Board of Directors

Jun7

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in International Relations.  During her business career, Sarah has been involved in several ventures, including organizing Art Galleries, serving as an agent for Cavalleria Toscana and co-founding Panapesca USA, a leading seafood manufacturer and distributor.  She became involved in JustWorld International in 2010 when her…

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Jul8

Jessica Newman

Jessica Newman is the Founder of JustWorld International and President of the Board of Directors. After a successful career as an equestrian athlete, she began working in the nonprofit sector in 1999. In late 2002, she and co-founder Hilary Betaille incorporated JustWorld International. Through Jessica’s network in the equestrian world, other riders began to see…

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Jul8

Christian Baillet

Christian Baillet joined the JustWorld Board of Directors in 2013. Christian, Chairman of Quilvest, joined Quilvest in 1978 and has since been one of the foremost private equity professionals active on both sides of the Atlantic. He launched Quilvest’s direct private equity activities in the United States in 1979, and in Europe and Asia in…

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Jul8

Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence has served as a director since the formation of the JustWorld International Board of Directors and is a strong advocate for the organization.   Mike manages the Ottawa International CSI 3* FEI event and has had a successful Equine Dentistry practice since 1992. He has served as Vice President of the International Association…

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Jul8

Daniel O’Connor

Daniel “Doc” O’Connor is the Chief of Academics, Executive Chef, and founding member of the School of Gastronomy at the La Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC) in Honduras, a Laureate International University. Daniel is a partner and Managing Director of Aesterion Hospitality Partners, a Transaction and Advisory firm specializing in Hospitality, Tourism, and Mixed-Use Development in…

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Jul8

Leopoldo Palacios

Leopoldo Palacios has been a member of the JustWorld Board of Directors since its formation. He has used his numerous roles in the international equestrian world to garner support for JustWorld’s mission. An FEI “O” course designer, Leopoldo set the tracks at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and was the co-course designer for the 2008 Olympic…

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