Sylvia Wong Joseph M. Cahalan, PhD is the Chief Executive Officer of Concern Worldwide U.S., the affiliate of Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Joe came to Concern after more than 40 years at the Xerox Corporation, where he held a series of positions in public affairs and communications. Most recently, Joe served as president of the Xerox Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Xerox Corporation that invested $13.5 million in the non-profit sector in 2011, and vice president of communications and social responsibility at Xerox Corporation.

Before joining Xerox, Joe held a variety of internal, community and public relations positions for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Joe has served on the board of trustees of the Arthur Page Society, the board of advisors at the Democratic Leadership Council, the board of directors of the Stamford Center for the Arts, and the Advisory Council of the Business Committee for the United Nations. He received a BA in journalism from Fordham University, an MA in public relations from New York University and a doctorate in mass communications and politics from New York University. You can follow Joe on Twitter @JoeConcern

Paul O’Brien Paul O’Brien is Overseas Director for Concern Worldwide, overseeing the work of field staff in 25 countries of operation. A former Concern Country Director in Tanzania and Bangladesh, O’Brien also served as Regional Director for Central Africa. He is now based in Dublin. You can follow Paul on Twitter  @PaulOB_Concern
Ed Kenney Ed Kenney joined Concern in 2007 and has served as communications manager since 2012. He has documented Concern’s work in several countries across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, and now oversees media, digital, publication, branding, and multimedia production operations. He previously worked for 10 years as a strategic communications consultant, is a graduate of the College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and received non-profit management and documentary production training at The Visionaries Institute of Suffolk University in Boston, MA .You can follow Ed on Twitter @eokenney
Joan Bobrov is Concern Worldwide’s Information Officer, based in Dublin. She originally joined Concern Worldwide US in 2009 as Communications Officer. She previously worked in Tourism Ireland in New York, and has spent most of her career as a web editor and copy editor for various news outlets including, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, and the German Press Agency, DPA. You can follow Joan on Twitter @ngowkr
Jenny Hobbs Jenny Hobbs is Concern Worldwide’s Education Adviser. She first joined Concern in 2009 as Education Program Coordinator in Liberia. Prior to that she worked as a primary school teacher in Ireland before training teachers in The Gambia and Ethiopia.
Dominic Macsorley Dominic MacSorley A 30-year veteran of international aid and development work, Dominic MacSorley is the CEO of Concern Worldwide based in Dublin. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served as operations director for Concern Worldwide U.S. in New York for 10 years, where he represented Concern at key United Nations and United States government meetings on foreign aid. MacSorley also spearheaded emergency operations in a number of international crises, including Kosovo (Serbia), Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur (Sudan), the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and most recently, Haiti. Because of his remarkable commitment to humanitarian work, MacSorley was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2010 in recognition of his “services to international humanitarian aid.” In 2012, he was appointed as the Chair of the Interagency Standing Committee Humanitarian Forum and was honored by the Northern Ireland All Party Group on International Development for his outstanding contribution to international humanitarianism over the past 30 years. You can follow Dominic on Twitter @aidwkr
Feargal O' Connell Feargal O’ Connell is the Assistant Country Director for Concern in Chad. Feargal has been working for Concern since 2003. His first post took him to Cambodia where he spent four years before transferring to New York. Feargal also served as the Assistant Country Director for Concern in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You can follow Feargal on Twitter @FeargalOC
Megan Christensen Megan Christensen is based in New York but makes regular site visits to Concern’s child survival programs in Bangladesh, Burundi, Haiti, Niger and Rwanda. As a Health Programs Officer, Megan provides support to the field teams and overseas grant management aspects of the programs.
Isla Gilmore Isla Gilmore worked as a foundations fundraiser for Concern Worldwide UK, London, before she took up the post of Program Support Officer in Tanzania in June 2009, and was appointed to the position of Communications and Advocacy Officer in 2010. Isla makes regular field trips to the villages where Concern Tanzania is implementing agricultural and water sector programs. You can follow Isla on Twitter @islagilmore
Ange Flora Kamugisha Ange Flora Kamugisha has been part of the Concern Worldwide team in Rwanda since November 2004. She is currently working as the Education Program Liaison Officer in the southern province of Rwanda. She is responsible for three Districts where she works in collaboration with local government to establish, strengthen and support parent teacher committees in schools.
Amayele Dia Amayele Dia joined Concern in 2009 and is working in Niger as a Program Support Officer. Based in Tahoua, a small town situated 800 km from Niamey, the capital, she regularly goes to the field to visit and meet with the participants of Concern’s education, health, nutrition, and livelihoods projects. When she isn’t interviewing beneficiaries, she is working on donors and partner reports, as well as producing communication pieces about Concern’s work in Niger.
Aoife Gleeson Aoife Gleeson joined Concern as Finance Director in the New York office in 2007. She has played a critical role in the management of Concern Worldwide US, and overseen finances for humanitarian field operations in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Angola and Haiti, among others. Aoife continues to outperform in her capacity as Finance Director for Concern Worldwide, and is now based in Dublin.
