2016 Board of Directors and Anne Capestrain.
Susan Stall - Chair
Susan co-founded her Dining for Women chapter in Greenville, SC in 2010 and served as a co-leader for its first five years. During this time, her chapter published DFW’s first cookbook, a project that generated $20,000 of profit for operations. Susan also chaired the 10th anniversary celebration in 2013. In 2012, she joined Dining for Women’s Board of Directors and has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, and Vice Chair before being elected Chair of the Board in 2016.
In addition to her work with Dining for Women, Susan serves on the board of JustFaith Ministries (headquartered in Louisville, KY) and will join the board of Bread for the World (headquartered in Washington, DC) in January of 2017. JustFaith has a vision of creating a vast community of people who are committed to creating a more just and compassionate world. Bread for the World educates members about hunger-related issues and equips members to become legislative activists who communicate with elected officials regarding policies that impact poor people around the world.
Susan serves as a trustee of Greenville’s FW Symmes Foundation which makes grants to non-profit organizations working in the Greenville area. She is serving in her sixth year on the board of Greenville’s Ten Thousand Villages retail store that supports artisans in the developing world by selling fair trade merchandise.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration, Susan joined SunTrust Banks in Atlanta. During her 13 years at SunTrust, Susan managed the Southeast Regional Group, managed a Commercial Center in Atlanta and served as an internal strategic consultant reporting to the Atlanta Bank President.
When their two sons were 5 and 2, Susan and her husband moved to Greenville, SC to be near family. As their sons grew, Susan and her husband graduated from serving as middle and high school PTSA Presidents to Co-Chairs of the Davidson College Parents Council. Susan also served for four years as a member of the Diocesan Executive Council for the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, for five years on the board of Public Education Partners in Greenville, and for six years on the Upcountry History Museum board.Follow
Barbara Collins - Co-Founder
Barb Collins has 30 years of professional experience in board development and nonprofit administration. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Gerontology, a multidisciplinary study of aging, Barb began her career in management and public relations for a retirement community in Blacksburg, VA. Ensuing positions took her north to Minnesota and Wisconsin where roles in fundraising, development and alumni relations at William-Mitchell College of Law and St. Norbert College gave her extensive experience organizing, managing and working with boards. In 1993, fueled by a bedrock change in her life priorities, she shifted gears and worked in consulting where she spent six years working with non-profits on strategic and development planning. It was her first step toward fulfilling a growing need to do something impactful. In 2003, a casual invitation to a potluck supper celebrating Marsha Wallace's birthday started a movement that is changing the world. Barb lives in Greenville, SC, where she has focused her efforts on growing Dining for Women, and being an active volunteer in her community, working with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Carolina, and a past member of the Parent Council at Furman University. In 2014, Barb was named an Everyday Freedom Hero by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.Follow
Marsha Wallace - Co-Founder
One of the leading change agents transforming women's and girls' lives across the world, Marsha Wallace is the co-founder and most public face of Dining for Women. An obstetrics nurse and educator for 20 years, Marsha, a mother of four is a leading proponent for the idea that anyone, right where they are, can powerfully ease poverty, HIV-AIDS, sex trafficking, illiteracy, and other issues that impede the progress and threaten the security of women and girls around the world. In 2014, Marsha was named an Everyday Freedom Hero by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Marsha lives in Greenville, SC.Follow
Barbara Wagner - Treasurer
After practicing law for over 30 years, including 10 years in private practice and over 20 years with Chiquita Brands International, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Barbara Wagner joined the faculty of Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University (outside Cincinnati, Ohio) in 2012. She serves as the Director of the Chase Small Business and Non-Profit Law Clinic, where she supervises students who provide free legal services to local small businesses and nonprofits which could not otherwise afford legal assistance. A graduate of Yale University, Barbara earned an MSBA from Boston University and her law degree from Columbia Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York, Ohio and Kentucky. In addition to her work for Dining for Women, Barbara is also a director of Dress for Success Cincinnati, volunteers as a trustee of her neighborhood homeowners' association and serves in a variety of alumni capacities for Yale and Columbia. She is married and has two grown children, and has lived in Cincinnati for more than 25 years. She is an avid gardener, photographer and, when she has the time, quilter and scuba diver. Barbara joined the DFW board in 2012.Follow
Cynthia Radford - Secretary
Working around the world as an organizational development consultant with leaders and teams from over 35 countries the past 20 plus years has shaped Cynthia Radford's global perspective. Always curious about other cultures, Cynthia was raised on a farm in the North Carolina mountains before heading off to Purdue University for a BS in Nutrition and MS in Instructional Design. After stints in Chicago and Philadelphia with Arthur Andersen, Walgreens and Unisys, she made her way south again and lives in aptly named Travelers Rest, SC. Extensive off-the-beaten-path international journeys and relationships (many in DFW locales) and ten years serving as an International Center of the Upstate director deepened Cynthia's citizen-of-the-world mindset and nurtured a passion for equipping women and girls to break through barriers to health, security and prosperity. Cynthia's been an enthusiastic member since discovering Dining for Women in 2011 and is energized to advance DFW's bold mission. She believes 'Together we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many.'Follow
