Chris Skopec

Chair, PQMD
Executive Vice President
Project HOPE

Chris Skopec is responsible for overseeing the organization’s global health programs worldwide and leading its humanitarian and emergency response efforts.  He also serves as the Chair for the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) Executive Committee.

Chris previously served as Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response at International Medical Corps (IMC), where he also served for three years on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Emergency Directors Group, the highest-level humanitarian coordination forum of the U.N system. Prior to this, Chris served as IMC’s Director of International Operations, overseeing 30 country programs around the world and coordinating numerous humanitarian crises. He also served for three years as the organization’s Country Director in Jordan, where he led multi-sectoral programs including health, mental health, and psychosocial support programs for Iraqi refugees. His work in global health, humanitarian and international relief and development also includes serving as International Medical Corps’ Country Director in the North Caucasus, Regional Coordinator for the East Africa and Middle East regions, and emergency team leader in Georgia, Gaza, Libya and Ukraine. Chris also served as Assistant Director for External Affairs for the California Conservation Corps.

Chris’s international experience began with a study-abroad program in Ghana and service with the United States Peace Corps as a volunteer in Kazakhstan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Arts in Russian and East European studies from Georgetown University.

Chris Skopec Bio November 2, 2018