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Our global team of experts, advisors and ambassadors are committed to helping struggling communities build the resilience they need to thrive.

Ambassador
Daniel V. Speckhard

Daniel V. Speckhard is the president & CEO of Corus International, an ensemble of organizations including Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health. A former U.S. Ambassador to Greece and Belarus, Daniel has had a long and distinguished career in government service under both Republican and Democratic administrations. Daniel’s previous positions have included serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary General at NATO and Deputy Chief of Mission in Iraq.
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Ryan Schear

Senior Director, International Finance

 
Peter Kariuki

Associate Vice President, International Peopl

 
Nadia Leveque

Senior Regional Director, ECS Africa

 
Levani Dzidziguri

Senior Director, Impact Investing

 
Lauren Bauer

Senior Director, Marketing & Comm and Inst Do

 
Kristin Cooney

Associate Vice President International Progra

 
Kelly Pence

Senior Director, Domestic Operations

 
Hamid Mansaray

Senior Regional Director, West Africa and Haiti

 
David Westervelt

Acting Senior Regional Director, Asia & Middl

 
David Manuel

Senior Technical Advisor, MERL

 
Curtis Shearin

Senior Director Human Resources Operations

 
Caroline Kerin

Senior Director, Accounting & Finance

 
Carol Erickson

Senior Director, Philanthropic Engagement

 
Blein Haile

Acting Associate Vice President, Internation

 
Bijou Kuzimbu

Acting Country Director, Haiti

 
George Hanna

Project Director, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience

 
Damien George

Director, Cost & Pricing

 
Chelsie Rattanni

Director of Business Development

 
Dr. Dennis Cherian

Associate Vice President & Senior Technical Director for Health and Nutrition

 
David Fuerst

Associate Vice President, External Relations and Engagement

 
Loretta Ishida

Associate Vice President, Operational Effectiveness & Development

 
Carolyn Barker-Villena

Senior Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

 
Hamid Mansaray

Senior Regional Director, West Africa and Haiti

 
Sandra Boyd

Senior Director of Global Security

 
Louie Castriota

Managing Director, Farmers Market Brands LLC

 
Dr. Ahmad Shaker Dadgar

Senior Director, Procurement

 
Charlie Goldsmith

Senior Technical Advisor, CGA Associates

 
Elena Kanevsky

MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience, Director of Finance and Operations

 
Caroline Kerin

Senior Director, Accounting & Finance

 
Zaneta Kific

Senior Director, Grants, Contracts and Compliance

 
Paul Miller

Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy

 
Shelly Talcott

Senior Director of Integration and Initiatives