Who we are



Martin Clemmey

Chief Financial Officer

Martin joined Relief International as Chief Financial Officer in August 2020. He has worked in the not-for-profit


Scott Avelino

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Scott serves as Relief International’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.  In this role, he oversees RI’s

Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones

Chief Program Officer

Jamie as Chief Program Officer provides leadership for the Program Development, International Programs, and Technical

Lanre Amao

Lanre Amao

Vice President, Risk Management and Assurance

Lanre joined Relief International in August 2018. As Vice President for Risk Management and Assurance, he brings to


Joan Coyle

HR Director

Joan is currently HR Director for Relief International. She joined RI in January 2019 as Global HR Director, Employee


Courtney Lobel

Senior Director, Development and Communications

Courtney joined Relief International after 4+ years as Director of Private Sector Initiatives at the International


Josie Coxon

Deputy Director, Development and Communications

Josie joins Relief International with fifteen years experience working for national and international causes. She has


Valerie Rowles

Regional Director, Africa & Asia

Valerie became Relief International’s Regional Director for Africa & Asia in 2021 after serving in


Azadeh Hassani

Global Humanitarian Director

Azadeh Hassani is RI’s Global Humanitarian Director, based in France. She is responsible for all aspects of Relief


Lara Kalwinski

General Counsel

Lara Kalwinski joined Relief International in October 2019 as General Counsel. She brings more than a decade of

Matt Cruse

Matthew Cruse

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director

Matthew is Relief International’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) Technical Director, joining RI in


Veronique Ringot

Education & Gender Global Director

Veronique joined Relief International in July 2019 to oversee the organization’s education portfolio. With a strong


Melanie Kempster

Global Health and Nutrition Director

Melanie Kempster is Relief International’s Global Health and Nutrition Director. With over 15 years of experience