Our Team

The LCS4R project is spearheaded by International Medical Corps in collaboration with Concern Worldwide and implemented through a consortium that brings together a combination of operational and technical expertise.

Sanja Bebic

Director, Humanitarian Response Training Unit (HRTU), Concern Worldwide US

Sanja oversees International Medical Corps’ NGO capacity-strengthening program activities and works on management, design, delivery and evaluation of training projects across the HRTU. She has more than 20 years’ experience in cross-cultural and migrant education and refugee resettlement, and has provided technical assistance on instructional design and capacity-strengthening programming to NGOs in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Dimitar Tsolov

Senior Manager, HRTU, International Medical Corps

Dimitar has more than 20 years of experience in capacity and organizational development on five continents, implementing programs funded by diverse donors including the World Bank, USAID, the European Union, Global Affairs Canada and the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Before joining International Medical Corps, he worked as a Field Manager and Capacity Development Advisor supporting the Productive Safety Net Program in Ethiopia.

Kirk Prichard

Vice President of Programs, Concern Worldwide US

As VP of Programs at Concern Worldwide US, Kirk manages the team responsible for all US-funded programs and policy, a portfolio totaling more than $50 million in 16 countries, reaching more than 8 million people. Kirk also oversees Concern’s involvement in a growing collection of programs designed to improve humanitarian coordination and response, namely the National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership and the Building a Better Response program.

He brings to this role more than a decade of experience, including humanitarian deployments with Concern in Afghanistan from 2008–2009; the 2011 Horn of Africa food security crisis; 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines; the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal; the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon; the 2016 Burundi political crisis; and the 2017 Somalia food security crisis. During his tenure with Concern, he has worked in and with 21 countries on everything from monitoring and evaluation, to capacity building, to project design.

Bisma Fazeen

Senior Officer, International Medical Corps
Bisma Fazeen is an international development and humanitarian professional by training with over six years of experience in program implementation, strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluation. She most recently worked for Concern Worldwide where she supported programs responding to the on-going crisis in Syria in livelihoods, education, and protection. Prior to this, Bisma worked for the InterAcademy Partnership and the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network. Both aimed to use research and evaluation to increase the capacity and learning of international and national organizations in public policy, development, and humanitarian issues. Bisma has also worked in New York City in economic empowerment programming serving vulnerable youth, in Thailand as a teacher and adviser to improve English language learning, and in Haiti where she managed programs that addressed the skills gap in maternal health practitioners. She firmly believes in local capacity building as a core principle of humanitarian programming and is excited to continue this important work at the International Medical Corps as a Senior Officer. Bisma holds a M.S. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Global Affairs from George Mason University.

Melody Wei

Senior Program Officer, Concern Worldwide US

Melody supports the implementation and expansion of Concern’s humanitarian capacity-building programs, including the National NGO Program on Leadership (NNPHL), Building a Better Response (BBR) and Local Capacity Strengthening for Response (LCS4R). Before joining Concern, Melody served in multiple roles at Meridian, a global leadership nonprofit in Washington, DC, where she designed programs to strengthen collaboration between the international diplomatic corps and US public and private sectors. In addition, she has coordinated exchange programs, policy dialogues and technical workshops for donors such as the US Department of State, the US Trade and Development Agency and the private sector.

Eddie Rogers

Program Manager, Concern Worldwide US

Eddie has spent the last few years in the Concern Dublin Head office where he was Desk Officer for Somalia and played a leading role in Concern’s ongoing Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) certification and Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI) audits. Before that he spent the bulk of his career overseas working in a range of countries, including Burkina Faso, Hong Kong, Armenia and former Yugoslavia. With Concern Worldwide he has served as Systems Director in Zambia, Country Director in Rwanda and Programme Director for South Sudan. He also has held positions with British NGOs, UNHCR and the Red Cross. Eddie holds a BS in Geography from the University of Bristol, UK, and a Master’s in Post-Conflict Recovery Studies from York University.

Oona Mitchell

Program Officer, Concern Worldwide US
As a Program Officer for Concern Worldwide US, Oona supports the Humanitarian Training Unit’s implementation of capacity building and system strengthening programs, namely the Local Capacity Strengthening for Response (LCS4R), National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership (NNPHL), and Building a Better Response (BBR). Prior to joining Concern, Oona lived and studied in Argentina, Taiwan, and Brazil. She has a diverse work background, ranging from office and estate management to supporting the well-being and resiliency of individuals in her community. This work led her to provide support spanning the spectrum from birth to end of life care. In addition to her work, she has facilitated art and tutoring programs for refugee communities in Portland, OR; interned with PODER JOVEN, a gang and drug prevention program in high-risk schools; and supported health supply distributions in both Taiwan and Lebanon. Oona holds a BA in International Studies: Latin America from Portland State University.

Michaela Gerace

Program Officer, International Medical Corps
Michaela is a Program Officer for the LCS4R project. She provides logistical, administrative, and programmatic support for the project. Michaela works under the Humanitarian Response Training Unit at International Medical Corps. Before joining IMC, Michaela provided public health programming for children in the Dominican Republic. She has conducted research focused on obstetric violence, adolescent pregnancy, and the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on children, adolescents, and women in the Latin America and Caribbean region.