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Find out more about our Board of Trustees and discover who was part of the Development Committee which led to the establishment of FaithInvest.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Julia Hammerman is the Executive Director and Founder of JLens, a network of more than 9,000 individual and institutional investors who seek to apply a Jewish lens to the modern context of values-based impact investing. She is inspired by the use of investment capital and business as a force for good in the world. She oversees JLens' educational, advocacy and advisory services. She began her career two decades ago in investment banking on Wall Street and later served as an investment advisor at JP Morgan and Merryll Lynch. She was on the founding team of a for-profit social enterprise focused on women's health. Most recently she was the Impact Investment Strategist at a multi-family office where she implemented customised impact portfolios. She is a Wexner Foundation Jewish Heritage alum, an UpStart incubator graduate and a Cordes fellow, and has served on the boards of the Federation, ADL and the Jewish Community Relations Council.
Council of Islamic Scholars of Indonesia
Hayu Prabowo is a corporate finance expert with more than 20 years in financial modelling on company valuations for mergers and acquisitions. He is currently a lecturer in Islamic Economics and Finance, with a social interest in sustainable financing. His interest in sustainable finance relates to his position as the Chairman of the Environmental and Natural Resources Board of the Council of Islamic Scholars of Indonesia (MUI), the nation's top Muslim clerical body. Before joining FaithInvest, he was the Vice President of Finance and IT as well as Vice President of Supply Chain Management for a multinational energy company.
SHAUNAKA RISHI DAS
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Shaunaka Rishi Das has been Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies since 1997 and Hindu Chaplain to Oxford University since 2009. In 2013 he was appointed by the Government of India to be a member of the International Advisory Council of the Auroville Foundation, and was a Member of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, Woolf Institute, Cambridge, from 2013 to 2015. He has served as Founder Trustee of Bhaktivedanta College, Belgium, Chair of the Northern Ireland Interfaith Forum, Trustee of the Interfaith Network UK, Editor of ISKCON Communications Journal and Convenor of the ISKCON Interfaith Commission.
SUSAN SMITH MAKOS
Mercy Investment Services
Susan Smith Makos joined Mercy Investment Services in November 2008 and was Vice President of Social Responsibility until stepping down in September 2020. She remains a Socially Responsible Investment Advisor for Mercy, and has extensive experience in shareholder advocacy and socially responsible investing. She served in a variety of leadership roles over more than 20 years with Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners), a health system based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She served as a member of the board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility from 2008 to 2014, and as its board chairperson from 2010-2012. She also served on the board of a Wisconsin-based health system from 2004-2016. She has a BA cum laude in mathematics and Spanish from Kenyon College and a juris doctor degree cum laude from Indiana University. She is licensed to practice law in Ohio.
DAVE ZELLNER CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Dave Zellner is FaithInvest's Board Chairman. He has been with Wespath since 1997 and is responsible for the entire Investments Division, comprised of Investment Management, Investment Services and Sustainable Investment Strategies. Wespath provides retirement plans, investment solutions and health benefit plans rooted in the principles of The United Methodist Church. As CIO, Dave is responsible for executing and administering Wespath's investment Program as directed by its Investment Strategy Statement and Statement of Administrative Investment Policy. Former employers include Shell Oil Company where he managed equity portfolios for Shell's retirement plans, and Investment Research Company (an investment management firm), where he was a portfolio manager and responsible for managing the firm's investment operations.
FaithInvest was founded as a result of a landmark meeting of faith investors, investment specialists, the United Nations and NGOs in Zug, Switzerland in October 2017. Following the Zug meeting, a development committee, made up of faith-based members and investment professionals, was formed to shape FaithInvest. We became a legal entity in spring 2019 and achieved charitable status in December 2019.
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