Carrie Hessler-Radelet is president and CEO of Project Concern International (PCI), where she leads the global development organization’s efforts working with families and communities in 16 countries to enhance health, end hunger, and overcome hardship.
Previously, Carrie served as director of the Peace Corps from 2012 to 2017, and deputy director from 2010-2012, leading America’s iconic international volunteer service organization with programs in more than 65 countries. Prior to being appointed to the Peace Corps by President Barack Obama, she served as vice president and director of the Washington D.C. office of John Snow, Inc., overseeing the management of public health programs in 85 countries around the world. Her decades of leading global health efforts also includes serving as the lead consultant on the first U.S. Five Year Global HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, working with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Indonesia on maternal and child health and HIV programming, founding the Special Olympics in The Gambia, and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer with her husband in Western Samoa.
Carrie holds a master’s degree in health policy and management from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Boston University.