As the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Sheena provides leadership and management for Give2Asia’s work in expanding services to better meet the needs of communities in Asia and the philanthropic sector. This includes developing relationships and working with stakeholders across international and civil society sectors to strengthen locally-led initiatives. Sheena also leads the disaster philanthropy and climate portfolio at Give2Asia including managing disaster response campaigns, and the NGO Disaster Preparedness Program – a 5-year initiative to support risk reduction and sustainability at the community level across the Asia-Pacific region.
Sheena comes to Give2Asia with extensive background in international development programming. Prior to joining, she worked with USAID-funded projects in a variety of sectors including civil society strengthening, peace-building, and environmental management. Most recently she was in Thailand supporting a USAID/NASA-partnered climate change program for the Mekong region. Previous companies she has worked for include Spatial Informatics Group, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, and DAI. Sheena has a Master’s Degree in International Development from American University in Washington, D.C.