Our Team

Executive Director
Emily Forhman   |   eforhman@vgif.org
Emily Forhman brings over 20 years of international nonprofit experience to VGIF, with key professional positions focused on the well-being of children. She believes that supporting women's and girls' causes plays a critical role in strengthening and building thriving communities. Emily holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University.
Director of Programs
Jenna Wallace   |   jwallace@vgif.org
Jenna Wallace has carried a passion for gender equality throughout all of her professional roles in the US and internationally, focusing primarily on the intersection of women's rights and climate justice, indigenous women's rights, and movement-building. Jenna holds a Master's Degree in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University.
Program Associate
Evaline Franks   |   efranks@vgif.org
Evaline Franks has been interested in women's rights since she can remember. In her professional roles, she has participated in women's rights projects in the US and abroad, and brings experience in indigenous rights, health, and education. Evaline holds a Master's Degree in Development Practice from the University of Queensland.
Operations and Community Relations Associate
Kelsey Ottoson  |   kottoson@vgif.org
Kelsey Ottoson has worked for both national and international nonprofits, primarily in communications and development. She's focused professionally on direct social services and environmental justice. Kelsey holds a Bachelor's Degree in Humanities, Science and the Environment from Virginia Tech.

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