Staff Members

  • Jennifer A. Cate, Executive Director

    Jennifer brings a wealth of international experience to her role as Executive Director at HANDS, having lived in Iran, Syria, Kazakhstan and Egypt. She began working at HANDS in 2003 and has served as the Executive Director since 2005. Jennifer earned a B.A. from Wheaton College and an M.A. from the American University in Cairo. […]

  • Ivana Veselinovic-Smucker, Director of Programs

    Ivana joined HANDS in January 2005. She lived in Egypt for more than 3 years working for one of our largest partner organizations, CEOSS, as the International Relations Coordinator. She holds a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Belgrade, an M.P.A. degree from George Mason University and a Graduate Certificate in […]

  • Albert Quaye, Accountant

    Albert has been on the HANDS team as Accountant since November 2017. Prior to joining HANDS, he worked in Ghana, West Africa in various Finance/Management roles in private sector establishments engaged in the business of software development, consulting, wood processing, construction, real estate, mining and cashew plantation from where he garnered rich experience in Accounting, […]

  • Caroline Anderson, Program Coordinator

    Caroline is the Program Coordinator at HANDS. She graduated in May 2020 from the Honors program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received degrees in both Economics and Peace, War, and Defense. Before working at HANDS, she interned at a national security think-tank and conducted research abroad on peace-building in […]

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