Amy Slaughter joined RefugePoint in 2008, serving first as its Chief Operating Officer and now as its Chief Strategy Officer, helping lead the agency’s visioning, planning, policy advocacy and partnerships. Amy has worked in the refugee response field since 1994 with various non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations both domestically and abroad, helping refugees access resettlement and facilitating their reception post-arrival. For nearly a decade in New York, Amy oversaw nationwide networks of resettlement offices contracted by the U.S. State Department. Among career highlights, Amy was part of the Iraqi Kurdish evacuation “Operation Pacific Haven” in 1997, processed the first flights of Kosovars at Ft. Dix in 1999, and established the U.S. refugee processing center in Ghana in 2000. Immediately prior to joining RefugePoint, Amy directed the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society’s office in Vienna, Austria, assisting Iranian religious minorities. IGO posts include the International Organization for Migration in Belgrade and UNHCR in Geneva. Amy is a frequent presenter at refugee conferences and has written several articles on refugee protection. She holds a BA in English from the University of Florida and an MA in human rights from Columbia University.