Governance Body

The members of our governance body have extensive experience in grassroots, philanthropic, and political engagements in Cuba. They ensure that our use of funds* is consistent with program goals.


Linda Delgado, Chair: Director of Government Affairs at OXFAM America 

Simon Cruz: President and CEO of Intercredit Bank, NA (representing Center for Democracy in the Americas' Board)

David Dreyer: Senior Principal at TSD Communications

Emily Mendrala: Executive Director of Center for Democracy in the Americas (ex-officio)

Chris Oechsli: President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies

Andrea Panaritis: Executive Director of the Christopher Reynolds Foundation


*The Cuba Platform is funded by private philanthropies. We receive no funding from the United States government.