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.



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

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

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

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

Home Post: Pretoria
REPS: Elizabeth Stromme
Portfolio: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Home Post: Beijing
REPS: Catherine Marsicek
Portfolio: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan

Home Post: Hanoi
REPS: Elenita Tapawan
Portfolio: Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam

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

Home Post: Rangoon – moving to Suva
REPS: Vacant
Portfolio: Pacific Islands

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

Home Post: Kyiv
REPS: Cynthia Nichols
Portfolio: Ukraine, Moldova

Home Post: Riga
REPS: Ana Ayala de Barbosa
Portfolio: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

Home Post: Rome
REPS: Sheila Weir
Portfolio: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

Home Post: Vienna
REPS: Laura Hohmann
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: Sacha Fraiture
Portfolio: Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jerusalem, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Home Post: Cairo
REPS: Donna Wiss
Portfolio: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Home Post: New Delhi
REPS: Kathleen Fox
Portfolio: Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Home Post: Almaty
REPS: Rebecca Ernest
Portfolio: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Home Post: Islamabad
REPS: Paula Kitendaugh
Portfolio: Afghanistan, Pakistan

Home Post: Bogota
REPS: Fenghua Wang
Portfolio: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Home Post: Brasilia
REPS: Rita Botts (covering)
Portfolio: Brazil, Paraguay

Home Post: Buenos Aires
REPS: Rita Botts
Portfolio: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay

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

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Magia Krause
Portfolio: Senior REPS Advisor

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Stacia Clifton
Portfolio: Division Chief, Field Support

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Karlene Jennings
Portfolio: Chief Program Strategist