Learning Tours Alumni - CARE

CARE Learning Tours Alumni

Policymakers

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA)

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA)

Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)

Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)

Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA)

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL)

Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA)

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-WA)

Mr. Andrew Giles, Australian MP (Labor Member for Scullin, Victoria)

Mr. Tim Watts, Australian MP (Federal Labor Member for Gellibrand)

Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-5)

Rep. Carol D. Miller (R-WV-3)

Rep. Ann L. Wagner (R-MO-2)

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI)

Former Members of Congress

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)

Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)

Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)

(Deceased) Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)

Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN)

I want to thank CARE for the trip; it was one of the most memorable trip experiences of my life.

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)

Congressional Staffers

Jennifer Goedke – Rep. Gabbard (D-HI)

Shana Chandler – Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)

Cesar Gonzalez – Rep. Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

Viviana Bovo – Senator Rubio (R-FL)

Alice James – Senator Graham (R-SC)

Andrew Newton – Senator Shelby (R-AL)

Meghan Taira – Senator Schumer (D-NY)

Jenn Holcomb – Rep. McCollum (D-MN)

Adriane Casalotti – Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)

Casey Bowman – Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)

Justin Stokes – Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)

Alexis Covey-Brandt – Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Brian MacDonald – Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)

Amy Porter – Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA)

Brian Rell – Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL)

Joshua Rogin – Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Erica Striebel – Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)

Julie Nickson – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Janae Brady – Senate Agricultural Committee; Formerly with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)

Jonathan McCracken – Sen. Sherrod C. Brown (D-OH)

Alvaro Zarco – Formerly with Sen Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

Dana Richter – Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Devin Mogler – Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)

Mary Dee – Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)

Michael Lowry – Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)

Brandon Honeycutt – Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)

Caren Street – Rep. Karen Bass; Formerly with the Congressional Black Caucus

Casey Contres – Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)

Felix Muniz – Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

Jamie Geller – Rep. Joaquin Castro (R-TX)

Katie Grant – Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Margaret Franklin – Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL)

Matt Rimkunas – Sen Lindsay Graham (R-SC)

Michael Tehrani – Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)

Stephen Worley – Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)

Tom Mancinelli – Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)

Tracey Chow – Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)

Mia Keeys – Rep. Robin L. Kelly (D-IL)

Andy Vogt – Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Anna Dietderich – Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-TN)

Catherine Rowland – Rep. Elliot Engel (D-NY)

Laura Updegrove – Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Laurel Sakai – Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)

Liz Leibowitz – Rep. Nita Lowey (D-17)

Michelle Greenhalgh – Formerly with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Mimi Strobel – Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IL)

Sophia Lalani – Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Jen Daulby – Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Ashlee Vinyard – Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

Caroline Cash – Rep. James Comer (R-KY)

Kelle Strickland – House Sergeant at Arms

Keenan Austin Reed – Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA)

Angela Ramirez – Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)

Julie Tagen – Rep. Jamie Raskin

Jeannette Windon – House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Veronica Bonilla – Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA)

Erin McMenamin – Rep. Susan W. Brooks

Rachel Wagley – Rep. Ann Wagner

Colleene Thomas – Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Helen Beaudreau – Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)

Kelliann Blazek – Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Judd Gardner – Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Michael Callesen – Sen. James Risch (R-ID)

Dr. Corey Holmes – Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Daniel Bleiberg – Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)

Annie Clark – Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)

Natalia Gandia – Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR-ATL)

Maura Gillespie – Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

Erica Riordan – Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV)

Jo Stiles – Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY)

Sarah Trister – Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

Former Congressional Staffers

Kevin Brennan – Rep. DeLauro (D-CT)

Toby Whitney – Rep. McDermott (D-WA)

Randy Wade – Rep. Cohen (D-TN)

LaVerne Saulny – Senator Landrieu (D-LA)

Chris Carr – Senator Isakson (R-GA)

Chris Sullivan – Senator Isakson (R-GA)

Jonathan Ossoff – Rep. Johnson (D-GA)

Chris Adamo – Senator Stabenow (D-MI)

Catie Lee – Senator Stabenow (D-MI)

Matt Leffingwell – Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)

Michael Staley – Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL)

Rob Lehman – Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)

Steve Voeller – Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Don Andres – Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

Rachel Hall – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

Adam DeGuire – Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ)

Ray Starling – Sen. Thom R. Tillis (R-NC)

Arianne Price – Rep. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ)

Tracey Chow – Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)

Rebecca Alery – Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06)

Nicole McAllister – Rep. John Garamendi (CA-3)

Nicholas Rodman – Republican Study Committee

Mary Olive – Agricultural Committee

Justin Stokes – Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)

Joshua Rogin – Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Jenn Holcomb – Rep. McCollum (D-MN)

Jeffrey Levicki – Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)

Haley Dorgan – Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Erica Striebel – Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)

Cassie Smedile – Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)

Brian MacDonald – Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)

Ashley Osterkamo – Rep. David Scott (D-GA)

Andrew Newton – Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)

Adriane Casalotti – Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)

Anna Knight – Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Chairman James Risch, R-ID)

How can you make a decision about an appropriation or a policy unless you see it for yourself and talk to the people? Walk where they walk, listen to them and ask questions.

