Board of Directors

Muni Figueres Boggs

  • Born in Costa Rica, 1945.


Positions held:

  • 1984-86 Director of Investment and Trade Promotion Agency, Government of Costa   Rica
  • 1986-88 Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
  • 1988-1990 Special Presidential Trade Representative for Costa Rica’s support towards U.S. Congressional approval of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI),
  • 1990- 92   Division Chief, Trade and Integration, Inter American Development Bank (IDB), Washington, D.C.
  • 1992-2001 External Relations Advisor, Inter American Development Bank
  • 2010-2014 Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States


Past Board Memberships:

  •  Council of the Americas, Chairman’s International Advisory Council (New York City
    International Social Services ( Baltimore, Md.)
  • International Executive Service Corps – IESC (Washington DC)
  • Chair, LASPAU ( Cambridge, Mass.)
  • International Advisory Council, Zamorano Agricultural College ( Honduras)
  • International Board of Advisors Human Rights Watch (NYC and DC)


Present Board Memberships:

  • Amigos de Costa Rica
  • Tallberg Foundation (Stockholm, NYC)



  •  M.A. in Political Science, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico,
  • B.A. in Comparative Literature, City College of New York
  • Cours de Civilisation Francaise, La Sorbonne, Paris

Dan Martin

Dan Martin is a widely experienced grant-maker, environmentalist, educator, non-profit manager and consultant to private foundations.  His career includes work with medical schools, liberal arts colleges, nature conservation, population issues, sustainable economic development and public policy for education and foreign aid.  Those engagements have taken him to more than 125 countries in most regions of the world.  He has served on a wide variety of public and non-profit boards and worked in many American election campaigns.  During the 2012 Presidential campaign, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Energy and Environment Team for Obama and was Coordinator of that operation in the State of Iowa.

He has worked at four private foundations, starting with the Markle Foundation in New York, making grants for medical education in the US and Canada.  Later, he was President of the Noyes Foundation, also in New York, awarding grants in environment and population.  At the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, he was the founding Director of the World Environment and Resources Program and the Population and Reproductive Health Program.  At the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in San Francisco, he served as its initial Chief Research Officer and Senior Director, Environment.

Martin was also a member of the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society, President of the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, and a Vice President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Outside the foundation field, he was Assistant to the Chancellor and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, President of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, President of the Cranbrook Education Community, and Senior Managing Director of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, a global donor agency based at Conservation International in Washington, DC.  His teaching experience also includes serving as Assistant Professor in Social Sciences at the Rush Medical School in Chicago, and as Visiting Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

In the public sector, Martin was a member of the US National Commission on the Financing of Post-secondary Education, the Illinois Board of Regents, and the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre in Canada.

He is currently Chairman of the Phelps Stokes Fund, a trustee of Knox College, and a board member for CUSO International (the Canadian equivalent of the US Peace Corps), the Micronesia Conservation Trust, Wetlands International, Amigos of Costa Rica, and the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC.

A native of rural Iowa, Martin received the A.B. degree at Knox College, earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in international politics and political theory at Princeton University, and served as an Intelligence office in the United States Army.

Jeff Weinberg

Jeff Weinberg earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. At the University of Kansas he served as Assistant Vice Chancellor, Assistant to two chancellors, international academic and institutional development coordinator, and is currently an Honors Teaching Fellow in the University Honors Program. He has served on hospital, museum, performing arts and community governing boards, and has advised institutes for American policy studies and was an appointed editor of academic journals.   He is also a painter, and his works are found in private collections, in museums, and in the Performing Arts Center at the University of Kansas.