Board of Directors

Ashok Sinha is a New York based photographer and founded Cartwheel Initiative after a trip to war-torn Sri Lanka in 2010.  His work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, National Geographic, amongst numerous other publications and exhibited in New York, London and Toronto.

Deborah Feingold  is an award winning photographer who for the past 35 years has photographed our most memorable pop icons from Barack Obama, Mick Jagger, Desmond Tutu to Tom Wolfe and Madonna and a few thousand other notables.

Clinton Doggett

Career International Development Professional with over 30 years of experience, mostly with the US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Jeremy Kohomban

President and CEO, The Children’s Village andThe Center for Child Welfare Research at the Children’s Village Institute

Chris Fladgate

Chris is a partner of Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP. His core experience comes from more than a decade of focusing on commercial litigation and construction law

Betsy Glick

An award-winning communications professional, Betsy Glick has built a strong track record helping nonprofit organizations such as the National World War II Memorial and Drug-Free Kids Campaign.

Parveen Dassenaike

A founding Trustee of The Cartwheel Initiative in Sri Lanka, Parveen is a seasoned professional in the travel and hospitality industry.  She is currently serves as Managing Director at United Ventures (Sri Lanka) and is a past president of the Sri Lanka Association of Airline Representatives (SLAAR).


Geoff Green is a photographer based in Manhattan’s West Village and thrives on the energy and creativity of New York City.  Geoff’s documentary style of work has led to a robust career and earned recognition from Photo District News, La Lettre de la Photographie, Positive Focus and the Art Directors Club.

Billy Fox is founder of the Kitsune Ensemble, an improvising chamber group inspired by rare facets of Japanese culture, and Blackbirds & Bullets, a sextet blending jazz improvisation with musical elements from around the world. Billy has received awards from the American Composers Forum, the Asian Cultural Council, the Japan Foundation, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Camilo Cardenas is a visual artist working primarily in sculpture, film/animation and installation. He spent a number of years as the Manager of the Media Lab at Children's Museum of Arts, New York. 

Joe Vena is a sculptor, illustrator, animator and educator, and holds a BFA in theatre from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  For the past decade he has worked with Children’s Museum of the Arts, where he developed and directed the Media Lab department.

Karen Ng dedicates her time to meaningful projects that make a difference in people’s lives. She founded the LANtern (Lupus Asian Network) program at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the nation’s only psychosocial support program serving the Asian American community. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Kathryn Humphries is a photographer, educator, and conservationist. She currently teaches at the Art School at the Educational Alliance, PS3, and the JCC Manhattan. She holds a BFA from The School of Visual Arts where she received the Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Lara Kisielewska founded a graphic design firm in 1992, a technology marketing firm in 2005, and two trade magazines. Lara has been an active 20-year member of both the NY Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild and the NYC Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Olivier Bailliard is the former president and CEO at Babolat US, subsidiary of a worldwide leader of tennis products. He has an extensive background in running companies in North America and Europe.

Rachel Yahes has passion for using the creative arts as a healing modality.  As a registered, board certified and NYS licensed art therapist, her clinical experience has included pediatrics, geriatrics, substance abuse, mental illness, individuals with terminal illness and military Veterans.  Rachel is currently supervisor of recreation and creative arts therapy at a Veterans hospital in NYC.

Sean Murray is a Manhattan-based art director for over 10 years.  He began his formal training in Ringling College of Art and Design’s illustration program. Sean’s versatility as an artist and designer has given him a diverse portfolio in the publishing, fashion and film industries.