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SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL
915 15th Street NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

info@sistercities.org
202.347.8630

Staff Contacts

Executive Staff

ADAM KAPLAN
Vice President
202.347.8634
akaplan@sistercities.org
@AdamAtSCI
Adam Kaplan first joined Sister Cities International in 2008 as the Program Coordinator for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program before becoming Membership Director in 2012. He is responsible for member services, recruitment, and policies at Sister Cities International. Adam received his BA in English from Georgetown University and his MA in International Communication from American University. He is originally from Cincinnati in the great state of Ohio.

SHELBY BUNKER
Executive Assistant
202.347.8252
sbunker@sistercities.org

Shelby Bunker is responsible for assisting the President and CEO, Vice President, and staff of Sister Cities International. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, and was born in Washington, DC and raised in Southern Maryland. 

Membership

ALYSSA FOX
Member Manager (Youth Programs)
202.347.8636
afox@sistercities.org
Alyssa Fox oversees Sister Cities International's youth programs including: High School Homestay, the Young Artists and Authors Showcase, and the Youth Leadership Summit. She also manages the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Originally from Connecticut, she received her B.A. in International Relations and Spanish/Latin American Language and Area Studies from American University and her M.A. in International Education from The George Washington University. 

SHAKARRA MCGUIRE
Membership Manager
202.347.8638
smcguire@sistercities.org
Shakarra McGuire serves as the Membership Coordinator and oversees recruitment, renewals, and general member requests. Shakarra comes from a nonprofit background specializing in communications and audience relations. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations.

TAYLOR WOODRUFF
Membership Manager (New Partnerships)
470.222.6165
twoodruff@sistercities.org
@TaylorAtSCI
Taylor Woodruff oversees Sister Cities International’s Cities Seeking Cities program and works with communities on developing and expanding their sister city programs. He is originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas and graduated from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in International Business. 

Finance and Administration

MBAYANG DIOP
Director of Finance and Administration
202.347.8251
mdiop@sistercities.org

ELIZABETH LALOR
Revenue Coordinator
202.347.8635
elalor@sistercities.org
Elizabeth Lalor serves as Revenue Coordinator, assisting the Director of Finance and Administration and the Director of Development. She oversees the collection, processing, and reporting of revenue and works in conjunction with the Fund Development and Finance Committees. She is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and originally hails from the Connecticut Shoreline. 

Development

TRICIA LLOYD
Sister Cities International Development
202.347.8639 
tlloyd@sistercities.org 

Tricia Lloyd brings over 20 years of non-profit fundraising experience to Sister Cities International. She has consulted for numerous organizations, including local, national, cultural, religious, and community oriented, to improve their development programs. Tricia looks for creative ways to help small development budgets go far. Her previous positions have included Vice President of Institutional Advancement for The Institute of World Politics, a graduate school in Washington, DC for international relations and Executive Director of the U.S. Office of the Pontifical North American College, which is the American seminary in Rome, Italy. 

Ryan M. Newcomb
Director of Development
202.347.8632
rnewcomb@sistercities.org

Communications

CHRISTINA BURCHETTE
Communications Manager
202.347.4876
cburchette@sistercities.org

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