Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. graduated magna cum laude from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1999 and received an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He studied international law at Oxford University (Magdalen College) in Oxford, the United Kingdom and Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.
Mr. Winnie is a partner of Henson, Pang and Winnie, a premier international law firm and consulting group with offices in Washington, D.C. in the United States and Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China. He also serves as Director of the China Program for the Eurasia Center and its Eurasian Business Coalition, an organizations dedicated to promoting and preserving the ideas of affordable housing, economic cooperation, environmental sustainable development and the promotion of business development, tax and trade between the United States and the fifty nine nations comprising Eurasia.
Mr. Winnie has extensive experience in international affairs, international business development and trade, and domestic and international tax policies. He has communicated or worked with members of Congress, numerous U.S. agencies, as well as foreign governments at the highest level, including heads of state. Mr. Winnie holds, or has held, many prominent positions including most recently: Director of the China Program for the Eurasia Center; Vice-President of Global Business Development for the Eurasian Business Coalition; and countless board positions for international organizations. He is particularly experienced in Asia and Eastern Europe, travelling to countries such as China, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and numerous others. Many of these were as part of official US delegations, or as a direct invitation from the foreign government. In 2010, Mr. Winnie organized a meeting between several members of a Beijing delegation, representing the China Association for International Friendly Contact, with several members of Congress to discuss US foreign policy objectives and mutual collaboration.
As the Director of the Eurasian Business Coalition’s China Program, Mr. Winnie was appointed by the Guangxi Investment Promotion Agency as Business Development
Representative for North America. He has been responsible for the promotion of business development, tax and trade between Guangxi province in the People’s Republic of China and the United States. Ralph has worked directly with clients who wanted to do business in Guangxi province, arranging meetings with provincial government officials and the Guangxi Investment Promotion Agency who have assisted him in helping to identify and locate potential Chinese joint venture partners for clients.
Mr. Winnie has also hosted high level delegations from Guangxi province in Washington, D.C. and organized a seminar for Guangxi government officials to meet with individuals and business leaders who had an interest in learning about business and cultural opportunities in China in September 2005 and December 2007.
Mr. Winnie is responsible for advising domestic and foreign clients regarding international tax minimization strategies and joint venture partnerships in China. He has been a VIP guest of the Guangxi Investment Promotion Agency at the annual China- ASEAN Exposition in Nanning, negotiating and establishing relationships with potential Chinese business partners for firm clients. Ralph has been interviewed and written up in the local Nanning Daily Press and has done live interviews with CCTV. Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. also works with various coalition and industry groups in Washington, D.C. such as the U.S. Asian Cultural Academy and Rotary International. He has published opinion editorials in Russia Now, an international supplement of the Washington Post, discussing a variety of topics related to current business trends and foreign policy issues dealing with China and Russia and his definitive article on Taxation of International Athletes appeared in Tax Notes International.
Mr. Winnie. has extensive experience and expertise dealing with members of Congress, U.S. agencies and foreign governments. His foreign governmental contacts are on the highest level, having reviewed an agreement between an Asian Government and the Government of the United States for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital. Ralph similarly assisted this same foreign governmental entity by developing relationships with members of Congress in an effort to locate medical equipment for the Army Hospital in that country.
Mr. Winnie. is an accomplished speaker, speaking at prestigious institutes such as The World Bank, The Woodrow Wilson Center, and Columbia University. He has also granted numerous interviews for media organizations such as the Voice of America and Chinese Central Television (CCTV). Mr. Winnie’s international breadth is evident through his numerous published articles in such publications as the Washington Post, the Diplomatic Courier and Tax International. Topics ranged from energy and gas to privatization in Russia and US-China trade issues. He has also attended prestigious conferences such as the 2011, G8 conference in Deauville, France.
Mr. Winnie was a high school wrestler in Hawaii for Punahou High School and currently serves on the Executive Board of the United States Wrestling Foundation. He was team leader of the U.S. wrestling team at the Cerro Palado tournament in Cuba.
