Former USAID Official to Join Questscope

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2017 

Former USAID Official to Join Social Change Organization Questscope
Mark Brinkmoeller, former Director of the Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will join Questscope as US Director

Contact: Rachel Stone, Questscope, 612-607-6476; rachelstone@questscope.org

Washington, D.C. – Mark Brinkmoeller, former USAID Official, has joined social change organization Questscope as its United States Director. Brinkmoeller will be a strategic leader for Questscope working on government affairs, public affairs, partnerships, and development in order to advance Questscope’s mission of supporting Middle Eastern refugees and displaced people. 

Brinkmoeller previously served as the Director of the Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. Brinkmoeller leveraged the power of community organizations through partnerships and mutual action in support of public sector humanitarian work. Brinkmoeller has a long career of international and domestic humanitarian, social service, and advocacy work, previously serving as a senior leader at the ONE Campaign and Bread for the World.

In 2016, Brinkmoeller was the recipient of the first ever Award for Excellence from Islamic Relief USA for his interfaith humanitarian work.

Said Questscope Founder and International Director Curt Rhodes: “Mark joins a strong team of national leaders from Jordan and Syria, bringing exceptional experience and relationships to the Questscope table. Throughout his career, Mark has delivered results for vulnerable individuals and fragile communities. As a member of the Questscope leadership team, Mark will add significantly to Questscope’s ability to address the extraordinary challenges of the 21st century.” 

Said Melissa Rogers, former Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: “I am thrilled my friend and former colleague Mark Brinkmoeller will be joining Questscope, an organization at the cutting edge of helping solve the humanitarian problems of our time.  Mark has a long track record of building effective partnerships to better the lives of people around the globe.

While at USAID, Mark catalyzed a powerful public private partnership between the U.S. government and diverse faith communities as well as other private sector leaders to support humanitarian and peacemaking efforts in the Central African Republic. Mark is a creative thinker, helping organizations look ahead and respond to humanitarian crisis.”

Said Mark Brinkmoeller: “Addressing the needs of families displaced by conflict and developing young people into leaders are among the most critical tasks in today’s world. How we act now, will shape the world my young daughter and children everywhere will inhabit. Questscope is at the forefront of innovative ways to positively shape that world.”

ABOUT QUESTSCOPE: Questscope is at the forefront of addressing the humanitarian crises stemming from the Middle East. Building on 30 years of experience in the region, Questscope operates programs and delivers services inside Jordan, Syria and the MENA region for people and communities who have been devastated by war and poverty. Questscope provides education, mentorship, and emergency assistance. Questscope’s innovative work has been recognized by the European Union, Oxford University, the Schwab Center for Social Entrepreneurship, USAID, UNICEF, and the World Bank. To learn more, visit www.questscope.org . 

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