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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Sherry BellSenior Program Officer
Dr. Myra BestVice President of Administration, Professional Exchanges Division
Susan CabiatiSenior Vice President, Professional Exchanges Division
Nic CervantesProgram Officer
Gianna CipponeriProgram Associate
Joanne ClarkSenior Program Officer/Communications Co-Facilitator
Henry CollinsVice President and Deputy, Professional Exchanges Division
Rachel CraddolphAssociate Program Officer
Addie CurleyProgram Associate
Rebecca DurbinArrivals/Assignments Officer
Jill EynonSenior Program Officer/PO Trainer
Emma FentonProgram Associate
Charlotte FollariProgram Associate/Social Media Facilitator
Kerry GilbertsonDivision Administrator/Training Coordinator
Jameson HallResources Development Officer
Jessica HellerInformation Officer
Thomas HolmesReceptionist/Meeting Scheduler
Katie HudakProgram Associate
Courtney IndartProgram Associate
Ja-vai JacksonCentral Services Assistant
Ethan JenkinsProgram Associate/Fellowship Coordinator
Mary JohnsonProgram Associate
Jim KelmanProgram Officer
McKenzie LeeProgram Associate
Pamela LuckeyCentral Services Coordinator
Connor MacKenzieProgram Associate
Ellen ManwaringProgram Associate
Amal MorcosSenior Program Officer
Nicole MularzProgram Associate/Professional Development Coordinator
Lee NorrgardProgram Officer
Madeleine OrangeProgram Officer
Matthew PattenProgram Associate/Fellowship Coordinator
David PaulsonProgram Officer
Holly RatcliffeSpecial Projects Coordinator
Mark W. RebstockVice President of External Relations, Professional Exchanges Division
Katharine SandersProgram Officer
Mary SauerbornAssociate Program Officer/Staff Exchange Co-Facilitator
Addie SchieberProgram Associate
Taylor SmithProgram Associate
Abby WestoverProgram Associate
Renée WorthingtonSenior Program Officer/Staff Exchange Co-Facilitator
Allyson ZeitlerProgram Associate