Management Team

Executive Director


Susan Burgess-Lent

 Ms. Burgess-Lent began her career in humanitarian relief and development in 1994 and has worked extensively in East Africa. She is the former Program Director of Darfur Peace and Development Organization (DPDO), responsible for the funding and operation of Kassab Women’s Center, the model on which WCI's work is based.

She previously served as a consultant to the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation (AIF), InterAction, CEPDA, and on staff  at the American Red Cross International Services. 

She also worked for many years in television news.

Susan is a published author, and has presented speeches to many professional, academic, religious, and civil society organizations about the impact of war and poverty on women and solutions that can be implemented for their benefit.


Advisors and Consultants


Daria Sievers, MSW, Organizational Development


Jong Lee, CPA