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Board of Directors
Getulio P. Carvalho
Getulio Carvalho is a widely published researcher and author on issues of accountability in Latin America, with a special emphasis on governance in Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, where he lectured at the Institute of Public Service prior to receiving his degree. Carvalho began his career as an associate professor at the Brazilian School of Administration of the Getulio Vargas Foundation and rose to become department head and then assistant dean. He subsequently directed the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics education and training department and was appointed deputy secretary general at the Education Ministry of Brazil. In 1987 Carvalho joined the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., where he remained until 1998. During this time, he served as the director of the Department of Education. Most recently he worked as the General Manager of Vitae in São Paulo, an affiliate of the Lampadia Foundation, which funded cultural and educational projects in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Carvalho’s publications include books and articles on Petrobrás, transnational enterprises, public budgeting, and systemic corruption.
Richard Foos has been in the entertainment business for over thirty-five years starting with a small record store named Rhino Records, and eventually growing it into the well-known audio label which was sold to Time Warner in 1998. Since then, Foos and his partners started another company, Shout! Factory. Now in its 11th year, Shout! is one of the leading independent video and music companies in entertainment. Grounded in the belief that social values and business values must be aligned, he believes in giving back in all his business concerns. To this end, he serves on the boards of the Little Kids Rock, The Nation Institute, Government Accountability Project, Chrysalis and other non-profits that share a commitment to social progress. A resident of Los Angeles, Mr. Foos is an alumnus of Beverly Hills High School and Whittier College.
Mark C. Niles
Mark Niles is Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. He recently returned to WCL after three years as Dean and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law.
He teaches and specializes in civil procedure, administrative law, constitutional law, governmental liability, and law and literature. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Dean Niles served as a clerk for the Honorable Francis Murnaghan, Jr., of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; as a litigation associate at the D.C. firm of Hogan and Hartson; and as a staff attorney in the civil appellate division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served as the Reporter for the Maryland Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association. He spent twelve years as a professor at WCL, the last six as full professor and associate dean for academic affairs.
Richard Salzman is a former president of the Washington Council of Lawyers, and has worked extensively as co-counsel with the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. He is a partner in the firm of Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman, PLLC, and a 1988 graduate, with honors, of the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Salzman has been litigating employment/civil rights claims in federal and local courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia since 1989. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Supreme Court, Maryland and California bars.
Scott Siegler formed Mediasiegler, Inc. in 2010 after 7 years as a managing partner at ZelnickMedia, the NY-based investment/management firm. While at that firm he focused on ad-supported media and was responsible for a number of the firm’s media investments, including OTX, ITN Networks, SkyMall, and Cannella Response Television. The investment thesis for all four shared a similar perspective on the broadcast television ad marketplace: that the market was highly inefficient and that more efficient alternative advertising models stood to benefit.
Prior to joining ZelnickMedia, Mr. Siegler was president/COO of Knowledge Broadcasting, an internet content and technology company backed by Larry Ellison and Michael Milken’s Knowledge Universe. From 1997 to 2000 Mr. Siegler founded and ran the television production entity Granada America, a division of ITV plc. ITV is the largest broadcast production/distribution company in the UK. From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Siegler was president of Columbia Pictures Television and oversaw the combined television operations of the studio when it was renamed Sony Television. At the conclusion of his presidency, Mr. Siegler was involved as an operating partner, a board member or a seed investor in several game and internet ventures, including Tsunami Media, American Cybercast, Netscape Communications, and Pandora Music.
Mr. Siegler holds an M.F.A. in theatre arts from Brandeis University, an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. in Literature and Philosophy from Union College (Phi Beta Kappa). He also attended the American Film Institute under a directing fellowship.
Bradford S. Weeks
Bradford Weeks is the medical director of the Weeks Clinic for Corrective Medicine and Psychiatry on Whidbey Island off the coast of Seattle. After pursuing research in vitamin D and mineral metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital, he focused on neuropsychiatry and completed a medical internship and psychiatric residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in N.H. For the past 18 years, he has developed “corrective” protocols for people suffering with degenerative diseases such as MS, cancer and all psychiatric illnesses including post-traumatic stress disorder. He currently serves as a director of the International Schizophrenia Foundation and recently founded The Corrective Health Institute – a multi-disciplinary effort committed to developing and promoting effective and cost-effective, non-patented, treatment protocols free from the for-profit influence of Big Pharma.