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Laura Anderson

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Laura joined IDF in 2017 as a Project Manager. She enjoys the opportunity to work closely with all members of the team to help manage and drive various IDF initiatives and special projects to expand and move its mission forward.

Laura earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. Prior to joining Imago Dei, Laura worked at Berkshire Partners and PwC, where she practiced as a certified public accountant in their audit and assurance group.

Laura lives outside Boston with her husband and two children. Outside IDF, she enjoys exploring new places with her family, diving into role as soccer mom, and enjoying a glass of red wine with friends.

Katie Bunten-Wamaru

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Katie has over seven years’ experience working in East African development and eleven years of experience in non-profit management. She completed her BA at Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies and was subsequently awarded a Masters in Sustainable International Development at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, where she focused on monitoring, evaluation, and youth programming. As an organizational development specialist, Katie has worked with non-profits to align their model, operations, and impact measurement with their ultimate vision for change.

Lina Maria Cañon

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Lina is joining IDF as the Operations and Program Associate. She brings a set of diverse experiences in the nonprofit sector and is committed to creating change, empowering others and contributing to human progress.

Her passion for engaging in social change efforts was born through her work as a Service Scholar at Suffolk University’s Center for Community Engagement, where she was responsible for managing the Alternative Spring Break Program. Since graduating, Lina has managed, enhanced and created programs focused on a variety of topics including homelessness, civic engagement, education, and youth advocacy. Other related experiences include serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Chicago and being a Peer Advisor for the Obama Foundation.

Erin Gerber

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Erin comes to IDF with over nine years of experience in gender-based violence programing across five regions in the world. She has worked for various international organizations leading programs to address violence against women and girls in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the Thailand-Burma border. Most recently, Erin acted as a technical advisor to the United Nations Population Fund on gender and mental health issues, supporting local and international organizations in their programming on reproductive health and psychosocial care in crisis-affected areas across Syria, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. Erin has expertise in strategic direction, program design and coordination, operationalizing minimum standards, and capacity building and training.

Lisa R. Jackson, Ph.D.

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Lisa Jackson brings an expansive background and over two decades of working in philanthropy and the social sector to the Imago Dei Fund (IDF). Most recently, she was Co-Founder and Managing Director of the College for Social Innovation, a partnership between social sector organizations and colleges to provide fully-credited, semester-long internships in Boston. Prior to launching this organization, Lisa was the Managing Partner for Portfolio Investments at New Profit, Inc.

Emily Nielsen Jones

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Emily is a donor-activist engaged in promoting human equality, justice, and peace around the world. She is particularly passionate and engaged in the nexus of faith, gender, and development and working to mobilize our faith traditions to more fully and unambiguously embrace gender equality. In her role at the Imago Dei Fund, Emily has helped the foundation adopt a “gender-lens” in its grantmaking with a particular focus on partnering with inspired female change agents, locally and around the world, to build bridges of peace and create a world where girls and women can thrive and achieve their full human potential.

“I am convinced that our daughters can contribute just as much to society as our sons. Our common prosperity will be advanced by allowing all humanity - men and women - to reach their full potential.”
Barack Obama