American Leprosy Missions Hires Director of Program Development

The United States’ leading anti-leprosy organization is strengthening its team with the hiring of a director of program development. Joining American Leprosy Missions’ work of bringing hope and healing to people suffering from leprosy and related diseases is Maye Saephanh. She comes to American Leprosy Missions with 15 years of experience in the international sector working across government, military and non-governmental organizations. In her new role Saephanh will lead the program department’s grant acquisition and management.

“Maye’s extensive experience in program and resource development makes her an excellent addition to our team,” said Vice President of Programs Darren Schaupp. “She is adept at building strategic partnerships and has proven success in winning and managing grants from large institutional funders. Adding her to our team at this time of significant growth will help us increase our grant funding and enable us to restore dignity and hope to even more marginalized people around the world.”

Saephanh comes to the organization from World Vision International in Laos where she worked as a regional disaster management specialist in support of eight country programs in East Asia. Saephanh has also managed both humanitarian and development programs in Uganda, Timor-Leste, Jordan, Indonesia and Washington, D.C. She has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development as a program manager based in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Additionally she has served as a consultant for program and resource development at Samaritan’s Purse in the Philippines, South Sudan and Haiti. In 2013, Saephanh received a Master of Arts in oral history focused on Southeast Asia from Columbia University in New York.

About American Leprosy Missions
American Leprosy Missions, based in Greenville, South Carolina, is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. It supports projects and partners in countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since its founding in 1906, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to more than four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, community development and vaccine research.

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