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Plan International USA is home to some of the most innovative thought leaders in International Development.

Plan International USA works with children, families, communities, donors, and other partners to find sustainable solutions for the most pressing issues in international development. We do this with one thing in mind: to ensure children and communities around the world have the opportunities to reach their full potential.

Committed to this mission, Plan is proud to have on staff individual thought leaders in water, sanitation, and hygiene; gender; health; education; protection; and disaster and conflict. Each issue expert harnesses years,  even decades, of experience in his or her field with a proven record of success.

Frank Manfredi

Senior Director - Resilience

Darren Saywell

Senior Director - Water, Sanitation, and Health

Sue Richiedei

Senior Director - Leadership and Capacity Development

Marcia Odell

Senior Director - Strategy Implementation and Gender Equality

Sarka Sengezener

Senior Director - Youth and Economic Empowerment

Justin Fugle

Senior Advisor - Policy and Program Outreach

Aaron Sundsmo

Senior Director - Field Support

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