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/Hotel Coordinator
Sara Sofia AndersonSpecial Projects Coordinator
Alison BartelProgram Associate/Social Media Facilitator
Sherry BellSenior Program Officer
Dr. Myra BestVice President of Administration, Professional Exchanges Division
Susan CabiatiSenior Vice President, Professional Exchanges Division
Amanda CaldasProgram Associate
Andrew CaugheyProgram Associate/Intern Coordinator
Joanne ClarkSenior Program Officer/Communications Co-Facilitator
Henry CollinsVice President and Deputy, Professional Exchanges Division
Rachel CraddolphProgram Associate
Rebecca DurbinArrivals/Assignments Officer
Jill EynonProgram Officer/PO Trainer
Nancy FearheileySenior Program Officer
Kerry GilbertsonProgram Associate
Jameson HallVisitor Services Associate
Faisal HassanSenior Program Associate/PA Trainer
Thomas HolmesReceptionist/Meeting Scheduler
Michael HurleyProgram Officer
Ja-vai JacksonCentral Services Assistant
Jim KelmanProgram Officer
Andrew KnutsonGrant Accountant
Pamela LuckeyCentral Services Coordinator
Amal MorcosSenior Program Officer
Rebekah NantzProgram Associate
Lee NorrgardProgram Officer
Madeleine OrangeProgram Officer
David PaulsonProgram Officer
Aishwarya RajeProgram Associate
Lizzy RameyProgram Associate/Program Materials Editor
Holly RatcliffeProgram Associate
Mark RebstockProgram Officer/Communications Co-Facilitator
Katharine SandersProgram Officer
Mary SauerbornProgram Associate/Staff Exchange Facilitator
Hailee ShahProgram Associate/Evaluation Facilitator
Amelia SilvaExecutive Assistant
Gregory SuttonProgram Associate/Evaluation Facilitator
Rebecca TaylorDivision Admin & Training Coordinator
Nicholas WehnerProgram Associate/Social Media Facilitator
Sarah WilliamsProgram Associate
Renée WorthingtonProgram Officer/Staff Exchange Facilitator