Cheryl Anderson

Cheryl Anderson
Mission Director

Cheryl Anderson was sworn in as mission director for USAID/Southern Africa in August 2013.  She previously served as the Mission Director in Ghana from 2009.  Prior to her appointment, Anderson was the director of the USAID East Africa Regional Mission in Kenya from 2006 to 2009.  Anderson also served as deputy mission director for USAID/East Africa from 2004 to2006.

Ms. Anderson has over 20 years of development experience, mostly in Africa. Her experience in Africa began in Ghana as a Peace Corps volunteer. Since joining USAID as a Foreign Service Officer in 1988, she has worked in USAID missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sudan, and East Africa. She served as the deputy director in the East Asia Office in USAID headquarters in Washington DC. Before her career at USAID, she worked as a program manager for Healthlink Worldwide, a UK-based non-governmental organization.

Ms. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and a Master’s of Science in International Development Management from American University in Washington, DC.

Last updated: August 13, 2013

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