In May of 2011, the DKT Board of Directors adopted a policy statement outlining broad and guiding principles for DKT International. Read the Policy Statement of the Board of Directors – Revised October 2020.
Robert L. Ciszewski
Robert is a pioneer in the field of contraceptive social marketing. He designed and managed — twice — the highly successful Bangladesh program in the 1970s and subsequently served for seven years as executive director of Population Services International. Earlier, he worked for CARE and the pharmaceutical company Mead Johnson in Asia.
Carlos is an attorney, real estate investor and collaborator with social entrepreneur organizations. He is a founding partner at Keller Williams Capital Properties and is president of Eng-Garcia Properties, a diversified real-estate business. Carlos is a trustee of Connecticut College and served as board president of Higher Achievement from 1998 through 2008.
Phil founded DKT International in 1989 and served as its president through 2013. He is chairman of the DKT Board of Directors. He was co-founder (with Dr. Tim Black, CBE) of Population Services International and served as PSI president before founding DKT. Phil has been championing the benefits of social marketing for over four decades. Earlier he served as deputy director of CARE’s program in India. He is author of Let Every Child Be Wanted: How Social Marketing is Revolutionizing Contraceptive Use Around the World (1999) and of more than 20 published articles on international development, family planning and the use of social marketing techniques to promote family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.
Christopher H. Purdy
Chris is the president and CEO of DKT International. From 1996 to 2011, he served as country director of DKT programs in Turkey, Ethiopia and Indonesia, where he managed the largest private social marketing family planning program in the world. He served as executive vice president from 2011 to 2013. He also serves as the CEO of carafem, a network of reproductive health centers serving populations in the USA. He is the author of numerous articles on family planning and social entrepreneurship.
Dr. Matthew Reeves, MD, MPH
Matt is the Executive Director and founder of the DuPont Clinic. Previously, he was Medical Director of the National Abortion Federation and Chief Medical Officer of WomanCare Global. Matt has conducted research on gynecologic ultrasound, contraceptive development, and provision of reproductive health services globally. Matt is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Fellow of the Society of Family Planning. He has appointments as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Julie founded Families Against Mandatory Minimums in 1991 and served as president until 2016. She spearheaded dozens of legal reforms and clemency pleas that have mitigated draconian sentences imposed on thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. She is an effective and passionate advocate whose success in creating coalitions to confront social issues has been recognized by the Ford Foundation, the Gleitsman Foundation and the Cause of Civil Liberties, among others. Previously she was director of Public Affairs for the Cato Institute.