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The All Hands Board Members

David Campbell, Founder and Chair

David Campbell has been a technology executive, board member, investment banker, and humanitarian field volunteer. He went to Thailand in 2005 immediately following the tsunami, and became one of the founders of HandsOnThailand.org, which brought over 200 volunteers and several hundred thousand dollars to assist the rebuilding of five Phuket fishing villages. David incorporated All Hands Volunteers (previously known as Hands on USA and Hands On Disaster Response, respectively) on Sept 6, 2005, and brought 1,500 volunteers to Biloxi, MS. Under David’s leadership over the next seven years, the organization managed over 30 projects, including major efforts in Haiti and Japan, as well as many domestic responses.

David’s 50-year business background includes positions as President of BBN Technologies of Cambridge, and CEO at public companies Computer Task Group of Buffalo and Xpedior of Chicago. David has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of public companies Tektronix, M&T Bank, MRO Software, and Gibraltar Industries; as Trustee at both Niagara University and SUNY-Buffalo; as Chairman for civic organizations including Roswell Park Cancer Institute Council, the Buffalo United Way campaign, the Erie County IDA, and the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce; as well as serving on the board of directors for numerous other corporate and non-profit entities.

Recognitions include an honorary doctorate from Niagara University, Citizen of the Year from The Buffalo News, inclusion as a Fellow in the first year awards of thePurpose Prize, and a 2013 Richard Cornuelle Award winner.

Erik Dyson

Erik Dyson, Executive Director

Erik Dyson recently joined All Hands Volunteers, succeeding founder David Campbell to become our second Executive Director. Erik has long had a passion for volunteer work, having served early in his career as regional and national program developer for Habitat for Humanity International. He continued working internationally, developing an impressive track record in international business, and is pleased to once again join an organization that combines international work with a commitment to serve those in need. Erik has taken on the important mission of guiding All Hands during its next phase of growth, as we approach our 10-year anniversary in 2015.

Prior to All Hands, Erik was the senior vice president of Latin America for GTECH Corporation, managing the company’s operations and pursuing new business opportunities. Previously he served as vice president of Latin America and Caribbean, where he guided the growth and development of the company’s presence in the region. Before joining GTECH, Erik worked in commercial real estate in the Boston area, and also worked for three years in El Salvador and Costa Rica with Habitat for Humanity International.

Erik graduated from Harvard Business School with a Masters in Business Administration, and American University where he studied International Business and Finance. Erik currently serves on the board of directors for Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island and Helping Hands and Hooves.

Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson, who lives in San Rafael, CA, volunteered with All Hands in Leogane in both 2010 and 2011. Bill’s professional experience includes working in San Francisco city government, and service on the Marin County Disaster Preparedness Commission, as well as operating a business providing advice to Japanese executives regarding understanding business practices in the U.S.

Stefanie Chang

Stefanie Chang first joined All Hands as a volunteer in Biloxi, MS during its Hurricane Katrina response. That experience snowballed into five years building All Hands Volunteers. As a project coordinator in the Philippines, Peru, and Bangladesh, and as a project director in Indonesia, Haiti, Japan, and the USA, Stefanie helped shape the organization’s strategy, partnerships, and operations.

She is pursuing her Masters of Arts degree in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Jack Ferrebee

Jack served in the Army from 1966-1969 and has worked for the American Red Cross in Vietnam performing social services for military men and women and in the US in Disaster Services. Jack earned his BA from George Washington University in 1973 and his law degree from George Mason School of Law in 1976; he practiced law until his retirement in 2007. At the time of retirement, Jack was a partner in the firm of Hofheimer/Ferrebee, P.C. in Virginia where his practice involved general civil litigation. Upon retirement Jack and his wife moved to Savannah, Georgia.

Following the Fall 2008 series of hurricanes that devastated Haiti, Jack was moved by the dire need he saw on the news and traveled to Haiti as a volunteer to join All Hands’ response project. Impressed with the effectiveness of the work he returned to the project with his wife in early 2009, and joined the All Hands board of directors in June 2009.

Ian D’Arcy

Following an eclectic mix of initial ‘adventures’, Ian has spent his professional career in Creative Marketing Services and advertising. Following the disposal of his first agency in the early nineties he spent time working with Carlson Companies Inc. Minnesota. He is currently Chairman of two companies – Hotcake Marketing, a digital advertising agency, and Tynan D’Arcy, a brand design consultancy. His experience has been gained working with global clients in all categories of consumer marketing on some of the world’s most famous brands.

He first volunteered with All Hands in 2007 at Project Pisco, Peru and subsequently at Project Rayenda ( 2008 ) and Project Sungai Gerringging ( 2009 ). He is also Chairman of the trustees of All Hands Volunteers Trust ( UK ) and helps co-ordinate the activities of the All Hands Euro-Council.

A keen sailor, Ian has two children and lives near Henley-on-Thames, UK.

Eric Gebaide

Eric, Managing Director, of Innovation Advisors in New York, has over 20 years experience advising and operating public and privately held technology companies in every phase of their development, as an attorney, merchant and investment banker. Prior to founding Innovation Advisors, Eric was a senior banker for over five years with Broadview Int’l LLC (now Jefferies Broadview), and also practiced law in New York and Florida for several years.

Eric has been involved with All Hands as a volunteer and donor since the organization’s Katrina response project in Biloxi, Mississippi, and joined the Board in December 2009.

Eric earned his MBA with honors from Columbia Business School, as well as a JD cum laude and AB from the University of Miami. He and his family live on Long Island, NY.

