The Romulus T. Weatherman Foundation is dedicated to protecting children, defending human rights, and promoting democracy around the world.
Who We Are
Meaghan Mobbs, PhD
Meaghan Mobbs, PhD, is an experienced nongovernmental, policy and political leader. She’s a graduate of West Point, holds a masters in forensic psychology from George Washington University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. A Tillman Scholar and George W. Bush Veteran Leadership Scholar, she was the youngest-ever Presidential appointee to the United States Military Academy- West Point Board of Visitors and is a current Gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors. She has advised numerous state and national decision-makers on defense, national security, military family, and health-related issues. In this capacity she’s chartered relationships with the US Government, multi-national governments, legacy nongovernmental organizations, and donors. Her most recent humanitarian and diplomatic efforts directly contributed to the development of a unique humanitarian aid frontline implementor concept which resulted in the validated precision delivery of aid in hard to reach areas of Ukraine. She concurrently serves as Vice President for Client Strategies at LINK where she provides strategic advice on public affairs matters. Meaghan is known for her research into understanding the unique psychosocial stressors of service during a time of war and has frequently published on this topic. Meaghan is a former paratrooper and combat veteran who serves on the Board of multiple organizations dedicated to assisting service members in the transition to civilian life.
Robert is a respected bi-partisan leader in Washington, DC who specializes in National Security and Defense. Robert serves on the advisory board of Rampart Aviation. He’s a member of the United States Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC-US Embassy Baghdad, Iraq). In December 2020, he was appointed to the United States Small Business Administration’s Regulatory Fairness Board, 3-year term. He serves on 3 committees helping small businesses: Small Business Access to Capital, Government Contracting and Small Business Outreach. And serves on the Advisory Board of Oakhurst Entertainment in Beverly Hills, CA. Previously, Robert was a senior partner at NEK Advanced Securities Group (NEK) where he helped grow the company to over $160mm in annual revenue with over 1,200 employees. He led sensitive operations, communications, government, and national security. He was a Presidential Appointee in the George W. Bush Administration and a Chief of Staff in the United States Congress. He served on dozens of assignments throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Europe/Eurasia. Robert’s a combat veteran and dedicated to helping active-duty military, US and NATO Veterans and their families through his board position with Pivotal Moments and “Charlie Mike.”
Director of Operations
Joseph ‘Joe’ Norbeck
Joe is an Operations and Intelligence SOF operator having served 27 years of continuous active service in the US Army. He has extensive combat experience leading small elite teams in hostile environments. He has deployed multiple times to Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa leading high risk raids and sensitive mission activities. Joe has developed and led joint multinational task units for U.S. and International SOF in combat as well as peacetime operations.
Director of Strategy, Programs and Outreach; Women, Peace and Security Lead
Tori is a seasoned humanitarian and experienced NGO, policy and program leader. She’s a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, with a masters in International Economics and Middle East Policy, as well as a master’s in Public Health and Disaster Management from Tel Aviv University. A U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Lucius Battle Scholar, she spent the last 10 years managing humanitarian relief and medical aid programs in refugee, IDP and conflict contexts throughout the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Tori has also worked as a foreign policy and non-profit professional in Washington, D.C., serving at the Near East Affairs Bureau, Women, Peace and Security and Trafficking in Person’s initiatives at the U.S. Department of State, alongside USAID’s DART teams, and as a policy and advocacy expert at NGOs, including Mercy Corps and International Justice Mission. Her work specifically focuses on global relief efforts and supporting vulnerable populations, such as women, children, displaced populations, and slavery/trafficking survivors. She concurrently serves as a Senior Research Specialist at DAWNING, where she provides research leadership, development and advises on projects involving issues of women’s rights and economic empowerment, displacement, climate change and conflict.
Director of Warehousing
Anthony ‘Tony’ Sundermeier
Tony is a proven leader, coach and passionate executive with deep international experience spanning Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing, Strategy, Operations, and Human Resources. He has held increasingly responsible positions, culminating with roles as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Sales. Tony has a demonstrated history of winning in Semiconductors, Aerospace, Communications, Retail, and Sales and Marketing. His sales experience included Sweetheart Products, AT&T, McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), Intel, Apple, and Raymour & Flanigan. Tony spent nearly 20 years at Intel where great results led to many opportunities across the globe and confirmed him as a trusted leader and coach, problem-solver and developer of high performing teams and great leaders.
