Gary will become Child Foundation’s new President, serving as its Chief Executive Officer, starting Monday, September 28. He has spent the last ten years as a consultant, working internationally in child protection and family welfare with groups such as UNICEF and Islamic World Relief. Previously he lived and worked in Portland as the Director of the immigration and refugee agency SOAR of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.
Gary’s career also includes fifteen years in senior leadership positions at Holt International Children’s Services, where he served as CEO, and as the Peace and Justice Coordinator for the U.S. National Council of Churches USA. Gary has worked with NGOs in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, Latin America and the U.S. in program support and development. He has lived in countries of these regions. Gary is pleased to be returning to Portland, Oregon, Child Foundation’s hometown.