Interim Executive Director
Margaret Huang, an advocate for human rights and racial justice for more than two decades, is the Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA.
As the chief executive officer, Ms. Huang is responsible for advancing the vision and mission of the organization, managing the organization’s day-to-day operations and activities, serving as the lead spokesperson for the organization, and ensuring the organization’s financial health. She has worked with Members of Congress on critical pieces of legislation, and she has advocated before the United Nations human rights mechanisms as well as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She has published articles and opinion pieces on human rights, and she authored a chapter, “Going Global – Appeals to International and Regional Human Rights Bodies,” in Human Rights At Home, published by Praeger Publishers in December 2007. Ms. Huang’s opinion pieces have been published in Time, The Washington Post, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Rolling Stone, the Miami Herald, and numerous other leading outlets, and she has been interviewed on National Public Radio, CNN, NBC News, Al Jazeera, and other global and domestic media. She regularly speaks on human rights issues to national and international associations, universities, and conferences.
Ms. Huang previously served as Chief of Staff and as Deputy Executive Director for Campaigns and Programs at Amnesty International USA. Earlier in her career, she served as Executive Director of the Rights Working Group, a coalition of civil liberties and human rights groups formed in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Previously, she served as Director of the U.S. Program at Global Rights, Program Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, and Program Manager at The Asia Foundation. Earlier in her career, she served as Committee Staff for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Ms. Huang received a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University.
Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Communications and Digital Initiatives
Eric Ferrero is the Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Communications and Digital Initiatives at Amnesty International USA. He is responsible for the organization's public profile, including messaging, media relations, web platforms, and online engagement. Mr. Ferrero brings more than 15 years of experience in advocacy communications, in leadership roles at the Innocence Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal and the Open Society Foundations. Most recently, Ferrero served as Vice President for Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation's leading reproductive health care provider and largest sex educator, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which plays a central role in congressional and presidential elections. Earlier in his career, he led national communications campaigns that reframed the public discourse on LGBT equality, HIV/AIDS discrimination, and criminal justice. He is the author of one book and more than two dozen reports and activist handbooks, and he has appeared regularly in a wide range of national media outlets.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Greenberg is the Chief Financial Officer at Amnesty International USA. He joined Amnesty in 2015 following a dozen years in the nonprofit sector heading up the finance functions at Human Rights First, Acumen, Environmental Defense Fund, and other organizations. His prior experience is with start-up tech companies, including serving as CFO for two publicly-traded Internet companies – one NASDAQ-listed and the other on the London Stock Exchange. His introduction to the high-tech field was in 1997, as the founding CFO of Internet Billing Company; Forbes once rated iBill as the fifth most visited eCommerce site and an early dot.com success story. The start of his career included a six-year period in international reinsurance management with Swiss Re and articling with the “big four” accounting/consulting firm of KPMG. Mr. Greenberg holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree and a Canadian Chartered Accountant designation, and he is a Florida-licensed Certified Public Accountant. During his spare time, Mr. Greenberg serves as Chief of the Fire Island Pines Fire Department.
Chief Development Officer
Danny McGregor is the Chief Development Officer at Amnesty International USA. He manages the Direct Response, Monthly Giving, Major Gifts, and Planned Giving programs. For several years Mr. McGregor has worked for a stronger and healthier planet for all. He joined Amnesty in April 2014, after 15 years working for Greenpeace, where he held a variety of roles, mostly recently Director of Development for Greenpeace U.S. He received a Master of Mathematics from the University of Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant. He is based in Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his wife and two young sons.
Deputy Executive Director, Field Activism and Member Engagement
Rachel O'Leary is the Deputy Executive Director for Field Activism and Member Engagement at Amnesty International USA. She has helped to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to shape the actions and policies that affect their communities for over a decade. Ms. O'Leary's previous professional experience includes leadership positions with Women for Women International, Girl Scouts of the USA, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Wisconsin Public Television, and the Mayors' offices of Memphis, Tennessee, and Somerville, Massachusetts. She received an Associates Degree from the Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin, a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin, and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she focused on leadership development and non-profit management. Ms. O'Leary lives in Brooklyn with her puggle, Della J. Beanz.
Deputy Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy
Michael O'Reilly is the Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Advocacy at Amnesty International USA. He has extensive experience leading grassroots campaigns to aid and protect human right defenders and other individuals at risk of human rights violations. Previously, Mr. O'Reilly served as Managing Director of Member Advocacy at AIUSA, heading a corps of more than 150 specialized Amnesty volunteer leaders in securing human rights victories internationally and domestically. He previously served as AIUSA's Senior Campaign Director for Individuals at Risk, wherein he directed the organization's Write for Rights campaign and its Urgent Action Network and Worldwide Accelerated Response Network. In an earlier capacity, Mr. O'Reilly coordinated the activities of AIUSA's student and community chapters throughout the United States while serving as National Group Coordinator.
Interim Deputy Executive Director, Campaigns & Programs
Rachel Ward is the Interim Deputy Executive Director for Campaigns and Programs at Amnesty International USA. She has worked at the organization for 14 years. In her previous role as Managing Director for Research at AIUSA, she co-authored a number of Amnesty International reports including: Amnesty International's Concerns Regarding Post September 11 Detentions in the USA; “Why am I here?” Children in Immigration Detention; Stonewalled: Police Abuse and Misconduct Against Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender People in the US; and Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA, which resulted in the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act (2010). Ms. Ward also co-authored Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Crisis in the USA, and Un-Natural Disaster: Human Rights in the Gulf Coast, which were published in 2010 as part of Amnesty International's Demand Dignity Campaign. Most recently, she co-authored In Hostile Terrain: Human Rights Violations in Immigration Enforcement in the US Southwest; a series of reports on Chicago, Illinois including Chicago & Illinois: A 10-Point Human Rights Agenda, Chicago and Illinois: Torture, and Chicago and Illinois: Gun Violence; On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson; and Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force in the United States, a report which inspired and informed multiple pieces of state and federal legislation. Ms. Ward is a lawyer and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.