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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

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