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Save a life

You have the power to make a difference. Your support can save lives today and help families build a future free from poverty.

Your support today can save lives.

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Save a life: Millions face starvation. Now, more than ever, your support matters.

Save a life: Now, more than ever, your support matters.

Senior leadership

Oxfam America’s senior staff members bring a wide range of experience and deep knowledge of economic and political development, social movements and popular campaigns, and organizational growth and management to the agency. 

  1. Abby Maxman

    President, Oxfam America

    “My career has led me to work in some of the most challenging parts of the world, seeing first-hand the impact of poverty, injustice, war and disasters and I’ve always been impressed by Oxfam’s commitment to facing tough challenges with high impact solutions. Today, the fight against global poverty and injustice is more relevant than ever; I am honored to lead the Oxfam team through this next chapter.”

    Meet Abby Maxman
  2. Paul O'Brien

    Vice President for Policy and Advocacy

    "I am at Oxfam because it works harder than any other organization I know to link the fight for global justice to local truths. We are a distinctive NGO because we do so much policy, advocacy, and campaigning. We are a different kind of 'idea leader' because we work so closely with communities around the world. On our best days, we bring it all together."

    Meet Paul O'Brien
  3. Shelley Goode

    Vice President of Resource Development

    “Oxfam understands that poverty is not an absence of assets—it is an injustice. Working at Oxfam, I am raising my voice and using my talents to right the wrongs of poverty and injustice. This is my moment in time to work with others to do more.”

    Meet Shelley Goode
  4. Mark F. Kripp

    Vice President of Operations/Chief Financial Officer

    "Having lived and worked in rural Haiti, I have seen how the provision of basic rights can transform people’s lives.”

    Meet Mark F. Kripp
  5. Rachel Hayes

    Vice President of Public Engagement

    "My parents stood up to a government run amok, when my father refused to sign a loyalty oath in 1954. Helping others claim their rights is a personal mission for me. Where better to serve that mission than at Oxfam?"

    Meet Rachel Hayes
  6. Muthoni Muriu

    Senior Director of International Programs

    "From an early age, I believed in the value of service. Oxfam’s very ethos, of working on sustainable and systemic solutions to social justice issues, fit with what is a natural inclination for me. I need to know I am making a difference, and serving others. Oxfam provides me with one of the best and most influential platforms to do this."

    Meet Muthoni Muriu
  7. Vinod Parmeshwar

    Director, Global Human Resources

    "My grandfather challenged prevailing social practices by providing free education to people disadvantaged by caste and financial poverty. It always reminds me of the personal responsibility and opportunity each one of us has to push back against systemic social and institutional barriers that keep people from leading fuller lives."

    Meet Vinod Parmeshwar
  8. Ashley Tsongas

    Chief of Staff

    "Oxfam believes that poverty is usually, at its root, about imbalances of power, that change is possible, and that solutions require good ideas, courage and persistence. It works. There is no better feeling than getting momentum going behind brave people with good ideas and seeing change unfold.”

    Meet Ashley Tsongas
  9. Barbara Durr

    Director of Strategic Partnerships

    "Since my first picket line at 15 years of age, I have always wanted to make the world a better place. Oxfam’s focus on poverty, rights and injustice makes it my choice to fight for that better world."

    Meet Barbara Durr
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