Patrick Allieu Patrick Allieu is the education coordinator for Concern in Sierra Leone. Before joining Concern in March 2008, Patrick worked with the International Rescue Committee for seven years in Sierra Leone. Presently he is working to strengthen educational services and increase quality and access to primary education in five chiefdoms in the Tonkolili District, Northern province of Sierra Leone.
Victor Odero Victor Odero is a Human Rights and Advocacy program manager with Concern worldwide, Kenya. His work involves managing programs that empower communities to realise economic and social rights. His experience extends to humanitarian emergencies, where he participated in establishing one of the first ever mobile phone-based cash transfer responses. Recently he was deployed in response to the earthquake in Haiti where he set-up and managed a cash transfer programme.
 Mubashir Ahmed Mubashir Ahmed is Country Director for Concern Worldwide’s programs in Pakistan, and he also coordinates Concern’s response to emergencies. Mubashir is based in Islamabad, but regularly monitors programs in the provinces of Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Punjab, and Balochistan.
Lucia Ennis Lucia Ennis is Regional Director for Asia for Concern Worldwide, the international humanitarian agency, overseeing its operations in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Cambodia, Laos, and East Timor. Formerly in charge of Concern’s Central Africa Region, she has been with the organization since 2004, following postings in Vietnam, Mongolia and West Africa.
Ros O’Sullivan Ros O’Sullivan has been working on the front lines of the world’s toughest humanitarian emergencies for 20 years. He has led and coordinated Concern’s emergency programs in Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, to name a few, and works within Concern’s Emergency Unit, conducting assessments of rapid onset emergencies and reporting on emerging crises in various fields.
Peter McNichol Peter McNichol is Country Director for Concern in Haiti. Peter has been working in humanitarian emergencies with Concern for over 15 years in places such as Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Anne O’Mahony Anne O’Mahony is Country Director for Concern Worldwide in Kenya. Anne began working with Concern in the 1980s on the Thai-Cambodia border, setting up health centers for those caught in the conflict and suffering from violence of the Pol Pot regime. Over the years, Anne has worked in some of the world’s worst humanitarian emergencies, including famines in Ethiopia and Somalia, and crises in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Liberia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Rwanda. She has also served as Regional Director for Concern, overseeing the Horn of Africa.
Kevin Fortuna Kevin Fortuna is a media and start-up veteran with deal-making and C-level management experience at both Fortune 500 and smaller companies. He was most recently President and CEO of Quigo, an advertising technology company which was acquired by Time Warner’s AOL division in 2007.
Francesca Reinhardt Francesca Reinhardt joined Concern in Chad in 2010 as Program Support Officer. She has previously worked with UNFPA Malawi and UNHCR Brussels, and is interested in food security and rural development. Francesca is based in Goz Beida, eastern Chad, 70 kilometers from the border with Sudan.
Jennifer Weiss Jennifer Weiss is health advisor for Concern Worldwide US, currently managing Concern’s Child Survival programs in Rwanda, Burundi, and Niger. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, she holds a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University.
Kirk Prichard Kirk Prichard After receiving his Master’s degree in International Humanitarian Assistance from the University of Groningen, Kirk, a native of New Jersey, began working with Concern in Afghanistan, and is now based out of the US office undertaking advocacy and program support.
Sylvia Wong Sylvia Wong is the Education Program Manager for Concern US and is based in New York. Sylvia runs the Global Concerns Classroom (GCC) program working with US students and teachers bringing global issues into schools. You can follow Sylvia’s tweets on GCC activity @ConcernGCC
Crystal Wells Crystal Wells is part of the communications team at Concern Worldwide US, a global humanitarian organization committed to eliminating extreme poverty and improving the lives of the world’s poorest. She has worked in the NGO sector for more than five years and on-the-ground in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake and subsequent cholera outbreak. She has bachelor’s degrees in both business administration and communications from Boston University and lives in New York City.
Connell Foley Connell Foley is the Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning at the international humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide, where he responsible for learning and innovation, program quality, technical support, organizational policy and strategy, and global advocacy. He has been with Concern since 1998 and has provided technical support on capacity building, partnerships, and development strategy in more than 20 developing countries.
Kieran McConville Kieran McConville oversees video production for Concern Worldwide and travels extensively to document the organization’s emergency response and development work in 25 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Concern, he worked for 20 years as a reporter, producer, director, and cameraman covering international and domestic affairs and human-interest stories, primarily for RTÉ news, Ireland’s national television broadcaster. He is originally from Limerick, Ireland, and lives in New York City.
Carol Morgan Carol Morgan is the regional director for the Central Africa region for Concern Worldwide, where she oversees all emergency response and development programs in Niger, Burundi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. She has also served as Country Director for Concern in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Rwanda and is a registered nurse and midwife.
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