Oxfam America’s senior staff members bring a wide range of experience and deep knowledge of economic and political development, social movements and popular campaigns, and organizational growth and management to the agency.
President & CEO, Oxfam America
Meet Abby Maxman
“My career has led me to work in some of the most challenging parts of the world, seeing first-hand the impact of poverty, injustice, war and disasters and I’ve always been impressed by Oxfam’s commitment to facing tough challenges with high impact solutions. Today, the fight against global poverty and injustice is more relevant than ever; I am honored to lead the Oxfam team through this next chapter.”
Vice President of People, Culture, and Global Human Resources
Meet Angie Castera
"I’ve had a lifelong desire to work in service of the betterment of others. Joining Oxfam presented an opportunity to align my values and commitment to service with my passion for building, transforming, and driving high performing business teams to deliver successful outcomes and to make a meaningful impact."
Vice President of Advocacy, Alliances & Policy
Meet Gina Crista Cummings
“Oxfam’s focus on building power and bringing the voices of marginalized communities into the political debate is what draws me here. Being able to engage with the experiences, challenges, and hopes of communities—globally and domestically—that have been impacted by the injustices of poverty is a gift. The work is hard, yet the impact can be significant.”
Vice President of Resource Development
Meet Thomas Kurmann
“With nearly one-third of the global population living in poverty, I am proud and honored to serve Oxfam’s mission to end the injustice of poverty by addressing its root causes and the immediate humanitarian needs locally. Inspiring people to join our fight for systemic change and support our journey is my passion.”
Interim Co-Vice President of Global Programs
Meet Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego
"With billions of lives on the fringe here in the US and around the world, there is no better time to double down on our efforts at Oxfam to make this world a better place for everyone and preserve our planet. I am committed to using policy, advocacy, campaign, ground-up innovative solutions, and to standing shoulder to shoulder with marginalized people and our allies in the front line to tackle systemic inequality and the injustice of poverty."
Vice President, Oxfam America. On secondment to Oxfam International to co-lead Global Coronavirus Advocacy
Meet Paul O'Brien
"I am at Oxfam because it works harder than any other organization I know to link the fight for global justice to local truths. We are a distinctive NGO because we do so much policy, advocacy, and campaigning. We are a different kind of 'idea leader' because we work so closely with communities around the world. On our best days, we bring it all together."
Vice President of Public Engagement
Meet Andrea Perera
"My commitment to Oxfam is rooted in my deep respect for the programs we undertake around the world. I have always admired the sheer audacity of our mission: to identify poverty as a man-made injustice that can only be eradicated through systemic change.”
Interim Chief of Staff
Meet Grace Strome
“In a world as rich as ours, no one should be living in poverty. I’m honored to be working with a team of smart, mission-driven people not afraid of asking hard questions to solve the big problems facing our world today.”
Chief of Strategy and Interim Co-Vice President of Global Programs
Meet Ashley Tsongas
"Oxfam believes that poverty is usually, at its root, about imbalances of power, that change is possible, and that solutions require good ideas, courage and persistence. It works. There is no better feeling than getting momentum going behind brave people with good ideas and seeing change unfold.”