Our programs are led by those who speak the local languages, know the culture and understand the unique challenges of each community. More than 95 percent of our worldwide team members are from the countries where they work. Their hard work and personal commitment to success helps lift their neighbors from poverty.
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Meet some of our team members
Our executive leadership
Neal Keny-Guyer, CEONeal Keny-Guyer is a social entrepreneur committed to creating a more just and peaceful world. A native of Tennessee, Keny-Guyer holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Religion from Duke University, an M.A. in Public and Private Management from Yale University, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Portland State University, Oregon. Neal’s Bio ▸
Linda Mason, ChairLinda Mason is chairman and co-founder of Bright Horizons, the largest worldwide provider of worksite child care and early education. Bright Horizons operates more than 750 high quality child development centers for employers in 45 states, Europe and India. Linda’s Bio ▸
Dan O'Neill, FounderIn 1979, Dan co-founded Save the Refugees Fund, an emergency relief task force assisting Cambodian refugees following the infamous “Killing Fields” catastrophe. In 1980, he attended White House Cambodia Crisis Committee events at the request of then-First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who has continued to lend her support and encouragement over three decades. In 1981, Dan incorporated Mercy Corps with a mission to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people to build just, secure and productive communities. Dan’s Bio ▸
Ells Culver, Co-FounderElls Culver served as President from 1984 to 1993 and Senior Vice-President until his death in August 2005. His interest in international humanitarian work began at an early age: he spent his early childhood in China, where his parents were missionaries. Throughout his life, he was committed to bringing relief, understanding and hope to the world’s poorest families. Read Dan’s tribute to Ells ▸