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President & CEO

Daniel V. Speckhard

Daniel serves as the president and CEO of 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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Senior Staff

Eddie Byrd

Associate VP, Communications, Marketing & Engagement

Laura Morales

Associate VP, Finance & Administration

Carolyn Barker-Villena

Senior Regional Director, Latin America & the Caribbean

Sandra Boyd

Senior Director, Global Security

David Fuerst

Senior Director, Philanthropic Engagement

Hamid Mansaray

Senior Regional Director, Africa

Cheri Kase

Senior Director, Technology

Umer Khan

Senior Director, Emergency Operations

Paul Miller

Senior Director, Public Policy

Krishna Sob

Senior Regional Director, Asia & Middle East

Emily Sollie

Senior Director, Executive Communications

Shelly Talcott

Senior Director for Integration and Initiatives

Rick Kellett

Managing Director, Impact Investing

Carol Erickson

Director, Philanthropic Engagement

Caroline Kerin

Director, Finance

Garrett Schiche

Director, Program Quality Technical Support

Lisa Williams

Director, Contracts