Ambassador Mort Abramowitz
Ambassador Mort Abramowitz is a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation. He retired in 1997 as President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and from the State Department in 1991. Ambassador Abramowitz also served as Acting President of the International Crisis Group - a multinational, non-governmental organization headquartered in Brussels and Washington, focusing on crisis prevention.
Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in August 1991, he was Ambassador to Turkey. He has also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, United States Ambassador to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Negotiations in Vienna, Ambassador to Thailand, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter-American, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State.
Abramovitz is the recipient of numerous awards, the national Intelligence Medal in 1989, the Director General’s Cup of the Foreign Service in 1995 and the American Foreign Service Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Diplomacy. He serves on the board of many nonprofit organizations, including the International Rescue Committee, the International Crisis Group and Children of Tomorrow.
Dr. Faizan Hafeez
Dr Faizan Hafeez is a Board Certified Neurologist, Director of Neurology and Headache clinics of North West Ohio and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Toledo Medical Center.
Under his directorship the University of Toledo stroke center was the recipient of American Heart Association’s gold award for three years running. Faizan also established the first stroke center of Pakistan at Shifa International Hospital Islamabad.
He has been active with medical organizations to enhance quality and delivery of medical care to the general population of Pakistan.
His medical training was at the Dow University of Medical Sciences, Karachi and his neurology residency and fellowship at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
The COO of Children of Tomorrow, Debra considers herself fortunate to have partnered with the co-founder, Tauheed Khan, and to have been able to create an organization with such an important mission. She believes their combined passion and drive can really “make a difference for the kids”. A well-traveled Australian, Debra now resides in New York City. In 1996, with a keen focus on developing mutual trust and respect, Debra set about building an executive search firm (Bonell Ryan Inc.) through the development of close client and candidate relationships.
Tauheed is a Co-Founder and the CEO of Children of Tomorrow, which he started with Debra Ryan begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting in 2008. Tauheed brings passion to providing solutions to communities with large-scale educational challenges, a keen eye for providing measurable results to all stakeholders and the ability to provide deliverables that make a difference.
Tauheed has an MBA in Corporate Strategy from Leicester Business School, UK, and an MSc in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida, US. He has been involved with many public sector organizations and has been an active member of corporate responsibility groups within each organization.