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NDI

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

Our Teams

NDI’s program staff is generally divided among regional teams that specialize in particular geographic areas and issue teams that focus on specific programming areas that cut across regional lines. Administrative teams deal with operational issues.

Executive Office

Kenneth Wollack
President
Bio

Shari Bryan
Vice President, Administration
Bio

» Other Executive Office Staff

Regional Teams

(Hover your mouse over a region to see a list of NDI program countries)

Asia
Peter Manikas, Senior Associate and Regional Director
Bio

Central and Eastern Europe
Robert Benjamin, Senior Associate and Regional Director
Bio

Central and West Africa
Christopher Fomunyoh, Senior Associate and Regional Director
Bio

Eurasia
Laura Jewett, Regional Director
Bio

Latin America and the Caribbean
Jim Swigert, Senior Associate and Regional Director
Bio

Middle East and North Africa
Leslie Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director
Bio

Southern and East Africa
Keith Jennings, Regional Director
Bio
 

Issue-Area Teams

Citizen Participation
Aaron Azelton, Director
Bio

Democracy and Technology
Chris Spence, Chief Technology Officer
Bio

Election Processes
Patrick Merloe, Senior Associate and Director
Bio

Governance
K. Scott Hubli, Director
Bio

Political Parties
Ivan Doherty, Director
Bio

Women’s Political Participation
Susan Markham, Director
Bio

Administrative Teams

Accounting
Sander Schultz, Chief Financial Officer
Bio

Human Resources
John Palien
Bio

Library
Patrick Sheary, Librarian

Office Management
Hernani Snyder, Director, Office Administration
Bio

Operations
Joe Gleason, Director, Global Security and Operations
Bio

Program Coordination
Mary Markowicz, Director

Program Development
Robert Hurd, Director
Bio

Public Affairs
Kathy Gest, Director
Bio

Technology
Chris Spence, Chief Technology Officer
Bio