Board of Directors
Cyrus Stacey: Chair
Nevzer Stacey: Founder & Director
Rukmini Banerjee: President
Pelin Eralp Wolak: Secretary
Cyrus Stacey | Chair
Cyrus Stacey is Quality Assurance Associate Director for Eisai Inc., a US pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co. In this role, he is responsible for all quality assurance activities related to the two filling lines in a $90 Million parenteral manufacturing facility. Prior to this position, he was the Principal Manager of EMQO Biologics for Eisai Inc., where he established strong business partnerships with external contract manufacturing organizations. Cyrus holds a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from North Carolina State University, as well as Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry. He was born and raised in Washington, DC.
Nevzer G. Stacey | Founder & Director
Nevzer G. Stacey founded HasNa, Inc. in 1998. Her background comprises five years as a study director for international labor standards at the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science, where she was also the resident expert on transitions from education to the workplace; twenty years of service as a volunteer mediator in the Washington, DC court system; and thirty years at the U.S. Department of Education, where she worked on school-to-work issues and represented the U.S. in international projects sponsored by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the World Bank. She has a master’s degree in international organizations and Middle East area studies from American University’s School of International Service. Ms. Stacey was born in Istanbul.
Rukmini Banerjee | President
Rukmini has been working full-time at HasNa Inc. since July 2014. She joined HasNa soon after graduating from Georgetown University with a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution, and a Graduate Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. Rukmini has previously worked with a number of organizations in the peacebuilding and social change sector, including the Turkish Red Crescent Society in Ankara, Ashoka (US), United States Institute of Peace, and Save the Children (India). In Turkey, she worked on TRC’s Syrian Refugee Response Operations from June to August, 2013. Rukmini has a second Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Jadavpur University (Kolkata, India).