Chairman of the Board
Andro Dadiani assumed Chairmanship of Georgia's Partnership for Children in January 2015. He has an undergraduate degree from Tbilisi State University and from Tbilisi Institute of Economics. In 2003 he received a Masters of Public Service Administration from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, U.S.A. He is an active advisory board member of the United States Government Exchange Program Alumni Association of Georgia.
Founder, Member of the Board
Cathy McLain holds a degree in educational psychology. She worked as a school psychologist and as the coordinator and trainer for programs related to sexual assault, domestic violence, drug abuse, trafficking and street children in several countries around the world. She cofounded the McLain Association for Children, evidence of her personal passion to improve the quality of life for vulnerable children in rural areas of Georgia.
McLain SOUTHWORTHMember of the Board
McLain has 15 years of experience working with early stage technology companies as an entrepreneur, leader, and investor. He is currently a Venture Partner and the Head of Strategic Relationships at Crosslink Capital, a leading early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco, CA. As the son of Roy and Cathy (two of MAC’s founders), he spent much of his childhood living and traveling abroad, especially in his parents’ adopted country of Georgia. McLain holds an B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Member of the Board
Valeri Chekheria has held managerial positions in the Parliament of Georgia, Ministry of Finance of Georgia, Ministry of Economy of Georgia, Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Goldman Sachs, and Adjara Group Hospitality where he is the current CEO. He holds a Master of Law degree from Tbilisi State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University in New York City.
Member of the Board
Aleksi Aleksishvili is Chairman and CEO at Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG), with twenty years experience in high-level public finance and economic development policy official and adviser. He served as Minister of Economic Development (2004-2005) and Georgia's Minister of Finance (2005-2007). He is a leading architect in Georgia’s crucial reforms in economic policy; fiscal, budget, and financial, tax, and customs policy reform; business climate improvement; and doing-business environment.