Compassion International is a poverty-fighting ministry that directly impacts 1.4 million babies, children and young adults in 26 countries around the world. Our organization’s leaders are experts on a broad range of poverty-related topics, including:
- Global Poverty
- Infant Survival
- Clean Water
- Disaster Relief
- Food Insecurity
- Highly Vulnerable Children
The experts listed below are available for media interviews and public speaking engagements. To check the availability of a speaker, please contact Tim Glenn or Kate Amaya.
Expertise: Compassion’s Ministry, Global Poverty, Holistic Child Development, Leadership, Wydick Research
Wess Stafford is the President Emeritus of Compassion International and a passionate, global advocate for children in poverty. Wess authored Too Small to Ignore and Just a Minute and holds a PhD in education.
Expertise: Compassion’s Ministry, Non-Profit Ministry-Business Relationships, Global Poverty
Mark Hanlon is the Senior Vice President, USA of Compassion International and serves on the global executive leadership team. His 30-year plus history with the organization is grounded in his belief that it takes a whole-child approach to fight poverty.
Expertise: Charitable Giving Trends, Ethics, Integrity in Fundraising & Ministry
Ed Anderson serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Compassion International. He believes Compassion has a responsibility to set the standard for financial integrity in the nonprofit world.
Expertise: Compassion’s Ministry, Child Sponsorship, Leadership Development
Bob Cleary is the Product Marketing Director at Compassion International and is responsible for developing global product management strategies to enable the continued growth and quality of core programming, as well as the assurance of sponsor outcomes.
Expertise: Holistic Child Development, Church Partnerships, Cross-Cultural Ministry
Edouard Lassegue has served in ministry with Compassion for over 20 years. As Vice President of the Latin American Region, he remains inspired by how ministry with children can revitalize the church, even in areas of great conflict.
Expertise: Technology, Using Technology to Accelerate the End of Poverty, Chief Information Officer, Performance Coach, Keynote Speaker
Jim Finwick serves as Compassion’s Vice President of Information Technology and believes technology will accelerate the demise of poverty as well as the transformation of children served by Compassion International’s programs.
Expertise: Holistic Child Development, Leadership Development, Community Development, Church and Society, Inter-faith Dialogue (Islam)
Dr. Budijanto has been serving the ministry of Compassion for over 14 years. As Regional Vice President for Asia, he is a passionate believer in Compassion’s strategy to partner with local churches in developing countries.
Expertise: Issues in Africa including Poverty, Violence, Socio-politics, Child Development, Education, Child Labor, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Leadership, Culture and the Church
Sidney Muisyo is Compassion International’s Regional Vice President for Africa, covering a territory that spans 8 countries. The work of Sidney and his staff impacts the lives of over 446,000 African children and more than 1,800 community churches.
Expertise: Church Engagement, US Church Trends, Corporate Philanthropy Trends, Advocates and Volunteer Networks
Jerry Henderson is the National Emerging Markets Director at Compassion International and believes the church is the greatest, most vital grassroots organization in the world.
Expertise: Clean Water, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Health, Disaster Relief, Food Insecurity, Education, Highly Vulnerable Children
Regina Hopewell is Compassion International’s Senior CIV Ministry Advisor and a clear voice for the organization’s intervention tactics when a child’s health and security are threatened.
Expertise: Global Advocacy, Women’s Influence, Child Survival, Holistic Child Development
Naomi Cramer Overton is Compassion International’s USA Advocacy Director. Her personal and professional mission is to encourage people toward wholeness in Christ so His love may radically bless generations.
Dr. Scott Todd
Expertise: Child Survival, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Global Poverty, Global Partner Alliance, Wydick Research
Dr. Scott Todd serves Compassion International as Senior Vice President of Global Advocacy and is a renowned Advocate for eradicating extreme global poverty within this generation’s lifetime.
Expertise: Disaster Relief, Global Poverty, The Wydick Research
Tim Glenn serves as Compassion International’s US Communications Director and has a very personal, powerful perspective on the value of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name by meeting their physical and emotional needs.