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Office of the President and CEO
Paloma Adams-Allen
President and CEO
Office of External and Government AffairsGeneral CounselOffice of OperationsOffice of Learning and ImpactGrantmaking and Portfolio Management

Barbara Aliño
Managing Director

Paul Zimmerman
General Counsel

Lesley Duncan
Chief Operating Officer

Requel Gomes
Managing Director

Marcy Kelley
Managing Director

Office of the President and CEO
Paloma Adams-Allen
President and CEO

Office of External and Government Affairs
Barbara Aliño

Managing Director

General Counsel
Paul Zimmerman

General Counsel

Office of Operations
Lesley Duncan

Chief Operating Officer

Office of Learning and Impact
Raquel Gomes

Managing Director

Office of Programs
Marcy Kelley
Managing Director

Office of the President and CEO

  • Responsible for overall management of the IAF, providing executive leadership and direction.
  • Coordinates activities and communications across departments and manages official correspondence, investments, scheduling, and interagency relations for the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council.
  • Oversees reporting required by Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, and the Inspector General.

Office of External and Government Affairs

  • Coordinates relationships with the White House, Congress, USG agencies, universities, NGOs, think-tanks, the private sector, and other stakeholders.
  • Responds to all media inquires and interview requests, coordinates all public events, maintains the public web site, produces all published materials, disseminates information to the public, and prepares statements and speeches.
  • In coordination with the Programs Office, identifies potential areas for collaboration with development agencies, foundations and the private sector.

Office of the General Counsel

  • Provides legal counsel and advice to the IAF’s board of directors, president and staff. Interprets statues, regulations and policies.
  • Reviews all grant agreements and contracts for legal sufficiency.
  • Handles all litigation involving the Foundation.
  • Manages ethics and FOIA programs and ensures compliance with other administrative laws.

Office of Operations

  • Plans and directs all activities related to financial management and budgeting, including the coordination of agency operational audits.
  • Manages all human resources.
  • Maintains information technology infrastructure and services.
  • Oversees security.
  • Coordinates and manages IAF’s facilities; contracting and procurement; travel services; records management; administrative services; and emergency and continuity of operations.
  • Coordinates financial audits and interactions with the Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office.
  • Oversees the monitoring and evaluation of projects.

Office of Learning and Impact

  • Strengthens the foundation’s monitoring, knowledge management, learning and evaluation efforts.

Office of Programs

  • Develops and acts on strategies for identifying and negotiating the funding actions that make up the IAF’s portfolio.
  • Supports partner organizations in making the projects work and monitoring progress and results.
  • Works with partners and others to learn from our experiences and share useful lessons about grassroots development.
  • Brokers relationships among partners, projects and others to help replicate successes and amplify impacts.
  • Develops evaluation methods and tools to assess projects’ impact and performance.
  • Oversees the IAF Fellowship Program.

Deputy director

Foundation Representatives

Program Staff Assistants

Program Specialist