Jonathan Terrell is the Founder and President of KCIC. He has more than 30 years of international financial services experience with a multi-disciplinary background in accounting, finance and insurance. Prior to founding KCIC in 2002, he worked at Zurich Financial Services, JP Morgan, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In addition to leading KCIC’s business operations, Mr. Terrell is in demand as an expert witness in disputes involving insurance company reorganizations, economic damage calculations, and insurance coverage valuation. He also speaks at industry events and blogs extensively about industry-related topics, as well as on entrepreneurship and organizational health.
A dedicated family man, avid endurance athlete, lover of the arts, and enthusiastic culinarian, Mr. Terrell is a supporter of philanthropic organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, Legatus, and Live Action. He also is on the Corporate Advisory Council of Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., where he lives with his wife and two sons.
On February 5, 2018, Mr. Terrell became one of a small number of people worldwide to finish the World Marathon Challenge: seven marathons, in seven days, on all seven continents. His mission was to encourage conversations around pediatric mental health, while raising $1 million toward upgrading the inpatient mental health unit at Children’s National hospital. Learn more at taketherisk.run.
Born and raised in the UK, Mr. Terrell is a grateful, naturalized American.
Diana Reynolds brings her kind spirit, open heart, and compassionate, loving nature to FAIR Girls. Diana is an active member of her community and serves on the board of the Garden Club of Alexandria, where she pursues her love of gardening and horticulture. Her professional career in New York began in publishing at Seventeen Magazine and then at a public relations and marketing agency.
Diana is passionate about supporting and encouraging children and young women. Inspired by the film Girl Rising, which details the prevalence and urgency of human trafficking and gender-based violence, she is honored to be an active member of the FAIR Girls Executive Board, helping survivors rebuild their lives and restore their innate dignity, beauty, and grace.
Andre Lane Jr. is a Senior Program Director in the Office of Research at Howard University. There he works to develop, implement, and monitor systems managing all grant spending within the university. In addition, he collaborates directly with Deans and Associate Deans for Research/Academic Affairs with on-going assessments of contract and grant strategic plans for each of the 13 Colleges and Schools. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Director of the Hayes Senior Wellness Center, one of the six DC Government-funded centered in the District. In this role he grew the center staff from a three-person team to a six-person team, with over 35 consultants, while more than doubling the grant award. He also cultivated key relationships with other organizations and expanded program offerings within the center, as well as local recreations centers across the city, resulting in over 100 in-person fitness classes for seniors each week.
He excels in creating and implementing strategic plans to optimize efficiency, enhance operations, and boost overall performance results. He is a proven program director with expertise in project management, sales, and operations leadership.
Andre is a graduate of the University Maryland, where he studied Kinesiology and Sports Management. He then went on to obtain an MBA in Finance from Trinity College. He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from Project Management Institute. Also, he is currently a Ethics Committee Board member at the Unity Medical Center and an active member of the Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity, Incorporated.
Andre is a native and resident of Washington, D.C and enjoys kayaking, cooking, and traveling the world.
DeShaun N. Wise Porter is the newly appointed Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement at Hilton. She serves as a strategic thought leader and internal consultant responsible for developing and executing holistic and integrated strategies that are aligned with Hilton’s shared values and contribute to the building of a diverse, engaged, and high-performing organization. Prior to this appointment, she served as the VP, HR Consulting partnering with C-Suite leaders to drive and implement transformational talent initiatives focused on attracting, developing and retaining high potentials and top performers.
She is a passionate leader with extensive experience in driving culture change and creating opportunities that accelerate the growth of talent through differentiated talent models and scalable development programs. Her work has centered on leading global transformation initiatives, managing merger and acquisition processes, overseeing the implementation of core technologies, and developing teams across the globe.
DeShaun is a graduate of Florida State University, where she studied Multinational Business Operations and Finance. She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification from the HR Certificate Institute, a SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) from the Society for Human Resource Management, and a Human Capital Strategist Certification from the Human Capital Institute. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Pink Wish Foundation and an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and The Links, Incorporated. She is active throughout her community and serves as a youth mentor and advocate for abused and molested children.
