Meet Our Board

Amanda Lane, Executive Director

Amanda Lane is the Executive Director at CRP. An accomplished international development professional, Amanda has served as a consultant on program evaluation and design with international governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Prior to her work at CRP, she led British Council Jordan’s governance and youth programs. Before coming to Jordan, Amanda consulted for nonprofit boards of directors in Seattle, made documentary and promotional films for nonprofit organizations, served on the board of directors of the Arab Center of Washington, and served in the Peace Corps (Cameroon, 1993-1995).

Monica Greco, Chair

Monica Greco is the Chair of CRP’s Board of Directors, helping to guide the organization’s strategic direction and oversight. Greco previously served as CRP’s Board Treasurer, and Operations Director. She is a Program Officer at Open Society Foundations, where she leads work at the intersection of technology and migration. Before joining OSF in 2017, Greco’s career spanned finance, economic development in displacement contexts and refugee aid. Greco holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.Sc. from the University of Oxford and is a Fulbright fellow. She is located in New York City.

Melinda Wells, Board Member

Melinda Wells is the CRP Board Chair and supports the team with grant-related fundraising and program design. She has nearly 20 years of experience working with refugees, protection in humanitarian contexts, and gender equality. Melinda spent 2012-2015 in Jordan working in several capacities on the Syrian Refugee Response, including as head of the Humanitarian Unit for the UN Women Country Office for Syria and Jordan. Melinda is currently the Strategic Partnerships Lead for the Equality Fund.

Hind Katkhuda, Secretary

Serving as the Board Secretary at CRP, Hind Katkhuda is a Jordanian that is very keen on giving back to her country by being involved in CRP. Currently completing her MBA at UC Berkeley, Haas, Hind has volunteered in various capacities over the past 10 years to help refugees resettled in the U.S. Prior to business school, Hind worked to develop solar plants across the U.S. at Recurrent Energy, one of the largest solar project developers in the country. Hind previously received a BS in Environmental Engineering from Yale University, and an MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Patrick Gaffney, Treasurer

Patrick Gaffney currently works for the US government as an economic analyst. Previously, he was the CFO of Oasis Community Partners, a non-profit seeking to improve food access and community health in underserved urban food deserts. He also serves as the CFO of Good Food Markets, majority-owned by Oasis, which is a grocery dedicated to developing retail solutions that work in and for food desert communities. Patrick has extensive experience in financial reporting and management, and in the consumer goods and business service sectors. He graduated from Wharton and is a CFA charter holder.

Michael Reeber, Board Member

Michael Reeber joined the CRP Board in 2019, after having first come across and been impressed by CRP during a trip to Jordan in October 2016. Prior to joining the CRP Board, Michael was a founder and portfolio manager of two hedge funds. He had also previously served as an executive at Deutsche Bank and Salomon Brothers. He has a Bachelors and a Master’s degree in engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from New York University.

Beth Ellen Holiman, Board Member

Beth Ellen is the CEO and Founder of The Hive Collective which is a consortium of thought leaders and practitioners who apply the concepts of adaptive and liberative leadership. For almost seven years, Beth Ellen led Together Women Rise, a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality. She has served as the executive director of an emergency shelter for foster children, the American Cancer Society, Reach Out and Read Utah, Norwegian Outdoor Education Center, Utah Community Associations Institute, and consulted with many more. She was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Mexico and taught in South Korea. Beth Ellen is a Certified Fundraising Executive and BoardSource Governance Consultant.

Apoorva Mallya, Board Member

Apoorva Mallya is a Senior Program Officer on the Polio team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His primary focus is on Afghanistan and Pakistan – the only two countries where wild polio still exists. Apoorva leads the Gates Foundation’s work in Afghanistan working closely with Rotary, WHO, UNICEF, and many other partners. Apoorva focuses on improving campaigns, finding every last polio case, and developing innovations to overcome the last challenges and stop polio forever. Apoorva has been working on polio eradication since 2008 and has spent extensive time across Africa and Asia including in Nigeria, Chad, Jordan, DRC, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He is dedicated to ensuring every child in the world is protected against polio and that this dreadful disease is stopped forever. Apoorva is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington.