Leadership

Gayle E. Smith, USAID Administrator
Administrator

Gayle E. Smith was sworn into office as the seventeenth Administrator of USAID on December 2, 2015.

Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt
Deputy Administrator

Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt is Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Eric Postel
Associate Administrator

Eric G. Postel serves as Associate Administrator.

Michele Sumilas
Chief of Staff

Michele Sumilas currently serves as USAID's chief of staff.

Susan Reichle
Agency Counselor

Susan Reichle serves as Agency Counselor.

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Assistant Administrator

Paige Alexander serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for the Middle East.

Ann Mei Chang
Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab

Ann Mei Chang is the Chief Innovation Officer and the Executive Director of USAID's U.S. Global Development Lab, joining in December 2014. 

Chuck Cooper
Assistant Administrator

Chuck Cooper joined USAID as Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs in January 2013.

Angelique Crumbly
Assistant Administrator

Angelique Crumbly is the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Management.

Beth Dunford, Assistant to the Administrator, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future
Assistant to the Administrator, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future

Beth Dunford is the Assistant to the Administrator in the Bureau for Food Security, as well as the Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future.

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Assistant Administrator

Linda Etim is the Assistant Administrator for the Africa Bureau..

Elizabeth Hogan
Acting Assistant Administrator

Elizabeth (Beth) Hogan is the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau (LAC).

Thomas O. Melia
Assistant Administrator

Thomas O. Melia is the Assistant Administrator of USAID for Europe & Eurasia (E&E).

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Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health and Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator.

Donald L. "Larry" Sampler, Jr
Assistant to the Administrator

Donald “Larry” Sampler serves as Assistant to the Administrator in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA).

John Simpkins
General Counsel

John L. S. Simpkins is the General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development. 

Thomas Staal
Acting Assistant Administrator

Thomas H. Staal has spent most of his career working overseas in international development. He has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) since 1988, beginning in Sudan as an Emergency Program Officer. In the early 1990s he worked in the USAID regional office in Kenya, managing food aid and doing project development throughout eastern and southern Africa. 

Jonathan Stivers
Assistant Administrator

Jonathan Stivers serves as the USAID Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia.

Wade Warren
Assistant to the Administrator

Wade Warren is Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). The PPL Bureau is USAID’s center for policy development, strategic planning, learning and evaluation, and partner engagement.

Last updated: June 06, 2012

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