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

Administration

Mark Dybul (Global Fund/ Bush Administration)

Carla Koppell (USAID/Obama Administration)

Jimmy Kolker (HHS/Bush Administration)

Jennifer Mason (USAID/Obama Administration)

Jonathan Shrier (State Department)

Phil Karsting (Administrator, FAS, USDA)

Ambassador David Lane (U.S. Ambassador to UN Agencies in Rome)

Ellen Starbird (USAID/Obama Administration)

Kelly Saldana (USAID/Obama Administration)

Ambassador Deborah Birx (State Department/Obama Administration)

Emily Gibbons (State Department/Obama Administration)

Veronica Davison (State Department/Obama Administration)

Sandy Thurman (State Department/Obama Administration)

Alisha English (USAID/Obama Administration)

Ambassador Nancy Powell (State Department/Obama Administration)

Kathryn Crosby (USAID/Trump Administration)

Matthew Nims (USAID Office of Food for Peace)

Former Administration Officials

Nancy Lindborg (USAID/Obama Administration)

Dan Glickman (former Secretary of Agriculture)

Anita McBride (Fulbright Scholarship Board/Bush Administration/American University)

Veronica Davison (State Department/Obama Administration)

Nandita Thatte (USAID/Obama Administration)

When you see firsthand some of the taxpayers' dollars that are being spent, it does give you a sense of pride to say this is America, we are Americans and we are helping people.

Congressman Ander Crenshaw

Media

Jan Goodwin (MORE Magazine)

Andrea Wong (Lifetime Networks)

Andrew Glassman (Glassman Media)

Charlayne Hunter-Gault (CNN)

Andrea Hsu (NPR)

Sylvie Haller (NBC)

Jenna Bush Hager (NBC)

Dina Hossein (ABC)

Michael Gerson (Washington Post)

Catherine Connors (Babble.com)

Rodney Muhumuza (Associated Press)

Anastasia Moloney (Reuters)

Robert Dreyfuss (The Nation)

Dan Sagalyn (PBS)

Shoba Narayan (Freelance journalist)

Kojo Nnamdi (The Kojo Nnamdi Show)

Tayla Burney (The Kojo Nnamdi Show)

Michael Martinez (The Kojo Nnamdi Show)

Uri Friedman (The Atlantic)

Morgan Shoaff (Upworthy)

Julie Guinan (CNN International)

Jane Nix (CNN International)

Leslie Goldman (Freelance Journalist)

Meredith Walker (Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls)

Steve Taylor (Filmmaker, Writer and Recording Artist)

Madaline S. Moitozo (VICE Media)

Ruby Mellen (The Washington Post – Formerly with Foreign Policy Magazine)

Teresa Welsh (Devex – Formerly with McClatchy)

Alasdair Phillips-Robins (Foreign Affairs Magazine)

Anne Bouleanu (Freelance Journalist)

Sara Jerving (Devex)

Teresa Krug (Freelance Journalist)

Teresa Tomassoni (Freelance Journalist)

CARE is really doing things in this village to make a difference. So coming here and seeing this first hand really takes the lesson and the message of CARE to a real level; to a personal level.

Senator Dick Durbin

Corporate Partners

Joe Rospars (Blue State Digital)

Steven Phillips (Exxon Mobil)

Jacqueline Fuller (Google)

Craig Nevill-Manning (Google)

Carrie Farrell (Google)

Jeannine Shao Collins (Meredith)

Lauren Harper (Unilever)

Jim Coughlan (UPS)

Susan Mars (Mars, Inc.)

Mike Davis (General Mills)

Dotti Hatcher (Gap, Inc.)

Jorge Calderón Suarez (Cargill)

Le Dinh Dung (Procter & Gamble Vietnam)

Kim Nelson (General Mills Foundation)

Lea Marquez Peterson (Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)

Erin Thomas (PepsiCo Foundation)

The most important thing I can do is go back to my colleagues and say you really need to do this. Its part of your education and you can’t make good decisions unless you see it.

