Board of Directors

President: Nina Young

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Nina is a nutrition and fitness professional, currently working as a dietitian for a medical group in the greater Los Angeles area. Her focus is on functional nutrition, with specialties in autoimmune and digestive conditions. She is a Russian immigrant and benefited greatly from scholarship and mentorship support as she moved through the American education system. She joined Red Thread as a way of giving back and supporting women’s education. LinkedIn

Vice President: Claire Charamnac

Claire Charamnac is an international development specialist who has worked on women’s rights and gender equality in Asia for the past decade. She is currently working as an Operations Analyst at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., focused on regional gender coordination for East Asia and the Pacific. Previously, she worked at CRS, an international humanitarian agency, on nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs in Timor Leste and Madagascar. She is also the co-founder of Women LEAD, a leadership development organization for young women in Nepal. She is honored to be a part of Red Thread Foundation for Women to support young women’s ambitions and aspirations. LinkedIn / Interview by Women in Foreign Policy


Secretary: Kendra Kavaja




Board Members at Large:

Rashmi Khare       

Rashmi Khare

Rashmi has spent her career in finance – starting in traditional capital market trading and more recently, in impact investing. She is currently Vice President, Social Investments for Social Finance, Inc, a non-profit whose mission is to mobilize capital to drive social progress. Rashmi joined Red Thread Foundation to support women’s education and allow pathways for the key mentor relationships that helped her. In addition to Red Thread, Rashmi also volunteers with her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. LinkedIn


Irina Rasputnis



Shubham Kumar