Board of Directors

Timothy Beans

Timothy Beans

Board Chair

Leslie-Durschinger

Leslie Durschinger

Board Vice Chair

Luis Sahmkow

Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Beth Keck ACDI/VOCA board member

Elizabeth Keck

Governance Committee Chair

Deborah Atwood

Deborah Atwood

Ms. Atwood joined the Meridian Institute in January 2011 and serves as Executive Director of the Meridian’s AGree: Transforming Food …

Chris-Cochran

Christopher Cochran

Mr. Cochran is a global sustainability executive with experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors and deep expertise in the …

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew (Andy) Gilbert has a considerable background in agriculture and cooperative governance. He served on the Board of Directors of …

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Asif M. Shaikh

Asif M. Shaikh has led path-breaking development approaches in energy, agriculture, food security, governance, and economic policy. He is CEO …

Shona Warner

Shonda Warner

Clarksdale, Mississippi Ms. Warner is the founder of Chess Ag, which manages a suite of funds that are invested in …

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Guevera Yao

Dr. Guevera Yao is an economist and policy expert in the areas of economic development, agriculture, trade, and finance. He …

Udai Shanker Awasthi

Udai Shanker Awasthi

Director Emeritus

Patricia-Garamendi

Patricia Garamendi

Director Emeritus

Mortimer Neufville

Mortimer Neufville

Director Emeritus

Charles J. Hall

Charles J. Hall serves as chief executive officer of ACDI/VOCA, assuming day-to-day leadership and management of the organization. Mr. Hall …

Executive Team

Charles J. Hall

CEO

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Sylvia Megret

President and Chief Operating Officer

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Anita Bhatt

Chief Financial Officer

ACDI/VOCA CLO Luke Pingel

Luke Pingel

Chief Legal Officer

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Gevorg Adamyan

Chief Integration Officer

Technical Experts

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Hayden Aaronson

Managing Director, Market Systems

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Cristobal Aguilar

Senior Director of Agriculture and Community Development

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Caroline Bailey

Gender and Youth Advisor

Geoff-Chalmers

Geoffrey Chalmers

Managing Director of Partnerships & Investment

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Brian Cohen

Senior Director of Environment and Climate Change

Luca Crudeli

Senior Technical Director, Market Systems

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Ydun Donahoe

Technical Director of Market Systems

Valentina-Echeverry

Valentina Echeverry

Technical Director, Partnerships & Investments

Barry Elkin

Technical Director of Commodity Management

Bob-Fries

Bob Fries

Executive Vice President of Technical Learning and Application and President of AV Ventures

