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Staff and Board

USOC Staff

Dana Brown Email

Executive Director

Dana Brown comes to USOC with 10 years' experience with US policy towards Latin America. She is a former Director of the Committee on US/Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) and Amnesty International USA Colombia Country Specialist. She also has on the ground experience in Colombia as a Human Rights Accompanier with Peace Brigades International (PBI), and now serves on the Advisory Board of PBI USA. She holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Cornell University and a Masters in International Relations and Peace Studies from the Universidad del Salvador in Argentina where she was a Rotary World Peace Fellow. She is thrilled to be at USOC and to have the opportunity to work with such distinguished partners in order to promote human rights and sustainable peace in Colombia

Diego Melo Email

Human Rights Fellow

Diego Melo is a native Colombian from Bogota, D.C. He attended Macalester College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and Latin American studies and researched social policy development in South America with an emphasis on anti-poverty initiatives and welfare legislation. Diego has experience working for community-based non-profit organizations working toward the improvement and mobilization of immigrants and refugees in the U.S., particularly Latinos. He has also participated in several fellowships focused on studying domestic and international public policy, minority group rights in Europe and human rights advocacy.

Board of Directors

  • Robert Guitteau, Jr.
  • Chloe Schwabe / Colombia Human Rights Committee
  • Charlie Roberts / Colombia Human Rights Committee
  • Catalina Rojas / Peace and Collaborative Development Network
  • Adam Isacson / Washington Office on Latin America
  • Ali El-Issa / Flying Eagle Woman Fund
  • Fritz Gutwein / Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Website Staff

Tony Figoli Email

Tony Figoli serves as the Art Director at Oregon Design Collective--a company he founded in 2004. He holds a BA, with a Fine Art concentration, from Bard College. Since completing his studies in 1993, Tony has worked in the graphic design business focusing on print and web design, as well as programming and web management. In previous lives, he was a taxi driver, house painter, shingler, musician, dishwasher, roofer, sign maker, newspaperman, and typesetter. His many skills are now put to use in the design of beautiful and accessible web-sites for various local and national non-profits, policy organizations and artist collectives. Send Tony an email for a consultation about how to improve your organization's website.