Meet the LIRS President's Council | LIRS

Established in 2020, the LIRS President’s Council is an advisory committee that includes business and nonprofit leaders, policy experts and advocates, and faith leaders of varied backgrounds and sector experience.

The Council provides LIRS President & CEO Krish O’Mara Vignarajah with strategic advice related to the organization’s key priority areas and its efforts to effectively fulfill its mission and vision.

Co-CEO at the World Trade Center Institute

Susan Aplin

Independent Advisor

Diane E. Batchik

CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Sindy M. Benavides

CEO, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation

Betsy Biern

Media and Communication Coach, Keynote Speaker

Angela Chee

Former Resident Counsel, Ford Foundation

Chris Davis

President and CEO, Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Rev. Bart Day

President and Founder, Dejene Communications

Angela Dejene

Program Officer, Office of the Vice President for International Programs, Ford Foundation

Judith Diers

Former Pastor

Mary Forell

Pastor, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

Rev. Tom Grevlos

President, Christine Grumm Consulting

Christine Grumm

Principal, Hansen and Associates

Michael G. Hansen

Awards Director, Lever for Change

Muhsin Hassan

Founder and Strategic Advisor, The Hatcher Group

Ed Hatcher

Former Director of Development, Prosperity Works (NM)

Daya S. Khalsa

Managing Director, DK Healthcare Consulting

Donna Kinzer

Founder and President, Exodus Crossing LLC

Sean T. Long

Co-Founder and President, The Vessel

Lori Lovelace

Cofounder of 350.org

Bill McKibben

President and CEO, We Raise

Paul C. Miles

Speaker and Consultant, GSB Fundraising

Evan Moilan

President & CEO, Peregrine Global Services

Dr. Olin Oedekoven

President and CEO, Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Bryn Parchman

Founder and CEO, GES

LeRoy Pingho

Partner, The Bridgespan Group

Sridhar Prasad

Former Assistant Secretary for PRM, State Department

Anne C. Richard

Senior Pastor, New Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

Rev. Eric C. Shafer

Co-Chairman, Warnock Foundation

Michele Speaks

Former LIRS Board Member

Linda Stoterau

Co-Founder, Project Connect

Kristin Taylor

President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Antonio Tijerino

Vice President of International Operations, Peregrine Global Services

Laurel Vicklund

Founder & Director, Girls Empowerment Mission: GEM

Debbi Weinberg

Co-Founder/Treasure, The Vessel

Reinhard Ziegler, PHD

Co-CEO at the World Trade Center Institute

Susan Aplin

Independent Advisor

Diane E. Batchik

CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Sindy M. Benavides

CEO, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation

Betsy Biern

Media and Communication Coach, Keynote Speaker

Angela Chee

Former Resident Counsel, Ford Foundation

Chris Davis

President and CEO, Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Rev. Bart Day

President and Founder, Dejene Communications

Angela Dejene

Program Officer, Office of the Vice President for International Programs, Ford Foundation

Judith Diers

Former Pastor

Mary Forell

Pastor, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

Rev. Tom Grevlos

President, Christine Grumm Consulting

Christine Grumm

Principal, Hansen and Associates

Michael G. Hansen

Awards Director, Lever for Change

Muhsin Hassan

Founder and Strategic Advisor, The Hatcher Group

Ed Hatcher

Former Director of Development, Prosperity Works (NM)

Daya S. Khalsa

Managing Director, DK Healthcare Consulting

Donna Kinzer

Founder and President, Exodus Crossing LLC

Sean T. Long

Co-Founder and President, The Vessel

Lori Lovelace

Cofounder of 350.org

Bill McKibben

President and CEO, We Raise

Paul C. Miles

Speaker and Consultant, GSB Fundraising

Evan Moilan

President & CEO, Peregrine Global Services

Dr. Olin Oedekoven

President and CEO, Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Bryn Parchman

Founder and CEO, GES

LeRoy Pingho

Partner, The Bridgespan Group

Sridhar Prasad

Former Assistant Secretary for PRM, State Department

Anne C. Richard

Senior Pastor, New Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

Rev. Eric C. Shafer

Co-Chairman, Warnock Foundation

Michele Speaks

Former LIRS Board Member

Linda Stoterau

Co-Founder, Project Connect

Kristin Taylor

President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Antonio Tijerino

Vice President of International Operations, Peregrine Global Services

Laurel Vicklund

Founder & Director, Girls Empowerment Mission: GEM

Debbi Weinberg

Co-Founder/Treasure, The Vessel

Reinhard Ziegler, PHD

Reinhard has a background in higher education with a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, concentrating on adult learning. He taught at The University of Iowa and at Southern Methodist University. At Accenture, he held a global leadership role as Managing Partner for the Human and Organizational Performance practice. Reinhard has participated in short-term missions to Eastern Europe, Northern Africa, and Haiti. For the past 14 years, Reinhard has served as Co-Founder and Treasurer of The Vessel (www.thevessel.world). He is also the Creative Director of “Gardener of Peace” (www.reconcile.world), a project of The Vessel.

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