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Alysa Grude

Associate Director of Nutrition and Food Systems

Ivan-Landers

Ivan Landers

Technical Director of Agriculture Systems

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Melissa Matlock

Associate Director, Gender and Social Inclusion

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Christine McClung

Partnerships & Investment Specialist

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Nathalie Me-Nsope

Director of Gender and Agriculture

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Morgan Mercer

Director of Gender & Youth

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Kathryn Merckel

Associate Director of Nutrition and Food Systems

Paul-Newall

Paul Newall

Technical Director of Partnerships & Investment

Vusala Safarova

Senior Technical Learning Coordinator

Mark-Sevier

Mark Sevier

Technical Director of Market Systems and Partnerships

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Dipa Sharif

Director of Catalyzing Investments

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Cheryl Turner

Senior Vice President, Technical Learning & Application

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Jenn Williamson

Vice President, Gender and Social Inclusion

HOMe office Directors

Yvonne Abuto

Senior Director of Capture and Proposal Management

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Ellen Aldrich

Senior Director of General Accounting

Maura-Allen

Maura Allen

Executive Vice President of Resilience & Growth

Sabrina Amburgey

Vice President of Business Development

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Ruth Arriaga

Senior Director of International Human Resources

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Krystle Austin

Director of Business Development, Resilience & Growth

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Rebekah Bakewicz

Director of Resilience & Growth

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Bo Banks

Director of Business Development, Inclusive Market Systems

Elitza-Barden

Elitza Barden

Senior Director of Inclusive Market Systems

Stephanie-Brennan

Stephanie Brennan

Lead Technical Writer

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Gregory Buchholz-White

Managing Director, Pricing, Compliance & Teaming

Olya-Catto

Olya Catto

Vice President, Project Operations and Volunteer Programs

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Kavita Chambery

Senior Director of Resilience & Growth

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Nicole Chao

Managing Director of Resilience & Growth

Jill Chow

Vice President of Communications & Outreach

Sandi-Crawford

Sandi Crawford

Senior Director of Awards Management Services

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Emmanuel Dormon

Senior Director of Inclusive Market Systems

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David Fischer

Senior Director of Business Development, Inclusive Market Systems

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Carolyn Froeschl

Senior Director of Financial Systems

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Art Gandilyan

Senior Director of Inclusive Market Systems

Patricia Gbeti

Managing Director, Project Accounting

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Olaf Kula

Senior Managing Director of Inclusive Market Systems

Beth Leonhardt

Senior Director of Business Development, Resilience & Growth

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Tamara Ljubinkovic

Senior Director of Project Operations

Marc-Kokosky

Marc Kokosky

Senior Director of Compliance

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JoEllen McGann

Senior Director of Food Security & Agriculture, Resilience & Growth

Nadia Namken

Senior Technical Director of Inclusive Market Systems

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Patrick Norrell

Senior Vice President of Inclusive Market Systems

Heidi Pilloud

Vice President of Accounting and Finance

Quanita

Quanita Pokolo-Hassell

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

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Yamil Roger Nasser

Associate Director of Resilience & Growth

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Laura Schauble

Vice President of Risk Management and Office Operations

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Georgia Sheehy-Beans

Vice President of Quality & Compliance

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Jessica Taglieri

Senior Director of Knowledge Management

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Mike Thayer

Senior Director of Resilience & Growth

Thelonious Trimmell

Senior Agribusiness Advisor of Inclusive Market Systems

Lucas-Valente-da-Costa

Lucas Valente da Costa

Associate Director of Resilience & Growth

Meg-Weaver

Meg Weaver

Senior Director of Communications

Country Office Leadership

Ricardo Amaya

Chief of Party of the Youth Resilience Activity and Colombia Country Representative

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Erika María Arango

Deputy Chief of Party of the Program of Alliances for Reconciliation in Colombia

Nazgulmira Arynova

The Kyrgyz Republic Farmer-to-Farmer Program Country Director

Gulmira Asanbaeva

Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project in the Kyrgyz Republic

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Makrita Avjyan

Armenia Farmer-to-Farmer Program Country Director

Jean-Frederic Beauchesne

Chief of Party of the USAID Zambia Enterprise Development and Growth Enhanced Activity

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Carolina Blackburn

Deputy Director of Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America

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Wyanie Bright

Chief of Party, USAID Kuza

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Ibrahima Camara

ACDI/VOCA Country Representative in Guinea

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Deogratius Chuwa

Deputy Chief of Party of the Feed the Future Tanzania NAFAKA II Activity

George Dalire

George C. Dalire

Deputy Chief of Party of the Philippine Coffee Advancement and Farm Enterprise Project

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Carianne de Boer

Chief of Party of Ghana Poultry Project

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Hiqmet Demiraj

Chief of Party of the USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project in the Kyrgyz Republic

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Jim Flock 

Chief of Party of Feed the Future Tanzania NAFAKA II Activity

Dun-Grover

Dun Grover

Deputy Chief of Party of Market Systems and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) for the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems Activity

Aziz Hakimov

Value Chain Development Manager

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Nodir Ibrohimzoda

Tajikistan Farmer-to-Farmer Program Country Director and ACDI/VOCA Country Representative in Tajikistan

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Glenn Lines

Chief of Party of Forest Incomes for Environmental Sustainability Activity and Country Representative in Liberia

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Agnes Luz

Chief of Party of USAID Burma Agriculture and Food Systems Development Activity

Mohammad Kamruzzaman

Deputy Chief of Party and Nutrition Team Lead of the Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition Activity

Magda-Menabde

Magda Menabde

Georgia Farmer-to-Farmer Program Country Director

Simon Muli

Deputy Chief of Party of Expanding Economic Opportunities under the Feed the Future Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity

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Jimena Niño

Chief of Party of Program of Alliances for Reconciliation

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Victoria Norelid

CLA Deputy Chief of Party of the Youth Resilience Activity

Walter F. Nunez-Rodriguez

Chief of Party of the Food Security, Agriculture and Resilient Market Systems Activity

Cuan-Opperman

Cuan Opperman

Chief of Party of Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops Activity

Giovanny Cuero Rincón

Deputy Chief of Party of Programs for the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems Activity

Sergio-Rivas

Sergio Rivas

Regional Managing Director for Latin America and the Caribbean and ACDI/VOCA Country Representative in Honduras

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T.J. Ryan

Chief of Party of Philippine Coffee Advancement and Farm Enterprise Project

Joe Sanders

Chief of Party of the Feed the Future Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity

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Muhammad Nurul Amin Siddiquee

Chief of Party of Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition and ACDI/VOCA Country Representative in Bangladesh

Regis Terrien

Chief of Party of Victory Against Malnutrition Plus Project

Enrique Villalba

Chief of Party of the Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Department Program in Paraguay

Sophie Walker

Chief of Party of the Laos Microenterprise Activity

Aijamal Ypyshova

Agribusiness Partnerships Lead

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