Alissa Patrick McGuire

Chief Governance and Strategy Officer
Acting Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Governance & Strategy Officer Alissa Patrick McGuire is responsible for designing, implementing and sustaining the business practices, processes, and systems necessary for a robust governance framework across the breadth of Africare’s activities.

Working closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors, Ms. McGuire is focused on creating and promoting a strong culture of governance and accountability at Africare and ensuring that the planning, execution, and administration of all Africare programs, departments and systems are in alignment.  Ms. McGuire oversees strategy design and implementation to achieve results across multiple areas of the organization.

Ms. McGuire has over 17 years’ experience in organizational development, management, and governance.  Prior to joining Africare, Ms. McGuire served as Vice President of Accordia Global Health Foundation, an organization which she helped launch in 2004 and which merged with Africare in 2016.

Ms. McGuire served Accordia in various capacities during its 12-year history including providing operational and financial oversight and worked closely with all Accordia key stakeholders and constituents including the Accordia Board of Directors. Ms. McGuire began her career supporting tourism development in Central America. Ms. McGuire holds a BA in International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University.