Michele Sumilas

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Michele Sumilas
Assistant to the Administrator

Michele Sumilas is currently the Assistant to the Administrator of the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL). PPL shapes USAID’s development policy and programming guidance to ensure the Agency’s work is grounded in evidence and reflects the most advanced thinking in international development.

She is also serving as the acting USAID chief of staff, serving as an adviser to the Agency's leadership in the early days of the administration.

Most recently she served as Executive Director of Bread for the World, an anti-hunger Christian advocacy organization. Her government experience includes serving as USAID Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff during the Obama administration, and on the House Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. Prior to serving in government, Sumilas worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and  the Global Health Council.

Sumilas attended Mount Holyoke College and received her Master's Degree in public health from John Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Last updated: January 25, 2021

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