Denise A. Herbol

Denise A. Herbol
Mission Director

Denise A. Herbol was sworn in as USAID mission director for Jamaica in November 2011. A career senior foreign service officer, she has been employed by USAID since 1981, serving early tours in the Decmocratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, Ghana, and Belize.  

Herbol served as the senior deputy mission director for USAID/Pakistan from 2010 to 2011, helping to lead complex and challenging programs in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar.  From 2008 to 2010, Herbol was the mission director for USAID/Lebanon, working with staff to promote democracy and governance, support enhanced learning environments for public school students, and help restore the livelihoods of communities that surround the Nahr al-Barid Palestinian refugee camp.  Herbol also regularly served as acting deputy chief of mission.

Herbol was the deputy mission director with USAID in Iraq from 2007 to 2008.  Herbol was the lead coordinator for the U.S. Embassy in support of Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq. Herbol was supervisory executive officer to USAID’s mission in Colombia from 2004 to 2007.  She participated as member of the 43-section interagency team in Colombia developing a consolidated U.S. Government multi-year country strategy and country operational plan addressing counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism.  Herbol has served as supervisory executive officer in India, the regional mission of Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, and Uganda.  From 1994 to 1997, Herbol served at USAID’s mission to Albania.  When the Government of Albania fell due to the collapse of illicit banking pyramid schemes, Herbol was part of the core interagency team that remained to support the Embassy evacuation in March 1997.

Herbol earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has had extensive contract training and attended the Federal Executive Institute Executive Leadership Program in 2002.  She has received numerous awards from USAID, most recently a Superior Act Award for her service with USAID/Pakistan.  She was a Peace Corps Health Volunteer in Lubondai from 1980-1991.


Last updated: March 14, 2013

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