Board of Advisors

Catalyst was established in the United States in 1962. Now, we are the leading global nonprofit dedicated to accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion.

Our Advisors—important members of our Supporter community—are high-level executives from leading companies who help guide our direction.

Chair Karen S. Carter President, Packaging & Specialty Plastics The Dow Chemical Company
Cynthia Bowman Chief D&I and Talent Acquisition Officer Bank of America
Tiffanie Boyd SVP and Chief People Officer McDonald’s USA
Alison Braman Senior Vice President, Human Resources Hilti North America
Lisa Chang Chief People Officer The Coca-Cola Company
Vinita Clements EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer Nationwide
Kevin Edwards Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Bechtel
Evelyn Espinal Global Vice President of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Unilever
Margaret M. Foran Chief Governance Officer, VP & Corporate Secretary Prudential Financial, Inc.
Crystal Hanlon Senior Vice President and Culture Officer The Home Depot, Inc.
Lorraine Hariton President & CEO Catalyst, Inc.
Vanice Hayes Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dell Technologies
Jennifer S. Kingston Principal, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Edward Jones
Matt Krentz Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Leadership Chair Boston Consulting Group
Telva McGruder Executive Director Global Body Manufacturing Engineering General Motors
Melonie Parker
Chief Diversity Officer Google
Smita Pillai Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Janet Pines Executive Vice President, Strategy and Research Brodeur Partners
Kavitha Prabhakar Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Deloitte
Susan Reid Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion Morgan Stanley
Elena Richards Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer KPMG LLP
Don J. Robertson EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer Northwestern Mutual
Samantha Saperstein Managing Director, Women on the Move JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Terry Stone Managing Partner, Americas, and Executive Sponsor of Inclusion & Diversity Oliver Wyman
Tony Tenicela Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sodexo
Karyn Twaronite Partner and Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer EY
Raj Verma Chief Diversity, Culture and EX Officer Sanofi


Historic List of Board Chairs

Marilyn Laurie Senior Vice President, Public Relations AT&T Communications 1986 – 1988
Cam Starrett Senior Vice President, Human Resources Nestlé USA, Inc. 1989 – 1991
Ursula Fairbairn Senior Vice President, Human Resources Union Pacific Corporation 1992 – 1993
Marcia Worthing Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs Avon Products, Inc. 1994 – 1997
Roberta Gutman Executive Director Motorola Foundation 1998 – 2000
Jill Kanin-Lovers Senior Vice President, HR & Corporate Affairs Avon Products, Inc. 2001 – 2003
Denise Morrison President, Campbell USA Campbell Soup Company 2004 – 2006
Jan Fields President McDonalds USA, LLC 2007 – 2012
Teresa Finley Chief Marketing and Business Services Officer UPS 2013 – 2017
Rohini Anand SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer Sodexo 2017 – 2019
Jana Cohen Barbe Partner and Former Global Vice Chair Dentons US LLP 2020 – 2021