Supriya Singh-Bodden, C.C.H., is a native of Guyana and the Founder/Trustee of the Guyana Foundation. She has a Bachelor of Arts from York University, Canada and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of London, UK. Mrs. Singh-Bodden is a Director of Demerara Design Ltd., Governor's Square, and Crown Square Real Estate Developments in the Cayman Islands. She is a Major Donor of the Rotary Foundation and a Paul Harris Fellow. She speaks English and Italian, and is married to Mr Robert Bodden, Caymanian, Entrepreneur and Past District Governor of Rotary.
Mrs. Singh-Bodden was recently awarded one of Guyana's highest national honors - the Cacique's Crown of Honor (C.C.H.) - for service of an exceptionally high quality in the field of youth and women’s empowerment, community renewal projects, raising awareness, nationally and internationally, of the urgent need to address mental health issues and in the field of politics.
She has been involved in social and political work in Guyana since returning there in 1989.
With more than 20 years of fundraising and leadership experience, O’Neil A.S. Outar has served some of the world’s leading research universities by helping them to secure transformational gifts, create staff and volunteer structures to support large-scale campaigns, develop science-based programs, and engage with global donors.
The current Vice President of Institutional Engagement at Rhode Island School of Design, O’Neil previously held senior leadership roles at University of Pittsburgh (2016-2017), Harvard University (2014 – 2016), The University of Alberta (2010 – 2014), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001 - 2010), and Tufts University (1995 – 2001).
A Trustee of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education from 2013 - 2016, O’Neil was a Commonwealth Study Conference Leader in 2014 and a Ditchley Conference Participant in 2012. From 2011 – 2013, he served on the World Economic Forum’s Knowledge Advisory Group. In 2008, he was selected to participate in Leader-to- Leader, MIT’s recognition and development program for rising Institute leaders.
Born in New Amsterdam, Guyana and named in honor of his father’s favorite Australian cricketer, Norman O'Neill, O’Neil holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts, both from Tufts University.