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Alliance Staff

Alliance staff work to increase awareness and support of the Alliance's work and membership around the world.

Amy Bess, MSW
Director

Amy Bess is the Director of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, a network that aims to generate the knowledge and evidence, resources and tools and political will and action to address key social service workforce challenges in low and middle income countries. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with international NGOs in management and technical support roles in emergency response and community development programs for vulnerable children and youth. She has worked in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Balkans addressing the psychosocial well-being and protection of vulnerable children and youth, particularly by developing the professional skills of the workforce serving this population. She has also managed US-based refugee resettlement programs. She has an MSW in community organization and administration from the University of Michigan.

Nicole Brown
Communications Manager

Nicole provides leadership for the development and implementation of the Alliance’s communications strategy and tactics. For nearly 15 years, Nicole has led strategic and tactical communications efforts at international health and non-profit membership-based associations. She has traveled to more than 60 countries and worked with volunteers, international NGOs, government and civil society to promote programs that improve lives. She has a MSc in Journalism from Roosevelt University. She is currently an advisor for the Global Health Corps Fellows program.