David Stillman, PhD, Executive Director and Board Member (ex officio)
David Stillman is a founder and the Executive Director of the Public-Private Alliance Foundation, which was established with support from the ambassadors to the United Nations from Madagascar, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He has led the Foundation's work in those countries and in seminars at the UN and elsewhere on aspects of sustainable development including, since the 2010 Haiti earthquake, renewable energy for cooking. During a career with the United Nations, he worked with intergovernmental bodies and UN agencies for collaborative efforts on development, relief and reconstruction. As a Senior Officer in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, he was a member of the team that supports the deliberations of the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly. He was posted to Pakistan with the UN Development Programme, and before joining the UN he worked in Togo, Ghana and Kenya. Stillman is a Member of the Board of the UN Association of the USA Southern New York State Division, a Past-President of the UN Association of Westchester, is associated with the Rotary Club of New York, and is an honorary board member of the North Carolina-based American Freedom Association. He holds a BA from the School of International Service of The American University, and an MA and PhD in political science from Duke University. He was a research student at the University of Ghana. He speaks English and French and reads Spanish.
Jenny Lee-Platek, Accountant
Natalie Araya, Web and Program Associate
Natalie Araya started as an intern for the Public-Private Alliance Foundation in the summer of 2016 and has now become the Web and Program Associate after helping to redesign the Foundation's website. She is currently a junior a Tufts University, majoring in International Relations. At Tufts, Natalie works as a Program Associate for the Peace and Justice Studies Program, blogs for the Admissions site, and is the Director of External Affairs for the Tufts Dance Marathon. She graduated from Hastings High School in 2014, where she served as the Vice President of the Student Council (2013-2014). She is fluent in English and Spanish, and proficient in French; she enjoys seeking any opportunity that helps her incorporate these languages into her work!
Steadman Blake, Program Assistant
Steadman Blake started as an intern for the Public-Private Alliance Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) Southern New York State Division (UNA-SNY) in the summer of 2018. Since April 2019 he has become a program assistant for PPAF, focused mainly on updating the Gallery section of the website. In addition to that he continues as an Intern for UNA-SNY. Steadman is a student at Seton Hall University, where he is a junior as of summer 2019