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John Stephens

Chief Executive Officer at BOMA

John joined the BOMA team after serving on its Board of Directors for more than a year. He is a seasoned humanitarian professional committed to bringing transformational solutions to the world’s most urgent problems.

As Senior Director of Program & Partnerships at The Vibrant Village Foundation, based in Portland, Oregon, John oversaw 26 grant partners as well as three field teams based in Ecuador, Ghana and Kenya.

Previously, John held a number of positions over twelve years at Mercy Corps, supporting staff and programs in the field with technical operational and program support, security management and proposal-writing. He was also deployed as part of Mercy Corps’ emergency response team to natural disasters such as the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake, and the Lushan earthquake in China.

John’s last few years at Mercy Corps were spent supporting programs in the West & Central Africa portfolio. John is based in Portland, Oregon, is married and has two children

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BOOK NOW FOR your podcast

John Stephens

Chief Executive Officer at BOMA

John joined the BOMA team after serving on its Board of Directors for more than a year. He is a seasoned humanitarian professional committed to bringing transformational solutions to the world’s most urgent problems.

As Senior Director of Program & Partnerships at The Vibrant Village Foundation, based in Portland, Oregon, John oversaw 26 grant partners as well as three field teams based in Ecuador, Ghana and Kenya.

Previously, John held a number of positions over twelve years at Mercy Corps, supporting staff and programs in the field with technical operational and program support, security management and proposal-writing. He was also deployed as part of Mercy Corps’ emergency response team to natural disasters such as the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake, and the Lushan earthquake in China.

John’s last few years at Mercy Corps were spent supporting programs in the West & Central Africa portfolio. John is based in Portland, Oregon, is married and has two children

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As seen on

Timeline

Apr 2018 - Present

The BOMA Project

Chief Executive Officer

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Apr 2018 - Present

Sep 2015 - Jan 2018

Vibrant Village Foundation

Senior Director of International Programs & Partnership

Sep 2015 - Jan 2018

Dec 2004 - Jul 2013

Mercy Corps

Senior Program Officer, North, West and Central Africa

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Dec 2004 - Jul 2013

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How does BOMA measure and evaluate impact?
How does BOMA's model lift families out of extreme poverty?
Why is it effective to empower women in poverty graduation work?
Why does BOMA work in the drylands of Africa specifically?
How has climate change impacted Africa’s drylands and the people therein?
How does government adoption factor into BOMA's strategy?
What role do strategic partnerships play in BOMA's work?

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