Beginning in August 2013, Jed Meline has served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance overseeing four of the nine offices in USAID's largest operational bureau. Concurrently, he is the Director of the Office of Civilian Response where he oversees USAID’s civilian surge capacity to respond to complex crises around the world. With a team of highly trained Crisis Surge Support staff, Mr. Meline oversees efforts to rapidly bolster USAID and USG capacity to help countries prevent, respond to, and recover from crisis.
Mr. Meline is a Foreign Service Officer having held numerous positions both in Washington and overseas over his 15-year career with USAID. Overseas his previous positions include Deputy USAID Mission Director in Nepal, and Population, Health and Nutrition Officer overseeing health development programs in the Philippines and Tanzania.
In Washington, Mr. Meline served for two years as the Director for Health and Humanitarian Assistance on the National Security Staff at the White House. In that capacity, he coordinated U.S. foreign policy regarding health, humanitarian assistance, and food aid, leading the policy-making process across all relevant U.S. agencies. During his tenure Mr. Meline oversaw the U.S. government response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Pakistan Earthquake and coordinated the development of the President’s Malaria Initiative. Mr. Meline also served as Senior Advisor for Health and Development to the Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs where he was responsible for diplomatic engagement to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals related to health, science, and technology issues, with a focus on pandemic influenza. Mr. Meline has received numerous honor awards for his service.
Prior to joining USAID, Mr. Meline worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia.
Originally from Greeley, Colorado, Mr. Meline earned a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He lives with his wife and two sons in Bethesda, Maryland.
Last updated: October 16, 2014