Adam Haber

Adam has had a long career in Finance. He traded commodities for over two decades on several different exchanges, is a principal in the commercial real estate firm ScanlanKemperBard (SKB) and is an active Angel Investor in start-up companies. He is also owner of Michelin starred Aldea restaurant in Manhattan. Adam has been a trustee on the Roslyn School Board since 2009.

He first became involved in All Hands through the response project in Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. Adam was on site with his family after the floods in Cedar Rapids and went to Leogane, Haiti to pitch in after the devastating earthquake. He helped All Hands start their project on Long Island after Superstorm Sandy. Adam joined the Board in March 2014.

Adam graduated with honors from LIU Post with a Master’s Degree in Political Science. He attended SUNY Albany many moons ago with a a Bachelor’s Degree of Science with a concentration in Finance. He and his family reside in Long Island, NY.

Peter S. Kirkwood, Esq.

Pete earned his BA from Williams College in 1993 and his JD from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1999. Pete has since been a copywriter, roofer, counsel for a technology company, real estate developer, executive committee member of a conservation nonprofit, and humanitarian field volunteer. He now runs a craft brewery (ShawneeCraft) in Shawnee, Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Pete speaks Spanish, French, and Thai.

Pete was living in Phuket when the tsunami of 2004 occurred. In response to this disaster, Pete leveraged his knowledge of fundraising, understanding of real estate and construction, legal expertise, and fluent Thai language skills, to establish an effective framework for delivering significant relief where it was needed, quickly and accountably. That framework, with the help of David Campbell and others, coalesced into Hands On Thailand, which is the seed from which All Hands Volunteers sprung.

All Hands Board Members

Michael McQueeney

One of Summer Street’s founding partners, Mike currently oversees the firm’s investment activities and takes an active role in virtually every aspect of the investment process from debt sourcing to fund marketing. He serves on the board of portfolio company MaxQ Technologies.

A former senior executive with extensive sales, marketing and operations experience in the banking, manufacturing and construction industries, Mike is Treasurer of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies. He earned his MBA at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College. Mike resides in Buffalo, NY.

Darius A. Monsef IV

Darius Monsef is an entrepreneur and businessman with over five years of experience developing B-to-B & B-to-C online applications. Following the Asian Tsunami in 2004, he helped assist in the foundation of HandsOnThailand, All Hands’ first project, and coordinated some of the response efforts throughout affected areas along the Thai coast.

Darius served as the Operations Director for All Hands’ Hurricane Katrina Response Project, since All Hands initiated operations in the first days of September 2005 until closing our operations in January 2006. He facilitated the day-to-day operations of the Katrina Project and the efforts of 50-100 volunteers and regularly meets with local, state and federal relief officials. Darius who is based in San Francisco, CA, joined All Hands as a Board Member in 2009.

Mike Pehl

Mike Pehl is Managing Director of North Bridge Growth Equity. He has served on the boards of more than a dozen private and public technology companies.

Mike co-founded North Bridge Growth Equity in 2007 with Doug Kingsley and the Venture Partners founders, Ed Anderson and Rich D’Amore. Previously, Mike was a Partner at Advent International, where he was involved in managing the technology portfolio. He has far-reaching growth equity experience as both an investor and an operator.

Mike is known as a high energy investor who brings the entrepreneur’s perspective. As a company founder and CEO, he built businesses of meaningful scale and took companies public with minimal capital investment. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Razorfish following the merger of Razorfish and i-Cube. At i-Cube, Mike had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and successfully took the company public. Previously, he founded and led International Consulting Solutions (ICS), an SAP implementation and business process consultancy that he sold to Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, and was a co-founder of SAP America.

Mike grew up in Germany and moved to the US in the early eighties.

Sanda Simanavicius

Sanda has been employed with Ziff Brothers Investments (“ZBI”) since 1999. She is the Vice President of Operations for ZBI Equities. Based in New York City, ZBI is the primary investment  vehicle of the Ziff family and related entities. Prior to joining ZBI, Sanda was an investment banking analyst with Salomon Brothers and a consultant with ICF Kaiser.

Sanda joined the All Hands board of directors in May 2013 after volunteering with the Staten Island project. Since then she has done project work with All Hands in Long Beach, NY.

Sanda holds a Bachelor of Science and Foreign Service degree in Development Economics from Georgetown University.

Nick Taranto

Nick is cofounder and CEO of Plated.com, the e-commerce food tech startup based in New York City. Plated’s mission is to help Americans eat better. Nick first worked with All Hands in Khao Lak, Thailand in 2005. He has since worked on All Hands projects in Mississippi, Indonesia, Haiti, and Staten Island. Nick is a US Marine Corps infantry officer, and has spent time consulting with McKinsey & Co and as a private wealth advisor with Goldman Sachs. He received his MPA and MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School and Business School. He has six brothers and sisters, is married, and loves peaty whiskey and esoteric endurance sports. Follow him @NickTaranto

Laura Winthrop

Just a few days after the March 11, 2011 earthquake, Laura was introduced to David Campbell and Marc Young and began helping All Hands Volunteers establish a project in Japan to provide relief to tsunami-ravaged communities in Iwate Prefecture. Laura is currently working at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo on a Council on Foreign Relations fellowship, and is assisting the U.S. Ambassador with public-private partnerships and NGO coordination related to relief and recovery efforts.

Prior to this, Laura was a Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where she covered issues related to international development, the United Nations, and the Peace Corps. Previously, Laura worked in risk management consulting for companies operating in complex international environments, in foreign policy think tanks, and on political campaigns. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Cambridge University and a bachelor¹s degree in History from Harvard University where she graduated magna cum laude.

All Hands Volunteers Advisory Council

Adam Haber
Scott Stoughton
Marc Young