Core Team

Our core team supports the day-to-day operations of all of programs and research. Want to  join us?

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Core Staff

A talented and engaged workforce lies at the heart of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery. Our workforce is passionate about our mission and works diligently to identify and leverage shared goals amongst diverse stakeholders as we secure funding to build self-sustaining programs. We are bold, innovative thought leaders, sharing our successes and lessons learned as we build an evidence-based and coherent global strategy. We maintain the highest standards of business ethics and compliance, incorporating our values in all that we do.

The GFEMS team leverages global networks to ensure our programming and research is rooted in evidence, uses rigorous research methods, and ensures the protection and empowerment of those we serve.

Core Staff

Abigail Cooper

Senior Manager, Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation

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Adam Needelman

Program Manager

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Allison Hammond

Grant Programs Associate

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April Stewart

Senior Associate, Evidence and Learning

GHI Organization

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Bart Robertston

Manager, Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation

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Beth Garcia

Communications Specialist

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Gayatri Pillai

Manager, Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation

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Grace West

Associate Program Manager

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Hope Spector

Senior Grant Programs Associate

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Jeff Kaufman


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Khrizzy Avila

Country Coordinator, Philippines

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Mihir Prakash

Senior Research Manager

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Nasir Chowdhury

Country Manager, Bangladesh

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Nazira Shozodaeva

Grant Programs Associate

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Neha Bensal

India Country Lead

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Nic Ballou

Grant Programs Associate

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Sabrina Thulander

Communications and Media Specialist

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Shannon Stewart, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

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Sheila Chanani

Senior Manager, Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation

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Shukri Hussein

Country Manager, East Africa

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Stephanie Kenner

Grant Programs Associate

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Tasneem Nahar

Program Manager

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Our Work

Our team works around the globe on innovations, interventions, and research. Learn more about how we’re working towards our mission of ending modern slavery:

Want to Join us?

If you are fighting modern slavery, either at a nonprofit, government, or the private sector, you can work with GFEMS. We are always open to new partnerships. Find out ways to get involved: