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Who we are

Leadership

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Martin Clemmey

Chief Financial Officer

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

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Andrea Gosselin

Chief of Staff

Andrea became Relief International’s Chief of Staff in May 2019, after serving in progressively senior roles within

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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 global

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Jody Yasinowsky

Chief Program Officer

Jody became Relief International’s (RI) Chief Program Officer (CPO) in 2022 after serving in progressively senior

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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

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Joan Coyle

HR Director

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

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Courtney Lobel

Senior Director, Development and Communications

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

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Josie Coxon

Deputy Director, Development and Communications

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

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Valerie Rowles

Regional Director, Africa & Asia

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

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Azadeh Hassani

Global Humanitarian Director

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

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Lara Kalwinski

General Counsel

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

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Matthew Cruse

Senior Director of Accountability, Impact, and Measurement

Matthew is Relief International’s Senior Director of Accountability, Impact, and Measurement, joining RI in June

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Veronique Ringot

Education & Gender Global Director

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

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Melanie Kempster

Global Health and Nutrition Director

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