Don Hammond

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Don Hammond "is a covenant agency director representing Episcopal Relief and Development, where he held the position of Deputy Director for Finance and Administration. Don recently became the President and CEO of Bridges to Community, a non-profit community development organization based in New York that fosters cross-cultural learning by sending volunteers to work alongside local communities in developing countries on construction, health and environmental projects.

"Having spent 20 years at World Relief before joining ERD, Don has done everything from overseeing a staff of 1500 to managing a refugee camp in Bataan, Philippines. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Helsinki Commission. He also serves on several boards and executive committees.

"Don holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Urban Missions from Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as an MBA from Iona College and a BA from Nyack College.

"Don’s commitment to humanitarian work began in 1980, when he and his wife Ronna worked with Indochinese refugees in the Philippines." [1]

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  1. Biography, Heifer International, accessed July 17, 2007.