Board-elected (current term ends 2016)
Sandra Bunch is senior director of Learning & Innovation at ACDI/VOCA, a nonprofit international development group that focuses on agricultural development and food security, where she currently leads development of the company’s project learning, communications and information systems.
Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA, Ms. Bunch oversaw public relations and communications at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) (2004-2009), an advocacy and research organization that applies a gender lens to international development. While there, she worked on several global campaigns, including the Nike Foundation’s Girl Effect, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative and a National Geographic special on child marriage. She also supported several development programs, including The Agriculture-Nutrition Advantage and Parliamentarians for Women’s Health. Prior to that, she worked at Bread for the World Institute (2001-2004), where she managed the research, writing and policy analysis for the organization’s annual publication on global food security and hunger, including the 2003 report, Agriculture in the Global Economy.
Ms. Bunch spent 10 years as a print journalist for several Gannett Co. daily U.S. newspapers and as managing editor at Thompson Publishing Group, where she managed several print and online publications related to U.S. public health and food policy and law.
Ms. Bunch has a master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University, and earned a B.S. in journalism and certificate in African Studies from Northwestern University. She served as an agricultural extension Peace Corp volunteer in a village outside of Segou, Mali.