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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

Acting VP, External Relations & Engagement

Laura Morales

Associate VP, Finance & Administration

Carolyn Barker-Villena

Senior Regional Director, Latin America & the Caribbean

Sandra Boyd

Senior Director, Global Security

Kerry Brown

Acting Senior Director, Business Development

Dalia Eryani

Senior Program Director, DRC/South Sudan

David Fuerst

Senior Director, Philanthropic Engagement

Matt Hackworth

Senior Director, Outreach & Engagement

Cheri Kase

Senior Director, Global Information Technology

Umer Khan

Senior Director, Emergency Operations

Zaneta Kific

Acting Senior Director, Contracts, Grants, Procurement & Compliance

Mary Linehan

Senior Technical Director

Hamid Mansaray

Senior Regional Director, Africa

Paul Miller

Senior Director, Public Policy

Jose Ochoa

Senior Director for International Finance

Nicole Hark

Senior Regional Director, Asia & Middle East

Emily Sollie

Senior Director, Executive Communications

Shelly Talcott

Senior Director for Integration and Initiatives

Scott Torres

Senior Program Director, Kenya, Tanzania, Haiti & Indonesia

Mercedes Wilson-Barthes

Acting Senior Director, New Business Development

Rick Kellett

Managing Director, Impact Investing

Imran Babayev

Director of Accounting

Lauren Bauer

Director, Marketing & Communications

Jon Buuck

Associate Director, Philanthropic Engagement

Carol Erickson

Director, Philanthropic Engagement

Caroline Kerin

Director, Finance

Rasoul Rezai

Acting Director, Internal Audit

Garrett Schiche

Director, Program Quality Technical Support

Jill Talmage

Director, International Finance for Latin America & Asia/Middle East

Lisa Williams

Director, Contracts