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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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Abdallah Al-Zuabi

Senior Regional Director, Asia and Middle East

Carolyn Barker-Villena

Senior Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

 
Lauren Bauer

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

 
Sandra Boyd

Senior Director, Global Security

 
Louie Castriota

Managing Director, Farmers Market Brands LLC

 
Kristin Cooney

Associate Vice President, International Programs

 
Dr. Ahmad Shaker Dadgar

Senior Director, Procurement

 
David Fuerst

Associate Vice President, External Relations and Engagement

 
Damien George

Director, Cost & Pricing

 
Charlie Goldsmith

Senior Technical Advisor, CGA Technologies

 
Blein Haile

Senior Director, HR Process Optimization and Compliance

 
George Hanna

Project Director, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience

 
Loretta Ishida

Associate Vice President, Operational Effectiveness & Development

 
Elena Kanevsky

Director, Finance and Operations, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience

 
Peter Kariuki

Associate Vice President, International People & Diversity

 
Caroline Kerin

Associate Vice President, Finance & Accounting

 
Zaneta Kific

Senior Director, Grants, Contracts and Compliance

 
Bijou Kuzimbu

Acting Country Director, Haiti

 
Nadia Leveque

Senior Regional Director, ECS Africa

 
Hamid Mansaray

Senior Regional Director, West Africa and Haiti

 
David Manuel

Senior Technical Advisor, MERL

 
Fred McCray

Senior Director, Humanitarian Assistance

 
Paul Miller

Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy

 
Kelly Pence

Senior Director, Domestic Operations

 
Chelsie Rattanni

Senior Director, Business Development

 
Ryan Schear

Senior Director, International Finance

 
Curtis Shearin

Senior Director, Human Resources Operations