The Good Shepherd International Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Congregational Leadership Team of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd and is managed by a Director who coordinates a team based in Rome.

Board & Staff

AllAssembly of FoundersBoard of Directors

Sr. Elain Basinger

Sr. Elaine Basinger is President of the Board of Directors of Good Shepherd International Foundation. She has served on the Congregational Leadership Team and is currently a member of the leadership team for the province of New York/Toronto.

General Treasurer

Sr. Yolanda Borbon

Sr. Yolanda is the General Treasurer of the Good Shepherd sisters since 2010. A professional accountant from Philippines, she has served as Treasurer of the Foundation for 5 years.

Board Member

Dr. Silvio Gentile

Silvio Gentile is an Italian entrepreneur, with a background as a Chartered Italian lawyer with a doctorate degree in energy law and an MBA from Harvard University. He gained specific expertise in the field of competition and regulation at the Italian Antitrust Authority and at the European Commission. He is the founder and Chairman of Green Utility SpA, a company operating in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. Major operations carried out successfully by Green Utility SpA include the creation of over 40 MWp of PV systems (including the rooftops of the New Fiera di Roma, the Centro Agroalimentare of Rome and the PV plant architecturally integrated on the roofs of Fiera di Rimini). In addition to his corporate work, Mr. Gentile has been a generous sponsor of Good Shepherd programs in Africa.

Board Member

Mr. Pierre Harang

Mr. Harang is an independent consultant who operates as an advisor in management of change, projects, piloting of decision process, governance, risk policies, building control and follow up process.

He is engaged in voluntary activities as an advisor in several Financial Councils of diverse Catholics Religious Congregations, including the Good Shepherd Sisters of France. He is member of a piloting group of Religious Congregations that is working to mutualize treasurers


Mr. Hubert Janssen

After his studies in Theology Mr. Janssen worked for 11 years as (lay) hospital chaplain. In 2009 he quit the job to commit himself to the support of religious congregations in the Netherlands. As Secretary for Mission and Development at the Diocese of Breda he was responsible for the contacts with religious in development countries and for fundraising. In 2010 the Good Shepherd Sisters appointed Mr. Janssen as director of their convent in Bloemendaal. He was asked to do many things including organize the care of the sisters, prepare the selling of real estate, reorganize the staff, take care of the religious heritage. Since then he has worked on numerous projects involving integration and awareness.

Board Member

Sr. Paulette LoMonaco

For more than 32 years, Good Shepherd Sister Paulette LoMonaco has made a distinctive impact on the lives of countless vulnerable New York City children and youth and on child welfare, education and family support systems with which she interfaces as the Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services (GSS). Winner of the inaugural 2007 New York Times Excellence Award for overall management excellence, GSS is a leading youth development, education and family service agency that helps over 27,000 youth and families annually. Under Sr. Paulette

Board Member

Ms. Patricia Marshall

Patricia Marshall worked for 21 years with the management consulting firm Hay Group, based in London, where she was a Director, and in Boston in Hay Group

Board Member

Ms. Andr

Before joining the Congregation as director of administrative services in Canada, she gained extensive financial/strategic planning experience working for many big companies, including Bell Canada, City of Montreal and Johnson & Johnson. She oversaw the implementation of many projects from an administrative perspective and is considered an expert in her field. She brings a neccessary financial/audit presence to the advisory board.

Board Member

Sr. Joyce Meyer

Sr. Joyce Meyer, of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, served as executive director of the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters, a grant-making organization supporting the work of Catholic Sisters globally, from 1999 through October 2011. She is currently a member of the board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, located in Los Angeles, serves on the board of directors of Medicines for Humanity, located in Boston, MA, and works as a consultant to The Leadership Conference of Women Religious for the United States. Sr. Meyer worked for five years as a missionary in Zambia where she taught English at a secretarial college and served as executive director for the Zambia Association of Sisterhoods, the national conference of women religious. Prior to this she ministered as a teacher, a spiritual director, a director of formation and a conference facilitator. Following her time in Africa, Sr. Meyer served in the leadership of her congregation for 12 years.

Board Member

Br. Allen Sherry

Allen Sherry is an Australian Marist Brother who has worked in the area of development and funding for the past 20 years. He was the inaugural foundation Director of the Marists

Board Member

Ms. Zo

Having begun her journey with Vital Voices in January 2007 when she attended the Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, Zo

Board Member

Sr. Bridget Paily

Sr. Bridget is an ex-officio member of the Board and a member of the Good Shepherd sisters

Board Member

Sr. Hanan Youssef

Sr Hanan is an ex-officio member of the Board and a member of the Good Shepherd sisters

Congregational Leader

Ellen Kelly

Contemplative Councilor

Jude Ellen Golumbieski

Contemplative Councilor

Lilly Devasia Kunnanattu

Contemplative Councilor

Mirian Colala

Apostolic Councilor

Hanan Youssef

Apostolic Councilor

Frances Robinson

Apostolic Councilor

Josita Corera

Apostolic Councilor

Zelna Oosthuizen

Apostolic Councilor

M. Susana Franco

Apostolic Councilor

Bridget Paily

Good Shepherd international Foundation ONLUS

AllCapacity DevelopmentCommunicationCountry/Regional OfficesFinance & AdministrationPrograms

Cristina Duranti

Cristina graduated in 1999 from Siena University in Communications and Economics and got her PhD in Economics of Information from the University of Florence. As a researcher and consultant for Italian Universities and Government agencies in Economic Policy, Economics of Public Goods, Management of Non Profit Organizations she worked as a grant writer and project manager for EU funded programs in Italy, Belgium, UK. In 2007 she was hired by the Good Shepherd sisters to set up the Mission Development Office in Rome, which was incorporated in 2008 as the Good Shepherd International Foundation. In her role as Director of the Foundation, Cristina has visited many Good Shepherd projects in the Global South, organized capacity building programs for Good Shepherd sisters and staff in South Africa, Lebanon, Thailand, Kenya.

M&E Specialist and Program Manager DR CONGO

Simone Capolupo

Simone graduated in 2004 from Milan

Program Manager

Andrea Curreri

Andrea earned a degree in Sociology in 2000 from Roma ”La Sapienza” University and in 2001 earned a Master’s Degree in Anthropology of Development

Finance & Administration and HR Manager

Calogero Gugliotta

Calogero has a degree in Economics and in Political Science and brings to the GSIF 10 years of experience as a Financial Manager for NGOs in Angola and Tanzania. Calogero joined the team in 2014 and currently develops, coordinates and administers the financial and administrative components of the Foundation, and its relations with the local partners in the developing countries. Calogero

Finance & Administration Officer

Laura Talamonti

Program Manger French Speaking Countries

Giovanna Reda

Creativity Specialist

Giuseppe Ragone

Communication Coordinator

Sara Braga

Child Protection and Gender-based violence Expert

Mathilde Guntzberger

Regional Manager MDO Latin America

Heidi Hochstatter

Regional Manager MDO Asia Pacific

Theresa Symons

Child Safeguarding Specialist

Maryam Ehsani


In 2018 the Good Shepherd International Foundation financial results were positive, with an overall income for projects and core activities of 9.6%, and an increased diversification of our funding sources.


Together we strive for an inclusive society where girls, women and children are empowered and enjoy their full human rights



Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.