Our Staff 

President and Founder

Richard Fuller

Principal Technical Advisor

David Hanrahan

Program Director - Southeast Asia, China

Meredith Block

Program Director - Global Toxic Sites Identification Program

Bret Ericson

Program Director - Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Andrew McCartor

Program Director - Latin America

Sandra Gualtero

Program Director - Africa

Kira Traore

Director, Strategy and Development 

Rachael Vinyard

Senior Director of Development 

Jen Marraccino

Director, Communications 

 Magdalene Sim

Development and Communications Coordinator, London

Khadijah Fancy


Eric Fecci

Financial Manager

 Corinne Ahearn 

Bookkeeper & Financial Assistant

 Rohan Lawrence

Program & Administrative Assistant

Russell Dowling

Web Administrator

Steve Laico 

Managing Editor, Blacksmith Journal of Health and Pollution

Sandra Page-Cook


Regional and Country Program Coordinators 

  • Vladimir Kuznetsov — Russia
  • Petr Sharov — Central Asia & Russia far East
  • Promila Sharma — South and Southeast Asia
  • Jenny Sunga — Philippines
  • Budi Susilorini — Indonesia
  • Leyan Wang — China          
  • Peter Odhengo — East Africa
  • Amadou Diouf — Senegal     
  • Daniel Estrada — Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean     
  • Lillian Corra — South America
  • Amalia Laborde - Uruguay
  • Johny Ponce - Peru
  • Elizabeth Ventrice - Argentina
  • Lilian Veas (Fundacion Chile) - Chile

 Read about some of our global team in the Pollution Blog

Blacksmith Institute Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Blacksmith Institute is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability. The Institute will not, under any circumstances, condone or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity principles and practices in all of our management decisions and personnel practices.