Rebecca Blessing

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MNM, Regis University
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Peace & Conflict, Long Island University

Rebecca Harris is a non-profit consultant specializing in effective organizational management, program development, design and monitoring and evaluation. Having spent the last fifteen years in the nonprofit sector she brings a wide range of expertise to clients.

In additional to her significant organizational management experience Rebecca is an expert in international child welfare, orphan care and adoption program evaluation and development. She is the co-author of chapter entitled “Systems that Protect Children: Elements of Success” in the book, The Intercountry Adoption Debate: Dialogues Across Disciplines. She's spoken globally on organizational management and child welfare and has advised hundreds of organizations and governments on policy and program implementation. Her passion is to help small to mid-size organizations develop and maintain services that effectively care for children and families in need.

Rebecca Harris was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Joint Council on International Children’s Services from 2012 to 2014. Prior to serving as COO Rebecca served as Director of Programs and Services (2009 – 2012) and Government Relations and Communications Officer (2008) at Joint Council. In 2010 Rebecca was honored with the Board of Directors Outstanding Service to Children award for her work for children and families in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Previous to her work at Joint Council, Rebecca served as an International Program Coordinator for Adoption Alliance in Denver, CO.

Rebecca studied in Australia, England, and South Africa. While in South Africa, she provided direct care for HIV positive orphans. Rebecca was also a member of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Ex-Combatant Re-Skilling Project which transitioned South African soldiers into society. She serves on the Board of Directors for Community Resources, Inc