Meet the team - North America

Team members in the North America region.

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Administration and Fund Management Officer

Arshia Chander is a multilingual and has Masters Degrees in French language and Business Administration from India and USA respectively. She currently manages the Administration and Funds for the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) North America Office in Washington, DC. She also serves as the Human Resources (HR) liaison officer. Prior to joining UNEP, she worked…

Director, North America Office

Barbara Hendrie is the Regional Director for the UN Environment Programme's North America Office. She has over two decades experience in sustainable development and humanitarian affairs, working for both the United Kingdom and United States governments. She was a senior official in the United Kingdom's Department for International Development from 1999 to 2015,…

Programme Officer

Carla Friedrich joined the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) North America Office in February 2012 as a Programme Officer for Ecosystem Management. Her work spans terrestrial (including freshwater), coastal and marine ecosystems. She also serves as the Regional Office of North America's focal point for Chemicals and Waste. Before joining UNEP, she was an ORISE…

Programme Assistant

Clayton Adams is currently a Programme Assistant at the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) North America Office, where he has worked in varying capacities since 2001. Among his current duties, he handles outreach to the executive branches of the national governments in the region, civil society organizations and the private sector, as well as provides general…

Finance and Budget Assistant

Daiva Kacenauskaite is a Finance and Budget Assistant at the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) North America Office. She joined UNEP in 2011 and supports finance and budget functions in the office. She is also the coordinator of the North America Office's Internship Programme. Daiva holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s of…

Deputy Regional Director

Ms. Fatou Ndoye is the Deputy Director of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) North America Office, based in Washington D.C., where she focuses on government liaison with Canada and the United States. Ms. Ndoye previously served at the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya in the Governance Division, where she worked on stakeholders’ participation in…

Environmental Affairs Intern

Halle Bradshaw is an Environmental Affairs Intern working under Programme Officer Hilary French. Originally from Florida, Halle recently moved to Washington, DC from Atlanta, Georgia where she received both her B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Emory University. Her primary focus throughout her academic and professional career has been around the…

Executive Assistant

Hayley Coolbaugh serves as Executive Assistant to the Regional Director. She joined the UN Environment Programme in February 2019, after completing two temporary assignments with the Department of Public Information, Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit, at UN Headquarters in New York. Prior to joining the UN, she worked for four years as a contractor for the…

Programme Officer

Hilary French is a Programme Officer at the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) North America Office, where her work focuses on promoting North American engagement with UNEP’s work on climate change, sustainable energy, air quality, sustainable consumption and production, and the green economy.  Hilary has previously served as a special advisor to UNEP on a broad…

Regional Coordinator (Senior Science Advisor)

Jason Jabbour is the Regional Coordinator and Senior Science Advisor where he is responsible for overseeing the direction, planning and management of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) North America Program in the areas of early warning, integrated assessments and applied information technologies. Prior to this, he served in various capacities with the…