Chief Operating Officer
Jonathan (Jon) Mitchell currently serves as CARE USA's Chief Operating Officer (COO) providing strategic-level direction, leadership and management for CARE. Jon, a 29-year veteran of CARE, has served in many roles within the organization, directing country offices, regional offices and, more recently, leading CARE International's humanitarian emergency function based in Geneva, and then as CARE USA's senior vice president for global operations, before transitioning to the COO role effective August 2011. Jon has brought his focus on organizational development to many of his assignments over the years. Jon, who grew up in Kenya and has over 35 years experience in international relief and development, is a United Kingdom national with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Surrey. He joined CARE in 1984 managing a water and sanitation project in Haiti.