ISS Board Of Directors
The ISS Board of Directors includes a vast amount of educational and business experience.
Arka Mukherjee, Chair
CEO, Global IDs Inc.
Arka Mukherjee is the CEO of Global IDs Inc., a global data management software company. As the founder and visionary, Arka has guided the organization from startup to growth phase, creating innovative technologies to support the world’s largest organizations. Under his leadership, Global IDs has implemented its “Big Data” products in a myriad of Fortune 2000 companies including AT&T, Walmart, United Healthcare, Morgan Stanley, and HSBC. Prior to Global IDs, Arka was a Principal at IBM. Committed to broadening access to education across India and to students around the globe, Arka has founded non-profit companies focused on micro finance, healthcare and education. Arka serves as an Associate Program Director for Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, leading the Advanced Analytics Program. He also serves as an advisory board member for the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). He received a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University and a MSc from the Indian Institute for Technology in Kanpur, India.
Liz Duffy, President
Liz Duffy became President of ISS in July 2015. Previously, she had served for 12 years as Head Master of The Lawrenceville School, a boarding school in New Jersey with 815 Grade 9-12 students, from 42 states and 39 countries. Before leading Lawrenceville, Liz held senior leadership positions at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF), and The Ball Foundation. Liz is a trustee of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and The E. E. Ford Foundation, a trustee emerita of WWNFF, and the chair of the Princeton Alumni Corps board. She has served on the boards of many other educational institutions, including Princeton University, the National Association of Independent Schools, and Cum Laude. She has spoken and written extensively on school leadership and educational trends, and has mentored many new heads and school leaders. Liz graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude with an AB in molecular biology. She went on to earn an MBA and an AM in Education from Stanford University.
Jerry Casarella, Board Member
Chief Enterprise Architect, PSEG
Jerry Casarella teaches a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students in his career as a Faculty Advisor at Rutgers University Business School and as an adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). In his classrooms and courses on consulting, operation, and HR, Jerry integrates his real-world understanding as an experienced Information Technology practitioner. Working as a Chief Enterprise Architect since 1996 at PSEG, Jerry has formulated and implemented strategic IT plans and Enterprise information architecture for multi-billion dollar business units. In addition, he has used his strategic insights and technical expertise to support various community-based volunteer programs, including Meals on Wheels, which delivers meals to homebound seniors. Jerry also serves on the Advisory Council for NJIT College of Computing Science and on the Board of Advisors for Cornell Engineering Communications Program. Jerry hold a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.
Tania Castañeda, Board Member
Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Tania (Tani) Castañeda, Ed.D. is associate vice chancellor of enrollment management and director of undergraduate admissions at Rutgers University—New Brunswick. In this role, she develops and oversees undergraduate admissions strategy and policy, U.S. and international recruitment, student marketing and communications, applicant operations, enrollment analytics in support of admissions decision-making, and campus programs hosted at a state-of-the-art Visitor Center. Previous positions at the University include director of recruitment and enrollment, director of international recruitment and enrollment, and assistant dean/director of recruitment and new student programs. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Castañeda held positions in admissions and student services at Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Boston College. She began her career in executive search and marketing research consulting firms before entering higher education administration. Dr. Castañeda earned her doctoral degree in organizational leadership from Northeastern University and holds master’s degrees in counseling from Boston College and psychology from Brandeis University, and received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College.
John T. Crisan, Board Member
Chief Compliance Officer, Johnson & Johnson
John T. Crisan is currently Chief Compliance Officer at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Prior to his taking on the Chief Compliance Officer role, he progressed through a series of roles at Johnson & Johnson, including being the General Counsel for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group; being Assistant General Counsel responsible for M&A activities for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer business sectors; and being Regional Counsel for Asia/Pacific. John joined J&J 27 years ago from the New York City law firm of O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell (since merged into O’Melveny & Myers), where he specialized in corporate law, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and venture capital. Prior to his work with O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell, he practiced with the New York City firm of Reid & Priest, where he worked in the general corporate law area. John received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1985, and his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University of America in 1982, both located in Washington, DC. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Specialized Hospital foundation, the largest pediatric rehabilitative hospital in the US.
Liz Dibble, Board Member
Chief Operating Officer, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
After an impressive 36-year diplomatic career as a senior US foreign service officer in several countries, focusing primarily on Europe and the Middle East as well as on economics, Liz Dibble joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in early 2017, where she currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. In that position, she supports the president in overseeing all aspects of the organization, as well as relationships with Carnegie’s Board of Trustees. Liz was named one of 100 top global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine in 2011, and was awarded a Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 2009. She has a BS from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and studied at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Campinas, Brazil. She speaks Italian, French, and Spanish. In 2017, Liz was the featured keynote speaker at the ISS Mary Anne Haas Women’s Symposium.
