Vice-Chair, Disaster Response and Humanitarian Relief Committee
Global Director, Strategic Partnerships
Christina Venessa Becherer has nearly 20 years’ experience in partnership building, strategy and social impact across civil society, private and public sectors. Demonstrating a constant passion for people, purpose and helping to develop equitable, inclusive communities, Christina leads complex multi-country projects, builds trust among stakeholders, and fosters creative collaboration. Before joining Children International as Global Director of Strategic Partnerships in January 2022, Christina led private sector engagement in 24 countries as Director of Global Corporate Partnerships at ChildFund International for 8.5 years. Previously, she was Director of Development at Sustainable Harvest International and International Journalist with the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Program work she’s championed has been featured in a National Geographic documentary and received global recognition, such as the 2015 Clinton Global Citizen Award for emergency response mobilization in Liberia and Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. Christina holds a certification in Social Impact Partnership Design from Georgetown University and a certificate in Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster from Harvard, as well as a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Webster University.