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Margaret Green Rauenhorst [Vice Chair]

Margaret Green-Rauenhorst is the Vice Chair of the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Board of Directors. 

Margaret is a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience working to improve the protection and human rights of conflict-affected people around the world.  

Margaret was a field-based Protection Officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for six years, working in Cambodia, the Mozambique border, Bosnia, Guantanamo Bay, and Hong Kong. She then spent 13 years building a Protection Unit at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an international humanitarian assistance organization based in New York. While there, Margaret travelled extensively in conflict-affected countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, providing technical support to IRC field operations, training staff, and designing and supporting projects to safeguard civilians caught up in conflict and displacement.  

Since 2006, Margaret has served as a consultant to a variety of NGOs, providing training, project evaluation and proposal development support. She is currently on the Board of the Opus Prize Foundation, and she served on the Board of the Better Way Foundation for eight years. Margaret holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a JD from New York University School of Law. She lives in New York.