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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, Director of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, is a social worker dedicated to addressing the psychosocial well-being and protection of vulnerable children and families, particularly by promoting and developing the professional skills of the workforce serving this population. She has worked in management and technical advisor roles with international NGOs over the past 20+ years and has expertise in facilitating interagency collaboration to design innovative programs and implement effective social services.  Amy possesses skills in team building and staff management, program management, workshop and training facilitation, grant writing, budget management and M&E. She has lived and worked in more than 20 countries and traveled to more than 60. 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 an MSc in Journalism from Roosevelt University. She is currently an advisor for the Global Health Corps Fellows program.