Leadership Team

Edgar Sandoval Sr., President, World Vision U.S.

Edgar Sandoval has an unstoppable passion to see that every child - especially the most vulnerable - has the opportunity to experience Christ's promise of life in all its fullness.

Born in Los Angeles, Sandoval grew up in Central and South America, where he first witnessed poverty. His own experience with hardship came at age 18, when he returned alone to the U.S. with only $50 in his pocket. He worked minimum-wage jobs while pursuing his college education, starting with courses in English as a second language and later earning bachelor's degrees in industrial engineering and sociology from Rutgers University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Doug Treff, Chief Financial Officer

As chief financial officer, Doug Treff oversees finance and the strategic support service roles for World Vision U.S. He brings to this role nearly 20 years of experience as a public company chief financial officer or chief administrative officer and more than 30 years in retail and manufacturing. Treff served most recently as the executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Payless Holdings. Prior to his tenure at Payless, he served in a similar capacity with Sears Canada and as chief financial officer at Deluxe Corporation and Wilsons Leather. His responsibilities over this time included all financial activities including external communications and investor relations, information technology, real estate, store design and construction, legal, and human resources.

Treff earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School following undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota, where he received a B.A. in psychology.

He joined World Vision in November 2016 after having served on the World Vision U.S. Board of Directors and as a member of the World Vision National Leadership Council. He also currently serves as a director on the board of Crocs, Inc.

Christine Talbot, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Christine Talbot serves as the head of human resources for World Vision U.S., overseeing more than 1,100 employees across the country. She joined World Vision in 2015 and leads the organization’s human capital strategies and programs to facilitate a culture of individual and team performance, while also partnering on key transformation initiatives resulting from changing business needs.

Talbot has more than 25 years’ broad experience in human resources leadership, with a focus on building staff capability and navigating change. Before coming to World Vision, she was Vice President of Human Resources at Kaiser Permanente, working to support Kaiser’s business and shared services functions.

Most recently, Talbot provided operations leadership for Kaiser Permanente’s National Diversity and Inclusion department and for related initiatives that promoted care and health for diverse communities. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Talbot worked at both Qwest and AT&T, with a focus on providing HR support to technology teams.

Holding a B.A. in psychology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, Talbot also completed graduate coursework in human resources at Benedictine University. While at Kaiser Permanente, she participated in an executive education program at Harvard University. She has long been active in supporting the career development of women, and she volunteers with college students to help them discover how faith informs their vocation and work.

Chris Glynn, Senior Vice President, Transformational Engagement

Chris Glynn provides oversight to World Vision teams responsible for major gift philanthropy and planned legacy giving, as well as the acquisition and distribution of resources from corporations, including cash funds, product donations, and service-in-kind donations. He also leads World Vision’s domestic ministry team, which provides assistance to millions of under-resourced people within the U.S.

In his role, Glynn is responsible for creating dynamic partnerships that result in significant investments of time, talent, and treasure, and facilitating lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities around the world, as well as World Vision supporters.

Glynn was the Chair of World Vision's Campaign For Every Child, which in 2015 celebrated surpassing its 5-year goals by raising over $500 million to impact the lives of more than 22 million people in 19 countries. He also sits on the board of directors for VisionFund International, World Vision's global microfinance partner.

Glynn joined World Vision in 2010 after 25 years of for-profit leadership roles in sales, operations, customer service, and total quality management. He is uniquely gifted at leading organizations to deliver superior results, while creating an environment where individuals can reach their personal potential.

A Master Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, Glynn holds a BBA in Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA with a concentration in Strategic Quality Management from Eastern Michigan University.

Margaret Schuler, Senior Vice President, International Programs Group

Margaret Schuler leads World Vision’s Washington, D.C., office and oversees a global portfolio of relief and development projects. Her role includes acquiring and managing the organization’s grant funding from various U.S. government agencies; ensuring strong partnerships with various institutional foundations; and strategically leveraging private resources, including child sponsorship funds, to reach the most vulnerable children and families. She also provides leadership for advocacy efforts with the U.S. government that help protect foreign assistance and promote policies that ensure protection of children around the world.

Prior to this role, she was World Vision’s Regional Vice President in East Africa, where she helped revitalize the culture and strengthen leadership for the nine country offices within her purview. She also held the role of World Vision’s National Director in Ethiopia.

She began her career in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania and has 25 years of experience in the relief and development field with humanitarian organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, CARE, and Save the Children. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal physiology from Washington State University and a master’s in international affairs from Ohio University.

She is passionately dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable women and children around the world. Her extensive experience with resource mobilization, programming, and advocacy is an asset as World Vision continues to engage strategically for the improved well-being of children.

Dr. Leith Anderson | President, National Association of Evangelicals

Rev. Noel Castellanos | President, Christian Community Development Association

Dr. Vinh Chung | Surgeon, Vanguard Skin Specialists; rescued by World Vision’s Operation Seasweep, 1979

Rev. John Crosby | Senior Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina, MN

Lisa Trevino Cummins | President, Urban Strategies

Sandy Grubb* | Vice Chair | Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision; retired teacher

Vonna Laue | Executive Vice President, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Wing Yew Lum | Former Head of Marketing for Amazon’s Marketplace

Christin McClave | Chief People Officer, Cardone Industries

Andrew Morley | Chief Administrative Officer, World Vision International

Tim Pawlenty | President and CEO, Financial Services Roundtable

Dr. Soong-Chan Rah | Associate professor, North Park Theological Seminary; urban church planter

Dr. Joan Singleton*, Chair | Chief Financial Officer, Pepperdine University

Richard E. Stearns* | President, World Vision U.S

Roland C. Warren | President and CEO, Care Net; Board member, National Fatherhood Initiative

Dr. Jerry E. White | President Emeritus, The Navigators International

Laura Whitley | Executive Vice President, Bank of America (retired)

*World Vision U.S. officers

Richard Stearns, President Emeritus

Richard Stearns, President Emeritus

Rich has brought strong leadership and oversight to World Vision U.S. since 1998, when he left his position as CEO of Lenox to follow what he felt as a distinct call from God on his life. Prior to his tenure at Lenox, Stearns was CEO of Parker Brothers Games.

He holds a B.A. in neurobiology from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, Stearns was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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