International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC Board of Directors and Overseers

The International Rescue Committee is governed by a volunteer, unpaid board of directors. In addition, the IRC Overseers provide advice on policy, advocacy, fundraising and public relations.


Sarah O’Hagan
Tom Schick

Co-Chairs, Board of Directors

Glenda Burkhart
Scott Pelley

Co-Chairs, IRC Overseers

Liv Ullmann
Vice Chair, International 
Jean Kennedy Smith
Gordon Smith

David Miliband
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alan Batkin
Winston Lord
James Strickler
John Whitehead

Jonathan Wiesner
Chairs, Emeriti

Board of Directors


Laurent Alpert
Cleary Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton

Cliff S. Asness
Managing and Founding Partner,
AQR Capital Management

Mary M. Boies
Boies & McInnis

Andrew Brimmer
Joele Frank, Wilkinson, Brimmer, Katcher

Glenda Burkhart
General Management Consultant

Florence Davis
Starr Foundation

Susan Dentzer
Senior Policy Advisor,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kenneth R. French
Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Timothy F. Geithner
75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

John Holmes
The Ditchley Foundation; 
Co-Chair, Board of Directors, IRC UK

George F. Hritz, Esq.
Kaplan, Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

David A. Levine
Former Chief Economist,
Sanford C. Bernstein

Robert E. Marks
President and Chairman,
Marks Ventures, LLC



Eduardo Mestre
Chairman of Global Advisory,
Evercore Partners

David Miliband
President and CEO,
International Rescue Committee

Sarah O’Hagan
International Rescue Committee Board; Consultant

Anjali Pant, M.D.

Andrew Robertson
President and Chief Executive Officer,
BBDO Worldwide

Gideon Rose
Foreign Affairs

Omar Saeed
Principal and Portfolio Manager,
Hutchin Hill

Tom Schick 
Co-Chair, International Rescue Committee board; Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications,
American Express Company

Gordon A. Smith
Chief Executive Officer Card Services,
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Gillian Martin Sorenson
Senior Advisor,
United Nations Foundation

Sally Susman
Senior Vice President, Policy, External Affairs
and Communications, Pfizer Inc

Mona K. Sutphen
Partner, Macro Advisory Partners LLC

Ercument Tokat
Partner, Centerview Partners

Josh Weston
Honorary Chairman of the Board and former CEO,

Maureen White
Visiting Scholar,
School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University

Nina Whitman

William T. Winters
CEO and Chairman,
Renshaw Bay



Morton I. Abramowitz
Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation and
President Emeritus, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Madeleine K. Albright
Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Kofi A. Annan
President, Kofi Annan Foundation, Global Humanitarian Forum; United Nations Secretary-General

Lila Azam Zanganeh
Writer and literary critic (Le Monde, The Paris Review) 

F. William Barnett
Former Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Alan R. Batkin
Vice Chairman, Eton Park Capital Management, LP

Christoph Becker
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer, gyro

Georgette F. Bennett
President, Tanenbaum Center for
Inter-religious Understanding

Vera Blinken
Chair, Primavera Mobil Mammography Program; Vice Chair, Foundation of Art Preservation in Embassies; Co-Chair, Blinken European Institute/Columbia University

Betsy Blumenthal
Senior Managing Director, Kroll Associates

Michael Blumenthal
Former Secretary of the US Treasury and Director of Jewish Museum Berlin

Jennifer Brokaw, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Tom Brokaw
Special Correspondent, NBC News

Glenda K. Burkhart
General Management Consultant

Frederick Burkle, M.D.
Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; Professor, Department of Community Health, Monash University Medical School; Senior Associate Faculty, Department of International Health, Center for Refugee & Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins University; Adjunct Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Nestor Carbonell
Former Vice President for International Public Affairs, PepsiCo

Jeremy Carver
Consultant, Head of International Law, Clifford Chance

Robert M. Cotten
Los Angeles, CA

Robert P. DeVecchi
Former President, International Rescue Committee

Trinh D. Doan
Senior Vice President,
Bank of America

Jodie Eastman
Member; Leadership Council, New York Stem Cell Foundation

Katherine Farley
Senior Managing Director Brazil, China and Global Corporate Marketing, Tishman Speyer

H.R.H. Princess Firyal of Jordan

Jeffrey E. Garten
Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance, and Business Yale School of Management, Yale University

Georgia Boyd Gosnell
Managing Member,
Mink Island Enterprises, LLC 

Evan G. Greenberg
Chairman and CEO, Ace Limited

Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr & Co

Andrew S. Grove
Senior Advisor to Executive Management, former Chairman of the Board, Founder, Intel

Morton I. Hamburg
Professional Photographer

Karen Hein, M.D.
Former President of the William T. Grant Foundation

Lucile P. Herbert
Volunteer, International Rescue Committee

Frederick Iseman
Chairman and CEO, CI Capital Partners

Aly S. Jeddy
Partner, The Abraaj Group

Marvin Josephson
Founding Chairman, ICM Holdings, Inc.

Alton Kastner
Former Deputy Director, International Rescue Committee

M. Farooq Kathwari
Chairman, President and CEO,
Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.

Henry A. Kissinger
Former US Secretary of State; Chairman, Kissinger Associates

Yong Kwok


Reynold Levy
President, Lincoln Center

Winston Lord
Former Ambassador, China

Dan Lufkin
Allen Co.

Vincent A. Mai
Chairman, AEA Investors

John Makinson
Chairman and CEO of Penguin Group and Executive Director of Pearson PLC.

Roman Martinez IV
Former Managing Director, Lehman Brothers, Private Investor

Kati Marton
Author and Journalist

Jay Mazur
President Emeritus, UNITE!

David Miliband
President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

W. Allen Moore
Distinguished Fellow, The Henry Stimson Center

Kathleen Newland
Co-Founder and Director, Migration Policy Institute

Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Sadako Ogata
President, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Sarah O’Hagan
International Rescue Committee Board; Consultant

Susan Patricof

Scott Pelley
Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS Evening News and Correspondent, 60 Minutes 

David L. Phillips

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Retired)
Former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Milbrey Rennie

Condoleezza Rice
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

John Richardson
Council for a Community of Democracies, Washington, DC,

Felix G. Rohatyn
Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO
Lazard Freres

George Rupp
Former President and CEO
International Rescue Committee

George Sarlo
Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital

Tom Schick
Co-Chair, International Rescue Committee Board; Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, American Express Company

James T. Sherwin
J.D.; Hon LLD; Director, Hunter Douglas N.V.

Jean Kennedy Smith
Former Ambassador, Ireland

James C. Strickler, M.D.
Emeritus Professor Medicine and Community Medicine, Emeritus Dean, Dartmouth Medical School

Liv Ullmann

William J. vanden Heuvel
Chairman, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

Michael VanRooyen

Ronald J. Waldman, M.D.
Columbia University

Rhonda Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers

John C. Whitehead

Elie Wiesel
Professor Boston University, Nobel Laureate, Writer, Artist

Jonathan L. Wiesner
Owner and CEO, Sustainable Apparel Group, LLC

James D. Wolfensohn
Chairman of Wolfensohn Co., LLC, Chairman of Citi International Advisory and Former President of the World Bank

Tracy R. Wolstencroft
President & CEO,
Heidrick & Struggles Co.


IRC-UK Board of Directors