Craig S. Kramer, Board Member
Mental Health Ambassador, Global Corporate Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
Craig Kramer has worked in government relations and global corporate affairs at Johnson & Johnson since 1998. During that time, he has worked extensively in Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas, including programs in 14 Chinese provinces, 15 Japanese prefectures, and five state/provinces each in Brazil, India and Canada. Before joining J&J, Craig worked for five years as an attorney for Patton, Boggs & Blow. Following his time at this Washington DC law firm, Craig spent five years in Congress handling issues such as human rights, international tax reform and trade negotiation. Since leading the Student Volunteers Council as an undergraduate at Princeton, Craig has been actively involved with educational nonprofits. He holds a BA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and he is a graduate of the General Management Program of Harvard Business School.
Marcus Mabry, Board Member
Senior Director of Mobile Programming, CNN Digital
Marcus Mabry joined Twitter as the North American editor of “Twitter Moments” in 2015, after serving as the international business editor, a national politics editor and a mobile editor of The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. Before joining the Times in 2007 and after graduating from Stanford University and studying at the Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Sorbonne, Marcus worked for nearly two decades at Newsweek, with many of those years spent as a foreign correspondent in Europe and Africa. Marcus is currently president of the Overseas Press Club of America, and in the past, chaired the board of the Oliver Scholars Program, which promotes access to educational opportunities for bright students of color. He is a trustee of The Lawrenceville School, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as the author of two books: the memoir White Bucks and Black Eyed Peas, and a biography of Condoleezza Rice, Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and her Rise to Power.
Joshua Palau, Board Member
Vice President of Digital Strategy and Platforms, Bayer Consumer US
Joshua is VP of Digital Strategy and Platforms for Bayer Consumer US. His team leads the end-to-end strategy, execution, and subject matter expertise for to drive brand objectives and increase the usage of digital across the company.
Previously, he was the Sr. Director of Global Partnerships for Johnson & Johnson Consumer leading their partnerships with Google and Facebook. Prior to J&J, he spent 4 years as the VP of Marketing and e-commerce for Comcast and 6 years at Razorfish as the VP of Search Marketing.
In his spare time, he’s an advisor for the Fox School of Business, and works with The St. Baldrick’s Foundation whose focus is funding pediatric cancer research.
Mark Schorpion, Board Member
Former Vice President of Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson
Marc Schorpion recently retired after a 35-year career at Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries around the world. From 2014 until 2018, he was the VP of Human Resources at J&J’s corporate headquarters in Princeton, NJ, and before that he served for eleven years as the VP of Human Resources for the Global Pharmaceuticals Group at J&J. He very much believes that the HR function of a company should serve its broader mission and reinforce and reflect its core strengths, which at J&J are R&D and innovation, and that the cultural context is essential in understanding human interactions. An economist by training, Marc received his master’s degree in business/managerial economics from the University of Antwerp. His career has taken his family and him around the world, so his children attended international schools.
Homa Sabet Tavangar, Board Member
Homa Sabet Tavangar is author of best-selling Growing Up Global (Random House), forthcoming Global Kids activity cards, co-author of five books for educators, and writer for numerous national websites. Homa advises and trains a wide range of educators, corporate and non-profit teams, and creators of children’s media to optimize learning, empathy, diversity, inclusion, multi-cultural perspectives, women’s empowerment, new leadership models, global citizenship and global competence. Born in Iran, she has lived on four continents, and her heritage includes four world religions. Homa is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.
John Taylor, Board Member
Former Chief Operating Officer, T.A.K. Petroleum
John Taylor worked for seven years in the Middle East as an archaeologist, civil servant, and banker with Bank of America and Gulf International Bank. Upon return to the US, he was employed by the David family of Fort Worth for two decades. He served as Chief Financial Officer of the Great Western Drilling Company, which works in oil and natural gas exploration and production, and later as the Chief Operating Officer of T.A.K Petroleum, which works in crude oil transportation and marketing. John is a graduate of the Universities of Chicago, Cambridge, and Columbia, and has a career that has taken him to Paris, London, New York, and Athens. He is a US Army veteran and sailplane pilot with a commercial certificate and more than 1,400 hours of flying under his belt, mostly in experimental and high performance aircraft.
Lucinda Warren, Board Member
VP Business Development, Global Neuroscience & Japan Region Johnson & Johnson
Lucinda (Cindy) leads the Neuroscience Business Development Team globally and all business development activity in Japan as a Region, including scientific finding, licensing transactions, mergers, acquisition, out licensing, divestitures and alliance management. With over 25 years of broad industry experience, Lucinda began her pharmaceutical career in Canada. In 1999, she joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and has held various USA and Global roles of increasing responsibilities, including Sales, Marketing, New Product Development, Alliance Management, and Business Development Leadership. Lucinda has been responsibility for the leadership and oversight of some of Johnson & Johnson’s longest and largest global commercial alliances. Lucinda received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Cheryl Q. Xu, Board Member
Founder and Managing Director, Hope Center for National Health Studies
Cheryl Xu is the Managing Director and Founder of Hope Center for National Health Studies. She started a consulting business in 2005, advising well-known multinational companies on their market access and expansion strategies in China. Cheryl has provided consultations to both the U.S. and Chinese governments on pharmaceutical policies and contributed to the formulations of China’s healthcare reform policies. Past positions included Director of International Finance at Pharmacia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Peking University, and MBA in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.