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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Founder, The Carter Center

In 1982, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter founded The Carter Center, a nongovernmental organization guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. Carter Center staff and associates join with President Carter in efforts to resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease and other afflictions. Read full bio »

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Co-Founder, The Carter Center

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, co-founder of The Carter Center, has worked for more than four decades to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Today, she is a leading advocate for mental health, caregiving, early childhood immunization, human rights, and conflict resolution through her work at The Carter Center. Read full bio »

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters
CEO, The Carter Center

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters joined The Carter Center as its chief executive officer Sept. 2, 2014. As CEO, Ambassador Peters provides vision and leadership for The Carter Center and oversees all program implementation and operations. Read full bio »

Dean G. Sienko, M.D., M.S.
Vice President, Health Programs

Dean G. Sienko, M.D., M.S., became vice president for health programs at The Carter Center in June 2016. Previously, Dr. Sienko was associate dean for prevention and public health at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he also was acting director of the Institute for Health Policy and senior advisor to the provost. Read full bio »

Phil Wise
Vice President, Operations and Development

Phil Wise is vice president of operations and development and has worked at the Center since 1994. During Jimmy Carter's presidency, Mr. Wise was appointments secretary to President Carter; he also served in Mr. Carter's gubernatorial administration in Georgia. Read full bio »

Chris Brown
Vice President, Finance

Chris Brown is the vice president of finance and has worked at the Center since 1994. His responsibilities include serving as the organization's chief financial officer as well as managing information technology, risk management, and facilities and grounds. Read full bio »

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