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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

Christine Barnes

Senior Director, Fundraising Operations and Analytics

Lauren Bauer

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

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, Global Relationships & Resources

Melanie Gibbons

Senior Director, Development

George Hanna

Project Director, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience

Loretta Ishida

Associate Vice President, Operational Effectiveness & Development

Peter Kariuki

Associate Vice President, International People & Diversity

Zaneta Kific

Senior Director, Grants, Contracts and Compliance

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

Teuta Pici

Senior Director, People, Culture, and Diversity

Galo Quizanga

Senior Regional Director for Latin America

Chelsie Rattanni

Senior Director, Business Development

Curtis Shearin

Senior Director, Human Resources Operations