Markets & Management Certificate.

Al Panico: Mr. Panico is currently a Fellow at Fordham University's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and is active in teaching and training aid professionals around the world. Al has been part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for over 40 years. He has served internationally as head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Regional Offices in Nairobi, Kenya, covering East Africa and The Indian Ocean Islands, and in New Delhi, India, covering 8 South Asian Countries. He also served as head of Federation country offices in Sri Lanka, Uganda, Malawi and most recently, Nepal following the 2015 Earthquake in that country. At the American Red Cross, Mr. Panico was the vice-president of the International Services Division; and has held management and disaster positions in Jackson, Mississippi, Dallas, and Los Angeles. He also served as special representative to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Panico spent five years with the Waitt Family Foundation in San Diego as Chief Administrative Officer in charge of charitable giving. He has served as the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Indian Ocean Tsunami Operation and head of operations for the Federation Asia Pacific Zone, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Julie Thomas: Ms. Thomas began her non-profit career in 1978 and has worked for three national non-profit organizations: the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Julie’s early experience at the National MS Society was as a Development professional, involved in planning and executing campaigns. Julie served President and CEO of the Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society for 10 years. During that time, Julie was Board Chair for two different California workplace giving organizations – the National Voluntary Health Association (NVHA) and Community Health Charities (CHC). She led the NVHA board through its merger with CHC in California – a year before the organizations merged at the national level. At the American Heart Association, Julie began her career as Vice President – and then Senior Vice President – of Youth Market Campaigns. She also served as Executive Director for the Inland Empire Chapter for the American Heart Association. In October of 2012, Julie accepted the position of Executive Director for the Santa Monica Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross of Santa Monica. Born in Detroit, Julie attended Wayne State University, received her degree in Communications and English Literature.