Laura Henderson

Laura joined the Hunger Center in 2022 as the Director of the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program. Laura focuses on recruiting and advising fellows and host organizations as well as implementing and providing strategic guidance for the Leland Program. She has served in a number of director and senior … Read more

Liz Pearce

Liz joined The Congressional Hunger Center in 2022 and serves as the Partnership and Outreach Specialist. She focuses on building new partnerships and leveraging networks to amplify the Zero Hunger Academy as well as promoting the Hunger Center’s End Hunger in 30 Challenge and public engagement campaigns. She coordinates sales … Read more

Tochi Okeke

Tochi serves as the Leland program associate and supports the program through recruitment, data collection and management, event planning, and managing the needs of fellows and their host organizations. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in North Carolina, she worked with … Read more

Megan Rossiter

Meg is the Hunger Center’s Associate. She supports the executive director and provides additional support in communications, finance, fundraising, policy, and office management. Prior to joining the Hunger Center, Meg worked at the University of Michigan’s International Institute and Center for Southeast Asian Studies. She graduated from the University of … Read more

Emely Umaña

Emely manages the development, design, and delivery of in-person and virtual learning opportunities, retreats, and training events for the Hunger Center’s leadership development program participants. She is passionate about growing and developing people and improving learning systems. Prior to joining the team in 2021, she worked as an educator, teaching … Read more

Emma Williamson

Emma joined the Congressional Hunger Center in August 2020 and currently serves as the Alum Engagement Coordinator. Prior to this role, she served as Emerson Program Specialist, where she coordinated field and policy trainings, served as a liaison between the Emerson Fellowship and host organizations, managed graduate school partnerships, and … Read more

Tony Jackson

Tony joined the Hunger Center in August 2020 and serves as the Director of the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program. Tony is responsible for recruiting fellows and host organizations, as well as training and advising fellows. He is also responsible for implementing and providing strategic guidance for the program. Tony … Read more

Project Proposal Form for Emerson Field Site Applicants

All field sites applying to host an Emerson National Hunger Fellow must complete this form and submit it with their application. Applications to host fellows for fall/winter 2020-2021 are open from February 3, 2020 to April 17, 2020.

Shannon Maynard

Shannon Maynard assumed the position of Executive Director of the Congressional Hunger Center in September 2015. Prior to working at the Hunger Center, Shannon served as Chief Talent and Knowledge Officer at Grameen Foundation, where she was responsible for ensuring talent, knowledge management, performance measurement, and planning efforts that were … Read more

Zack Bly

Zack designs and implements communications strategies to share the history and impact of the Hunger Center and its programs. Prior to joining the Hunger Center in 2015, he worked for the public library systems of Alexandria, Virginia, and Orange County, North Carolina, as well as the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library … Read more