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Spokespeople

  1. Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego

    Director, Inclusive and Resilient Food Systems

    Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego is Oxfam America’s Food Systems Theme Director and has over 20 years of experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. His theme’s vision is inclusive, resilient sustainable and healthy food systems for all. The theme straddles …

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  2. Fatema Z. Sumar

    Vice President of Global Programs

    Fatema Z. Sumar is Vice President of Global Programs at Oxfam America where she oversees Oxfam America's regional development and humanitarian response. Fatema comes to Oxfam with a distinguished career in the U.S. government, leading U.S. efforts to advance sustainable …

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  3. Gina Crista Cummings

    Acting Vice President of Policy and Advocacy

    Gina is currently the acting VP of Policy and Advocacy and also Director of Campaigns, setting the strategic direction for Oxfam’s advocacy campaigns and developing the team structures to support them. She also served for six years as Oxfam’s …

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  4. Ian Gary

    Director, Power and Money

    Ian Gary (@Ianpgary) directs Oxfam America’s policy, advocacy and program work focused on promoting transparent and accountable financial flows – for example from taxes, foreign aid or oil and mining revenues – to fight poverty and reduce inequality.

    Previously he was …

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  5. Irit Tamir

    Director, Private Sector Department

    Irit Tamir is the Director of Oxfam America's Private Sector Department. In her role, she is focused on working with companies to ensure that their business practices result in positive social and environmental impacts for vulnerable communities throughout the world. …

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  6. Isra Chaker

    Migration and Protection Campaign Lead

    Isra Chaker leads Oxfam America’s Migration and Protection Campaign, managing a dynamic team that works to defend and support refugees, Temporary Protected Status holders, and asylum-seekers. Isra leads efforts to influence public opinion and policymakers, often collaborating with NGO coalitions …

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  7. Kimberly Pfeifer

    Head of Research

    Kimberly Pfeifer is the Head of Research at Oxfam America, where she oversees the production of research and trends analysis. She serves as the editor of Oxfam America's Research Backgrounder Series and is a member of the organization’s Gender Resource …

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  8. Minor Sinclair

    Director of US Domestic Program

    Minor Sinclair directs Oxfam’s US regional office and the domestic program on Decent Work, which seeks policy and workplace solutions for low-wage workers in America’s food system. He serves as co-chair of the Equitable Food Initiative, a consortium of major …

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  9. Paul O'Brien

    Vice President, Oxfam America. On secondment to Oxfam International to co-lead Global Coronavirus Advocacy

    Paul O'Brien is the Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam America where he oversees our research, policy, advocacy, and campaigning work to influence the US government and US corporations. Before joining Oxfam in 2007, he lived in Afghanistan …

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  10. Robbie Silverman

    Advocacy Manager, Private Sector Department

    Robbie Silverman is the Advocacy Manager in Oxfam America’s Private Sector Department, where he manages a team focused on engaging and challenging for-profit corporations to advance Oxfam’s mission of combating poverty and injustice worldwide.

    In his role at Oxfam, he …

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  11. Sasanka Thilakasiri

    Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Change and Energy

    Sasanka Thilakasiri is a Senior Policy Advisor for Climate Change and Energy at Oxfam America. He works on issues of energy poverty and clean energy access, in shifting international financing towards more pro-poor clean energy investments. He is the energy …

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  12. Scott Paul

    Humanitarian Policy Lead

    Scott Paul leads Oxfam America’s policy advocacy on a number of emergencies and cross-cutting humanitarian issues. During his tenure at Oxfam, Paul has spearheaded the organization’s work on a number of acute crises, including those in Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, Myanmar, …

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  13. Shannon Scribner

    Humanitarian Policy Manager

    Shannon Scribner has been with Oxfam America since 2003 and is currently leading the humanitarian policy team in Washington, DC. She has worked on Oxfam’s humanitarian responses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and …

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Press contacts

Alissa Rooney
Director of Media and Public Relations
Boston, MA
Office: (617) 517-9488
Cell: (617) 835-7406
Email: [email protected]

Laura Rusu
Associate Director of Media
Washington, DC
Office: (202) 496-1169
Cell: (202) 459-3739
Email: [email protected]

Kria Sakakeeny
Corporate and Brand Media Relations Manager
Boston, MA
Office: (617) 517-9428
Cell: (401) 359-2219
Email: [email protected]

Lauren Hartnett
Humanitarian Media Lead
New York, NY
Cell: (203) 247-3920
Email: [email protected]

Emily Bhatti
Senior Corporate and Brand Press Officer
Boston, MA
Office: (617) 517-9461
Cell: (508) 868-6162
Email: [email protected]

Andrew Bogrand
Senior Communications Advisor, Extractive Industries
Washington, DC
Office: (202) 471-3059
Email: [email protected]

Katie Anne Hayes
Media & Public Relations Assistant
Boston, MA
Cell: (351) 201-6861
Email: [email protected]

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