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Joseph Cahalan, PhD
CEO, Concern Worldwide U.S.
Joseph M. Cahalan, PhD is the Chief Executive Officer of Concern Worldwide U.S., the affiliate of Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Dr. Cahalan came to Concern after more than 40 years at the Xerox Corporation, where he held a series of positions in public affairs and communications. Most recently, Dr. Cahalan served as president of the Xerox Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Xerox Corporation that invested $13.5 million in the non-profit sector in 2011, and vice president of communications and social responsibility at Xerox Corporation.
Before joining Xerox, Dr. Cahalan held a variety of internal, community and public relations positions for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Dr. Cahalan has served on the board of trustees of the Arthur Page Society, the board of advisors at the Democratic Leadership Council, the board of directors of the Stamford Center for the Arts, and the Advisory Council of the Business Committee for the United Nations. He received a BA in journalism from Fordham University, an MA in public relations from New York University and a doctorate in mass communications and politics from New York University.