Congresswoman Kay Granger

Technical Experts / Partners

Lisa Carty (UNAIDS; previously at CSIS)

Stephen Morrison (CSIS)

Jennifer Cooke (CSIS)

Admiral William Fallon (CSIS)

Michael Merson (Duke University)

Karen Meacham (CSIS)

Rick Copeland (President/CEO of Global Health Connections International, Formerly of Dow Chemical)

Karen Remley (American Academy of Pediatrics, Formerly of CSIS)

Peter Lamptey (FHI 360)

Tracey Edmonds (Edmonds Entertainment Group)

John Dee Hammond

Lucinda Roy (Virginia Tech)

Donna Shalala (University of Miami)

Deb Derrick (Friends of the UN Foundation; Previously at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Christy Turlington Burns (Every Mother Counts)

Dr. Richard Schock (Family Medicine Doctor)

Lynn Freedman (Columbia University)

Dr. Amy Herbener (University of Utah)

Cindy Hall (Women’s Policy, Inc.)

William Payne (Former New Jersey Assemblyman)

Hannah Kaye (Malaria No More; Previously at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Dr. Stephen Keith (American Board of Pediatrics)

Dr. Stephen Blount (Carter Center, Formerly of the CDC)

Liz Schrayer (U.S. Global Leadership Coalition)

Wesley Clark (Ret. Four Star General)

Megan Bradley (Brookings Institution)

Tony Fratto (Hamilton Place Strategies)

Dr. Jennifer Kates (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Katy Button (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Beth Tritter (Glover Park Group)

Rachel Kropa (Creative Artists Agency)

Jenny Eaton Dyer (Hope Through Healing Hands)

Tom Walsh (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Janet Fleischman (CSIS)

Joseph Blount (Donor & Businessman)

Arlene Mitchell (Global Child Nutrition Foundation)

Dr. Mary Ellsberg (Global Women’s Institute, GWU)

Nicholas Cook (Congressional Research Service)

Betsy Hawkings (Democracy Fund)

Alexis Arieff (Congressional Research Service)

Tiaji Salaam-Blyther (Congressional Research Service)

Loyce Pace (Global Health Council)

Marian Lawson (Congressional Research Service)

David Hong (Farm Journal Foundation)

Major General Paul Kennedy (retired)

Catherine Connor (Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation)

It’s actually talking face to face with someone who is experiencing thee challenges and understand how CARE’s work is actually helping them.

Congressman Mike Quigley

Board Members

Susan Crown (Henry Crown & Co.)

Ginger Sall (Sall Family Foundation)

Afaf Meleis (University of Pennsylvania)

Musimbi Kanyoro (Global Fund for Women)

Doris Meissner (Migration Policy Institute)

H. Conrad Meyer III (Gleacher & Co.)

Martha Brooks (Board Chair, CARE USA)

Former Board Members

Bo Cutter (Roosevelt Institute)

You saw well kept households, you saw newly planted fields, you saw crops ready to be harvested. It was quite a remarkable experience.

Ambassador Jimmy Kolker

Chef Partners

Victor Albisu (Owner of Del Campo and Taco Bamba)

Asha Gomez (Owner of Spice to Table)

Spike Mendelsohn (Owner of Good Stuff Eatery, We, the Pizza and Béarnaise)

Cat Cora (Owner of Ocean by Cat Cora, Cat Cora’s Kitchen, and Cat Cora’s Gourmet Market)

Carla Hall (Co-host on The Chew and owner of Carla Hall Petite Cookies)

Antonia Lofaso (Owner of Scopa Italian Roots and Black Market Liquor Bar)

[This trip] did refocus my attention on the issue and how so many actors need and want funding for FNS. It made me ask myself, do we do a good job currently? Can we be more efficient?

Phil Karsting, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Foundations

Katy Button (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Tom Walsh (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Dana Deruiter (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Anne Knapke (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Will Moore (Eleanor Crook Foundation)

Kimberly Flowers (Eleanor Crook Foundation)

Maria Kisumbi (Humanity United)

Melysa Sperber (Humanity United)

[After having gone on this trip with CARE] I can be more specific – I don’t have to talk in generalities. I can give examples of women’s empowerment.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

Other Governments

Mr. Andrew Giles – Australian MP, Labor Member for Scullin, Victoria

Tim Watts – Australian MP, Federal Labor Member for Gellibrand