Expertise: Humanitarian Issues, Program Management, Reconstruction
Sue Dwyer is a seasoned professional with 17 years of international and humanitarian work experience, including eight years managing humanitarian and post-conflict development programs in Bosnia, Republic of Georgia, Kosovo, Liberia, Serbia and Uganda. As the IRC’s vice-president of program quality, Ms. Dwyer is responsible for leading program direction for the International Programs Department (IPD) and managing IPD’s six technical units: Children Youth Protection and Development, Economic Recovery and Development, Gender-based Violence, Governance and Rights, Health and Research, and Evaluation and Learning. The technical units are responsible for the development of policy as well as the practice of the IRC’s work and quality assurance efforts.
Before her international and humanitarian work, Ms. Dwyer was a manager at a ski resort in Colorado for six years and spent several years working as a psychotherapist in community mental health centers. Ms. Dwyer has a B.A. in business administration and an M.A. in counseling psychology and received an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, as the Pforzheimer Foundation Nonprofit Fellow.