Anera President & CEO Joins InterAction Board
July 6, 2023 | Washington, DC — Anera’s President and CEO, Sean Carroll, has been elected to the InterAction board of directors. Carroll and seven others were unanimously confirmed at InterAction’s annual membership meeting on June 26.
Carroll said of his election to the board,
“It is an honor to join the board of such a hugely influential organization. I am grateful and thrilled to have this opportunity to hopefully contribute to important conversations on issues key to international human development, including impact investment to accelerate progress on the SDGs, artificial intelligence, and how we are working post-COVID and in shifting power dynamics.”
InterAction, the largest U.S.-based alliance of international non-governmental organizations, is dedicated to serving the world’s poor and vulnerable. Both Anera and InterAction are committed to furthering the delivery of impactful international aid, humanitarian and development work.
The InterAction board of directors seeks to be representatives of large and small organizations, from diverse geographies, including both faith-based and secular.
In addition to his leadership of Anera, Sean Carroll is CEO of Anera Ventures, LLC. Over the course of his career in international development and policy, Sean has worked in Washington, DC, Europe and the Middle East, including at Creative Associates International, the US Agency for International Development, the Club of Madrid, the Inter-American Dialogue, the US Congress, the UN’s World Food Programme and the National Democratic Institute. He serves also as Treasurer and Executive Officer on the board of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), member of the Takreem Selection Board, and Chair of both Creative Frontiers and GrantAssistant.ai.
Anera was a founding member of InterAction when it was established in 1984. With 130 staff who serve the communities they are from in Palestine (the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem), Lebanon and Jordan, Anera delivered $150 million of humanitarian and development assistance in 2023 to refugees and vulnerable communities in the Middle East. Anera implements a wide range of programs, from distributing medical aid and building community infrastructure to providing job skill courses and creating revenue-generating opportunities that improve thousands of families’ lives.
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Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose. Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem, Lebanon, and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate humanitarian relief and for sustainable health, education, and economic development efforts. Our staff are from the communities they serve, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most. We will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.