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Media Contacts

Media inquiries only.  For all other inquiries, please call 1-888-511-6548 or email info@worldvision.org. We are available to journalists 24 hours a day, seven days a week. See resources for journalists for details. View Issue Experts.

Amy Parodi

Amy Parodi, Domestic News Director

Domestic News Director

Federal Way, WA

m Amy is currently on leave. Please contact Johnny Cruz.

Christine Connolly Bell

Christine Connolly-Bell, Media Relations Manager

Los Angeles Bureau Manager

Los Angeles, CA
cconnoll@worldvision.org
m 323.208.2444
p 323.208.2444

Cynthia Colin

Cynthia Colin, Media Relations Senior Director

Senior Director

Washington, DC
ccolin@worldvision.org
m 202.436.1266
p 202.572.6595

Gardi Wilks

Gardi Wilks, Chicago Bureau Manager

Chicago Bureau Manager

Chicago, IL
gardi@wilkspr.com
m 708.366.8389
p 708.366.8389

Johnny Cruz

Johnny Cruz, National Media Relations Director

National Director

Federal Way, WA
jcruz@worldvision.org
m 206.653.4689
p 253.815.2072

Larry Short

Larry Short, Digital Media Manager

Digital Media Manager

Federal Way, WA
lshort@worldvision.org
m 253.906.9676
p 253.815.2323

Laura Blank

Laura Blank, International News Director

International News Director

Chapel Hill, NC
lblank@worldvision.org
p 646.245.2496

Lauren Fisher

Lauren Fisher, International News Manager

International News Manager

Dallas, TX
lafisher@worldvision.org
m 206.310.5476
p 206.310.5476

Sheryl Watkins

Sheryl Watkins, Senior Communications Officer

Senior Communications Officer

Federal Way, WA
swatkins@worldvision.org
p 253.815.2246

Issue Experts

Subject matter experts are available for media interviews. They are also a great source of information, quotes, and sound bites.

Cheryl DeBruler

Cheryl DeBruler, Gift Catalog Marketing Specialist

Gift Catalog Marketing Specialist


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

Marketing

Chris Palusky

Chris Palusky, Senior Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs

Senior Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

Humanitarian affairs

Area of expertise

Emergency response

Dr. Greg Allgood

Dr. Greg Allgood, Vice President, World Vision Water

Vice President, World Vision Water


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

Water and Sanitation (WASH)

Jeff Wright

Jeff Wright, Operations Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs

Operations Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

Disaster response

Jesse Eaves

Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection

Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

Child Soldiers

Area of expertise

Child trafficking

Area of expertise

Child labor

Area of expertise

N. Uganda recovery (#KONY2012)

Martha Newsome

Martha Newsome, Global Director, Health and Nutrition, WASH

Global Director, Health and Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

HIV and AIDS

Area of expertise

Maternal and Child Health

Nathaniel Hurd

Nathaniel Hurd, Senior Policy Advisor, Conflicts and Disasters

Senior Policy Advisor, Conflicts and Disasters


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

Disaster response

Area of expertise

Global hunger

Area of expertise

Conflict

Phyllis Freeman

Phyllis Freeman, Director, Domestic Disaster Response

Director, Domestic Disaster Response


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

Disaster response

Richard Stearns

Richard Stearns, President, World Vision U.S.

President, World Vision U.S.


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

Disaster response

Area of expertise

Child exploitation issues

Area of expertise

Global AIDS

Area of expertise

Malaria

Area of expertise

U.S. poverty

Area of expertise

Global health

Robert Zachritz

Bob Zachritz, Senior Director, Advocacy and Government Relations

Senior Director, Advocacy and Government Relations


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Expertise:

Area of expertise

Global hunger

Area of expertise

Child & maternal health

Area of expertise

Children in crisis

Area of expertise

Malaria