Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia – The Pacific Community’s Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga has announced the appointment of Lara Studzinski as the organisation’s new Regional Director, Micronesia.
Ms Studzinski, who started in the leadership role at the end of April, brings significant expertise in projects and programmes management with over 15 years of service in the international development field.
She joins the Pacific Community (SPC) from the Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) where she played a key role in the management of funds for several grantees across four Micronesian countries.
Prior, she worked with SPC’s Public Health Division for six years, strategically ensuring the division’s strong financial management, reporting, grant management, human resources management and systems development.
Ms Studzinski holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Ohio State University.
Having worked and lived in the Micronesia region for eight years, Ms Studzinski’s experience and knowledge of Micronesian member countries and territories will stand her in good stead as she assumes this senior position and provides a valuable contribution to SPC’s efforts to strengthen engagement with its members and partners to enhance the relevance and effectiveness of is work.
Ms Studzinski is based at SPC’s Pohnpei Office in the Federated States of Micronesia. [/restrict]