ARC's Senior Leadership

Senior Management Team

ARC’s Senior Management Team provides leadership and support to ARC staff members in 12 countries around the world. This team leads ARC’s advocacy, finance, fundraising, human resources, program and security efforts, allowing the remainder of ARC staff to focus on the needs of those whose lives were shattered by tragedy.

Last year, approximately 2,000 employees of the American Refugee Committee worked to help 3 million people restore their health and rebuild productive lives. About 95% of ARC employees are local staff or are refugees themselves. Only a very small number of ARC staff actually works in the United States.

Daniel Wordsworth - President and CEO

Mark White - Chief Financial Officer

John Griffith - Head of Global Operations

Sarah Hartman - Vice President, Creative

Colleen Striegel - Vice President, Human Resources and Administration


Country Directors

Country Directors manage ARC's programs around the world.

Abraham Leno - DRC

Adan Adar - Somalia

Dula James - Darfur, Sudan 

Tariq Cheema - Pakistan

Frederic Auger - Rwanda

Fifi Sabang - South Sudan

David Claussenius - Thailand

Mahmud Gaznabi - Uganda



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Building a Playground
Using only recycled materials, we were able to build a playground for the 5,000 kids living at Kiziba refugee camp in Rwanda.
On Famine
Daniel Wordsworth - American Refugee Committee President - talks about the situation in Somalia and how all of us can make a difference and help save lives.
Returning to Somalia
Nimco Ahmed shares her recent trip back Mogadishu her first time back to Somalia in 24 years
South Sudan
Rebuilding Health Care in South Sudan
Deb Ingersoll runs ARC’s Cash for Work Program in Haiti. She’s interviewed at ARC Headquarters.
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Simona Palenga, ARC Field Coordinator in Haiti, is interviewed at ARC HQ.
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Senior Director of Program Quality Monte Achenbach, is interviewed from the field in Haiti.
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ARC volunteer Dr. John Bordwell talks about the health situation of Congolese refugees in Rwanda.
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Somalia: Photos
photographs from Somalia
South Sudan: Photos
images from our efforts in southern Sudan
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