Humanity United

Building peace and advancing human freedom

Our Board of Trustees

Founder & Board Chair

Pam Omidyar is the Founder and Chair of the Board of Humanity United, which she established in 2005. Humanity United is a philanthropic organization committed to building peace and advancing human freedom by leading, supporting, and collaborating with organizations that also envision a world free of conflict and injustice.

Pam and her husband Pierre are active philanthropists, guided by a common set of values – a deeply rooted belief in humanity, and a conviction that the world thrives when we prioritize treating others with compassion, dignity, and a respect for diversity. Working across many sectors and geographies, the Omidyars have contributed to causes ranging from economic advancement for the underserved and human rights to technology for improving kids' health and sustainability initiatives.

To fulfill their mission Pierre and Pam are deeply engaged in the organizations they founded, including: HopeLab, Humanity United, Omidyar Network, and Ulupono Initiative in their home state of Hawaii. While each organization across The Omidyar Group has a specific focus, they are united in that they all aim to improve access to create enabling positive conditions for people and their communities.


Dan Boggan is a trustee of The California Endowment, the Chair of the Alameda County Medical Center, and serves on various boards in the California Bay Area. He is also a director at Clorox, Collective Brands, Inc. (formerly known as Payless Shoe Source, Inc.), and Viad Corp.

Dan served as the Chief of Staff of the Oakland, Calif. Mayor’s office from January 2007 through August 2007. He served as a consultant to Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC (a municipal finance firm) from September 2003 to March 2006. Dan joined the National Collegiate Athletic Association in October 1994 as Group Executive Director for Education Services. He served as the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Chief Operating Officer from January 1996 to June 1998 and served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from June 1998 until his retirement in August 2003.

Previously, he was Vice Chancellor for business and administrative services at the University of California at Berkeley.


Shannon Sedgwick Davis is CEO of the Bridgeway Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc. An attorney, Shannon is a passionate advocate for social justice and International human rights. She is a well-known strategist engaged in promoting peace and ending human atrocities across our globe.  

Shannon is a recipient of The Spirit of Mcmurry award, given annually to one outstanding alumni, as well as Baylor Law School's 2011 Young Lawyer of the year award. Shannon's work has been featured a number of times on radio, television, and through print media.  

Shannon previously served as Vice-President of Geneva Global, and Director of Public Affairs at International Justice Mission. She is currently a board member of several organizations within the United States and abroad, including Humanity United, The Elders, and Toms Shoes.

Vice Chair

Susan McCue is President of Message Global, a strategic advocacy firm she founded in 2008 for social action campaigns and political advocacy. She was Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from 1998 to 2007, where she built and managed his leadership, policy, and political operations. Following the historic 2006 congressional victories, Susan became the founding President & CEO of ONE, a high-energy grassroots advocacy campaign to reduce extreme global poverty. She recently joined the board of, a new initiative by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes to catalyze individual participation in causes.

Susan was nominated by President Obama, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees U.S. international broadcasting, including Radio Free Europe and Voice of America, bringing news to people around the world in 60 languages. She is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

A New Jersey native, Susan is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., with degrees in economics and journalism.