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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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Carolyn Barker-Villena

Senior Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

Lauren Bauer

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

Sandra Boyd

Senior Director of Global Security

Louie Castriota

Managing Director, Farmers Market Brands LLC

Dr. Dennis Cherian

Associate Vice President & Senior Technical Director for Health and Nutrition

Kristin Cooney

Associate Vice President International Progra

Dr. Ahmad Shaker Dadgar

Senior Director, Procurement

Levani Dzidziguri

Senior Director, Impact Investing

Carol Erickson

Senior Director, Philanthropic Engagement

David Fuerst

Associate Vice President, External Relations and Engagement

Damien George

Director, Cost & Pricing

Charlie Goldsmith

Senior Technical Advisor, CGA Associates

Blein Haile

Acting Associate Vice President, Internation

George Hanna

Project Director, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience

Loretta Ishida

Associate Vice President, Operational Effectiveness & Development

Elena Kanevsky

MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience, Director of Finance and Operations

Peter Kariuki

Associate Vice President, International Peopl

Caroline Kerin

Senior Director, Accounting & Finance

Caroline Kerin

Senior Director, Accounting & Finance

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

Hamid Mansaray

Senior Regional Director, West Africa and Haiti

David Manuel

Senior Technical Advisor, MERL

Paul Miller

Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy

Kelly Pence

Senior Director, Domestic Operations

Chelsie Rattanni

Director of Business Development

Ryan Schear

Senior Director, International Finance

Curtis Shearin

Senior Director Human Resources Operations

Shelly Talcott

Senior Director of Integration and Initiatives

David Westervelt

Acting Senior Regional Director, Asia & Middl