President and CEO
Sean Carroll is Anera’s president and chief executive officer. Sean oversees a wide range of programs that reach refugees and vulnerable families in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan, from educating out-of-school Syrian youth and bringing water to under-served communities to providing essential health care services and much more. Under his leadership over 120 staff, these programs continue to touch the lives of thousands.
Before joining Anera, Sean worked in several international development and policy roles in Washington, DC, Europe and the Middle East, including the USAID, the US Congress, the UN World Food Programme and Creative Associates International. For two years he served as chief of staff and COO at USAID, which has 9,500 staff and 84 missions around the world and a $1.7 billion operating budget. Sean also served for six years as director of programs for the Club of Madrid, a leadership alliance that includes 106 former presidents and prime ministers.