Tammie Harris brings global experience and a donor-centered approach to her work as a major gift officer for the Good Samaritan Foundation.
Joining the Foundation in 2016, Tammie has 20 years experience as a senior executive of international US government agencies and non-profit programs. Before her return to the US, Tammie worked for the US Peace Corps; as Country Director for the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), where she led a $25 million post-war reconciliation program in Sri Lanka; the United Nations; the American Red Cross; and Save the Children. She has experience responding to natural and conflict-related disasters in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. In all these roles, Tammie kept the intent of program donors in the forefront of her work and reported the incredible impact their funds made in the lives of people touched by disaster.
She holds a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University, with a focus on refugees and emergencies. She has had additional training in security management in insecure environments, management of complex emergencies, and critical incident stress management.
Tammie is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Sri Lanka (1994-96).