Our Advisors
Dr. Berthin has nearly 20 years of experience, as a program officer/director/manager and/or technical adviser for various large and complex policy reform programs in democracy and governance. As a practitioner he has worked in Africa, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe for both UNDP and USAID and has extensive experience in the governance and public policy reform field, particularly as related to topics such as local governance, decentralization, transparency and accountability, as well as citizen participation. He has conducted several governance assessments to incorporate activities into donor and/or government strategies in nearly 40 countries around the world.

LuisRTorres225Doctor Torres is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate College of Social Work at The University of Houston, and a researcher with both the Center for Drug and Social Policy Research and the Child and Family Center for Innovative Research. Prior to coming to the University of Houston, Dr. Torres completed a two year National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in The George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

Mr. Reid is a practitioner in private philanthropy. Dr. Reid’s research interests have included private philanthropic practice and human behavior in organizations, resulting new insights with implications for both practitioners and policymakers. In his executive leadership roles in philanthropy and business, he has developed innovative interventions in organizational leadership, healthcare, behavioral health, human services and public education.