Our Leadership

Photo Credit: © UNHCR/ S. Baldwin

Senior Leadership
Steve Alexander
Senior Director, Direct Response

Rami Azzam
Director of Digital Strategy

Yelena Bakaleva
Chief Financial Officer

Lili Biswas
Donor Services & Database Administration Director

Teuta Bucaj
Human Resources

Junia Geisler
Communications Director

Rita Ko
Director of the Hive

Elizabeth Marks
Community Engagement Director

Ned McNeal
Major Gifts & Planned Giving Director

Jennifer Patterson
Deputy Executive Director

Elizabeth (Bette) Scott
Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects Director

Nick Slijepcevic
Partnerships Director

Melanie West
Individual Giving Director


Executive Director and CEO


Anne-Marie Grey

Anne-Marie Grey is the Executive Director and CEO of USA for UNHCR, supporting the work of the UN Refugee Agency and its partners in lifesaving and life-changing work to help refugees and other displaced people in more than 125 countries around the world.

Anne-Marie brings more than 30 years of fundraising and marketing experience – both in the United States and internationally – to USA for UNHCR. Appointed in September 2014 to lead the organization and enhance its programs and resources, Anne-Marie is committed to mobilizing efforts in support of the 65.6 million men, women and children that have been forced to flee their homes around the world.

Prior to joining USA for UNHCR, Anne-Marie worked with UNHCR, Save the Children, UNICEF and Share our Strength in a variety of leadership fundraising and marketing positions. Before returning to the United States, Anne-Marie lived in Australia, where she led marketing and development programs for the National Museum of Australia and held several roles at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

Anne-Marie studied at Colby College, Maine and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Australian National University. A diplomatic ‘brat’, Anne-Marie has lived in Norway, Burkina Faso, Australia and the United Kingdom. She has authored two books and is a frequent international speaker on a range of resource mobilization and marketing topics.