MAG America's Staff

Jamie Franklin

Executive Director

Jamie Franklin has over 14 years of experience in the Humanitarian and Development sector, including more than 11 years of experience working with MAG in the Humanitarian Mine Action Sector. Jamie joined MAG America in November 2011 as MAG’s Representative in the Americas and took up the role of Interim Executive Director in October 2014. Prior to joining MAG America Jamie spent two years as MAG’s Country Program Manager in Cambodia and also has experience at MAG HQ as a Regional Desk Officer, in Lao PDR as Program Officer and in South Sudan as Country Program Manager. He holds a Masters of Economics in Development Administration and Management from the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at The University of Manchester, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Loughborough University.

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Development Director (this position is currently vacant and we are recruiting for it)


Rachel Ratz

Grants Coordinator

Ms. Ratz joined MAG America as Grants Management and Administration assistant in September 2014, where she supported the Grants Coordinator, MAG Representative Americas, and Executive Director in the management and administration of US Department of State grants. Prior to joining MAG America, Ms. Ratz taught for the Cambodian National Defense University and delivered high-level language training for business professionals in Phnom Penh through VIP Training International. She also worked for Altsean Burma in Bangkok, Thailand, undertaking policy research and providing off-site training for Burmese activists. Ms. Ratz holds a Global Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University (2013) after completing an accelerated international program encompassing graduate work in Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Her graduate studies focused on Post-Conflict Recovery and Development. Ms. Ratz also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with concentrations in Public Administration and Sociology, from Truman State University (2011).

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Lisa Chun

Executive and Development Assistant

Lisa Chun joined MAG America in 2014 as an intern before being promoted to Executive and Development Assistant in 2015. Prior to working at MAG America, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at Lockheed Martin from 2008-2013. She has also worked with various news outlets as a correspondent. Lisa graduated with a BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007.

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Chris Johnson

Marketing and Communications Intern

Chris Johnson is the Marketing and Communications intern. Before joining MAG America, Chris was the Social Media Specialist at the Dirty South Deli café located in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. He graduated from the University of Maryland University College in 2017 with a BA in Graphic Communication. Outside of the office, Chris can be found running and searching for fossils along the Potomac River.

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