Advisory Council

The Advisory Council 

The Advisory Council is composed of industry leaders from a broad spectrum of organizations and countries and work to advise Public Interest Registry on issues ranging from public policy to the introduction of new services. Most importantly, Advisory Council members serve as an intermediary between end users and Public Interest Registry, ensuring that the needs and concerns of registrants are known and addressed.


Advisory Council Members


Olivier Alais, France (2019-2022) 

Olivier has extensive business and education industry experience and currently serves as the project director of the Cybersecurity & Internet Governance at Counterpart International He is also an advisory board member for the Open Knowledge Foundation.  


Nadira Alaraj, Palestine (2019-2022) 

Nadira is, among many things, an independent researcher on internet governance and served as a committee member of Bethlehem’s Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Asia Pacific School on Internet Governance. Nadira also previously served as the vice chair of the Internet Society’s Palestine Chapter.


David Allnutt, Canada (2019-2022) 

David has enjoyed a lengthy career in business, government, higher education, and technology. He is the founder of the Corporate-Higher Education Foundation, a coalition of 75 business and industry Chief Executives. David also serves on the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Internet Registration Agency. 


Pamela Ateka, Kenya (2021-2024) 

Pamela is an international speaker and author who is a long-time advocate for women in civic leadership roles in Kenya. Pamela has over 20 years’ experience working to increase opportunities for displaced Kenyan youth. She is the founder of the Community Focus Group, which informs, connects and mobilizes local communities in Nairobi to help protect human rights and promote sustainable livelihoods. Community Focus Group was a 2019 .ORG Impact Award winner.


Beth Bourgeois, United States (2021-2024) 

Beth Bourgeois has over 20 years’ experience doing communications, media relations, and public relations work for mission-driven organizations including the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committees. Beth currently is the media relations officer for Warrior Canine Connection, a U.S.-based non-profit that breeds, trains, and places highly skilled service dogs with wounded service members and veterans.  


Jennifer Cordero, United States (2019-2022) 

Jennifer is the founder and chief executive officer at MILA Research & Advisory, LLC which provides market intelligence and advisory services to clients developing Latino business market strategiesShe also has an extensive background on U.S.-Latin America economic policy issues, having worked at a several prominent banks and think tanks. Additionally, Jennifer was selected for the 2018 ICANN61 Fellowship program.  


Lianna Galstyan, Armenia (2021-2024) 

Lianna has been instrumental in leading numerous projects to enhance the Internet and local language content in Armenia. Lianna has worked at Armenia’s country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operator for over 20 years and currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Board. She also is the Board Chair of the Internet Society Armenia Chapter, has served as the UN Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) member for three years, and is the Coordinator of the national IGF. Lianna also participates in ICANN’s At-Large community and has served as the Vice Chair of APRALO for the past four years. 


Joan Kerr, Canada (2019-2022) 

Joan is an entrepreneur and consultant with expertise in sustainable development, community engagement, design thinking, and internet governance. Joan currently leads the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities which has a mandate to preserve and repair the environment. She is also an affiliate for ICANN’S North American Regional At-Large Organization.


Diane Lesbon, United States (2021-2024) 

Diane is a published author and noted speaker that has decades of experience in small and large mission-driven organizations. Diane is the founder and CEO of Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions, which works with non-profit organizations around the world to empower people to do good.