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Ambassadors Council

The Grassroot Soccer (GRS) Ambassadors Council (AC) is an influential and passionate group of supporters in the fight against HIV and AIDS. As committed advocates of GRS’s mission, members of the AC share their time, resources and experiences on behalf of the organization to achieve its business and program goals. The Ambassadors Council is both a leader and driver of Grassroot Soccer’s success.

* Indicates former GRS Board Member

Ware Adams
Managing Director, DC Energy
Washington, DC

Penny Ashford
Independent Professional Photographer
Wilmington, DE

Ted Ashford
President and Chief Investment Officer, Ashford Capital Management
Wilmington, DE

India Baird
Human Rights Lawyer, Consultant
Cape Town, South Africa

Steve Boom
Vice President of Digital Music, Amazon
Seatte, WA

Walter Bortz, MD*
International Medicine Doctor, Palo Alto Clinic
Author
Palo Alto, CA

Walid Tayeb Bouzid
Sports Consultant
London, England

Anne Marie Burgoyne*
Portfolio Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Will Chang
President and CEO, Westlake International Group
San Francisco, CA

David Clem
CEO, Lyme Properties LLC
Lyme, NH

Bill Draper
General Partner, Draper Richards L.P.
San Francisco, CA

Christian Eidem
Chairman, World Series of Football
London, England

Andrew Hauptman
Chairman & CEO, Andell Holdings
Los Angeles, CA

Ted Henderson*
Managing Director, Schooner Capital
Dover, MA

Ken Himmelman*
Chief Partnership Officer, Partners in Health
Boston, MA

Jason Hix*
Managing Partner, Hix, Reynolds and Co.
Albuquerque, NM

Joe Januszewski
EVP, Business Partnerships & Development
Texas Rangers Baseball Club
Arlington, TX

Don Kendall
Managing Director & CEO, Kenmont Capital
Houston, TX

Brian Klein
Co-Founder, Steelhead Partners
Seattle, WA

Joel Lamstein
President, John Snow, Inc.
Boston, MA

Ted Leland
Vice President, University Pacific
Stockton, CA

Ric Lewis*
Chief Executive and Chairman,
Tristan Capital Partners
London, England

George Lightbody
Partner, Lazy Brown Dog Ventures
Etna, NH

Miles S. Nadal
Chairman of the Board, President & CEO,
MDC Partners, Inc
Toronto, ON

Oguchi Onyewu
Professional Footballer, Sporting C.P.
U.S. National Team
Lisbon, Portugal

Jon Orszag
Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexicon
Los Angeles, CA

Robert Pirès
Professional Footballer,
French National Team
London, England

Bepi Raviola, MD*
Director, Partners in Health
Boston, MA

Betsy Reece
Managing Editor, The Quarterly Update
North Falmouth, MA

Robert Reece, MD*
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine
Executive Editor, The Quarterly Update
North Falmouth, MA

Linnea Roberts
Partner, Goldman Sachs
New York, NY

Amory Rowe
Founder, In The Arena
Lyme, NH

Gordon Russell
Founding Member, Sequoia Capital
Portola Valley, CA

Bacary Sagna
Professional Footballer, Arsenal Football Club
French National Team
London, England

David Salem
Founding President, Windhorse Group
Lyme, NH

Andrew Shue*
Founder, Cafe Mom
Princeton, NJ

Jed Simmons
Global Head of News & EDU Content Partnerships, YouTube
Atlanta, GA

Gordon Singer
Managing Director, Elliot Advisors
London, England

Alex Song
Professional Footballer, Barcelona Football Club
Cameroon National Team
Barcelona, Spain

Erin Summe
Marketing Associate, Investec
Cape Town, South Africa

Greg Summe
Vice-Chairman of Global Buy-Out,
The Carlyle Group
Boston, MA

Richard Tait
Co-Founder, Golazo
Seattle, WA

Daniel Taylor*
Partner, PLA Piper LLP
Boston, MA

Vinita Agarwal Teja
Co-Founder, The Agarwal Foundation
London, England

Mary G. Turco*
Director, Center for Continued Education in
the Health Sciences and Continuing Medical Education, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Norwich, VT

Dana Weintraub, MD
Medical Doctor, Stanford School of Medicine
Menlo Park, CA

Lynn Wendell
Consultant
San Francisco, CA

William Wiese, MD*
Director, Institute of Public Health, University
of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Ethan Zohn*
TV Host
GRS Co-Founder
New York, NY