Our Board of Directors
Carol lives in Columbus, Ohio and occasionally in Portland, Maine, where she works as a life coach and community activist. Passionate about women’s leadership at all levels, Carol focuses on redefining the concept of power to reflect feminine qualities. Recently she has become interested in gender norms and how much we are shaped by how we define what is feminine and what is masculine. Her interest in women’s advocacy was sparked after her graduation from Smith College. Male colleagues were interviewing for serious positions, while she was continually being asked: “Can you type, honey?” Carol is a founding board member of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio where she continues to be involved in grants and research and has just rejoined their board. She also serves on the board of the Women’s Funding Network. She thought she was working her way off boards, but recently signed up for 2 more – couldn’t resist – and has joined the boards of Women Moving Millions and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio. There seems to be a common thread.
Loreen Arbus is currently the President of the Loreen Arbus Foundation, The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation and Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc. Her philanthropy supports a broad scope of interests, including advocacy for women and girls, as well as for the world’s largest minority, people with disabilities. She has established and funds many scholarships that both enhance and elevate social consciousness around her philanthropic interests – scientific and medical research, public policy, the arts, media responsibility, human and animal rights. Arbus holds the distinction of being the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network, a feat accomplished twice (both at Showtime and Cable Health Network/Lifetime). She has been twice nominated for an Emmy. A prolific writer, she is the author of six books and numerous magazine/newspaper articles. She is a member of The Writers Guild, The Producers Guild, The Author’s Guild and SAG-AFTRA. Ms. Arbus, widely recognized for her humanitarian and professional accomplishments, has received The Heart of Giving Award presented by President Bill Clinton in 2001 and was chosen as one (of 40) Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World 2002.
Maria Chrin is the founder and managing partner of Circle Wealth Management, LLC (CWM), an independent financial advisory firm with offices in New York City and Summit, New Jersey. CWM provides customized investment management and wealth advisory services to high net worth families across the United States, with a focus on women investors. The firm manages over $1.2 billion for its clients. Prior to founding CWM in 2007, Maria was the managing partner of Circle Financial Group and was a vice president in the Private Wealth Management Division of Goldman Sachs. During her 15 years at the firm, she built a premier practice managing individual and institutional clients’ assets. She serves on Lehigh University’s Board of Trustees, is a member of the Executive Committee and the Chair of the Endowment’s Investment Committee. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, a Trustee of the Kent Place School, and a Director of Women Moving Millions.
Self-described as a passionate doer, networker, and someone able and willing to learn as she goes, Lauren Embrey of Dallas, Texas does not allow fear to hold her back. In addition to her role as the Visionary and Leader of the Embrey Family Foundation, Lauren is a theatrical producer, actor, and dancer. She is currently working on her first fiction novel and the development of her first film. Lauren channels her passion for human rights, women’s issues, and the performing arts in strategic and impactful ways through her Foundation’s focus areas: Human Rights Education and Awareness, Racial and Gender Equity, Art for Social Change and Green Shoots of Opportunity. In addition to the Family Foundation, Lauren collaborates with Women Donors’ Network, The Dallas Women’s Foundation and The MS Foundation. Lauren has two very talented sons. She also has a passion for animals (especially dogs), and loves nature, adventure, spirituality, and all good things.
Ann Lovell is a certified public accountant with more than thirty years’ experience in business, focusing on financial accounting and tax consulting. She is President of the David and Lura Lovell Foundation and served as Executive Director from 2004-2012. Ann is also a Founding Director and Treasurer of The Bravewell Collaborative, a philanthropic collaborative established to advance integrative medicine; is the founder of the Valley Foundation, which provides college scholarships in Southern Arizona; and was a founding board member of Social Venture Partners Greater Tucson. Dedicated to the advancement of women and girls, Ann is a founding director, former Vice President and current Board President of Women Moving Millions, whose mission is to catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls.
Susan is a former advertising executive at DDB Needham Chicago and D’Arcy McManus Masius London. She is a Founding Director of Women Moving Millions, having been with the organization since it’s inception. Her involvement with Women Moving Millions began with a gift to the Women’s Sports Foundation, founded by Billie Jean King, where Susan has served on the Board of Trustees for twelve years. She is also an active member of Chicago’s civic community, serving on the Board of Trustees of Shedd Aquarium, the Women’s Board of Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Steering Committee for the Women in Development program of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Board of Directors of Kartemquin Films, a producer of social impact documentary films. Susan is also a member of the Women’s Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program, a Life Trustee of Lake Forest Academy, a Trustee of St. Edward’s School in Vero Beach, Florida and a former trustee of The Chicago Foundation for Women. Her hobbies include sports, travel and family. Susan is a graduate of Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest and the University of California San Diego. She currently resides in Lake Forest, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.
