ADRA International Board Reviews Recent Changes

SILVER SPRING, Md. – At the regularly scheduled spring meeting, The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International Board of Directors on April 6 reviewed the recent reduction in employees (Reduction in Force) and positional realignment that took place on February 22 at the agency’s international office.

After much prayer and deliberation about the future of ADRA and its ministry, the board of directors voted to receive ADRA President Rudi Maier’s report on the recent changes and will continue to move forward and work with management in the development of the strategic mission of ADRA.

In an effort to address the questions raised by many of ADRA’s constituents the board of directors discussed the recent staff layoffs and realignment.

“The board values the dedicated employees who work to move the mission of ADRA forward,” said Board Chair Geoffrey Mbwana.

The board chair added that administration and the board do not anticipate any further staff reductions in the foreseeable future.

“The board of directors takes seriously its responsibility to ensure that the Agency operates with utmost transparency and integrity in all matters,” said Mbwana, “As ADRA moves forward, we want to provide the staff all the necessary resources to help meet the needs of the millions of vulnerable women, children, and men around the world whom we serve.”

Despite the recent changes in leadership, ADRA’s many development and relief programs will continue unaffected, Mbwana added.

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ADRA is a global non-governmental organization providing sustainable community development and disaster relief without regard to political or religious association, age, gender, race or ethnicity.

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