Staff

Janessa Gans Wilder
Founder & CEO

Janessa Gans Wilder, a former CIA analyst, founded Euphrates on the heels of a 21-month assignment..

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Emily Osborne
Emily Osborne
Director of Operations

Emily Osborne developed a keen interest in human geography as a girl raised in four different ...

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Nathan Blaisdell
Website Manager

Nathan Blaisdell was first inspired by Euphrates' peace building work in college, where he ...

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Matthew Bebb
Outreach Officer

Matthew Bebb has experience in advertising, public affairs, and state government. Bebb worked for...

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Kristin Lauria
Publications Contributor

Kristin Lauria became inspired by the power of people to overcome differences and divisive...

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Rick Schaberg
Media and Communications Manager

Ricky pursued video production throughout college...

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Board of Directors

Chuck Wattles
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Chuck Wattles has worked for many years in both international and domestic...

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Rebecca Tobias
Vice President, Board of Directors

Rebecca Tobias is a Global Council Trustee of the United Religions Initiative...

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Kent Libbe
Chief Financial Officer

Kent Libbe brings his 35 years of business experience to the Euphrates Institute...

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Joy Schwentker
Board of Directors

Joy Schwentker’s interest in the Middle East began when she travelled to Syria...

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Glenn Williams
Board of Directors

Glenn Williams is retired after 25 years fundraising for his alma mater, Washington State...

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Craig Hunter
Attorney

Craig Hunter has been a Los Angeles trial lawyer for about 30 years...

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Global Advisory Council

Reverend Canon Charles Gibbs
Reverend Canon Charles Gibbs
Advisory Council Member

Episcopal priest, visionary, peacebuilder and poet, has dedicated his life to serving the sacred ...

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Libby Hoffman
Libby Hoffman
Advisory Council Member

Founder and President of Catalyst for Peace, a private foundation building peace from the inside-...

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Ambassador James Jeffrey
Advisory Council Member

Retired former senior American diplomat, including positions as Deputy National Security Advisor ...

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David Jesmer Jr.
David Jesmer Jr.
Advisory Council Member

Consultant to the National Intelligence Manager for the Near East, and retired senior Army...

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Shameem Rassam
Shameem Rassam
Advisory Council Member

Executive producer at Middle East Broadcast Networks. She has over thirty years in journalism and...

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William Brooke Stallsmith
William Brooke Stallsmith
Advisory Council Member

Counterintelligence expert, security and peacekeeping. William Brooke Stallsmith has worked on a ...

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Bishop Swing
Bishop William Swing
Advisory Council Member

President and Founder of the United Religions Initiative. Bishop Swing had the original vision of...

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