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Director at NYSERDA New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

At NYSERDA, John promotes public-private-philanthropic partnership to leverage the ambitious clean energy investments of New York State. John previously served in an appointment at the United States Department of Agriculture, managing relationships with diverse stakeholders concerning global hunger activities. He has also served at USAID and with numerous international NGOs including over 15 years in Burkina Faso, Chad, Senegal, Burundi, Rwanda, and Kenya.

NYSERDA • United States


2016 - Present (3 years, 8 months)
NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975.

Program Manager

2008 - 2012 (4 years, 2 months)
Working under an inter-agency agreement with with US Department of Agriculture (USDA);
Global food security information systems;
Decision support for US$2B in food security investments by US government;
Collaboration with host governments, donor countries, UN agencies (WFP, FAO, UNICEF), nongovernmental organizations
IMA World Health

Board of Directors

2007 - 2012 (5 years, 1 month)
Our mission is to advance health and healing to vulnerable and marginalized people the world over.

IMA World Health, a specialist in providing essential healthcare services and medical supplies around the world, is a nonprofit, faith-based organization working to restore health, hope and dignity to those most in need.

We work primarily in the developing world, where an estimated 30 to 70 percent of health care is provided by faith-based organizations. IMA is an international health organization that is widely recognized for its effective and careful use of resources.
World Relief


1999 - 2004 (5 years, 1 month)
World Relief is a global humanitarian relief and development organization that stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives and build sustainable communities. With over 70 years of experience, World Relief works in 20 countries worldwide through disaster response, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding and has offices in the United States that specialize in refugee and immigration services. In 2016, World Relief served over 6.6 million people across the globe.