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Elizabeth Cousens

President and Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Cousens became the UN Foundation’s third President and Chief Executive Officer in 2020, leading the Foundation’s next generation of work to support the United Nations.

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Andrew Axelrod

Chief Operating Officer

In his role, Andrew leads organizational strategy development, resource mobilization and allocation, financial planning and management, technology and digital services, and works to ensure the ongoing operational effectiveness for the UN Foundation.

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Sofia Borges

Senior Vice President and Head of the New York Office

Sofia serves as chief liaison with United Nations leadership and the diplomatic community, working to identify new opportunities for building and deepening partnerships with a range of stakeholders, as well as overseeing initiatives with the private sector and managing engagement with other organizations.

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Peter Yeo

President of the Better World Campaign and Senior Vice President at the United Nations Foundation

Peter leads the Foundation’s strategic engagement with Congress and the Administration to advance policy changes that support the UN’s work for global progress.

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Jill Isenbarger

Chief of Staff

In her role as Chief of Staff, Jill Isenbarger advises our CEO on strategy, direction and impact

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Rajesh Mirchandani

Chief Communications Officer

Rajesh Mirchandani is Chief Communications Officer at the UN Foundation, where he leads a team of skilled communicators working to …

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Lia Fordjour

Chief Finance Officer

As CFO, Lia Fordjour leads the accounting and budgeting teams of the organization. Lia has over 23 years of experience …

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Kaysie Brown

Vice President for Policy and Strategic Initiatives

Kaysie is responsible for coordinating policy issues across the organization and identifying new trends and opportunities for the Foundation to advance its mission.

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Holley Darden

Vice President of Development

Holley Darden serves as the Vice President of Development for the UN Foundation. In this role, she leads fundraising for …

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Kate Dodson

Vice President for Global Health Strategy

Kate works to ensure that the UN Foundation is delivering on its commitments to address the health-related Sustainable Development Goals, and builds synergies with UN agencies and other key multilateral partners.

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Leslie Edmond

Vice President of People & Culture

Leslie leads the Foundation’s work on organizational culture, workforce equity, diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition and development, benefits administration, operations and administrative management.

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Michelle Milford Morse

Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy

Michelle leads the Foundation’s organization-wide efforts to promote gender equality and the rights and agency of all girls and women, working in collaboration with the United Nations and its partners.

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Pete Ogden

Vice President for Energy, Climate, and the Environment

Prior to joining the Foundation, Pete was Senior Fellow for International Energy and Climate Policy at the Center for American Progress, Senior Advisor and Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, and Senior Advisor at the Rhodium Group.

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