Our team

We pride ourselves on having a diverse and global team made up of nearly 6,000 members across the 40 countries we serve. Many of these team members have firsthand experience in the field, and all of them share a steadfast belief that communities are the best agents of their own change.

Meet a few field team members

Baby Muzi
Behavioural Change and Communication Coordinator

Danjuma Dawop
Deputy Chief of Party, Community Initiative to Promote Peace

Karla Pena
Resilience and Partnerships Programme Manager

Executive team

Beth deHamel
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Craig Redmond
Senior Vice President of Programmes

Myriam Khoury
Vice President of Innovation

Simon O'Connell
Executive Director of Mercy Corps European Headquarters & SVP for Global Partnerships

Adrienne Karecki
Chief Development and Marketing Officer

Nigel Pont
Chief People and Strategy Officer

Dr. Dafna H. Rand
Vice President for Policy and Research

Jeremiah Centrella
General Counsel

Dina Esposito
Vice President of Technical Leadership

Jennifer Cooperman
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Regional directors

Provash Budden
Regional Director, Americas

Su'ad Jarbawi
Regional Director, Middle East

Sean Granville-Ross
Regional Director, Africa

Alan Glasgow
Regional Director, Asia

Board of Directors

Simon O'Connell
Executive Director

Roberto Bocca

Nicola Cobbold

Iman Dakhil

Paul Dudley Hart

Gisel Kordestani
Chair of Mercy Corps Global Board

Tom Murray

Debu Purkayastha

European Leadership Council

Mercy Corps’ European Leadership Council (ELC) brings together a thoughtfully selected group of high-level influencers who are among the foremost experts in their fields. They advise, guide and support Mercy Corps in our efforts to evolve the narrative around aid and development and build trust between the public and NGOs.

Meet our Global Board of Directors & Leadership Council ▸