Professional Exchanges Division

Meridian’s strongest asset is our diverse, well-trained and dedicated staff. Members of the Professional Exchanges Division hail from a variety of geographic locations and have broad professional experiences and areas of expertise. Some are former Foreign Service Officers; others have backgrounds in academia, business and the non-profit world. As a whole, the staff speaks 19 languages and has lived in 51 countries. Our diversity provides a strong foundation - and a wealth of creative material - for our work on the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership program.


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Zachary AdamsResources Information Officer
Sara Sofia AndersonSpecial Projects Coordinator
Sherry BellSenior Program Officer
Dr. Myra BestVice President of Administration, Professional Exchanges Division
Susan CabiatiSenior Vice President, Professional Exchanges Division
Andrew CaugheySenior Program Associate/Fellowship Coordinator
Joanne ClarkSenior Program Officer/Communications Co-Facilitator
Henry CollinsVice President and Deputy, Professional Exchanges Division
Rachel CraddolphProgram Associate/Hotel Coordinator
Rebecca DurbinArrivals/Assignments Officer
Jill EynonProgram Officer/PO Trainer
Nancy FearheileySenior Program Officer
Charlotte FollariProgram Associate/Social Media Facilitator
Kerry GilbertsonSenior Program Associate
Jameson HallVisitor Services Associate
Thomas HolmesReceptionist/Meeting Scheduler
Michael HurleyProgram Officer
Ja-vai JacksonCentral Services Assistant
Ethan JenkinsProgram Associate
Jim KelmanProgram Officer
Wes KnowlesProgram Associate
Pamela LuckeyCentral Services Coordinator
Victoria MeskersProgram Associate
Amal MorcosSenior Program Officer
Nicole MularzProgram Associate
Rebekah NantzSenior Program Associate
Lee NorrgardProgram Officer
Madeleine OrangeProgram Officer
Matthew PattenProgram Associate/Fellowship Coordinator
David PaulsonProgram Officer
Kristy PengFellow, Professional Exchanges Division
Holly RatcliffeProgram Associate
Mark RebstockProgram Officer/Communications Co-Facilitator
Katharine SandersProgram Officer
Mary SauerbornSenior Program Associate/Staff Exchange Co-Facilitator
Hailee ShahSenior Program Associate/Evaluation Facilitator
Amelia SilvaExecutive Assistant
Rebecca TaylorDivision Admin & Training Coordinator
Nicholas WehnerProgram Associate/Social Media Facilitator
Sarah WilliamsSenior Program Associate
Renée WorthingtonProgram Officer/Staff Exchange Co-Facilitator