Sue Dwyer, Vice President of Programs
Sue Dwyer is the IRC’s vice president of programs, and is responsible for leading the development of 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, Evaluation and Learning). These units are responsible for the development of policy and practice of the agency’s work and quality assurance efforts. Ms. Dwyer, who first worked at the IRC from 1995-2000 and rejoined the agency in 2003, is a seasoned professional with 17 years of international and humanitarian work, including eight years managing humanitarian and post-conflict development programs in Bosnia, Republic of Georgia, Kosovo, Liberia, Serbia and Uganda.
Before her international and humanitarian work, Ms. Dwyer worked at a ski resort in Colorado for seven years and spent a few years working as a psychotherapist in community mental health centers in Colorado. Ms. Dwyer has a B.A. in Business Administration, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she was the Pforzheimer Foundation Nonprofit Fellow.