Advisory Committee On Voluntary Foreign Aid Members

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ACVFA members are appointed by the USAID Administrator for two-year terms. Members embody diverse perspectives and experience, and work to strengthen the role of the private voluntary sector in U.S. humanitarian assistance and development cooperation efforts.

The members are derived from a balanced cross section of non-governmental entities, including private and voluntary organizations, cooperatives, foundations, private firms, and professional societies. They serve in a representational capacity, rather than an individual capacity. The members serve without compensation.

2022 ACVFA Members

*member appointment is ongoing

Nisha Biswal (Chair)

Senior Vice President, International Strategy and Global Initiatives
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Teresa Barger

Co-Founder and CEO

Adriana Beltrán

Executive Director
Seattle International Foundation

Kate Behncken

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Philanthropies

Enock Chikava

Interim Director, Agricultural Development
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director
Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University

Julie Dorf

Council for Global Equality

Levon Esters

Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Faculty Affairs
Purdue Polytechnic Institute

C.D. Glin

Global Head of Philanthropy, PepsiCo Inc. & Vice President, PepsiCo Foundation
PepsiCo, Inc.

Hibak Kalfan

Executive Director
NEAR Network

Michael Kobori

Chief Sustainability Officer

Rachel Kyte

Fletcher School at Tufts University

Asma Lateef

Policy and Advocacy Lead for Agriculture
SDG2 Advocacy Hub

Kristin Lord

President and CEO

Katherine Marshall

Professor of the Practice of Development, Conflict, and Religion
Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Sara Menker

Founder and CEO
Gro Intelligence

Derek Mitchell

National Democratic Institute

Saad Mohseni

Chairman and CEO
MOBY Group

Nadia Murad

Founder and Chairwoman
Nadia’s Initiative

Kennedy Odede

Shining Hope for Communities 

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)

Sanjay Pradhan

Open Government Partnerships

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

Global Leader of Climate & Energy
World Wildlife Fund

Liz Schrayer

President and CEO
US Global Leadership Coalition

Johan Swinnen

Director General
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Eka Tkeshelashvili

Director, Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions (SACCI)
MSI, a Tetra Tech Company

Dan Twining

International Republican Institute

Olga Wall

Avallon Consulting LLC

Jeremy Weinstein

Professor of Political Science, Director of Stanford Impact Labs
Stanford University

Paul Weisenfeld

Executive Vice President for International Development
RTI International

Last updated: October 14, 2022

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