Leadership

Gayle E. Smith, USAID Administrator
Administrator

Gayle E. Smith was sworn into office as the seventeenth Administrator of USAID on December 2, 2015.

Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt
Deputy Administrator

Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt is Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Eric Postel
Associate Administrator

Eric G. Postel serves as Associate Administrator.

Michele Sumilas
Chief of Staff

Michele Sumilas currently serves as USAID's chief of staff.

Susan Reichle
Agency Counselor

Susan Reichle serves as Agency Counselor.

Neilesh Shelat
Executive Secretary and Senior National Security Adviser

Neilesh Shelat is the USAID Executive Secretary and Senior National Security Adviser.

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Assistant Administrator

Paige Alexander serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for the Middle East.

Ann Mei Chang
Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab

Ann Mei Chang serves as the Chief Innovation Officer and the Executive Director of USAID's U.S. Global Development Lab. 

Chuck Cooper
Assistant Administrator

Chuck Cooper serves as Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs.

Angelique Crumbly
Assistant Administrator

Angelique Crumbly is the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Management.

Beth Dunford, Assistant to the Administrator, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future
Assistant to the Administrator, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future

Beth Dunford is the Assistant to the Administrator in the Bureau for Food Security, as well as the Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future.

Marcela Escobari
Assistant Administrator

Marcela Escobari is the Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Assistant Administrator

Linda Etim is the Assistant Administrator for the Africa Bureau..

Thomas O. Melia
Assistant Administrator

Thomas O. Melia is the Assistant Administrator of USAID for Europe & Eurasia (E&E).

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Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health and Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator.

Donald L. "Larry" Sampler, Jr
Assistant to the Administrator

Donald “Larry” Sampler serves as Assistant to the Administrator in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA).

John Simpkins
General Counsel

John L. S. Simpkins is the General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development. 

Jonathan Stivers
Assistant Administrator

Jonathan Stivers serves as the USAID Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia.

Wade Warren
Assistant to the Administrator

Wade Warren is Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). 

Last updated: June 29, 2016

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