Tony retired in 2018 to take care of his ailing dad who passed in November of 2021. The war in Ukraine and an unexpected contact brought him out of retirement in March 2022 to lead the conversion of an old manufacturing building into the preeminent Humanitarian Hub, Cross Dock and Warehouse in Romania providing aid to the people of Ukraine.
Logistics and Supply Chain Manager
Isabel has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. She is a Supply Chain Specialist with professional experience in several sectors: environment, automotive, textile and chemical.
Passionate about supply chain management, she held different roles along the value chain, from procurement to inventory and logistics management, gaining strong know-how in Supply Chain and Operations.
Isabel has a critical, analytical, and innovative mind-set, she is proactive and very adaptable to change. Regarding soft skills, Isabel is very empathic and people driven.
Alongside her professional career and always with the aim to make the difference, Isabel was part of several humanitarian projects in Portugal. She found the perfect way to put her Supply Chain know-how into use in the humanitarian field, by providing consultancy services to NGOs and in the Ukrainian Emergency Response.
She is a true believer in defending and promoting the women’s rights and the democratic values. Isabel loves to read, history, travel and her family.
Senior Consultant – Medical Supply Chain Procurement and Logistics
Joana has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. She has been working with the United Nations for the past 5 years supporting different complex humanitarian operations as a logistics expert and data analyst. For the past 4 years, Joana has joined the UN-World Food Programme, the largest humanitarian organization, as supply chain planner and data analyst in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. She has also led the logistics relief emergency response in Mozambique after the 2019 cyclones and in Ethiopia during the Tigray war outbreak in 2020-21. Currently, Joana has accepted the role at the UN-World Health Organization as the team lead for shipping and cold chain strategies responsible for the supply-demand, procurement, and shipping of medical aid drugs and supplies to 52 countries across the globe.
Meet Our Founders
Andrew Duncan is an ardent supporter of global democracy and human rights. He led the effort to secure the release of five women who were imprisoned for peacefully protesting sexual harassment on Beijing’s public transport system. He led a prolonged campaign that secured the release of U.S. businesswoman Sandy Phan-Gillis who had been imprisoned in China without charges for over two years. Andrew was also a supporter of the release of acclaimed Chinese dissident, Chen Guangcheng, and worked actively to acclimate him and his family to New York City upon their arrival. He produced Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, a documentary about Joshua Wong who led the Hong Kong protests in 2014. The film received the Audience Award for Documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. He is also an active supporter of the Lantos Foundation and the International Republican Institute (IRI), a pro-democracy think tank founded by the late Senator John McCain.
Elizabeth ‘Bess’ Weatherman
Bess Weatherman is a Special Limited Partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, with $85 billion in assets under management and 250 active portfolio companies around the world. Ms. Weatherman joined Warburg Pincus in 1988, became a partner in 1996, and served as a member of the Executive Management Group from 2001 to 2016. She led the firm’s Healthcare Group from 2008 to 2015. Ms. Weatherman has twice been named to Forbes’ Midas List recognizing her as one of the 100 most highly-regarded dealmakers in the venture capital industry. She was a 2014 recipient of the Women of Power and Influence Award from the National Organization for Women.
During her 34 year career in healthcare, Ms. Weatherman has served on the boards of 15 public companies, more than 25 private companies at every stage of development, as well as the National Venture Capital Association. She currently serves on the boards of Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ: PODD), Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), Silk Road Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SILK) and Vapotherm, Inc. (NYSE: VAPO).
Ms. Weatherman is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University and as Chair of Stanford Women on Boards. She is also a Trustee of Mount Holyoke College, where she chairs the Investment Committee which oversees the college’s $1 billion endowment. She previously served on the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and on the Board of Trustees of Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY.
Ms. Weatherman received a BA in English, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Mount Holyoke College in 1982. She earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1988.