Ankush Bansal

Immediate Past President

Ankush Bansal, MD, FACP, FACPM, SFHM, MRCP (London), CFLC is a physician board-certified in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. He is based in Palm Beach, FL. He is Voluntary Clinical... Read More

Rakesh Bharania


Rakesh Bharania is President of Tarian Innovation and has spent more than 29 years in the humanitarian sector, focusing on the intersection of emerging technologies and international crisis response. He... Read More

Leslie Gross

Vice President

Leslie Gross is a nationally-recognized strategic advisor, deploying 20+ years of expertise in public policy and systems change. During her career, she’s advised cabinet secretaries, C-suite executives, and advocacy campaigns... Read More

Van Ly


Van Ly is an accomplished leader with 20 + years of marketing experience that spans multiple different industries from automotive to retail to tech. His expertise has been focused on... Read More

Cherie Magennis


Cherie Magennis is a product management leader and entrepreneur with deep technical expertise in AI, data science, and systems engineering. She is passionate about helping people and companies make data-informed... Read More

Jen Melton


David L. Schwed


David L. Schwed is an accomplished and results-driven cybersecurity and information technology executive and entrepreneur with broad based expertise leading organizational IT strategy, high-visibility projects and programs, and skilled technical... Read More

Ben Smilowitz

Executive Director

Ben Smilowitz witnessed the bungled Hurricane Katrina response while managing a high-volume Red Cross Client Service Center in Gulfport, MS. Soon after, Ben launched Disaster Accountability Project, an independent watchdog,... Read More

Sanjay Thirumalai


Sanjay Thirumalai is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of experience in India and US across strategy, operations, and transformation. He is currently the Chief Global Delivery Officer... Read More