Elizabeth MacNairn is the Executive Director of Handicap International U.S. She has two decades of experience in international development and humanitarian relief program management, communications, fundraising and teaching/training. She has worked with non-governmental organizations and educational institutions based both in the United States and abroad. She currently serves on the Board of InterAction.
Previously, she worked with AMIDEAST in both Washington, D.C., and in Cairo, Egypt, and then with Catholic Relief Services in Morocco and as a consultant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She worked with Health Volunteers Overseas for four years and then, in 2006, joined ResCare International as Haiti Program Coordinator, managing a job creation project. She joined the Handicap International U.S. staff in 2008, serving as the Director of Institutional Fundraising until her transition to Executive Director in June 2011.