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Acting Mission Director
Mark Anthony White, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, assumed the role of Acting Mission Director of USAID/Haiti on April 15, 2013. A former United States Peace Corp volunteer who has worked on four continents and in over 30 countries, he started his career with USAID (1995) as a health officer in both Zambia (1996) and Egypt (2000). In 2002, Mr. White served as the Director of the Public Health Office in Cambodia, where he promoted contractual relationship between USAID and indigenous organizations, thus promoting public-private sector development. In Afghanistan, he served as the USAID Director of the Office of Social Sector Reform from 2006-2008, where he managed a $590 million portfolio, the largest health and education project of any development mission at that time. In April 2008, Mr. White was sworn in as USAID Mission Director in Timor-Leste.
Prior to arriving in Haiti, Mr. White was named USAID’s Senior Development Advisor to the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) based in Stuttgart, Germany. There, Mr. White helped coordinate development projects and advised the four-star Commander and his staff on how to integrate and synchronize defense activities with development and humanitarian assistance.
Mr. White has received numerous awards and citations for his development work including a Meritorious Honor Award, the Award of Collaboration from the U.S. Navy/Seabees, the Department of Defense Medal of Recognition, the Franklin Award, and several awards of achievement. He also received the Presidential Gold Medal of Achievement for his work in Cambodia and a Special Achievement Award in Health for team work in Afghanistan.
Mr. White received a Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is married to Mrs. Chan Theary White.
Last updated: August 01, 2013