Mayerly Sanchez, former World Vision sponsored child, is now Brand & Communications Manager for World Vision Colombia.


Where you can hear from World Vision's experts, analysts and industry-leading thinkers who both guide and pioneer our work with children around the world. 

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Global Sector Lead, Livelihoods

Angeline Munzara

"I call on my more than 15 years of development experience at the national, regional and international level to change women’s lives."

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Social Norms and Behaviour Change Advisor

Dr Mirela Oprea

“I am fascinated by how change happens, and in my work seek to harness the science of behaviour change to end violence against children.”

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Lyndsay Hockin
Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor and UN Representative

Lyndsay Hockin

"I draw on 10 years of working in some of the world's most fragile contexts, to advocate for children being left behind."

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Chief Field Operations Officer

Dr Jean Baptiste Kamate (JBK)

"My personal experiences of poverty and my desire for greater equality inform how I make decisions as I lead our global field operations."

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Disaster Management Strategy and Systems Director

Amos Doornbos

"Every day, I work on new approaches, new models, and new technology to enable people affected by crises to rebuild their own lives."

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Principal Natural Resources Advisor

Tony Rinaudo

"My lifelong passion is helping farmers and communities regenerate and protect vegetation and, as a result, the environment and their income."

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Director of Child Participation and Rights

Dr Patricio Cuevas-Parra

"As part of my role, I operationalise internal and external frameworks on children’s participation in order to contribute to global policy debates

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Partnership Leader – Faith and Development

Esther Lehmann-Sow

"I am passionate about ensuring our work unlocks the potential and power of faith to build brighter futures for vulnerable children."

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Global Director, Humanitarian Operations

Isabel Gomes

"After responding to crises in 18 countries over 25 years, I am more passionate than ever about alleviating suffering when disasters strike."

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Director of Global Campaigns

Elena Gaia

"Violence against children keeps me awake at night, and my passion to catalyse a movement to end it drives me as I lead our global campaigns."

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Partnership Leader – Advocacy and External Engagement

Dana Buzducea

"From social work in Romania to leading our global advocacy work, I have always been committed to ending injustices facing children."

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Technical Director, Urban Programming

Aline Rahbany

"I lead our urban programming globally, drawing on my development and humanitarian experience across the Middle East and Eastern Europe."

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Amanda Rives Argenal
Sr Director of External Engagement and Resource Development

Amanda Rives Argeñal

"My mission is to create real change for children through partnerships, increased resources, and joint advocacy."

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Morley

"I know the importance of our mission, and the more I witness our global impact, the prouder I am of our approach to development and relief."

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Regional Security Director, Southern Africa

Johan Eldebo

In a world of ambiguity, locally informed context analysis helps us navigate the unknowns and safely reach the most vulnerable.”

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Senior Director for Sustainable Health

Dan Irvine

"After a career managing national programmes and setting global policy, I enjoy currently leading our global health and nutrition work."

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Partnership Leader – Global Marketing and Communications

Marcus Frost

"Our supporters are vital to our work with vulnerable children, I am constantly inspired by them as I lead our fundraising and storytelling."

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Partnership Leader – Global Impact

Norbert Hsu

"Every day I see the positive impact of our approach to integrated community development, technical, and child sponsorship programming."

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