Board / Staff

Board of Directors

  • David Joosten, President


    As Regional Director Americas and Partner Markets at Vodafone, David leads the Vodafone Business commercial operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America, as well as operations in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Scandinavia, Russia, Austria, Switzerland and the International Public Sector.

    With more than 20 years of experience in international IT, telecoms and sales, David has led global and national teams across multiple regions as well as led large multinational clients driving value through a strong understanding of their business and by building relationships that deliver value and sustainable growth.

  • Megan Doberneck, Secretary


    Megan Doberneck is the President and General Counsel for Vodafone Americas Inc., the US subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc, one of the world’s largest wireless telecommunications companies, providing service to over 444 million customers across 75 countries.

    Ms. Doberneck is responsible for the operations and governance of Vodafone Americas and its subsidiaries in the United States to ensure delivery of annual financial and operational results. She also sits on the Boards of Directors for Vodafone Americas, its subsidiaries, and is the President of the Vodafone Americas Foundation. Ms. Doberneck is also General Counsel and Company Secretary for all of Vodafone’s US-based entities with a focus on corporate finance, capital structuring and corporate governance, as well as Vodafone’s ventures, technology and innovation work in the United States. Ms. Doberneck graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley, and received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

  • Andrew De La Torre, Director


    Andrew is a global technology leader who is relentless when it comes to making companies more successful. For 20+ years, he has used technology as a tool to engage worldwide customers, streamline operations, and drive profitability.

    Currently, Andrew is the Group Vice President of Technology at Oracle Communications leading the business’ Presales organization. Previously, Andrew De La Torre was the Head of Technology for Vodafone Americas based in New York, and led Vodafone Malta for four years through a transformative technological journey. Andrew was with Vodafone for over 20 years and brings with him global strategic and operational experience.

    Throughout his career, he has designed, directed, and supported enterprise, consumer, and wholesale technologies in Fortune 500 environments. Andrew inspires and motivates international teams to push innovation to the next level—achieving many first-to-industry and first-in-the-world successes.

  • Rebecca Temple, Director


    Rebecca Temple was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Vodafone Americas and Partner Markets in July 2019. In this role, she leads Vodafone Business finance operations throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America, in addition to Vodafone partner markets including France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, the Nordics and Vodafone’s international public sector customers.

    Rebecca joined Vodafone in 2006 and has held many roles over the years in Vodafone UK before moving to America in 2018, where she held the position of Financial Controller before taking her current role.

    Prior to joining Vodafone, Rebecca held roles at Thames Water and Trader Media Group. Rebecca is a Bachelor of Law and a Chartered Accountant (ACMA).

  • Peters Suh, Director


    Peters Suh was the CEO of the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), an alliance of communications companies committed to building an open applications platform. WAC will deliver an open industry application development platform that will benefit the entire ecosystem. By providing a single route for developers to deliver the latest innovative applications, WAC will bring applications to more than three billion global mobile users.

    Previously, Peters was the CEO of JIL (Joint Innovation Lab), a joint venture with Vodafone, China Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Softbank Mobile. Before joining JIL, Peters was President of Vodafone Global Enterprise Incorporated and Vodafone Ventures Limited. He was a managing director for Fremont Communications a private equity fund focusing on telecommunication investments. Peters was previously Vice President, Chief Technical Officer for Vodafone’s Global Internet Services group and also held a number of positions with AirTouch Cellular. Peters is a director of Vodafone Americas Foundation, Aspire Technologies, and the Diablo Regional Arts Association. Peters holds a B.A. and M.B.A., both from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Non-voting Officers

  • Rhys Saunders, Assistant Treasurer

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    Rhys is the Financial Controller for Vodafone Americas, responsible for the Financial Operations for the United States, Canada and Latin America. He joined the New York based Finance team in January 2020 after relocating from the UK where Rhys spent twelve years at Vodafone UK and Vodafone Group.

    Starting on the Finance Graduate Scheme in 2007, Rhys has held various Finance roles at Vodafone. Most recently he led the UK Margin Assurance team as a Global Process Lead based in Newbury, UK where he drove significant transformation through the implementation of innovative technologies.

    Rhys holds a master’s degree in Physics and Astronomy, is a Chartered Accountant and is a fluent Welsh speaker.


  • June Sugiyama, Director


    June has been in her current role as Director of the Vodafone Americas Foundation for over 15 years. Previously, she served in several roles at Vodafone’s predecessors, AirTouch and Pacific Telesis International. She led the Foundation’s transition towards impact through technology related programs. She also developed the Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project, a competition designed to seek the best wireless technology solutions to address critical social issues around the world.

    June served on the board of Northern California Grantmakers and participates in the Arts Loan Fund and the Emergency Loan Fund of the organization. She also serves on the advisory board of the Foundation Center in San Francisco, and served on the advisory committee of the Vodafone Group Foundation and United Nations Foundation Technology Partnership, the board of the National Japanese American Historical Society, the Business Arts Council in San Francisco and Nobiru-kai, a Japanese newcomers association. June received her teaching credential and liberal studies degree at San Francisco State University, masters and specialist credential at University of San Francisco, and has teaching experience with schools throughout the Bay Area, especially in the Japanese Bilingual Programs.

  • Theresa Nguyen, Grants Associate


    Theresa has been the Foundation’s grants and projects manager since 2016. In this role, she helps manage the communication and coordination between the Foundation and its partners, grantees, and employees.

    Prior to working at Vodafone, Theresa led health campaigns and education projects with the nonprofit VIVO in the Bay Area, and event coordinator at the Alumni Center at Stanford University. She also spearheads youth projects in her community and served as a board member for the Our Lady of LaVang Youth Leadership Program in San Jose. Theresa received her bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and holds a master in Public Health from the University of Southern California.