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Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO
Neal Keny-Guyer is a social entrepreneur committed to creating a more just and peaceful world. A native of Tennessee, Keny-Guyer holds a BA in Public Policy and Religion from Duke University and an MA in Public and Private Management from Yale University. Mr. Keny-Guyer joined Mercy Corps in 1994 as Chief Executive Officer. Read Neal's full bio ▸

Andrea Koppel, VP of Global Engagement and Policy
Andrea Koppel directs advocacy and outreach efforts to engage leaders and the public with issues that most affect Mercy Corps' work. She previously worked in public affairs and communications strategy, after a long career as a journalist at CNN, including eight years as the network's State Department correspondent.

Ann Mei Chang, Chief Innovation Officer
Ann Mei Chang leads Mercy Corps' initiatives to develop bold new approaches to tackle some of the toughest global challenges. She joined Mercy Corps from the U.S. Department of State, where she was Senior Advisor for Women and Technology. Previously, she held leadership roles at many technology companies, last spending eight years senior engineering director at Google.

Barnes Ellis, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Barnes Ellis joined Mercy Corps to lead the legal team after retiring from Stoel Rives, LLP, where he was a leading national and international business litigator. He attended Yale University and Harvard Law School, and has nearly 50 years of experience as an attorney.

Beth deHamel, Chief Financial Officer
Beth deHamel stewards Mercy Corps' financial resources and ensures strict accountability standards. She was previously the CFO at TriMet, the Portland region's public transportation agency, after holding executive positions at various financial services firms. She serves as a board member for several Oregon nonprofits.

Craig Redmond, SVP of Programs
Craig Redmond leads Mercy Corps' program operations and development, as well as financial services, innovations and emergency responses around the world. He has been with Mercy Corps since 2000 and served in a variety of leadership roles in the field, including Regional Program Director for South and Southeast Asia. Prior to Mercy Corps, he worked with the UN.

Jeremy Barnicle, Chief Development and Communications Officer
Jeremy Barnicle oversees resource development, marketing and communications for the organization. For almost 20 years, he has worked at the intersection of politics, media and foreign policy. Before coming to Mercy Corps in 2005, he worked with the U.S. State Department, on Capitol Hill, with several consulting firms, and at the Associated Press. He has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Hungary, and Sierra Leone. He has a BA in public policy from Vanderbilt University and a master of public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves on the dean’s advisory council.

Mervyn Lee, Executive Director Mercy Corps Scotland
Mervyn Lee took over the European arm of Mercy Corps in 2006 after a career in government service and diplomacy, as well as acting on the boards of international NGOs in India and Nepal for 20 years. His extensive work in global management has also taken him to Malaysia, Hong Kong, Germany and Belgium.

Mignon Mazique, Executive Counselor
Mignon Mazique manages Mercy Corps' Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness department, focusing on attracting, developing and supporting global leaders and cultivating a culture of innovation. She has a PhD in Organization Behavior and Administrative Sciences from Yale and has worked as a consultant and instructor in the field for more than 30 years.

Paul Dudley-Hart, SVP for Global Partnerships and Alliances
Paul Dudley Hart is in charge of expanding Mercy Corps' international network of partners and resources in emerging centers of global leadership like China and Brazil. His leadership and development experience was honed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Pacific Crest Outward Bound School, before joining Mercy Corps in 2003 to explore funding opportunities and lead new initiatives.