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The International Rescue Committee’s staff leadership board and senior leaders group manage the strategy and implementation of the IRC’s humanitarian work worldwide.

Europe Senior Management

Hans Van de Weerd

Interim Senior Vice President, Europe. Vice President Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration

Laura Kyrke Smith

Executive Director, UK

Naima Siddiqi

Senior Director of Finance and Operations, Europe. 

Imogen Sudbery

Director of Policy and Advocacy, Europe

Aska Pickering

Deputy Vice President, Awards Management Unit

Matthew Doyle

Interim Director of Communications, Europe 

Sigrun Danielsson

Head of Human Resources, Europe

Ralph Achenbach

Managing Director and Country Representative, Germany 

Therese Engstrom

Executive Director, Sweden

Alyoscia D'Onofrio

Vice President and Head of Technical Excellence, IPD - Governance


IRC Staff Leadership Board

David Miliband

President and CEO

Ciaran Donnelly

Senior Vice President, Crisis Response, Recovery and Development, International Programmes

Oscar Raposo

Chief Financial Officer

Madlin Sadler

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Amanda Seller

Senior Vice President, Revenue

Jennifer Sime

Senior Vice President, US Programs & Awards Management Unit

Dana Freyer

Interim General Counsel

Danusia Dzierzbinski 

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Ricardo Castro 

General Counsel

Senior Leaders Group

Comprising the Leadership Board, plus:

Alyoscia D'Onofrio

Vice President and Head of Technical Excellence, IPD - Governance

Bob Kitchen

Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit

Brian Johnson

Chief HR Officer 

Chris Honsberger

Chief Global Supply Chain Officer

Colleen Ryan

Vice President, Communications

Eduardo Hernandez-Salazar

Director, Org. Measurement

Elinor Raikes 

Regional Director, Europe & North Africa

Danusia Dzierzbinski

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Ellen Beattie

Senior Director of Programme Quality, United States Programmes

Em Fackler

Chief Information Officer

Gino Zaza

Senior Director, Business Resiliency and Continuity

Hans Van de Weerd

Interim Senior Vice President Europe. Vice President, United States Programmes.

Jason Phillips

VP, Int'l Strategy & Partnerships

Jeannie Annan

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Airbel Impact Lab

Judson Flanagan

Vice President, International Operations

Kate Moger

Regional Director, Great Lakes

Kristin Kim-Bart

Senior Director, Gender Equality

Kurt Tjossem

Regional Director, Horn and East Africa and Zimbabwe

Mania Boyder

Vice President, Development

Mark Schnellbaecher

Regional Director, Syria Regional Response

Isabella De Mattia and Ben Wise

Co-Acting Senior Directors, Strategy

Mesfin Teklu Tessema

 Senior Health Director

Mireille Cronin Mather

Regional Director, Pacific

Michael Burlingame

VP, Marketing

Nazanin Ash

Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy

Nicole Behnam

Senior Tech Director, NTU

Pamela Kournetas

Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

Paul Taylor

Regional Director, West Africa

Phil Woollam

VP, Strategic Growth

Barri Shorey

Acting Senior Tech Director, ERD

Radha Rajkotia

Senior Technical Director, Economic Recovery and Development

Ravi Gurumurthy

Chief Innovation Officer

Robin Dunn Marcos

Senior Director, Resettlement and Processing

Sanna Johnson

Regional Director, Asia

Sarah Smith

Senior Technical Director, Education

Susan Ringler

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Tracy Reines

Regional Director, Atlantic