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Myal Greene

President/CEO

Myal Greene has a deep desire to see churches worldwide equipped, empowered, and engaged in meeting the needs of vulnerable families in their communities.  In 2021, he became President and CEO after serving for fourteen years with the organization.  While living in Rwanda for eight years, he developed World Relief’s innovative church-based programming model that is currently used in nine countries. He also spent six years in leadership roles within the international programs division.  He has previous experience working with the U.S. Government. He holds B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University and an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Global Leadership.  He and his wife Sharon and have three children.

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Kevin Sanderson

CAO

Kevin Sanderson began working with World Relief in 1991 in Nicaragua. Since that time, he has been a key leader in the International Programs Division, as well as serving four years as the organization's Chief Financial Officer. His focus on agricultural value chains, organizational development and his many years of experience in the field of program design and management have allowed Kevin to engage diverse roles around the globe for World Relief. Kevin holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri. Kevin resides in Maryland with his wife, Alcira, and their two children.

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Dick Oyieko

CFO

Dick Oyieko has been working with World Relief since 2001 starting in Kenya working in several Africa Regional Finance Roles. In 2006, Dick transferred to our Home Office Finance Department in Baltimore to work in the role of International Finance Manager. From that time forward he has been a key leader in the Department and since 2015 has been the VP of Finance managing all of the key activities and tasks of the Department and being promoted to CFO in 2021. Dick holds an accounting degree from The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton and has in depth acumen and wealth of experience across the broad spectrum of nonprofit accounting, financial management, and compliance. His work and expertise has been instrumental in World Relief’s robust capacity and solid track record in these areas for many years. Dick resides in Maryland with his wife, Carol, and their two sons.

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Megan Ashley

VP of Marketing

Megan Ashley serves as the Marketing Director for World Relief, and is a current fellow at The Coaching Fellowship, an international community of young women leaders of impact. She brings experience in operations and organizational effectiveness to the world of marketing, and believes that great work comes from strong relationships and a supported team. An alum of DePaul University, Megan lives in Chicago and loves to travel almost as much as she loves to read.

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Jennifer Foy

VP of U.S. Programs

Jennifer Foy joined World Relief in 2007 as a volunteer in serving many refugee families before joining the staff in 2014. She served in the High Point North Carolina Triad office until April 2019 when she moved to World Relief’s headquarters in Baltimore to take on a national role. In her current role, she oversees the program management and development across all U.S. network of offices. She brings 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience leading local nonprofits. Jennifer grew up in Oregon and received a B.A. Sociology from Western Oregon University and later a M.P.A. from Norwich University in Vermont. She lives in Maryland with her husband Will.

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Myal Greene

SVP of International Programs (Interim)

Myal Greene has a deep desire to see churches around the world equipped, empowered and engaged to meet the needs of vulnerable families in their communities. This passion was developed and refined during the eight years he spent in Rwanda leading teams focused on innovating and implementing church lead community transformation programs. He has served with World Relief since 2007, and has held a variety of positions including Rwanda Country Director, Africa Regional Director, and Director for Developing Countries. He currently serves as Senior Vice President for International Programs and has the privilege to oversee World Relief’s work around the world. He has previous experience working with the U.S. Government and degrees Fuller Theological Seminary (MA) and Lehigh University (B.S.). He is married to his wife Sharon and they have three children.

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James Misner

SVP of Strategic Engagement

As SVP of Strategic Engagement, James Misner helps churches, foundations and individuals stand with the vulnerable in the U.S. and around the world. Leading teams domestically and internationally, James seeks to facilitate meaningful cross-cultural experiences leading to deeper levels of discipleship. Prior to joining World Relief, James served on the pastoral staff at Wheaton Bible Church, leading global outreach efforts, and also on the outreach staff of McLean Bible Church. James received his undergraduate degree from American University and a Master's degree from Wheaton College. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Sabrina, and their family.

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Jenny Yang

SVP of Advocacy & Policy

Jenny Yang is the Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief where she provides oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions for the organization and leads the organization’s public relations efforts. In this position, she coordinates and leads the marketing, programs, and strategic engagement division teams on media relations, public engagement and brand elevation strategies. She also represents the organization’s advocacy priorities to the U.S. government and leads mobilization efforts for churches on advocacy campaignsShe has worked over a decade in refugee protection, immigration policy, and human rights and was on an active deployment roster for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Previous to World Relief, she worked at one of the largest political consulting companies in Maryland. Jenny is co-author of “Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate" and contributing author to three other books. Jenny was named one of the “50 Women to Watch” by Christianity Today.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steve Moore
Chairperson
Nexleader
Service on Board since 2008

Bill Westrate
Treasurer
Brown Jordan Inc.
Service on Board since 2009

Rev. Dr. Casely Essamuah
Secretary
Global Christian Forum
Service on Board since 2008

Galen Carey*
National Association of Evangelicals

Erin Donovan
rootED LLC
Service on Board since 2018

Abi Frederick
First Fruit, Inc.

Matthew P. Gerkens
Grant Thornton LLP
Service on Board since 2018

Walter Kim*
National Association of Evangelicals

Pat Mazorol
Erickson & Wessman, P.A.
Service on Board since 2016

Dakota Pippins
InterVarsity

Dr. Carrie Tibbles
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dick Oyieko
Chief Financial Officer

 

*Ex Officio

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