Jeanine Braithwaite, Secretary
Jeanine Braithwaite is Professor of Public Policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and worked for nearly two decades at the World Bank before returning to academia. She met Scott and CCF during a World Bank mission to Cambodia and, her husband and she sponsored her first CCF child that evening. Braithwaite’s current research is on poverty and orphanhood from HIV/AIDS and other causes and government transfers in Botswana and Swaziland. She finds that vulnerable children can be helped with good policies and organizations like CCF.
Seane Corn, Director
Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga instructor known for a dynamic and inspirational style of teaching that incorporates both the physical and spiritual aspects of the yoga practice. Seane has spent time in India, Cambodia and Africa working with impoverished prostitutes and street children, teaching yoga, providing support and aid and educating them about HIV/AIDs prevention. She is also a co-creator of Off the Mat, Into the World, a philanthropic organization committed to leadership, activism and global awareness, and designed to initiate social circles of change in local communities nationwide. Seane sponsors two CCF children, and in 2008-2009 led the Seva Fundraising Challenge to benefit CCF.
Muffy Disabatino, Director
Muffy Disabatino is co-director of The Shakti Foundation and director of The DiSabatino Family Foundation. Her passion for yoga and interest in finding the benefits of a balanced, healthy lifestyle sparked her desire to start a nonprofit, and led Muffy, her husband Andy and their daughter Megan to lead workshops that raise awareness and much-needed funding to help children, women, animals and the environment. They contribute additional assistance through the work of The Laffey-McHugh Foundation and The DiSabatino Family Foundation. Muffy & Andy sponsor six CCF children and pay annual visits to Phnom Penh to visit them.
Heather Graham, Director
Heather Graham discovered her passion for acting at an early age and caught the attention of filmmakers with her breakout role in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Graham went on to score unforgettable roles in the 1997 classic Boogie Nights, for which she received the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Also in 1999, Graham was named ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow. Up next, Graham will star in Cherry opposite James Franco and Heartland opposite Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron. Most recently, she starred in Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, 5 Days of War, Scream4 (2011) and opposite Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifinakis in The Hangover (2010). She also starred with a stellar ensemble in Emilio Estevez's Bobby, about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, which premiered at the 2006 AFI Film Festival.
Throughout her career, Graham has worked with some of the industry's most respected actors and directors. Her performances include that of a doe-eyed girl in Swingers, with Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn; an ambitious young actress in Frank Oz's Bowfinger with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy; and the tragic Mary Kelly in Albert and Allen Hughes' From Hell opposite Johnny Depp, as well as roles in The Guru with Marisa Tomei; Hope Springs opposite Colin Firth; Committed with Luke Wilson; Ed Burns' ensemble Sidewalks of New York; James Toback's Two Girls and a Guy with Robert Downey Jr.; Lost in Space with Gary Oldman and William Hurt; and Six Degrees of Separation starring Will Smith. Her upcoming film projects include Baby on Board opposite Jerry O'Connell and John Corbett, and Boogie Woogie alongside Stellan Skarsgard and Gillian Anderson (for director Duncan Ward).
Graham executive produced and starred in the feature film Cake, a romantic comedy also starring Sandra Oh and Cheryl Hines. In 2004-2005, she received rave reviews for her guest starring stint on NBC's critically acclaimed series "Scrubs." On stage, Graham made her theatrical debut off-Broadway in Playwrights Horizons' "Recent Tragic Events."
Lily Kanter, Director
Lily Kanter spent several years as an executive the retail division of Microsoft before retiring to found Serena & Lily, a high end linens and home furnishings brand with a social mission of supporting organizations that advocate for underprivileged and at-risk women and children. She and her husband sponsor one CCF child and regularly host fundraising events for CCF.
