Advisory Council

IBP’s Advisory Council is a group of eminent friends of the organization who complement the work of the IBP board and management team by widening our circle of influence, broadening our funding base, identifying visibility opportunities, and bringing different perspectives to the table. The primary function of the Advisory Council is to enhance IBP’s networking capacity for the purpose of securing additional financial support for programs. Advisory Council members act as IBP ambassadors to key constituencies and help maximize the organization’s reach, particularly within philanthropic circles.


Gara LaMarche

Leader in Residence, Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of the City University of New York and Senior Advisor, the Raben Group

Joseph Asunka

CEO, Afrobarometer

Julie McCarthy

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Nature Finance and Founding co-director of the Open Society Foundations’ Economic Justice Program

Robert (Bob) Greenstein

Founder and President Emeritus, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities

Ruth E. Levine

IBP Board Liaison to Advisory Council and Vice President of Just Societies and Chief Learning Officer, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Smita Singh

Former Chief Strategy Officer, Open Society Foundations and Founding Director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development Program

Tim Dixon

Co-Founder, More in Common