Regional Public Engagement Specialists

  1. What We Do
  2. Our History
  3. Regional Public Engagement Specialists
  4. Office of American Spaces Leadership

Representing the Office of American Spaces are the Regional Public Engagement Specialists — a corps of about 30 U.S. Foreign Service specialists stationed in strategic locations around the world. Possessing a wide range of programming, management and training skills, these specialists link American Spaces, embassies and consulates with the broad set of expertise in Washington and provide direct guidance to American Spaces. They also assist the embassies and American Spaces in navigating the processes involved with building or redesigning American Spaces.


Effective March 2020

Home Post: Accra
REPS: Alison McKee
Portfolio: Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Togo

Home Post: Dakar
REPS: Rose Jackson
Portfolio: Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal

Home Post: Kigali
REPS: Elizabeth Stromme
Portfolio: Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia

Home Post: Nairobi
REPS: Donna Wiss
Portfolio: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania

Home Post: Pretoria
REPS: Ana Ayala de Barbosa
Portfolio: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Home Post: Beijing
REPS: Rita Botts
Portfolio: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan

Home Post: Hanoi
REPS: Paula Kitendaugh
Portfolio: Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam

Home Post: Jakarta
REPS: Scott Hartmann
Portfolio: Australia, Brunei, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Tonga

Home Post: Rangoon
REPS: Marcy Carrel
Portfolio: Burma, Thailand

Home Post: Belgrade
REPS: Carla Higgins
Portfolio: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia

Home Post: Kyiv
REPS: Matthew Underwood
Portfolio: Moldova, Ukraine

Home Post: Riga
REPS: Stacia Clifton
Portfolio: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

Home Post: Rome
REPS: Sheila Weir (REPS based in Washington, D.C.)
Portfolio: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

Home Post: Vienna
REPS: Magia Krause
Portfolio: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Home Post: Amman
REPS: Fenghua Wang
Portfolio: Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jerusalem, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Home Post: Cairo
REPS: Heather Ward
Portfolio: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Home Post: Almaty
REPS: Tracci Gabel
Portfolio: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Home Post: Islamabad
REPS: Linda Parker
Portfolio: Afghanistan, Pakistan

Home Post: New Delhi
REPS: Sarah Ziebell
Portfolio: Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Home Post: Bogota
REPS: Malore Brown
Portfolio: Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

Home Post: Brasilia
REPS: Laura Kaspari Hohmann
Portfolio: Brazil, Paraguay

Home Post: Buenos Aires
REPS: Elenita Tapawan
Portfolio: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay

Home Post: Mexico City
REPS: Cathy Marsicek
Portfolio: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Office of American Spaces
Portfolio: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

Home Post: FSI
REPS: Mark Burrell
Portfolio: FSI

Home Post: FSI
REPS: Stacia Clifton
Portfolio: FSI
Notes: Onward post Riga

Home Post: FSI
REPS: Cynthia Nichols
Portfolio: FSI

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Carol Brey
Portfolio: Office of American Spaces
Notes: Director of Office of American Spaces

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Valorie Lee
Portfolio: Office of American Spaces
Notes: Field Support Officer covering EUR

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Sheila Weir
Portfolio: Office of American Spaces
Notes: Deputy Director of Office of American Spaces