The Board

Jeff Anderson, President

Chris Johnson, Vice President for State

Chris Johnson is the VP of glifaa for the State Department.  He is currently working in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs as the Cambodia Desk Officer.   He served previously as Assistant Public Affairs Officer in U.S. Embassy Asuncion, and as a Consular Officer in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  He holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University, where he focused on Economics and Public Policy.  Chris speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and intermediate French.  Originally from San Francisco, CA, Chris lives in Washington, D.C. with his incredible husband, Juan Manuel.

Zohair Shabbir, Vice President for USAID and Other Agencies

Calandra Hersrud, Secretary and Treasurer

Calandra joined the State Department in 2012.  Prior to the Foreign Service, she served as a Peace Corps Honduras volunteer and worked as a brand manager for the Walt Disney World Resort.  Calandra served in CG Tijuana in Consular Services, Embassy Kyiv in the Management section, the Operations Center as a Watch Officer and the Operations Management Officer, and currently works in the Africa bureau as the Burundi and Rwanda desk officer. Calandra received a BSBA in International Business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a J.D. from Drexel University.

Ravi Buck, Director of Social and Outreach 

Austin Richey-Allen, Director of Policy

Shalom Konstantino, Director of Communications

Coming soon…