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The Leadership Team of Opportunity International

Our Leadership

Opportunity International's leaders use their extensive professional experience to ensure Opportunity achieves its mission of empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Our Leadership

Opportunity International's leaders use their extensive professional experience to ensure Opportunity achieves its mission of empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Atul Tandon

Atul Tandon, an Indian American, comes to Opportunity with a background marked by building, scaling and turning around some of…

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Lana Reda

As Chief Philanthropy Officer, Lana Reda expands Opportunity International's fundraising capabilities and results to enable the…

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Dennis Ripley

Dennis Ripley serves as the Chief Program Officer for Opportunity International. In this role, Dennis provides strategic direction…

Randy Kurtz

Randy Kurtz oversees Opportunity’s Finance, Accounting, Investment, Human Resources, IT, and Legal departments and joined Opportunity…

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Laura DesGranges

Laura DesGranges is the Vice President of Marketing, leading the organization’s multi-channel fundraising campaigns; engaging…

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Simona Haiduc

Simona manages the technical fundraising team that develops relationships and builds business development strategies with strategic…

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Laura Hollis

As Vice President of Human Resources, Laura Hollis is responsible for developing and executing human resources strategies in support…

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Mark Lutz

As Senior Vice President for Global Philanthropy, Mark is responsible for generating resources to empower the hardworking poor…

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Lydia Baldridge Meier

Lydia Baldridge Meier has been with Opportunity International since 2004 in a number of roles. She currently manages the team…

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Tineyi Mawocha

As Africa Regional Director, Tineyi Mawocha provides leadership and oversight towards the successful implementation of Opportunity…

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Erika Rodriguez

As Vice President, Strategic & Financial Planning, Erika works with Opportunity International’s leadership to develop and ensure…

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Greg Roth

Greg serves as Opportunity’s Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, managing a national team of fundraisers responsible for…

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Marge Tomasik

As Senior Vice President, Finance, Marge is responsible for the financial statements of Opportunity International US and Opportunity…

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David Wiegman

As Vice President of International Finance, David works alongside the finance, program management, and knowledge management teams…

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Atul TandonChief Executive Officer
Lana RedaChief Philanthropy Officer
Dennis RipleyChief Program Officer
Randy KurtzChief Administrative Officer
Laura DesGrangesVice President of Marketing
Simona HaiducSenior Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Laura HollisVice President of Human Resources
Mark LutzSenior Vice President, Global Philanthropy
Lydia Baldridge MeierSenior Vice President, Philanthropy Services
Tineyi MawochaAfrica Regional Director
Erika RodriguezVice President, Strategic & Financial Planning
Greg RothSenior Vice President of Philanthropy
Marge TomasikSenior Vice President of Finance
David WiegmanVice President, International Finance

Program Leadership

Opportunity International's leaders use their extensive professional experience to ensure Opportunity achieves its mission of empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Program Leadership

Opportunity International's leaders use their extensive professional experience to ensure Opportunity achieves its mission of empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Andrew McCusker

As Head of Education Finance, Andrew oversees Opportunity’s work investing in schools and students around the world, helping…

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Brian Olarte

Brian Olarte serves as Director of AGAPE, an Opportunity International implementing partner in Colombia. AGAPE supports clients…

Timothy Strong

As Head of Agriculture Finance, Tim manages a diverse portfolio of agriculture finance products and services throughout Africa…

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Rosa Wang

As the Global Director of Digital Financial Services, Rosa oversees strategy, implementation, and partnerships in digital financial…

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Andrew McCuskerHead of Education Finance
Brian OlarteDirector of AGAPE
Timothy StrongHead of Agriculture Finance
Rosa WangGlobal Director, Digital Financial Services

Board of Directors

      • Alana Aldag Ackerson
        Chief People Officer, Figure Technologies
      • Katéy Assem
        Chairman, Board of Directors, Opportunity International Savings & Loan, Ghana
      • Viv Benjamin
        CEO, Global & Collective
      • Susan Haigh
        Former President and CEO, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
      • John Hart
        Vice Chairman, New York Private Bank & Trust
      • Joel Johnson
        Former President, CEO and Chairman, Hormel Foods Corporation, Inc.
      • Martha "Muffy" MacMillan
        Vice President, Cargill Foundation
      • Dale Patterson
        Former Chairman of the Board, Opportunity International Canada
      • Carol Pelino
        Former Co-Chair, Board of Governors, Opportunity International
      • LeAnn Pedersen Pope, Board Chair
        Former Partner, Burke, Warren, MacKay, & Serritella, P.C.
      • Fred Sasser
        Chairman Emeritus, Sasser Family Holdings, Inc.
      • Atul Tandon
        Chief Executive Officer, Opportunity International
      • Ken Wathome
        Chairman of the Board, NW Realite Ltd., Property One Ltd., Kenya

 

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