Featured Alumni

Joel Charmy

Joel Charny: Joel Charny was appointed Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council USA in December 2015. Prior to joining NRC, Joel was the Vice President for Humanitarian Policy and Practice at InterAction and the Vice President for Policy at Refugee International, where he conducted humanitarian assessment missions to Pakistan in the aftermath of 9/11, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, the Chinese border with North Korea, Indonesia and Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the tsunami, the Central African Republic, Burma, Syria, Kenya, and Sudan.

 Lindsey Coates

Lindsay Coates: Lindsay Coates recently became a Managing Director of the non-profit organization BRAC global Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI). In her new capacity, she leads the UPGI’s advocacy agenda to leave no one behind through effective and powerful solutions for the worlds most marginalized people. A life-long advocate for human dignity, Lindsay currently serves on the steering committee of the World Bank Global Partnership for Social Accountability, the executive committee for Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), and the boards of Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) and United State Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC).  She also served on the Obama administration’s task force on Global Poverty, was a Trustee for her alma mater the University of the South at Sewanee, and a board member for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Global Heath Council.

Before joining BRAC in 2018, she was President of InterAction, overseeing all management issues and institutional outreach to InterAction members and partners. Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, Lindsay practiced civil rights law in various capacities. She began her career in Mississippi, and then served as chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Education, and an equal employment opportunity attorney at the National Gallery of Art.

Jason Cone

Jason Cone: Jason Cone was appointed Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) US in June 2015. Prior to being appointed Executive Director, Jason served as Communications Director for MSF for six and a half years. Jason has an extensive background in crisis management, advocacy, and communications.

 Adriano Campoliina

Adriano Campolina: Adriano Campolina was appointed CEO of ActionAid International in 2014.He has worked for ActionAid for 14 years in his native Brazil as well as in the Americas and Africa. Before joining ActionAid, Campolina held roles as an adviser to a member of the Brazilian parliament, the Brazilian Centre of Labour Unions and the National Confederation of Workers in Agriculture.