Sherry Carlin

Sherry Carlin
Mission Director

Sherry Carlin is the USAID Mission Director in Egypt where she leads a team of 197 employees. She leads and manages all aspects of economic growth, education, health, and democracy and governance programming valued at $456 million. Prior to Egypt, Ms. Carlin completed an assignment as Mission Director for the Sri Lanka and Maldives mission.     

Ms. Carlin is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. She has been an integral part of USAID’s relief and development efforts in the Caucasus, Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe for the past 24 years. She has directed programs in rural and institutional development, health, food aid, emergency relief, and, reconstruction and infrastructure, and has completed tours in Sri Lanka, West Bank and Gaza, Pakistan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Washington, DC.

Before joining USAID in 1994, Ms. Carlin worked as a coronary care nurse and completed a health policy fellowship in Tbilisi, Georgia where she served as Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Minister of Health.

A native of Daytona Beach, FL, Ms. Carlin holds a MS degree in national security strategy and certification as a national security professional from the National War College in Washington, DC, a MPH degree in health policy, and a BS degree in nursing from Emory University in Atlanta. She is an avid equestrian.

Last updated: November 13, 2017

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