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Meet Our President, Richard Stearns

The former CEO for Parker Brothers Games and Lenox, Rich holds a B.A. in neurobiology from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Following a sense of God’s call on his life, he resigned from Lenox in 1998 to become World Vision’s U.S. president.

Driven by his passion to raise awareness and support for poverty and justice issues, Rich authored The Hole in Our Gospel and a new book called Unfinished.

Rich and his wife, Reneé, live in Bellevue, Washington, and have supported World Vision since 1984. They have five children of their own — plus millions more around the world.

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Meet Our President, Richard Stearns



Meet Our Leadership Team

World Vision U.S. Officers

Larry Probus

Larry Probus:
Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions, and Chief Financial Officer

Larry Probus directs World Vision’s finance, information technology, legal, and corporate services functions.

A CPA with 25 years of experience in public accounting and corporate finance, Probus joined World Vision in 2003.

Joan Mussa

Joan Mussa:
Senior Vice President, Donor Engagement, Advocacy, and Communications

Joan Mussa has provided World Vision U.S. with leadership in communications and fundraising for more than two decades. In 1985, Mussa came to World Vision to produce fundraising videos about the Ethiopian food crisis. She was later based in Nairobi, Kenya, and worked throughout the continent before returning to the United States.

Mussa was named senior vice president for advocacy and communications in 2005. In 2009, private fundraising was added to her portfolio. Under Mussa’s energetic leadership, achievements have included a thorough brand review, development of advocacy and government relations efforts, launch of a capital campaign, and creation of award-winning print and electronic communications. Among her current areas of focus is a project to develop new and innovative fundraising methods. She currently leads a team of 550.

Mussa holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She and her husband are the parents of three children.

Julie Regnier

Julie Regnier:
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Julie Regnier oversees the human resources functions of World Vision, serving more than 1,100 employees in various locations across the United States. She has specialized in human resources work since 1985 and has served at World Vision since 1995.

Regnier has master’s degrees in public administration and in gerontology from the University of Southern California.

Chris Glynn

Chris Glynn:
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Gifts-in-Kind, and U.S. Programs

Chris Glynn leads the World Vision teams responsible for acquiring and distributing resources from corporations — including cash funds, product donations, and service-in-kind donations — as well as the major-donor fundraising team and World Vision’s U.S. programs, which are working to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice in the United States.

With more than 23 years of executive leadership experience, Chris has helped transform organizations, making them more efficient and effective in the work that they do. He joined World Vision in 2010 when he began to feel that God was calling him to use his gifts for a greater purpose.

Chris holds an MBA with a focus on strategic quality management from Eastern Michigan University and a BBA in management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Kent Hill

Kent Hill:
Senior Vice President, International Programs Group

Kent Hill joined World Vision in February 2011 after more than three decades serving in U.S. government, academic, and nonprofit leadership roles. As head of international programs for World Vision U.S., Hill collaborates with the international partnership of World Vision to help facilitate the overseas allocation of resources from government grants, corporate donated goods, and individual donors. Hill is based in the Washington, D.C., office.

Hill served from 2001 to 2005 as U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator of Europe and Eurasia, and was responsible for U.S. foreign assistance to 26 countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Between 2005 and 2009, he was Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Health, heading up all USAID health programs and representing USAID in several interagency, global, and multilateral health initiatives.

Hill has extensive experience with multiple U.S. government departments and agencies, international assistance agencies from other countries, and hundreds of U.S. and international NGOs, including faith-based organizations. He received a master’s degree in Russian Studies and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington; spent six years as an associate professor of history at Seattle Pacific University; was president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C.; and later served as president of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. Most recently, Hill spent two years as the vice president for character development for the John Templeton Foundation.

2014 World Vision Board of Directors

  • Dr. Joan Singleton, Chair | Vice President, Milton Hershey School
  • James F. Beré Jr. (term ended September 2014) | Chairman and CEO, Alta Resources
  • Dr. Leith Anderson (term began September 2014) | President, National Association of Evangelicals
  • Jerry White (term began September 2014) | President Emeritus, The Navigators International
  • Dr. Vinh Chung | Vanguard Skin Specialist; World Vision Operation Seasweep survivor (1979)
  • Rev. John Crosby | Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church
  • Lisa Trevino Cummins | President, Urban Strategies
  • Gary Duim, Secretary/Treasurer | Vice Chair, U.S. Bancorp (retired)
  • Sandy Grubb, Vice Chair | Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision; partner, Social Venture Partners Portland; author
  • Dr. Stephen A. Hayner | President, Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Christin McClave | Unifi Coaching, LLC
  • Katie Smith Milway | Partner and Head of Knowledge, The Bridgespan Group; author
  • Deborah Pegues | CPA; author, motivational speaker, and CEO, The Pegues Group
  • Dr. Soong-Chan Rah | Associate professor, North Park Theological Seminary; urban church planter
  • Richard E. Stearns | President, World Vision U.S.
  • Roland C. Warren | Board member, National Fatherhood Initiative; president and CEO, Care Net
  • Bonnie Wurzbacher | Chief Resource Development Officer, World Vision International