Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Cheryl Barth joined the AIUSA team May 1 as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. She comes to Amnesty from the Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit promoting pro bono work, where she served as the CFO and COO. With over 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, she has directed the finances and operations of organizations of many sizes, Cheryl also served as Chief Operating Officer at Larkin Street Youth Services, a leading homeless youth organization, Director of Finance and Information Services at Kaiser Permanente, where she oversaw a $45M budget and all organization supply chain reporting, and CFO of Marin Community Clinic. An ardent believer in community volunteerism, she currently serves as Treasurer for Clinic by the Bay, a volunteer powered free clinic in San Francisco.
Cheryl received her BA in literature from the University of Southern Indiana, and her MBA and MPH at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also lectured in health care finance. A long ago displaced Hoosier, Cheryl lives part time in Brooklyn, traveling home as often as possible.
Chief Digital & Communications Officer
Cammie Croft is a nationally renowned digital and technology strategist who is Amnesty International USA's Chief Digital Officer & Communications Officer.
For the past 13 years, Croft has been using digital and technology tools to transform the way organizations, political campaigns, companies, and the government engage with the public. She got her start as a community organizer working to protect the environment and prevent the war in Iraq. Her work has been featured in POLITICO, The Atlantic, TechPresident, O'Reilly Media, The Seattle Times, and others.
Most recently, Croft served as senior advisor and director of Digital Strategy and Communications at the U.S. Department of Energy where she established the first Office of Digital Strategy and transformed the department's online presence into an award-winning program. Prior to joining the Energy Department, she was deputy director for New Media at the White House where she played a pivotal role in creating and shaping the White House's first New Media department.
Croft graduated with distinction from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is also an alumnus of the New Organizing Institute.
Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy, Policy and Research
Head of Washington, DC office
Frank Jannuzi has executive responsibility for the four organizational units in Amnesty International USA's Advocacy, Policy and Research Department. He also serves as Head of the Washington, DC office and is the focal point-person for decision-making on how we engage in policy discussions in Washington and how we respond to developments that are influenced by U.S. foreign policy.
Prior to AIUSA, Frank served as Policy Director for East Asian and Pacific Affairs for the Democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, advising Senator John Kerry on policy options, drafting legislation authorizing U.S. diplomatic operations, security assistance, and foreign aid, and representing Senator Kerry in discussions with the American public as well as with foreign government officials and the media. His Senate service has included work on human rights legislation as well as field investigations into human rights conditions in numerous East Asian hotspots. Frank has worked as the East Asia regional political-military analyst for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and was the founding editor-in-chief of the State Department's journal on multilateral peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Yale University and Master's degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Chief Membership Mobilization Officer
Samantha Rodgers has responsibility for the oversight and strategic vision of the Amnesty USA Membership Department. She brings matched experience from her successes at Greenpeace USA, where she was a member of the senior leadership team as Grassroots Director. In that role, she oversaw Greenpeace's volunteer and mobilization strategies to solve global warming, protect ancient forests, save oceans and reduce environmental toxins. At Greenpeace, she started the field organizing team and launched a campaign to implement legislative solutions to global warming in the U.S. that moved over 70 members and candidates for Congress to improve their positions on the issue. Prior to Greenpeace, Samantha worked with MoveOn.org Political Action, where she was part of MoveOn's first full-scale field organizing campaign and directed operations in Albuquerque, NM during the 2004 election season.
Samantha holds a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Northern Arizona University.
Chief of External Affairs
As Chief of External Affairs, Claire Schultz leads and oversees of all of the organization's fundraising activities including direct response, major gifts, institutional/foundation relations, planned giving, branding, marketing, digital engagement, and strategic communications initiatives. Provides input into all leadership decisions as a member of AIUSA's executive leadership team, which includes oversight of the organization's $40 million budget. In addition, she is a member of Amnesty International's Global Fundraising Management and Global Communications teams.
Claire's previous experience includes senior leadership positions at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation where she was chief executive for strategic leadership and management for all national and field-based marketing and communications activities to support and enhance fundraising goals. She also oversaw strategic planning and positioning for 88 chapters and international affiliates and developed and implemented integrated marketing, communications strategic plans. Her background also includes executive positions in marketing and communications at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Oxygen Media, NBC Internet, Microsoft and ABC Television.
Claire holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Tulane University.