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.


Rebecca Durbin, Arrivals/Assignments Officer | (202) 939-5515 |


Nicole AlzapiediProgram Associate
Dr. Myra BestVice President of Administration, Professional Exchanges Division
Susan CabiatiSenior Vice President, Professional Exchanges Division
Nic CervantesProgram Officer
Gianna CipponeriProgram Associate
Henry CollinsVice President and Deputy, Professional Exchanges Division
Rachel CraddolphProgram Officer
Addie CurleyProgram Associate
Rebecca DurbinArrivals/Assignments Officer
Jill EynonSenior Program Officer/PO Trainer
Emma FentonProgram Associate
Sarah GentryProgram Officer
Erica GinsbergProgram Officer
Fernand GouveiaProgram Officer
Jameson HallResources Development Officer
Thomas HolmesReceptionist/Meeting Scheduler
Katie HudakProgram Associate
Courtney IndartInformation Officer
Ja-vai JacksonCentral Services Assistant
Ethan JenkinsProgram Associate/Fellowship Coordinator
Mary JohnsonProgram Associate
Julia KoskiProgram Associate
Pamela LuckeyCentral Services Coordinator
Ellen ManwaringProgram Associate
Grace MetrySpecial Initiatives Associate
Aaron MohabbatProgram Associate
Amal MorcosSenior Program Officer
Nicole MularzProgram Associate/Professional Development Coordinator
Lee NorrgardProgram Officer
Madeleine OrangeProgram Officer
David PaulsonProgram Officer
Mark W. RebstockVice President of External Relations, Professional Exchanges Division
Katharine SandersProgram Officer
Mary SauerbornProgram Officer
Claire SchaferProgram Associate
Addie SchieberProgram Associate
Solomon SelfProgram Associate
Taylor SmithDivision Administrator & Training Coordinator
Emma SpaideProgram Associate
Abby WestoverProgram Associate
Renée WorthingtonSenior Program Officer/Staff Exchange Co-Facilitator
Allyson ZeitlerProgram Associate