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Testimonials

This four-day opportunity with WISPAD has been very precious. It has been like water to my soul. I have been in the trenches working for so long – to come up on the hill top and get a look at how much ground we’ve taken and where we must go is a great encouragement! It has helped me to become aware of other tools, many more facets of tools I’ve been using, dimensions of management that I have sensed but not understood. Thank you so much!
CEO & Founder
Health services
Liaoning

 

At WISPAD, I met so many wonderful people doing amazing great things. And, the teachers are just so nice and inspiring. The class is full of laughing, intense, but exciting topics, everyone is highly participating into discussion and so many sparkles of ideas come out during the course. The WISPAD Workshop not only taught us useful knowledge to tackle problems, but also all the participants have built up deep connections through the 3-day sessions. 15 amazing stories come from different orgs, leave the workshop an unforgettable experience.
Workshop Participant
Co-Founder
Volunteer Platform
Beijing

 

Officers

The Wilberforce International School has a model of management that underscores devotion to aid the poor and needy, and willingness to serve in harmony with Biblical values and morals. The officers of WISPAD, hold Master's and Ph.D. degrees, as well as academic instruction within key areas of the School’s training objectives. These areas include public policy, public health, political science, law, finance, and business administration. The School’s officers have extensive experience in prestigious academic and research institutions, as well as in governmental and non-profit organizations in the United States and abroad.

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Joseph Campanella, President

The Wilberforce International School is directed by its President and Co-founder Joseph Campanella, whose main academic interests lie in the intersection between Christian ethics and multidimensional decision-making modeling for socioeconomic and institutional development. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Science with a major in American Politics and Public Policy from Boston University. His Ph.D. dissertation “The Protestant Ethic of Development” advances a multidisciplinary approach for the formulation of decision-making models integrating Christian ethics and behavioral science to the design of developmental public policies. Joseph Campanella also holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government with specializations in political and economic development, poverty alleviation, and applied microeconomics and econometrics. He acquired research experience in the analysis of developmental economic policy both at the former Harvard Institute of International Development (HIID) and the Center for International Development (CID) at the Kennedy School. He served as Chief Legal Advisor in the Central Information Office of the Venezuelan Presidency under President Rafael Caldera, and in several Venezuelan non-profit organizations. Joseph Campanella graduated summa cum laude from the Law School of the Venezuelan Catholic University, Andrés Bello.

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WISPAD’s Vice-president and Co-founder Gabriele Campanella directs the main research operations of the School. Her main academic interests include the integration of solid ethical frameworks into the analysis and design of effective public policies in the areas of public health and environmental health. Gabriele Campanella’s expertise combines advanced biomedical research with analytical training in international public health, providing an enriching multidisciplinary perspective for the analysis and design of effective public health policies.  She holds a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the University of York, England, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University with a specialization in International Health, Statistics and Environmental Health. Gabriele Campanella has eleven years of full-time research experience at Harvard Medical School in Immunology, Autoimmunity and Infectious Diseases, and has published a total of twenty-eight peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She also has broad experience working with business and social enterprises throughout China.

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Megan Zhang, Executive Assistant of WISPAD’s Presidency

Megan Zhang is the Executive Assistant of WISPAD’s Presidency in China. She provides executive support in consulting- and administrative-related tasks and activities at WISPAD’s Presidency. Originary from Beijing, China, Megan completed her bachelor degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2008 at the Tsinghua University in Beijing. Megan has gained extensive cross-cultural experience after living for 3 and half years in Boston. During this same period, Megan completed her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Financial Market and Management from Northeastern University in Boston. Megan’s main interests focus on servant leadership skills applicable to social and public policies for poverty alleviation and development.

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As Executive Assistant of WISPAD’s Presidency, Gillian Wang provides executive support in consulting- and administrative-related tasks and activities at WISPAD’s Presidency. Gillian holds a Master Degree in Applied Linguistics of Foreign Languages from Beijing Language and Cultural University (BLCU), and a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from Wuhan University. Prior to WISPAD, she has worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross for nearly 8 years. As a translator and later as a program officer, Gillian has actively joined in relief response after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake and has implemented ICRC Poverty Alleviation Programs in Yunnan Province. She has first-hand experiences in performing humanitarian work in emergencies and implementing micro-economic initiative in rural area of China.