Rick Augsburger has worked for more than 25 years as a leader in the international development and humanitarian sector, focusing on leadership, staff resilience, program growth and strategy.
Prior to joining the KonTerra Group, Rick served as the deputy director of the Headington Institute (2007-2008), Director of Emergency Programs (1996-2005) and Deputy Director (2005-2007) for Church World Service, an international relief and development agency. He has a BA in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership program in Performance Measurement and Management for Nonprofit Organizations.
Rick was also regional advisor for the United States Agency for International Development-OFDA in East Africa and the associate director for Mennonite Disaster Service. He brings more than twenty years of experience in humanitarian programming. He has traveled extensively working on relief and development programs in more than 70 countries. He has also led disaster rapid response teams and participated as a trainer and consultant for numerous humanitarian agencies.
From 2000 to 2005 Rick served as the co-chair of InterAction’s Humanitarian Policy and Practice Committee. Prior to that he was a member of InterAction’s executive board of directors and represented the U.S.-based humanitarian community on the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Working Group.