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Alliance Staff

Our Secretariat is based in the US and works to increase awareness and support of the Alliance's work and membership around the world. Our network of 2,700 members in 141 countries generates the knowledge and evidence, resources and tools, and political will and action to address key social service workforce challenges in low- and middle-income countries. Contact us to explore how the Alliance can support your next project. Please complete the online form and an email will be sent to our general staff email box.

Amy Bess, MSW, is the Acting Director of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. She has 20+ years of program and management experience with international non-profit organizations and has worked in over 20 countries. Amy has designed, managed and evaluated programs for vulnerable children and refugee populations in development and humanitarian contexts in Africa, Asia and the Balkans, focusing on the psychosocial well-being and protection of children and youth. She has also managed US-based refugee resettlement programs. She has an MSW in community organization and administration from the University of Michigan.

Nicole Brown is the Communications & Advocacy Manager. For the last five years she has supported the work of the Alliance by leading development and implementation of the organization's strategic communications and advocacy plan. She has more than 15 years of experience in communications and program management at international non-profit organizations. She holds an MSc in Journalism from Roosevelt University.