DeShaun resides in Washington, D.C with her husband, Dr. Fernando A. Porter, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, reading and embracing other cultures through travel.
Libby Mullin couples a deep understanding of health care policy with a passion for issues that produce results for her clients.
After eight years of legislative experience on Capitol Hill, Libby opened her own health care consulting practice in 1999.
Prior to Mullin Strategies, Libby worked as a health policy advisor, legislative director and Chief of Staff for several members of the U.S. House of Representatives who served on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Libby is the recipient of the National Children’s Hospital Award for Advocacy, the President Award for Leadership in Women’s Health from the Interstitial Cystitis Association and the Founders Award for Advocacy from the Cancer Support Community.
Libby has deep experience tackling complex political and policy challenges. Over the last 20 years, Libby has consulted with large and small health care non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies alike. Her experience in both the private and public sectors coupled with her long-term relationships with health policy experts as well as elected officials is a key asset to her clients.
Libby works closely with clients to identify and commit to realistic policy priorities, form new partnerships, strengthen existing relationships and strategically advance an agenda consistent with the organization’s mission. Libby works with her clients to leverage their policy work strategically, in a manner that not only advances organizational goals but also attracts funder support.
A native Washingtonian, Libby graduated from Lawrence University in 1990 with a B.A. in political science. She lives with her husband and three children in Chevy Chase, Md. Libby is a competitive triathlete, serves on the board of Montgomery Soccer Inc, and the advisory boards of the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the D.C. affiliate of the Cancer Support Community.
Pamela Parsons, AIA, ASID, LEED AP is an experienced senior executive in the hotel design & construction industry. A Principal at Studio Elements LLC, she provides consulting services to the hotel design and construction industry in national venues. Previous positions include Senior Vice President of Forrest Perkins, a luxury hotel design firm, and Senior Vice President, Host Hotels & Resorts, a hotel REIT. She is a licensed architect and certified interior designer with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Building Sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
More recently her focus has been on volunteer work, especially focused on fighting Human Trafficking.
Christine Brooks Terrell has a background in advertising and marketing. While out of the corporate world over the last seventeen years, she has been devoted to raising her two boys and being an active member of her community. Christine and her husband, Jonathan, are committed to Children’s National Medical Center for which they are the chairs of the Children’s National’s Race for Every Child 2019 and 2020.
She managed the fundraising and media attention for Jonathan’s “Take the Risk Campaign” in 2018-2019, when he ran the World Marathon Challenge – seven marathons on seven continents in seven days – to raise awareness and funding for pediatric and adolescent mental health at Children’s National.
Christine is very involved at her children’s school, St. Albans, where she co-chaired the 2016 Christmas House Tour and was on the committee for the same for four consecutive years. She serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for the school for 2020. She has also served as vice-chair of the Bishop Walker School Annual Dinner for 2018 and 2019. As a board member of the Sulgrave Club, she chairs the Special Events Committee. Since 2013 Christine has been deeply committed to supporting FAIR Girls and its mission to end the evil of human trafficking.
Christine was born and grew up in Bombay, India. She has a BA in Commerce and Economics as well as an MBA. She moved to New York in 1994. It was in New York that she met and married her husband, Jonathan. Christine moved from Advertising and Marketing to Real Estate with the Corcoran Group. She was named Rookie of the Year and had a great few years with the Corcoran Group before moving to Washington, D.C.
Cheryl Cavacini Battan is semi-retired from a 21-year career in the tech industry, including 11 years at Microsoft.Cheryl has held a variety of technical, technical management and partner development positions, including Director of Technology for the Microsoft Federal Sales District.She has earned numerous performance awards throughout her career, including a global sales award for her work on Microsoft Exchange DMS (Defense Message System).At the start of her career while working as an analyst for the DuPont Company, Cheryl moonlighted as a part-time college instructor at the University of Delaware, where she taught a relational database course to business school students.Cheryl graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with majors in both Mathematics and Computer Science.She resides in Bethesda, MD with her husband and three children.