Formerly a GivingTuesday global leader for Kenya and program manager for the East Africa Philanthropy Network, Catherine has worked in the philanthropy sector for over 8 years driving conversations, research, and action in philanthropy policy and knowledge management and fundraising. She currently provides research, learning and stakeholder engagement expertise at Wasafiri Consulting, a global consulting partner. She is also a Senior International Fellow of the Centre of Philanthropy and Civil Society, Graduate Centre, City University of New York.
Cherisse Faith Beh
A former journalist and creative head, Cherisse now puts the skills she has picked up over the years in encouraging people to give back and to build positive attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities at Special Olympics Asia Pacific. Her current remit includes building regional brand awareness through campaigns, donor stewardship as well as digital fundraising – serving 35 countries in the areas of communications capacity building and marketing resources. She is currently a member of AmCham Singapore’s Social Impact Task Force. Previously she was at National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre as Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications and Mission Head for Giving Week, a nationwide initiative which is part of the global Giving Tuesday Movement. She was also involved in the marketing of NVPC’s key initiatives in building capacity and capability for corporates and nonprofits.
Esteban Oyarzo is an architecture graduate and visual arts teacher from Chile. He’s got a master’s degree in political communication and public affairs and more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit and public service organizations. His work focuses on the coordination and execution of projects in the fields of educational innovation, childhood policies, and volunteer work. Since 2014 he has supported GivingTuesday in Latin America, known locally as #UnDíaParaDar. Esteban is based in Santiago, Chile and loves sad songs with upbeat music
João Paulo Vergueiro
João Paulo (JP) Vergueiro directs GivingTuesday’s Latin America + Caribbean Hub. Since 2014 had led Dia de Doar, the local version of GivingTuesday, an inspiring movement that is engaging more Brazilians every year. He is formerly the CEO of ABCR, the Brazilian Fundraisers Association and he regularly speaks at conferences including AFP Icon, the Central and Eastern European Fundraising Conference, the Non-Profit Technology Conference, and WINGS Forum. In Brazil , João Paulo is a professor and PhD candidate. He volunteers for a number of organizations and designs the monthly newspaper in his parish.
JP is based in São Paulo, Brazil. Loves playing board games and traveling.
Z. J. Jallah
Z. J. Jallah is a Senior Business Analyst at Geisinger Health Plan System in Pennsylvania where he supports the Sales, Marketing, Underwriting, and Actuarial departments responsible for half a million customers. Jallah also serves as the Global Leader for GivingTuesday Liberia, and is the founder and board chair of YESLiberia, Inc. a youth-focus organization that provides educational support to students across Liberia.