Angélica Ocampo

Angélica Ocampo joined the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in November 2015 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to coming to the Council, Ocampo served as Executive Director of Worldfund, a New York-based organization that supports teacher development in Mexico and Brazil. Born and raised in Argentina, Ocampo earned a B.A. in Political Science … Read More

Brittany Cheeks

Education Program Manager

Brittany Cheeks joined the Council team in August 2017 as an Education Program Manager. Brittany is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in International Studies.  She received a M.A. in Social Work and another in International Development with a focus on Human Security from the University of Pittsburgh. … Read More

Anna Harrison

Director of Public Programs

Anna P. Harrison joined the Council in August 2017 as the Director of Public Programs. She has over 10 years’ experience in international education, global marketing, and program management.  Anna was born and raised in Europe and holds a B.A. in International Relations and French from Duquesne University.  She studied in both Rome, Italy and … Read More

Kathleen Newell

Education Program Manager

Kathleen Newell joined the Council  in April 2017 as an Education Program Manager. Kathleen is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, receiving a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a career concentration in Family, Children, and Youth. Prior to joining the Council, Kathleen served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa, working as a Community HIV/AIDS … Read More

Amber Makokele

Amber Makokele joined the Council in April 2016 and serves as the Finance Manager.  Amber graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a B.A. in Corporate Finance, Personal Financial Planning and Real Estate and is currently working to complete her Master of Business Administration degree at Waynesburg University.  Amber spent the first five … Read More

Joe Poskin

Joe Poskin manages day-to-day operations for the World Affairs Council. Before joining the team, he provided administrative and logistical support at Mentoring USA, an international nonprofit based in New York City that creates supportive mentorships for children and young adults. Most recently, Joe taught English at a university in Bangkok. While living there, he enjoyed … Read More

Annie Prucey

Vice President for Global Education

Annie Prucey serves as the Vice President for Global Education at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh where she oversees innovative, internationally-focused programming efforts for Western Pennsylvania students and educators. Annie has more than twenty years of experience in international education, cross-cultural training, and nonprofit management. She joined the Council team in 1998 and has since launched … Read More

Erica Tony

Communications Associate

Erica Tony joined the Council team as Communications Associate in April 2017, coming to the organization with five years of marketing and communications experience. Prior to joining the Council, Erica worked as the Marketing and Communications Manager for The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Previously, Erica served as a Teach for America Corps Member teaching under-served … Read More