NEW YORK (June 28, 2023) – UNICEF USA today announced the appointments of Steve Eaton, Ken Graboys, Laura Jones and Lata Reddy to the National Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2023.

“We are excited and honored to welcome Steve Eaton, Ken Graboys, Laura Jones and Lata Reddy to UNICEF USA’s National Board of Directors, “said Michael J. Nyenhuis, UNICEF USA President and CEO. “Each brings experience, leadership and expertise to help UNICEF drive change and relentlessly pursue a better world for every child.”

Steve Eaton, Managing Member, Eaton Investment Holdings, is a long-time supporter of UNICEF USA. He has served on the UNICEF USA Impact Fund for Children Board and as the Chair of the Southeast Regional Board. His established knowledge of UNICEF USA and his professional experiences provide a valuable understanding of philanthropy, healthcare, and medical technology.

“For millions of children globally UNICEF brings life-saving and life-changing programs and services.  It is a privilege to begin this new role with like-minded colleagues to help enable and grow all of these important efforts,” said Eaton.

Ken Graboys, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Chartis Group, brings international development experience, expansive professional experience in economic and strategic planning, and board service that will complement our programmatic strategy and monitoring.

“I am honored to join the Board of UNICEF USA. Its relentless efforts on behalf of the safety, health and well-being of the world’s children has saved millions of lives and bettered millions more. I look forward to being of service to this remarkable organization,” said Graboys.

Laura Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, Instacart, brings expertise in consumer-facing digital marketing that is critical to understanding UNICEF USA’s brand and marketing objectives.

“It’s an absolute honor to be added to UNICEF USA’s National Board of Directors to help them pursue a more equitable world for every child. This goal aligns with Instacart’s mission to create a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together,” said Jones.

Lata N. Reddy, Senior Vice President, Prudential Financial, and Chair, The Prudential Foundation, brings exceptional programmatic expertise and leadership in the foundation space and provides a unique perspective on UNICEF USA’s large-scale transformational partnerships. Lata’s leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, along with driving financial and social mobility, brings a valuable perspective as the board engages more deeply in this work.

“Prudential has supported UNICEF USA since 2006, evolving our approach to ensure financial resiliency is a critical part of disaster preparedness and relief for families. I’m honored to join the UNICEF USA board as we collaborate to reimagine global resilience and prepare our communities to withstand future crises,” said Reddy.


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to pursue a more equitable world for every child. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children. Together, we are working toward a world that upholds the rights of all children and helps every child thrive. For more information, visit

For more information please contact
Ann Reinking Whitener, UNICEF USA, 212.922.2623,