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CARE Names Diane Carazas CARE Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

(Atlanta, Georgia, December 16, 2021) – CARE USA, the global poverty fighting organization, announced today the appointment of Diane Carazas as the new regional director for CARE’s Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC).

Carazas brings with her a wealth of knowledge and over twenty years of international humanitarian experience – specializing in poverty reduction, international development, humanitarian relief, and public health programs spanning across countries such as Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, and Honduras. Carazas has held various leadership roles with a number of global  organizations such as the Peace Corps, Plan International and Food for the Hungry.

“We are so excited for Diane Carazas to join the CARE family and amplify and expand the important and lifesaving work we do in Latin America and the Caribbean,” CARE Chief Operations Officer Gloria Steele said. “We are dealing with a confluence of COVID, conflict, and climate crises, and Carazas joins the team at a pivotal time for our work. We are confident she will excel in the position and continue to uplift our work to empower women and girls around the world.”

Prior to joining CARE, Carazas worked with the U.S. Peace Corps for eight years, including her most recent role as the Country Director for Botswana.

Carazas will officially join CARE in January 2022, and will be based out of Quito, Ecuador.

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Dorissa White
CARE Press Officer

About CARE

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. In 2020, CARE worked in over 100 countries, reaching more than 90 million people through 1,300 projects. To learn more, visit www.care.org.

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