Chief Development Officer
Wendy oversees all efforts large and small across the organization to build a pipeline of diverse funding opportunities for CAST and a robust portfolio.
She comes to CAST with 26 years of experience managing every aspect of large grant programs, philanthropic outreach, marketing/communications, and business development. She has conceived and executed capital campaigns, as well as created development operations from the ground up.
Wendy’s skill set has been honed at large research universities, bench-science organizations, foundations, and non-profits in the realm of international scientific collaboration. Her prior “clients” include the University of Michigan, the Scripps Research Institute, and CRDF Global. She has also consulted to and worked in international settings (lived abroad for 15 years) and is adept at navigating development opportunities abroad.
Wendy’s undergraduate work focused on art history with a minor in sciences, she was in a Ph.D. program in Mesopotamian archaeology and her master’s work was in cultural anthropology. She is the proud mum of a daughter, Chavi, and son, Temujin. Most important are her two grandchildren, Kofi and Kwame, upon whom she dotes shamelessly.