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World Bicycle Relief is an international, non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago, IL that specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle distribution programs to aid poverty relief in developing countries around the world. Our programs focus primarily on education, economic development, health care and gender equality.

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1000 W. Fulton Market, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607

+1 312 664 3836
info@worldbicyclerelief.org

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World Bicycle Relief is a registered 501c3. EIN 20-5080679

Our Board

LIZ KELLISON – Board Member

Liz Kellison is a Senior Consultant, Gender Equality at Stanford University’s Global Center for Gender Equality, where she supports organizations to create and implement solutions to alleviate poverty and gender inequality. In 2021, Liz was named to Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2021

A seasoned leader with experience in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, Liz has deep practical and strategic experience in gender equality and digital financial services. She spent 11 years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she developed the Financial Services for the Poor team’s first gender strategy.  Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Liz was instrumental in launching and managing WebJunction.org, a learning portal for public library staff run by OCLC, the world’s largest nonprofit library cooperative. Liz earned a BA in Russian Language and Literature from Williams College, and an MA in Slavic Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill, and struggles to speak Russian as well as she used to.

2022 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

LEAH MISSBACH DAY – Board Member

Leah Missbach Day is co-founder of World Bicycle Relief and a documentary photographer based in Chicago. Her images and storytelling often serve World Bicycle Relief’s campaigns and illustrate the power of bicycles to transform lives. Leah is profiled in Seeing Brave, a documentary that shares the stories of three women trailblazers inspiring the next generation of female leaders and as author of the foreword to National Geographic’s book Wheels of Change: How Women Rode to Freedom.

2019 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

PETER O’HAGAN – Board Member

Peter O’Hagan’s career spans over 30 years in commodities and natural resources investing and operations. From 1991-2013, Peter worked at Goldman, Sachs in Global Commodities in leadership roles of increasing seniority.  Peter became a Partner in 2002 eventually co-heading the Global Commodities business.  Following the Financial Crisis, Peter also served as founding CEO of GS Bank USA for 2 years.  From 2014 -2019, Peter was an executive in residence at KKR & Co. and then a managing director at the Carlyle Group.

Today, Peter is a member of the board of directors and chairman of the Compensation, Governance and ESG committee  at TSX/NYSE listed Triple Flag Precious Metals. He is a board member and chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee at TSX/NYSE listed IAMGOLD Corp.  He is also a board member and chairman of the audit committee at NYSE listed Rigel Resource Acquisition.  From 2015-2016, Peter was a board member and chairman of the compensation committee of NYSE listed Stillwater Mining.   He is a member of the board of advisors at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Peter received a BA from University of Toronto and an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

2014 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

DAMARIS SELEINA PARSITAU (Ph.D) – Board Member

A thought leader in girls’ education in Kenya, Damaris is the founder and CEO of Let Maasai Girls Learn, an initiative that seeks to rally global, regional, and local action for girls’ education throughout Maasailand in Kenya and beyond. She is also the President of African Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) 2020-2025.  Formerly, Damaris was the Director Institute of Women Gender and Development Studies, Egerton University, Kenya; an Echidna Global Scholar 2017, Brookings Institution, Center for Universal Education; and a Research Associate and Fellow (2018-2019), Harvard University Divinity School.

2021 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

BOB PERKOWITZ – Board Member

Bob Perkowitz is president and founder of ecoAmerica, a non-profit that empowers national health, faith, and community organizations in effective climate action and advocacy.  Bob has served on the boards of the Sierra Club Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, and ClearPath Foundation. In his business career, he has been CEO of Cornerstone Brands, Home Fashions, Inc., Smith+Noble, and a director of  SNAP A/V and SRAM, Inc. Bob received a B.S. from Lake Forest College and an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

2008 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

F.K. DAY – Chairman of the Board

In 1987, Frederick (F.K.) Day, his brother Stan, and some friends founded SRAM Corporation, the leading bicycle component supplier. In 2005, immediately following the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Day co-founded the international non-profit World Bicycle Relief. Day leverages his and SRAM’s bicycle experience and that of the global bicycle industry to deliver large-scale, comprehensive bicycle programs in developing countries. Day is a long-standing board member of his alma mater, The South Kent School in Western Connecticut. Day studied economics at Wayne State University and economics and Latin American studies at Tulane University.

2018 – Present / Not Independent / Voting Member

STANLEY R. DAY JR. – Board Member

Stan is founder and chairman of the board of SRAM Corporation and its former CEO for 31 years. Founded in 1987, the company has become the largest bicycle component supplier in the US and second-largest in the world. Stan has spent significant time living in Asia and traveling the world while developing SRAM. Stan earned his BS in business at Tulane University and his MBA at Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

2006 – Present / Not Independent / Voting Member

MICHAEL HERR – Board Member

Mike is Chief Financial Officer of SRAM Corporation. In this role, Mike is responsible for the worldwide finance, accounting, tax, and MIS functions of SRAM. A certified public accountant, Mike began his career in public accounting before working at GE Capital. He is an avid cyclist.

2006 – Present / Not Independent / Voting Member

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