Portland, Ore.- This month Jeremy Barnicle, Chief Development and Communications Officer at Mercy Corps, joined the Board of Directors of Vibrant Village Foundation.
Vibrant Village is a private foundation based in Portland, Oregon. Since opening its doors in 2010, the Foundation has invested more than $5 million in programs around the world. Currently, Vibrant Village funds projects in 22 countries in the areas of water, agriculture, education, food security and community health and wellbeing.
Jeremy comes to Vibrant Village at an exciting time of growth and brings extensive experience working at the intersection of politics, media and foreign policy. Prior to joining Mercy Corps in 2005, Jeremy worked with the U.S. State Department, on Capitol Hill, with several consulting firms, and at the Associated Press. He has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Hungary and Sierra Leone. He has a BA in public policy from Vanderbilt University and a master of public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves on the dean’s advisory council.
"I am thrilled to become a trustee of Vibrant Village Foundation. The commitment I have seen from Ken and his team -- to direct service, to funding change makers, to learning -- is inspiring, and I can't wait to be part of it."
Photo: Jeremy Barnicle, courtesy of Vanderbilt University