Sarah Tisch, PhD

Managing Director, Asia Division, Chemonics Internationa

Dr. Sarah Tisch is a gender specialist with 22 years of experience in project leadership, management and governance on USAID and other donor funded projects. A three-time USAID Chief of Party and program leader for the African Women's Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment and the Global Women's Leadership Initiative, as well as the program manager for the World Bank InfoDev E-Government Knowledge Map and Toolkit, she is experienced with integrating gender into project activities in many sectors. Dr. Tisch recently served as the home office director for the MCC and USAID Indonesia Control of Corruption Project and currently is the Director for the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Task Order for USAID/EGAT/Office of Women in Development. She is also the Gender Practice Director for Chemonics International, helping staff respond to the USAID requirements for integration of gender in projects and proposals. Dr. Tisch has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton, has lived in Russia, Nepal, and the Philippines and has worked in 23 countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Served as a member of Board of Directors from 2010-2012.