Scott Neeson, Chairman
Scott led an accomplished career in the international film business prior to founding CCF. As President of 20th Century Fox International, Scott oversaw the release and marketing of several of the top films of all time – including 'Braveheart,' 'Titanic,' 'Star Wars' and 'X-men' – and managed gross revenues in excess of $1.5 billion dollars. In 2003, Neeson left Fox to head Sony Pictures International marketing operations. in 2004 Neeson resigned from his 26-year film career and began the process of his relocation to Cambodia, selling his home, car, boat and other assets. All initial costs for the establishment and operation of the first CCF facility were covered by Neeson, who now acts as the organization's full-time Executive Director. In 2007, Scott was awarded the inaugural Harvard School of Public Health “Q Prize” in recognition of his extraordinary leadership in advocacy for children.
David Ryan, Director
David Ryan has worked at Goldman Sachs for over 19 years, and is currently president of Goldman Sachs in Asia Pacific ex -Japan and head of Investment Banking Division in Asia Pacific Ex-Japan. David serves on the firm's Management Committee, Client and Business Standards Committee, and Asia Pacific Management Committee. David earned a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yale University. David and his family have lived in Asia since 2005 and have been active supporters of CCF.
Caroline Ryan, Treasurer
Caroline Ryan spent her career as an equity derivatives trader for Susquehanna Financial Group and Goldman Sachs, and holds a BS in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Caroline and her family live in Singapore, from where she makes frequent trips to Phnom Penh and CCF.
Paul Saunders, Director
Paul is currently working full time on a pro bono basis for the organization. During his multifacted career in the for-profit sector, Paul worked with WR Hambrecht & Company and SoundView Technology Group as a merger and acquisition advisor and a sell-side securities analyst, and also contributed his talents to various Silicon Valley technology companies in engineering and marketing positions. Paul has been involved with a variety of charitable organizations over the past decade, including Full Circle Fund, an engaged philanthropy organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also on the Board of Directors of Sacred Sites International. Paul sponsors six CCF children and makes frequent trips to visit them in Phnom Penh.
Kevin Schoeler, Director
Kevin established his early career at AOL (prior to its merger with Time Warner) and from there spent several years building DirecTV’s online efforts in Southern California. He left DirecTV to focus his energy on food and travel writing, and philanthropy through the Kevin G. Schoeler Foundation.
In addition to CCF, Kevin supports several domestic and international nonprofits, including the Nicaraguan Sign Language Project and the East Meets West Foundation.
Warren Share, Director
Warren is a fixed income sales manager for BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Previously, he was an attorney specializing in real estate and commercial litigation. Warren has been a supporter and fundraiser for a variety of organizations helping at-risk children including Charity Water, International Justice Mission and Maiti Nepal. Warren has also been a mentor to children in the New York City area for the past 11 years and sponsors two CCF kids that he visits annually in Cambodia.
Gary Strumeyer, Director
Gary Strumeyer is the President of BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, a registered broker-dealer subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. A former adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Mr. Strumeyer is also the author of Keys to Investing in Municipal Bonds, published by Barron's in 1996. His second book, Understanding the Bond Market, was published by John Wiley in 2005. He holds both a BS in Management and Economics, and an MBA in Finance from New York University, and has been with BNY Mellon for twenty seven years. He has served on the board of DOROT and has been a fundraiser for charity:water, and Rosie's For All Kids Foundation, in addition to being an integral part of the 2011 CCF NYC fundraising event in New York City. Gary is passionate about CCF's mission.
Bob Tufts, Director
After 27 years, Robert Tufts retired as the Division President of The Coca-Cola Company after holding various sales related management positions. He is an active fund raiser and has lead annual on-site projects for Cambodian Children’s Fund for 6 years. Stressing the importance of education & mentorship - Bob currently serves on the Big Brother/Big Sister Sports Buddies Board of Directors while participating as a Big Brother himself and has been a tutor for Church of the Palms. He also serves on the Silverstein Institute Foundation Board of Directors and on the Scholarship Committee for Ringling College of Art. Being an avid golfer – he has been active with The Oaks Club Golf Committee Tournament in a variety of roles.