USAID is headed by an Administrator and two Deputy Administrators, who are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Administrator Samantha Power was sworn into office as the 19th Administrator of USAID on May 3, 2021. In addition to leading the world’s premier international development agency and its global staff of over 10,000 people, Administrator Power is the first USAID Administrator to be a member of the National Security Council. 

Paloma Adams-Allen

Photo of Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen

Deputy Administrator for Management and Resources

Isobel Coleman

Photo of Isobel Coleman

Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming

Clinton D White

Counselor Clinton White


Dennis Vega

Chief of Staff

Adam Siegel

Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy

Nikole Burroughs

Deputy Chief of Staff for Management and Resources

Jamille Bigio

Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Jolisa Brooks

Special Advisor

Michael Camilleri

Senior Advisor to the Administrator

Neneh Diallo

Chief Diversity Officer

Sophia Lalani

Senior Advisor to Deputy Administrator Coleman

Rayden Llano

Special Advisor

Eric G. Postel

Senior Advisor

Amatullah R'id


Jennifer Sosa

White House Liaison

Colin Thomas-Jensen

National Security Director

Rebecca Wexler

Senior Director for Operations and Planning

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