Board

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Gabrielle McIntyre 

Chair of the board

Gabrielle Louise McIntyre (Australia) is an international legal practitioner, jurist, and the Chairperson of The Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission, Seychelles. She previously served as the Chef de Cabinet and Principal Legal Advisor to the President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), the successor institution to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Before that, Ms McIntyre served as the Chef de Cabinet and Principal Legal Advisor to four successive Presidents of the ICTY. 

An expert in international legal practice, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, human rights law and administrative law, Ms McIntyre is also a dedicated gender and diversity advocate. In that regard, she also currently serves as co-coordinator of a gender mentoring program for international judges in The Hague initiated by African Legal Aid (AFLA).

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Melinda Reed

Executive Director

Melinda Reed (United States) has over 15 years of international relief and development experience. Ms Reed spent over four years as the Executive Director of The Friendship Center, a local domestic and sexual violence organisation in Montana. During her time at The Friendship Center, Ms Reed helped to establish Montana’s first High Risk Offender Task Force and worked with partners to improve the community’s response to domestic and sexual violence.

Ms Reed has lead emergency response teams in conflict zones and natural disasters and managed programs in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East. She has worked on projects and programmes focused on conflict mitigation, livelihoods development, psychosocial support, shelter, and logistics. Ms Reed’s experience includes both short term emergency deployments and long term project assignments in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Lebanon and Iraq.

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Racine Levy 

Board member

Racine Levy (United States) was born and raised in New York City, and has a passion for marketing and philanthropy. Ms Levy spent four years at The George Washington University in Washington DC, where she studied Business Administration and was the VP of Philanthropy for her sorority. During that time, she raised money and awareness for two foundations, Sharsheret and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation. She hosted several fundraisers, and continued her efforts with these organizations after college. 

Ms Levy currently works in media buying, and continues to be passionate about fundraising and networking, and is a member of the DEI Council at her organization.

As a new board member, she brings great knowledge in the media space and fresh ideas about fundraising efforts. 

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Demetri Wijesinghe

Board secretary

Demetri Wijesinghe (Sri Lanka) is an investigator specialising in documenting conflict-related sexual and gender-based crimes. At present, Mr. Wijesinghe serves as an investigator at the Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission of the Seychelles, where he investigates state-sponsored murder, torture, rape, and enforced disappearance. 

Prior to this role, Mr. Wijesinghe worked within the Gender and Children Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and as an investigative journalist for the Sri Lankan Government Press, writing on sexual crimes committed by Sri Lankan peacekeepers and during the Sri Lankan Civil War.

Mr. Wijesinghe has a MSc in Human Rights, specialising in international criminal law and gender studies, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Steven Powles 

Board treasurer