Jeffrey Pankratz is the President and CEO of Justice Ventures International. In addition to his responsibilities with JVI, he serves as Managing Director of Development Sourcing Advisors LLC, a consulting firm advising U.S. and Indian businesses. His has lived and worked on and off in India since 2003. Prior to serving with JVI and DSA, Mr. Pankratz was Of Counsel at the law firm of Venable LLP where his practice focused on outsourcing transactions and development finance, including real estate equity syndications, community development lending, partnership law, microfinance, social venture capital funds, and tax credits. Throughout his career, he has been active in pro bono matters in the areas of human rights and development. Mr. Pankratz’s initial exposure to India was in 2003 when he lived and work in southern India for the International Justice Mission, supporting its efforts to eradicate bonded slavery in that region. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Pankratz served as the Director of Management and Organizational Development for Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia, Maryland, and as the Executive Director of the Community Development Law Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Pankratz received a J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a B.S. in business administration from California Polytechnic State University. Mr. Pankratz is a member of the First Alliance Church in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Russ Pope, Board Chair
Russ Pope is a partner at the law firm of Treanor Pope & Hughes, where he represents financial institutions in commercial, corporate, and class action litigation around the country. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Norlink International, Inc., a non-profit community development and relief organization that sponsors projects in third world countries, including the reconstruction of hundreds of homes in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra and microenterprise incubation in Kyrgyzstan. Russ is a Navy veteran, having served on submarines in the Western Pacific before attending law school. He received a B.S. in physics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to coming to JVI, he served for over twenty years as an elder at Grace Fellowship Church in Baltimore, where he and his family regularly attend.Thomas Kim, Board Vice Chair
Thomas Kim is Senior Vice President of Commercial & Multifamily Policy at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Tom leads all policy activities with regard to commercial and multifamily real estate finance at MBA, including matters relating to financial services regulation, commercial mortgage securitization, multifamily housing finance and commercial mortgage servicing. Prior to MBA, Tom served as Associate General Counsel at Freddie Mac, where he advised the company on a broad range of legal, regulatory and public policy matters. Previously, Tom was in-house counsel at the Investment Company Institute, the national association of the mutual fund industry, where he focused on legislative and regulatory matters affecting mutual funds and their shareholders. Tom received his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, and LL.M. from the Georgetown Law Center. Tom is a member of Open Door Presbyterian Church in Herndon, VA.Samuel Kwon, Treasurer
Samuel. Kwon is Counsel at the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP where he advises bilateral and multilateral agencies as well as project developers and lenders in domestic and international project financings of infrastructure projects, with focus on conventional and renewable (solar & wind) power projects. Previously, he served as Assistant General Counsel for International Operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent federal government agency that aims to reduce poverty in poor countries through investing in their economic growth where he was responsible for providing legal oversight to the development, negotiation, implementation and monitoring of financial assistance to Ghana, Tanzania, the Philippines, Cape Verde, Mongolia and Senegal, among others. Prior to MCC, Mr. Kwon worked with U.S. and foreign borrowers and lenders investing in energy, transportation and other infrastructure projects around the world at Chadbourne. Mr. Kwon received his LL.M. in taxation and J.D., both from Georgetown University Law Center. He received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kwon is a member of the Open Door Presbyterian Church in Herndon, Virginia.
Nancy Sung, Secretary
Nancy Sung, Ph.D. is a Senior Program Officer of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), an independent foundation that supports biomedical research. In this capacity she is responsible for $8 million annually in grants for research and education, as well as program development and evaluation. She represents the Fund on issues of science policy and workforce development, and is founding board chair of the Health Research Alliance, a national consortium of 50 private foundations and voluntary health agencies. Prior to joining the Fund, for two years she was a visiting fellow at the Institute of Virology in Beijing, China. She earned a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For 2011-12, she is on sabbatical, serving as an East Asia-Pacific Program Director at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. She also serves on the board of the Samaritan Health Center in Durham, NC, where she is a member of Church of the Good Shepherd.
David Eggert, Vice President