Geography 2050

Ms. Amy Coughenour

Cadasta Foundation

Ms. Amy Coughenour Betancourt is the CEO of Cadasta Foundation where she manages the organization’s strategy and vision. Prior to joining Cadasta, Ms. Betancourt worked at the National Cooperative Business Association, CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) where she served as the Chief Operating Officer of International Programs from 2011 to 2018. In this role, she oversaw a team of over 800 staff and a near tripling of the portfolio in 20 countries across Africa, Latin America, and Asia working in resilience, food security, and rural development. Prior to her work at NCBA CLUSA, Amy worked as the Deputy Executive Director of the Pan American Development Foundation, the Deputy Director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Washington Director of the Center for Occupational Research and Development. She currently serves on the board of Interaction, the premier alliance of International NGOs working in humanitarian assistance and development.