Maria was born and raised in Mexico City. She moved to San Diego in 1980 where she completed her undergraduate education in Biology from San Diego State University and her legal education at the University of San Diego, School of Law. Maria is a trusted advisor to global families who face a number of unique tax and non-tax issues as a result of their connection to more than one country. Maria founded Núñez Law Group in January of 2008 after withdrawing as a partner of Baker & McKenzie. Maria believes her life was shaped by opportunities, mentors and many helping hands along the way. Those opportunities allowed Maria to have a successful and fulfilling career, family and life. Maria passionately believes that every girl deserves the chance to shape her own successful and fulfilling life and is grateful that she can now invest her time and resources to help ensure girls and women around the world can enjoy their human rights, be free of violence and be empowered to reach their potential. Maria is on the board of Women Moving Millions where she serves as Treasurer and is on the Executive and Operations Committees. Maria is also on the board of Global Fund for Women where she co-chairs the development committee. Maria wholly embraces the vision of Global Fund for Women, “Every women and girl is strong, safe, powerful and heard. No exceptions.”
Elizabeth Carlock Phillips
Dallas native Elizabeth Carlock Phillips graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and French. She started a jewelry business in high school that became her career for seven years and led her all over the world, including to Uganda, where she was Founding Designer of the Akola Project, a non-profit social business that empowers marginalized women in Uganda and Dallas, and to Peru, where she consulted for the fair-trade company Peru Paper. Phillips has been involved with many nonprofits, including founding Echelon, the official national young professionals organization that is “Mobilizing the Next Generation” for the Salvation Army; starting Generation GPAC, a grassroots movement supporting the Greensboro Performing Arts Center project; and creating programs and chairing record-breaking fundraisers for several other organizations. Since 2013, she has served as Executive Director to the Phillips Foundation, leading her board to select large-amount, high-impact grants that “move the dial” for Greensboro and Guilford County. Elizabeth was a recipient of the 2015 “Women in Business” award from Triad Business Journal. She is a member of Action Greensboro’s operating group and on the national board of Say Yes to Education and Relationships First, along with several other affiliations. Phillips is currently 28 years old and enjoys life with her husband Kevin and their two sons.
Elizabeth Sheehan is a Physician Assistant, health policy analyst and entrepreneur. She served patients in emergency rooms in the US for years and later trained deminers in Cambodia and nurses in Mozambique as a humanitarian aid worker. Six years ago, based on her unique combination of health care expertise, business experience, and philanthropy, Elizabeth launched Care 2 Communities (C2C). The mission of C2C is to provide life-saving medical care to families in the developing world through self-sustaining, community-based clinics in shipping containers. The flagship container clinic has served more than 30,000 pregnant women and their infants in Port-au-Prince since the 2010 earthquake. C2C presently operates two clinics in northern Haiti that leverage philanthropic investment to create self-sustaining primary care health care solutions. In total, C2C has provided more than 41,000 low-cost patient visits for women and their families. In addition to serving as President of C2C, Ms. Sheehan has served on a wide range of non-profit and company boards. At her father’s request, she established the Sheehan Family Foundation, which is endowed by her family’s business. For 23 years, the Foundation has applied a strategic model of partnership and community collaboration to launch and support successful programs to support the causes of education and the environment (both areas of interest of her seven siblings)! Elizabeth attended the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Duke University, and Holy Cross College. She enjoyed her time in clinical practice, but now as the best job of all – parent to Emma and Ben. They reside on the edge of a pond outside Boston.
S. Mona Sinha
S. Mona Sinha is a founding member of the Asian Women’s Leadership University project, focused on empowering women as future leaders of Asia. She is a Trustee of Smith College, her alma mater. Mona serves on the Advisory Boards of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School as well as the Global Mental Health program of the Columbia University School of Public Health. She is a Trustee of All Souls School in New York. She serves on the Advisory Council of the American Museum of Natural History where she is a patron of the Science and Nature Program focusing on science education for underprivileged girls. She is also a trustee of Apne Aap International, an anti-trafficking organization based in India.
Jacki Zehner is an impassioned philanthropic leader committed to women’s advancement and philanthropic movement building. She became a community member of Women Moving Millions in 2009 and has since become WMM’s Chief Engagement Officer. Jacki served as the Women Moving Millions Board President from 2012 to April of 2016. In addition to her role with WMM, she is President of the Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, a Board Member of The Sundance Institute and an advisory board member to many organizations including Impact Partners, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, The Shriver Report, The Women’s Philanthropy Institute, Catalytic Women and Gamechangers, the first ever film fund for female directors. Prior to her full-time engagement in the philanthropic arena, she was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. She is a member of many networks including The International Women’s Forum, The Red Cross Tiffany Circle and The United Way of Salt Lake’s Women’s Philanthropic Network. She is also a frequent media commentator, blogger, consultant and speaker on women’s success in the workplace, women and wealth, investing, and high-impact philanthropy.