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Board of Directors

Teru Kuwayama is a photographer from New York. His work over the past decade has focused on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kashmir. He was a 2009–2010 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, a 2010 TED Global Fellow and a 2010 Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He received a 2010 Knight News Challenge Award to launch Basetrack, an online social media project that chronicled the deployment of a US Marine battalion in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. He is a 2012-2014 TED Senior Fellow.

Nina Chaudry is the senior producer of Women, War & Peace and co-producer of the last film in the series, War Redefined. She also oversees the Women, War & Peace website. As a senior member of PBS’s Emmy-winning foreign affairs documentary series WIDE ANGLE, she oversaw the production of more than 40 documentaries, covering issues such as the drug-fueled corruption in Colombia, the challenges to fostering democracy in Afghanistan, and efforts to reduce maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.

Balazs Gardi is a Hungarian photojournalist. After working for the leading Hungarian daily and for the largest international news agency, in 2003 he chose to work as an independent photographer focusing on people, who are socially marginalized or victimized by armed conflicts and natural disasters. His photos have won numerous prestigious professional awards and are regularly published in international magazines. In recent years he has been documenting the harbingers and consequences of the global water crisis. He publishes the outcomes through his own project website: facingwatercrisis.org

Sheryl A. Mendez is an advocate, editor and photojournalist who has worked in international hot spots such as Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, producing coverage for US News & World Report, World Picture News, and National Public Radio’s This American Life. She has a master’s degree in International Affairs specializing in conflict and security from the New School for Social Research in New York. She was one of the founding members of The Crimes of War Project, and served as the New York photo editor for US News & World Report. She is the Journalist Assistance Program Associate at the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Jeremy B. P. Hagan is an associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He is a member of its Tax Department, where he focuses his practice on federal income tax matters. Mr Hagan is a member of the Illinois bar.