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President & CEO

Ambassador
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

 
Evariste Karangwa

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