Executive Team of Amnesty International USA

Executive Team of Amnesty International USA


Danny McGregor

Deputy Executive Director of Development

Danny McGregor is the Deputy Executive Director for Development at AIUSA and a member of the Executive team of the organization. In this role he manages our Direct Response, Monthly Giving, Major Gifts and Planned Giving programs.

For several years Danny has worked for stronger and healthier planet for all. He joined Amnesty in April 2014 after 15 years working for Greenpeace in a variety of roles, mostly recently as Director of Development for Greenpeace US.

Danny holds a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant. He is based in Seattle, WA here he lives with his wife and two young boys.


Rachel O'Leary

Deputy Executive Director of Membership Mobilization

Rachel O'Leary has helped to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to shape the actions and policies that affect their communities for well over a decade. Rachel was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to a Mexican immigrant father and a white socialist mother. She currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Field Activism and Member Engagement with Amnesty International USA.

A recognized expert on building transformational membership and volunteerism experiences, Rachel has held leadership positions with Women for Women International, Girl Scouts of the USA, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Wisconsin Public Television, and with the Mayors offices in Memphis, Tennessee and Somerville, Massachusetts.

Rachel earned her Associates Degree from the Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. She went on to earn her Bachelors degree in African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin and her Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she focused on leadership development and non-profit management. Rachel works from Amnesty International USA's New York office, and lives in Brooklyn with her puggle, Della J. Beanz.


Michael O'Reilly

Deputy Executive Director of Policy, International Coordination and Member Advocacy

Michael O'Reilly has extensive experience leading grassroots campaigns to aid and protect human right defenders and other individuals at risk of human rights violations. In addition to his current position as Amnesty International's Deputy Executive Director for Policy, International Coordination and Member Advocacy, Mike has held a range of roles within the organization. As Managing Director of Member Advocacy, he headed a corps of more than 150 specialized Amnesty volunteer leaders in securing human rights victories internationally and domestically.

He previously served as Amnesty International USA's Senior Campaign Director for Individuals at Risk, directing the organization's Write for Rights campaign and its Urgent Action Network and Worldwide Accelerated Response Network. As National Director of Casework, he led the development of much of the programmatic work for which Amnesty International is best known, especially its successful efforts to win freedom for prisoners of conscience around the world. In an earlier capacity, Mike coordinated the activities of AIUSA's student and community chapters throughout the United States while serving as National Group Coordinator.

Mike has represented Amnesty International at numerous national and international forums, and his work has been covered in global and domestic media.

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