Welcoming the Newest Members of the WISER Team

WISER welcomes (from L to R) new board members Hardy Vieux and Frances Woodard as well as Program Officer Audrey Mugeni

The WISER team is happy to announce three new additions for 2018. In the US, we are excited to welcome Hardy Vieux and Frances Woodard to the WISER International Board, while in Kenya, the WISER NGO is proud to announce the hiring of new Program Officer Audrey Mugeni.

You can read more about the newest additions to the WISER team below.

Hardy Vieux, J.D.

WISER International Board Member

Hardy joins the WISER International board as the Legal Director at Human Rights First and a Policymaker in Residence at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He specializes in refugee and asylum-related matters in three major US cities. Hardy is a member of the board of visitors for Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and served on Duke University’s Board of Trustees from 1999-2013. He is also part of the board for the National Institute of Military Justice.

Frances Woodard

WISER International Board Member

Frances comes to WISER as the People Director for the Walton Family Foundation. With more than 20 years’ experience as a human resources executive, Frances has held key senior leadership roles with The One Campaign, ONE Economy Corporation, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Human Rights First. She is a Senior Professional of Human Resources (HRCI) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, Frances also possesses an advanced degree in Human Resources Management.

Audrey Mugeni 

WISER NGO Program Officer

Audrey is an accomplished program management professional with years of experience managing gender justice programs in Kenya. She joins WISER after spending the past two years as the Programmes Officer for the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) in Kwale, Kenya. After studying social work at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Audrey led programmatic efforts across Kenya with Life Skills Promoters (LISP), The National Empowerment Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK), and WECREATE Kenya.

We are thrilled to have had these talented individuals join WISER in the first half of 2018 and we look forward to working with them to continue growing WISER’s impact.

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