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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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
Gianna CipponeriProgram Associate
Joanne ClarkSenior Program Officer/Communications Co-Facilitator
Henry CollinsVice President and Deputy, Professional Exchanges Division
Rachel CraddolphProgram Associate
Addie CurleyProgram Associate
Rebecca DurbinArrivals/Assignments Officer
Jill EynonProgram Officer/PO Trainer
Nancy FearheileySenior Program Officer
Charlotte FollariProgram Associate/Social Media Facilitator
Kerry GilbertsonSenior Program Associate
Jameson HallResources Development Officer
Thomas HolmesReceptionist/Meeting Scheduler
Katie HudakProgram Associate
Michael HurleyProgram Officer
Courtney IndartProgram Associate
Ja-vai JacksonCentral Services Assistant
Ethan JenkinsProgram Associate/Fellowship Coordinator
Mary JohnsonProgram Associate
Jim KelmanProgram Officer
Nilaya KnafoPED Fellow
Wes KnowlesProgram Associate/Hotel Coordinator
Pamela LuckeyCentral Services Coordinator
Victoria MeskersProgram Associate
Amal MorcosSenior Program Officer
Nicole MularzProgram Associate
Lee NorrgardProgram Officer
Madeleine OrangeProgram Officer
Matthew PattenProgram Associate/Fellowship Coordinator
David PaulsonProgram Officer
Holly RatcliffeSpecial Projects Coordinator
Mark RebstockVice President of External Relations, Professional Exchanges Division
Katharine SandersProgram Officer
Mary SauerbornSenior Program Associate/Staff Exchange Co-Facilitator
Addie SchieberProgram Associate
Amelia SilvaExecutive Assistant
Rebecca TaylorDivision Admin & Training Coordinator
Nicholas WehnerProgram Associate/Social Media Facilitator
Maya WeinbergPED Fellow
Sarah WilliamsSenior Program Associate
Renée WorthingtonSenior Program Officer/Staff Exchange Co-Facilitator