Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg brings a wealth of development and humanitarian aid insight to the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). In her confirmation hearing, she connected her years of relief work to DCHA’s objectives and philosophy. “My experience has made me a passionate believer in the DCHA mission,” said Lindborg. “Simply providing humanitarian assistance is never just enough.” From 1996 until joing USAID in 2010, Nancy was president of Mercy Corps, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that helps people in the world’s toughest places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty, and conflict into opportunities for progress. Under her guidance and strategic vision, Mercy Corps grew into a respected international relief and development organization and is known for addressing challenges with responsive, innovative programming. Nancy also served as co-president on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign. She was co-chair of the National Committee on North Korea where she led efforts to advance, promote, and facilitate engagement between citizens of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was a member of the USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid. From 2000 to 2005, she was chair of the Sphere Management Committee, an international initiative to improve the effectiveness and accountability of NGOs. From 1998 to 2002, Lindborg was the co-chair of the InterAction Disaster Response Committee—InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people. Before joining Mercy Corps in 1996, she managed economic development programs as a regional director in post-Soviet Central Asia and worked in the private sector as a public policy consultant in Chicago and San Francisco. She holds a B.A and M.A. in English Literature from Stanford University and an M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.