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Global Communities Welcomes Sheila Crowley, Chief of Staff

Published 04/02/2019 by Global Communities


Silver Spring, Md. (April 2, 2019) – Global Communities is pleased to announce that Sheila Crowley has joined the organization as Chief of Staff. Crowley has extensive experience leading global strategy and program operations in government and nonprofit environments.
In her new role, Crowley will oversee both the strategic and annual planning processes for Global Communities, a leader in community-led international development and humanitarian assistance in 25 countries globally. Crowley will monitor and facilitate the organization’s many moving and inter-connected parts, enabling teams to work more effectively and efficiently across the organization globally.
Crowley joins Global Communities after serving as Vice President of Volunteer and Institutional Engagement at Habitat for Humanity International where she oversaw its global volunteer impact strategy, which included developing and recruiting the next generation of Habitat volunteers.
Prior to Habitat, Crowley served as Acting Director of the U.S. Peace Corps where she led 3,500 domestic and international employees supporting 7,200 Volunteers operating in 66 countries. During her time at Peace Corps, she spearheaded the development of Peace Corp’s five year strategic plan and implemented key program initiatives across global operations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sheila with her wealth of experience in collaborative and inclusive leadership within the international development arena,” said David A. Weiss, President and CEO of Global Communities. “Her expertise will be a great asset to the many cross-cutting projects she will work on as Global Communities continues its community-led approach and broad impact on serving vulnerable people across the globe.”
Crowley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Russian Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Information Science from Drexel University.
Crowley is thrilled to join the Global Communities team, noting that “the community-led approach employed by Global Communities aligns with my personal passion and professional experience, and I am excited by the opportunity to contribute to its important mission.”
Global Communities is a leader in community-led international development and humanitarian assistance. Founded in 1952, it works in more than 25 countries to create long-lasting, positive, and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. Learn more at
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