Aref Altawam, PhD Dr. Altawam brings over 25 years of corporate leadership experience in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. First as President and CEO of ICM a US-based IT and telecommunications network serving Fortune 100 clients growing the company from 120 employees to 900 with over $300MM in annual sales.  Later as National Project Director with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Syria and as CEO of the Siemens AG-Approved Partner in Syria leading the company’s growth to over $60M in annual revenue, while directing a workforce of over 2000.  In addition, he co-founded NetOne International, a successful global telecommunications company based in the US.  He serves as Secretary of The GoodCoin Foundation.

Aref Altawam, PhD

Dr. Altawam brings over 25 years of corporate leadership experience in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. First as President and CEO of ICM a US-based IT and telecommunications network serving Fortune 100 clients growing the company from 120 employees to 900 with over $300MM in annual sales.  Later as National Project Director with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Syria and as CEO of the Siemens AG-Approved Partner in Syria leading the company’s growth to over $60M in annual revenue, while directing a workforce of over 2000.  In addition, he co-founded NetOne International, a successful global telecommunications company based in the US.  He serves as Secretary of The GoodCoin Foundation.

Jeni Rone Becker Ms. Becker oversees the operations of Junior Achievement along the 200 mile coastline of South Carolina, managing volunteers and staff providing educational services in the public schools of 11 counties in primarily rural areas of the State. Her sixteen years of experience in the marketing of banking services and her on-going and long-standing involvement in nonprofit organizations (Charleston Parks Conservancy, Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, and others as well as Junior Achievement) provide her with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by small nonprofit organizations.  She serves as a Director of The GoodCoin Foundation.

Jeni Rone Becker

Ms. Becker oversees the operations of Junior Achievement along the 200 mile coastline of South Carolina, managing volunteers and staff providing educational services in the public schools of 11 counties in primarily rural areas of the State. Her sixteen years of experience in the marketing of banking services and her on-going and long-standing involvement in nonprofit organizations (Charleston Parks Conservancy, Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, and others as well as Junior Achievement) provide her with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by small nonprofit organizations.  She serves as a Director of The GoodCoin Foundation.

Martina Buchal Ms. Buchal served as Cultural Attaché for the Czech Republic in Ottawa, Ontario before being selected as World Merit Global Ambassador. In that role she traveled to more than 30 countries representing an international community of over 100,000 millennials. She worked extensively in a wide variety of communities on social action projects alongside World Merit members, and delivered workshops and speeches about the importance of international collaboration and leadership towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Currently she advises business and government leaders on how to bridge the perceived “generational divide."  She serves as a Director of The GoodCoin Foundation.

Martina Buchal

Ms. Buchal served as Cultural Attaché for the Czech Republic in Ottawa, Ontario before being selected as World Merit Global Ambassador. In that role she traveled to more than 30 countries representing an international community of over 100,000 millennials. She worked extensively in a wide variety of communities on social action projects alongside World Merit members, and delivered workshops and speeches about the importance of international collaboration and leadership towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Currently she advises business and government leaders on how to bridge the perceived “generational divide."  She serves as a Director of The GoodCoin Foundation.

 
Thomas Gainor, CPA, CMA, Esquire Mr. Gainor is currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Guidance Financial Group, a company he joined 15 years ago.  Prior to that he was a Partner in The International Investor working in the London and Kuwait (Head Office) where he headed the Product Development group, founded the Fund Administration unit, and worked on numerous business development initiatives.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his BS in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.  He serves as Treasurer of The GoodCoin Foundation.

Thomas Gainor, CPA, CMA, Esquire

Mr. Gainor is currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Guidance Financial Group, a company he joined 15 years ago.  Prior to that he was a Partner in The International Investor working in the London and Kuwait (Head Office) where he headed the Product Development group, founded the Fund Administration unit, and worked on numerous business development initiatives.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his BS in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.  He serves as Treasurer of The GoodCoin Foundation.

George Stevens, PhD Dr. Stevens has 20 years of experience in grantmaking and fundraising roles in the nonprofit sector, most recently as the President and CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation in Charleston, SC a position he held for 8 years during which assets under management grew from $120MM to $220MM.  Prior to giving money away he served in fundraising positions at various museums and colleges or as a fundraising consultant to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. He started his career as a research biologist with an interest in community ecology and taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and at the University of New Mexico.  His experience as an ecologist, environmental and educational advocate, fundraiser, and grantmaker provide him a balanced perspective as President and CEO The GoodCoin Foundation.

George Stevens, PhD

Dr. Stevens has 20 years of experience in grantmaking and fundraising roles in the nonprofit sector, most recently as the President and CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation in Charleston, SC a position he held for 8 years during which assets under management grew from $120MM to $220MM.  Prior to giving money away he served in fundraising positions at various museums and colleges or as a fundraising consultant to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. He started his career as a research biologist with an interest in community ecology and taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and at the University of New Mexico.  His experience as an ecologist, environmental and educational advocate, fundraiser, and grantmaker provide him a balanced perspective as President and CEO The GoodCoin Foundation.

Leo Williams Major General (Retired) Williams has applied his leadership skills in the military, business, and philanthropic arenas, undertaking the command leadership of 10,000 Marine Reserve Logiticians supporting combat units worldwide, serving as a Brand Manager at Ford Motor Company for SUV’s and Pickup Trucks, and being appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the Board of the Reginald Lewis Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture.  Recently he led Take Shape For Life, Inc. as CEO and Chairman growing the business from $12M to $160M in annual revenues.  His leadership on the nonprofit Boards of the Navy Mutual Aid Association, Marine Toys for Tots, US Naval Academy Foundation, and the University of the District of Columbia make him uniquely qualified as a Director of The GoodCoin Foundation as he sees both the logistical and emotional sides of running a successful nonprofit.

Leo Williams

Major General (Retired) Williams has applied his leadership skills in the military, business, and philanthropic arenas, undertaking the command leadership of 10,000 Marine Reserve Logiticians supporting combat units worldwide, serving as a Brand Manager at Ford Motor Company for SUV’s and Pickup Trucks, and being appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the Board of the Reginald Lewis Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture.  Recently he led Take Shape For Life, Inc. as CEO and Chairman growing the business from $12M to $160M in annual revenues.  His leadership on the nonprofit Boards of the Navy Mutual Aid Association, Marine Toys for Tots, US Naval Academy Foundation, and the University of the District of Columbia make him uniquely qualified as a Director of The GoodCoin Foundation as he sees both the logistical and emotional sides of running a successful nonprofit.