Board of Directors
Gurinder S. Ahluwalia is currently the CEO of 280 CapMarkets, an innovative fixed income business. He brings over 25 years of operating and financial services experience to building businesses, most recently in wealth management. Mr. Ahluwalia has provided leadership in several different roles including CEO and President, COO, Chief Risk Officer, and Executive Advisor. Previously, Mr. Ahluwalia was President and CEO of AssetMark, Inc., and served as President and CEO of GE Private Asset Management and Genworth Wealth Management, where he transformed the unit from a boutique business to one with industry-leading profitability. Mr. Ahluwalia earned computer science and engineering degrees from Cooper Union, New York University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Elvis Fraser is Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He previously served as the Vice President and Director of the Evaluation and Knowledge Services Group at QED. Dr. Fraser has 20 years of experience in international and domestic development research and program evaluation. His primary expertise is in social science research and evaluation; policy analysis; economic analysis; ethnographic studies; process and impact evaluation; performance monitoring; operations research; and translational research. Dr. Fraser has published research papers on democracy and international human rights, political instability, and the interrelationships among social, political, and economic development. Dr. Fraser has a doctorate in socio-economics, with a concentration on international development. He has conducted research and has published on the interrelationships among social, political, and economic development. Dr. Fraser also has extensive experience working on the in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. He has working proficiency in Spanish.
Jaskaran Kaur, Co-founder and Co-Director, has authored several seminal reports on human rights abuses in India, including Protecting the Killers: A Policy if Impunity in Punjab, India, Twenty Years of Impunity: The November 1984 Pogroms of Sikhs in India, and, as a contributing author, Reduced to Ashes: The Insurgency and Human Rights in Punjab. Ms. Kaur is a 2006 Echoing Green fellow. Ms. Kaur currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Discrimination & National Security Initiative of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Kaur was the recipient of the Irving R. Kaufman Fellowship from Harvard Law School. In 2001, she went to Punjab on a Harvard Human Rights Program Summer Fellowship to study the role of the judiciary in handling habeas corpus petitions filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court by families of the disappeared; her study was published in the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Ms. Kaur graduated with distinction from Yale College and Harvard Law School.
Sukhman Dhami, Co-Founder and Co-Director, was the recipient of the 2004 Unity Award from the San Francisco Coalition of Minority Bars and South Asian Bar Association for his outstanding service to the legal community. Mr. Dhami is a 2006 Echoing Green fellow. Mr. Dhami also received a two-year fellowship through the Ford Foundation to address issues of accountability and impunity for human rights abuses in India. He serves on the Advisory Board to the Public International Law and Policy Group, which provides pro bono legal services to states in conflict and transition on issues of peace and conflict resolution and human rights abuses. Mr. Dhami earned his J.D. and M.A. from the American University.
Cristy St. John is currently the Education and Outreach Manager on the AllTrials project with Sense About Science working with patient advocacy organizations and physicians to improve clinical trial transparency through compliance with FDA, EMA and WHO research guidelines. Ms. St. John has provided social media consulting services to journalists, authors, medical professionals, activists, TV talk show hosts, and musicians since 2010. Previously, she served as the social media manager at Primary Care Development Corporation, and as the project coordinator for the CDC-funded High Impact HIV Prevention team. Ms. St. John has also worked at The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Clinton Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), New York University’s Wasserman Career Development Center and Charity: Water; leading research and program development projects. She spent six months conducting qualitative research in India on the psychological impact of coping with a terminal disease with patients of the Palliative Care & Pain Management Unit of the Amrita Institute for Medical Sciences (AIMS). Ms. St. John holds an MSSW from Columbia University and an MPH from New York University.
Anonymous is an independent research and strategy consultant with expertise in human rights law and grantmaking. She has worked and consulted, respectively, for a global human rights grantmaking institution and a large multi-million-dollar foundation. Trained as a lawyer and with expertise in program management, she also directed a multi-year program on human rights and national security for a large legal organization.