Board of Directors

Tim Ballard

Tim Ballard is the founder of Operation Underground Railroad, a nonprofit that fights against child sex slavery. He is also the CEO of The Nazarene Fund which seeks to save oppressed religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East. Ballard began his career with the CIA and then spent over a decade working as a […]

Alex Mouradian

Chairman, Spinoza Foundation

Alexandre Mouradian is the chairman of the Spinoza Foundation .He graduated of the Ecole Superieur de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) one of the top French Business School.  He is an investor and philanthropist. A major collector of post impressionist Pont-Aven  school painting, he  is a Member of the international Committee of the museum of Modern Art […]

Anne Heche

Media Spokesperson & Director

Anne Heche has proven herself as an exceptional actress in film, television, and stage. Her talents have earned her critical praise, as well as, both Tony and Emmy award nominations. This summer, Heche co-stars with Thomas Jane and Jane Adams in the HBO comedy-series “Hung.” The show premieres on June 28, 2009.Heche last starred in […]

James Tupper

Media Spokesperson & Director

With his ruggedly handsome, all-American good looks, James Tupper is topping the lists of Hollywood’s hottest men in record time! From the soft spoken heartbreaker’s starring roles in ABC’s “Men In Trees” and “Samantha Who,” to being declared TV Guide’s Sexiest Stars and US Weekly’s Sexiest TV Men, Tupper is now is set to star […]

Federico Pignatelli

Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa was born in Rome. Through his aristocratic ties to Pope Innocenzo XII, Federico’s heritage links him to one of the most noble and ancient families of Italy. He began a career as an international businessman in London, which eventually led him to the United States. After working as a Managing Director […]

Susan Sarandon


Known as an actress and an activist, Susan Sarandon has shared with the world her dramatic talents and personal convictions.  She graduated the Catholic University of America in 1968 and not long after made her first film Joe (1970).  After a few other film roles, Sarandon landed a part in The Rocky Horror Picture Show […]

Keifer Sutherland

Keifer Sutherland is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, best known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. Sutherland also owns a recording studio and record label, called Ironworks. He joins AWF in 2007 with deep interest in bringing public awareness about the plight of the Afghan […]