Our Story

Our Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.

Who We Are

We are the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—part of the 20-million strong Adventist community, with hundreds of thousands of churches globally and the world’s largest integrated healthcare and education network.

We deliver relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 118 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association.

By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, we are able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capability for sustainable change.

Where We Work

Our work touches millions of lives in more than 118 countries around the world. Our on-the-ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve.


Our Leadership



Michael Kruger joined ADRA in August 2014 as treasurer. Kruger qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992 and opened a private practice out of Johannesburg soon after. Before joining ADRA as a full-time member of our leadership, Kruger provided the agency auditing and consulting services for many years.



Korey Dowling has served as ADRA’s Vice President for People & Culture after serving the South Pacific Division in human resources management and recruitment. He provided HR advice to ADRA operations in the South Pacific and served on the ADRA board in Australia before accepting his current role. Dowling commenced his HR career in the United Kingdom in talent management before returning to Australia to work in training and development before joining the South Pacific Division head office in HR. Dowling has qualifications in business, human resource management, and training and development.

Matthew Siliga

VICE PRESIDENT FOR Marketing and Development

Matthew Siliga joined ADRA’s leadership team after a decade of service as Marketing and PR Director for our office in Australia and CEO for ADRA in New Zealand. Prior to his work with ADRA, Siliga served the government of New Zealand as a communications and social marketing strategist, developing and managing multimedia campaigns. The New Zealand native and father is excited to share his talents and passions with the global ADRA community.



Imad Madanat was selected as Vice President for Programs in October 2013. The ADRA veteran has served the agency for more than a decade in various roles, including Senior Program Finance Manager and Country Finance Director in Yemen. Madanat’s wealth of experience includes program expansion into new countries and managing portfolio of innovative projects.
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Olivier Guth

Vice President for Finance

Olivier Guth joined ADRA International in 1999 as Bureau Chief for Finance and Operations, after having served the agency in Africa for 18 years. He was then Director for Program Finance Management and most recently Director for Global Accountability, before being appointed Vice President for Finance in 2021.

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