Better World Campaign Staff
Peter Yeo, Executive Director
Peter Yeo joined the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Campaign in February 2009 with over twenty years of legislative, analytical, and management experience, including senior roles on Capitol Hill and in the State Department. Prior to arriving at UNF, Yeo served for ten years as the Deputy Staff Director at the House Foreign Affairs Committee chaired by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA). He has worked on a broad range of foreign policy and foreign aid issues. He led the successful negotiations for the landmark HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003, commonly known as PEPFAR, as well as the successful $50 billion reauthorization of the law in 2008. He also shepherded into law several measures dealing with China, Tibet, Burma, and East Timor. Prior to his work with the Committee, he served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. State Department during the second Clinton Administration, where he led the negotiations around repayment of the U.S. arrears to the United Nations and was part of the U.S. delegation to the climate negotiations in Kyoto.
Peter holds a BA in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University as well as a MA in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. Peter is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a leading independent nonpartisan foreign policy think tank.
Jordie Hannum, Director
Jordie Hannum has 15 years of legislative, analytical, and advocacy experience, including key roles on Capitol Hill, political campaigns, and within NGOs. As Director of the Better World Campaign (BWC), he guides its legislative and advocacy efforts around support for the United Nations. Before joining BWC, Jordie was the policy director for the Alan Sandals campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, worked throughout the country on the Wesley Clark presidential campaign, and served as a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Constance Morella, where he helped shepherd five different bills through the U.S. House and Senate and into law. Over this time period, Jordie has worked on a broad range of foreign policy issues, including the importance of international cooperation, U.S. engagement in multilateral institutions, and foreign assistance.
In 1998, Jordie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and in 2005, a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.
Rebecca Einhorn, Communications Director
Rebecca Einhorn joined the Better World Campaign as Communications Director in April 2012. Prior to joining BWC, Rebecca served as Assistant Vice President of Venn Strategies, LLC, where she developed and executed strategic communications, public affairs and grass roots campaigns to improve brand awareness of the firm and engender public and legislative support for its clients. Previously, Rebecca served as Press Secretary for Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) for whom she created and led national and regional media campaigns, developed all external communications and coordinated messaging with the House Democratic Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. Prior to her work with the House of Representatives, Rebecca managed communications for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, branding the national profile of the nonprofit as well as its board members, including members of Congress and Fortune 500 executives.
Rebecca holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish Language & Literature from Brandeis University.
Minh-Thu Pham, Public Policy Director
Before joining BWC in May 2009, Minh-Thu was chief of staff in the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Malaria. She also served for several years in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General at the UN as a policy advisor on peace-building and UN reform. She worked previously for the UN Foundation as a public affairs officer and has field experience in Ethiopia, Bosnia, and Vietnam working on refugee, education, and post-conflict issues.
Minh-Thu has her master's degree in Public Affairs from Princeton and her bachelor's in History from Duke University. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families.
Chandrima Das, Policy and Research Manager
Before joining BWC in June 2009, Chandrima worked at the United States Institute of Peace as a consultant and research assistant writing training curriculums on negotiating, mediation, and conflict resolution. She has also worked for CHF International in South Sudan as a program associate working on basic services programs and combating gender based violence.
Chandrima has a master's degree in Peace Operations from George Mason University. She received her bachelor's in Political Science from Syracuse University.
Micah Spangler, Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs
Micah Spangler is the Better World Campaign's Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs. In his role, Micah helps develop and manage the implementation of BWC's legislative agenda, advocacy work, and communications. Prior to joining the Foundation, Micah was a Field Director on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign where he built relationships with grassroots organizations and partnered with local, state, and federal officials to synchronize South Florida political operations. He is a veteran of many other races as well, including Kinzinger for Congress 2010 and Phil English for Congress 2008. Prior to Romney for President, Micah worked for a DC-based non-profit management firm for four years, specializing in direct lobbying and grassroots advocacy.
Micah graduated magna cum laude from Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s degree in Government and studied Mandarin Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taipei.
Ryan Kehmna, Senior Legislative Associate
Ryan Kehmna joined the Better World Campaign in April 2011 to help support its legislative and advocacy efforts. Before joining BWC, Ryan worked as a Legislative Correspondent and subsequently as a Legislative Aide and Speechwriter for U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd. Prior to this, Ryan served as an intern in Senator Dodd's office.
Ryan received his bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Spanish from The George Washington University in 2007.
Sarah Driscoll, Online Officer
Sarah Driscoll joined BWC in April 2013 after being part of the Obama campaign's national digital team in Chicago. Specializing in email strategy, Sarah helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars and recruit grassroots supporters as part of President Obama’s successful bid for a second term. Prior to her work with Obama for America, Sarah managed online communications for Women Thrive Worldwide, an international development NGO focused on empowering women, and began her career as a grassroots organizer with Environment America.
Sarah received her bachelor's degree in anthropology from Tufts University in 2009.