Paul Carroll, Director

Paul Carroll is a seasoned professional with broad experience in the nongovernmental and philanthropic sectors.

As the Director of C&SN he is responsible for overall organizational management of the network, its staff, and strategy setting with respect to its issues and policy advocacy.

Paul spent seventeen years at the Ploughshares Fund, a public foundation that works to eliminate the risks from nuclear weapons. He has also served in leadership roles in the philanthropic community, significantly contributing to the growth, collaboration, and efficacy of funders in the peace and security arena through his participation in the Peace and Security Funders Group.

More recently, Paul served as the Director of Nuclear Security Partnerships at N Square, a funders collaborative that seeks to foster innovation and collaboration into the nuclear security sector. Paul provided content expertise to members of this growing network and facilitated introductions and connections across different professional sectors to spark partnerships and creative ideas to reduce nuclear threats.

Outside of work Paul is an avid cyclist, having completed two cross-country bike rides. He also earned a Private Pilot license in his teens, though he is now among the legion of non-current “frustrated pilots.” Paul has a BA in Political Science and History from Rutger University, and a Masters of Public Management in National Security Studies from the University of Maryland.

Learn more about Paul on his LinkedIn.

Kay Guinane, Senior Advisor

Kay Guinane is a public interest attorney who specializes in the rights of nonprofit organizations, particularly in the areas of freedom of speech and association and national security. She served as Director of the Charity & Security Network from 2009- September 2020, where she coordinated efforts to make national security rules impacting the work of civil society consistent with Constitutional and human rights principles and eliminate unnecessary barriers to legitimate work of nonprofits. As Senior Advisor she provides technical expertise and institutional knowledge and supports ongoing programmatic work. She has published research, testified before Congress, and engaged extensively in advocacy and consulting on these issues in the U.S. and abroad.

Ms. Guinane has represented a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, both as an advocate on issues and an advisor on tax and nonprofit law. She was Director of Nonprofit Speech Rights at OMB Watch, a Washington, D.C. based government watchdog organization and also worked for the Alliance for Justice, the National Consumer Law Center, Environmental Action (Washington, DC), the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, and Citizens for Social and Economic Justice and the public defender service (Hazard, Kentucky). She holds Bachelors and Juris Doctor degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Kentucky and Maryland.

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Gabe Murphy, Communications and Outreach Manager

Gabe Murphy is a communications and foreign policy specialist and a longtime peace advocate. As the Communications and Outreach Manager for C&SN, he is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s internal and external communications strategies.

Prior to joining C&SN, Gabe spent over 5 years working at Peace Action, a national grassroots peace organization, where he developed a wealth of experience in foreign policy, peace and conflict issues, and political advocacy. He’s also worked on a number of electoral campaigns—most recently on the Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate campaign in the lead up to the 2020 election.

Gabe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and a Master’s degree in Global Studies from UC Berkeley with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa. As a graduate student, he worked as a teaching assistant for a course on global poverty and a course on political transitions in the MENA region. His work has been published in a range of news outlets, including Common Dreams, Truthout, and the East Bay Times.