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Board of Directors

Matthew Dalio
Founder and Chairman, The China Care Foundation, Inc.

Matthew A. Dalio is Founder and Chairman of the China Care Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping Chinese orphans by nourishing children back to health through the China Care Children’s Home and providing surgery to correct physical maladies.  Since its founding in 2000, the Foundation has also evolved a second, parallel mission of empowering American youth.  After graduating from Harvard University ('06) Matt founded the online media venture, The Issue, and worked for Harbor Point Development working on one of the east coast's largest redevelopment projects.  Matt is also a recent graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business ('12).

Raymond Dalio
Founder and Chairman, Bridgewater Associates, Inc.

Ray Dalio has been integral to the creation and growth of China Care. He founded Bridgewater Associates, an investment management company in Westport, CT, where he serves as Chairman. Prior to that, he served as Director of Commodities at Dominick and Dominick and headed the Institutional Futures Department at Shearson Hayden Stone. Mr. Dalio holds an M.B.A. in finance from the Harvard Business School.

Gu Zeqing
Assistant President (Ret.), China International Trust & Investment Corporation (CITIC)

Gu Zeqing has been a member of the Board of Directors since China Care’s founding. In addition to her role as Assistant President at CITIC, Ms. Zeqing worked at the Ministry of Foreign Trade. She has served as the managing director of the Beijing Representative office of Bridgewater China Partners and the Chief Representative of ABASA Bank of South Africa in Shanghai. Ms. Zeqing received a B.A. from the Beijing Foreign Language University.

Lorraine Kennedy
Principal, Support Plus LLC

Lorraine Kennedy runs a bookkeeping business in Westport, CT, that employs and promotes women who have or are re-entering the workforce. She is the treasurer for Parents Committee for the China Program at Family and Children's Agency. Ms. Kennedy has been a China Care board member since 2001. She has two adopted daughters from China. She received an M.A. in secondary education and a B.S. in business from Sacred Heart University.

Yunfang Zhang
China Adoption Program Manager, Family & Children's Agency (Norwalk, CT)

Yunfang Zhang became a board member in 2001. She has spent more than 12 years working with the Chinese adoption authorities to help hundreds of families in the United States adopt children from China. Ms. Zhang taught at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, for over 16 years before moving to the United States. She received a B.A. from East China Normal University and an M.A. from Central Connecticut State University.

Marilyn Caufield
Executive Assistant, Bridgewater Associates, Inc.

Marilyn Caufield has been actively involved with China Care since its founding and was elected to its board in 2004. Ms. Caufield serves as the Event Producer for China Care’s annual fundraiser. She has been with Bridgewater Associates, Inc. for eight years.

Richard Whitcomb
Headmaster (Ret.), St. Luke’s School

Richard Whitcomb dedicated 41 years of his working life to St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut, where he served as Headmaster for the last 22 years. Since retiring in 2002, he founded the Richard M. Whitcomb Scholarship Foundation to help deserving students who otherwise would not have the opportunity attend St. Luke’s. Mr. Whitcomb has been involved with China Care since its creation and became a board member in 2007. Mr. Whitcomb has M.S. degrees in Education and Educational Administration from both the University of Bridgeport and Fairfield University.

Ray Rivers

Ray Rivers has worked in sales and trading for more than 25 years. Most recently, Mr. Rivers was employed at Knight Capital Group. Prior to that, he was the head trader at CRT Capital Group, LLC. He spent his earlier career at Bear Stearns and Bankers Trust. Mr. Rivers holds a B.A. in business from Louisiana State University.  Mr. Rivers was elected to the China Care Board of Directors in June 2007.

Rodgers Harper
Principal, The Harper Company

Rodgers Harper has been a management consultant for over 30 years focused on strategy, organization, marketing and productivity issues.  His past affiliations include Booz Allen Hamilton and First Manhattan Consulting Group.  Prior to consulting, he was an investment analyst then an operating officer in manufacturing companies.   Mr. Harper is a director of the Darien Rowayton Bank, Harvard Business School Club of CT Community Partners, and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross.  He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

John Stevens
Interim CEO & Director

John Stevens is Interim CEO and a Director of The China Care Foundation. He is a former Managing Director of JPMorgan Chase Bank and its predecessor institutions, from which he retired in 2006 after a 30 year career. At JPMorgan Chase he headed Latin America Special Loans, and prior to that was the Group Credit Officer for Latin America. Earlier career assignments included a Senior Credit Officer position in the U.S. Banking and Corporate Division, heading the office in Venezuela and a posting in Mexico. Mr. Stevens has served as a board member or advisor to several organizations. He holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA degree from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.