About the Task Force

Staff

Chair, Coordinating Committee Alvin Mosioma
Vice Chair, Coordinating Committee Heather Lowe
Vice Chair, Coordinating Committee Robert Palmer
Director Porter McConnell
Program Manager Sarah Bracht Vaugeois
Finance & Evaluation Manager Sabrina Cleary
Press & Digital Media Coordinator Christian Freymeyer
European Union Lead Advocate Koen Roovers
Outreach Coordinator Lissette Miller

 


Sarah Bracht Vaugeois is the Program Manager for the Financial Transparency Coalition.  A veteran of the Coalition/Task Force, Sarah has managed the Coalition’s Allied Organizations and overseen the growth of the Regional Program, as well as planned three annual conferences. From 2011 to 2012, Sarah served as Office and Program Manager of Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Coalition member. Prior to joining GFI, Sarah worked as a legal assistant at BuckleySandler LLP, a financial services law firm located in Washington, D.C., where she got her first taste of the financial services world. Sarah graduated from the University of Dayton with a B.A. in International Studies and French Language.

 


Sabrina Cleary is the Financial Transparency Coalition’s Finance and Evaluation Manager. Prior to joining the team, she worked at an infrastructure advisory firm for over three years. While there, she played a number of roles that included coordinating the office’s business development and operations activities. More recently, Sabrina was administrator to the field staff at an engineering and construction management firm. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in management and a minor in psychology.

 

 



ChristianFreymeyer150x200Christian Freymeyer is the Financial Transparency Coalition’s Press & Digital Media Coordinator. Christian comes to this position after having finished two years of service in the U.S. Peace Corps in the West African nation of Cameroon. During his time in the Peace Corps, Christian worked to foster youth interest in journalism, and implemented a technology project that brought updated computer equipment to a rural secondary school. Prior to his time in the Peace Corps, he aided the advocacy and communications of Friends of the Earth’s tar sands oil campaign. He has also spent time as a journalist in his home state of Maryland. Christian holds a B.A. in English from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.



HeatherLowe150x200Heather Lowe is Vice Chair of the Financial Transparency Coalition. She is one of only three civil society representatives participating in industry consultations on the revision of the Financial Action Task Force’s international anti-money laundering guidelines. She also participates in the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Working Group. Before joining GFI, Ms. Lowe worked as an aide to a British Member of the European Parliament in Brussels and as a banking and finance attorney at both Clifford Chance LLP in London and Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston. Ms Lowe is a graduate of Boston College Law School (J.D.) and The University of Chicago (A.B.) and has been admitted to the bar in New York and Massachusetts.

 



PorterMcConnell150x200Porter McConnell is Director of the Financial Transparency Coalition. She was previously policy and advocacy manager for aid effectiveness at Oxfam America. As a policy advisor at the ONE Campaign, she covered issues from HIV/AIDS to development finance to governance. Before coming to Washington, Porter was based in Bogotá, Colombia, where she created and managed a network of Latin American NGOs implementing social enterprise activities. Before getting a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, she was a legislative aide for a state senator, and a program analyst for a small family foundation making grants in education and climate change. She has a B.A. from Williams College.

 


 

imgoLissette Miller is the Financial Transparency Coalition’s Outreach Coordinator. Prior to this she was the Policy Associate at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She also worked at Oxfam America in various capacities, namely as G8 Campaign Coordinator, and as a volunteer community organizer in her hometown of Miami. A believer in the ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ philosophy, she engages with the Coalition to strengthen collaboration between civil society in the Global South, and to strive for a financial system with the direct participation of marginalized populations. Lissette holds a B.A. from the University of Miami, where she majored in International Relations with a minor in Latin American Studies.



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Alvin Mosioma holds a Master’s of Science in Economics from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany. Mr. Mosioma has developed expertise on economic justice issues with specific focus on international finance trade and taxation. He is the founding Director of the Tax Justice Network-Africa and has overseen the institutional growth of the secretariat and expansion of the network’s membership in the African continent. He is the current Chair of the Financial Transparency Coalition

 



Robert Palmer is Vice Chair of the Financial Transparency Coalition and the Campaign Leader, Banks and Corruption for Global Witness, a Nobel prize nominated organisation dedicated to breaking the links between natural resources, conflict and corruption. His work focuses on the role that the financial system can play in facilitating, or curbing, corruption and other crimes. He is an expert in the global anti-money laundering framework and helps to develop practical policy solutions to improve its effectiveness. Robert is helping to lead a coalition of civil society groups campaigning for more effective anti-money laundering laws in the EU and G8.

Robert is a member of the Private Sector Stakeholder Group for the Financial Action Task Force, the intergovernmental body dedicated to fighting financial crime and terrorist financing. He has a degree from the University of Cambridge, where he studied history.


Koen Roovers is the Financial Transparency Coalition’s European Union (EU) Lead Advocate. His efforts are aimed at improving the EU’s anti-money laundering rules, as well as at getting EU wide rules that curb tax evasion and avoidance, including through automatic exchange of tax information. Previously, Koen has worked as coalition coordinator for the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) – a network of civil society groups that campaigns for more transparent EU public decision-making. While there, he contributed actively to the ongoing lobbying transparency and ethics debate. Prior to that, he assisted a Dutch member of the European Parliament. Koen has a Master’s degree in International Organizations and International Relations.