Trina Newcomb

Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
Medical Teams International

Trina has a 15-year career in international humanitarian program leadership. She has an MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration from the University of London.

Trina has led humanitarian programs and emergency response work in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Central America, including work to respond to the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia and the Nepal earthquake in 2015, the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, Greece, and Serbia in 2013-2016, the displacement and return of Yazidis in Kurdistan in 2016-2018, and the influx of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh in 2018-2019. She has also worked extensively in East Africa, supporting UNHCR and PRM programming in Burundi, Tanzania, and Uganda, primarily.

Trina transitioned from humanitarian response program leadership to managing relationships with foundations and corporate partners in June 2022. Trina understands the crucial role partnerships play in the impact and sustainability of working with displaced and vulnerable populations around the world and now works to align the passions and interests of existing and potential new partners with the work of Medical Teams International.

Besides her humanitarian work, Trina’s passions include tennis, dogs, international travel, and hiking.

Trina Newcomb Bio August 30, 2023