Sarah Durry has served as a chapter leader for Dining for Women’s GA, Atlanta-1 chapter for over five years. Her passion for gender equity is exemplified in her professional and personal life, as the majority of Sarah's career has been spent working with organizations whose mission is to serve women and girls. Sarah began her career in nonprofits working as Development Manager for Cool Girls Inc., where she raised funds for programming through grant writing and fundraising events. She has also worked with Women in Technology, bringing together multiple stakeholders to encourage women and girls to stay in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines. In addition to Dining for Women, Sarah has been a dedicated volunteer with the Atlanta Chapter of One Billion Rising for several years. Sarah is currently pursuing a Masters in Development Practice degree at Emory University and is focusing on gender and health. She is a first generation Ethiopian-American who grew up in Atlanta, Yemen, and Kenya.Follow
Susan's successful business career spanned corporate operations and global logistic planning, new product development and software design and implementation for the medical device company Becton Dickinson. Prior to joining Becton Dickinson, Susan became a registered nurse. During her career she became an 'expert leader' for the company. Since she retired in 2011, she works as a volunteer at the Stanford Blood Center. She has been involved with DFW for more than five years, is currently co-leader of a San Jose chapter and has been a member of the Program Selection Committee. Her experiences have helped her see the 'huge, positive impactFollow
Carol Dillon Kissal
Carol has served as the Vice-President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for Emory University in Atlanta, GA since September 2014. In her role, she is responsible for all financial operations, treasury and debt portfolios, financial reporting, grants and contracts sponsored research programs, procurement and contracts management. Additionally, she has responsibility for the Chief Business Officers supporting the schools and business units in managing their fiscal responsibilities. Prior to joining Emory University, Carol was Deputy General Manager of Administration and Chief Financial Officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro), where she was responsible for developing, managing and implementing a financial operating and capital plan totaling $2.6 billion annually. Prior to accepting the role at Metro, Carol was nominated to serve as the Inspector General of the Small Business Administration by the President of the United States, a senate confirmed position. Although honored by this recognition, she respectfully declined. Carol has also served as the Deputy Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. She has directed the accounting and budget activities for the District of Columbia public school system, and was the Director of Corporate Finance, then Corporate Treasurer for Amtrak.'Follow
Connie Lewin has spent her career in both the private and non-profit sectors helping organizations grow and scale their initiatives. Her private sector experience includes launching a global brand in the U.S. and providing daily campaign insights and analytics to senior management at L’Occitane. Her experience supporting non-profit organizations includes building a new revenue source for Girls Quest, co-leading the inaugural chapter of Women of Vision NYC/World Vision USA, serving on the Board of Trustees of Trinity Baptist Church, and currently leading capital raising and program expansion at Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) as the Director of Strategy. She received an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and can be found discovering the hidden attractions of the city. Connie is driven by her personal passion to be “driven out of a job” and achieve lasting economic solutions for girls and their communities across the world. Follow
After getting her Graphic Communications degree in 1990 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Susan settled in the quaint town of Castro Valley, California, nestled in the San Francisco East Bay, not far from where she grew up in San Ramon. Soon after, she married, had a daughter, and started working in marketing for high tech companies - first for Oracle, then Maxtor, Quantum and for the past 11 years at Adobe Systems in San Jose. She transitioned to the Globalization team at Adobe in 2007, and works as a program manager to provide localized marketing content that is used in regions all over the globe. Despite the demands of raising a family, and a Silicon Valley job, there was a desire to do something more. In 2008, Susan attended a Leadership Summit for Dining for Women in Santa Cruz, CA, where she met Co-Founder Marsha Wallace, and she found that 'something more'. It is then that her involvement with Dining for Women began. In 2009, she started a chapter in Castro Valley. In 2010, Susan joined the Dining for Women trip to Uganda, and in 2011 to Nepal. Both were life-changing experiences, and made the purpose of Dining for Women's mission even more real for her. As a result of the Uganda trip (which focused on BeadforLife, a Dining for Women grantee), Susan became a BeadforLife Volunteer Community Partner for over five years, selling the handmade paper jewelry in support of Ugandan women. In 2015, she accepted the role of Mentor for the San Francisco East Bay Region. Susan joins the board as a DD member advocate, bringing her chapter leader and mentor experience to the table.Follow
Thirty two years of professional experience in human resource management took Sandy all over the world. A graduate of Cornell University, she worked for Hyatt, Richardson Vicks and Dolce Hotels, and spent 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. As their Senior Vice President of HR she travelled extensively through Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe, interacting with 32,000 staff. Following career relocations to eight states and Canada she has retired and returned to New York. Sandy joined DFW in March 2012. She says she: 'looks forward to using my skills to bolster the organizational vibrancy of Dining For Women, enabling us to serve an ever larger role in combating extreme poverty and gender inequality through the growth of our chapters and their collective giving.'Follow