We are honored to welcome USAID Haiti’s newest Mission Director, Christopher Cushing to the U.S. Embassy in Haiti. Mr. Cushing was sworn in yesterday by USAID Administrator Mark Green at a critical time when USAID Haiti, CDC Haiti, and our local partners are working with Haitians to combat the spread of COVID-19, strengthen Haiti’s health systems, and save lives.
In his role, Mission Director Cushing will lead USAID Haiti’s work on long-term reconstruction and development, promoting economic growth, job creation and agricultural development, providing basic health care and education services, and improving the effectiveness of government to serve the Haitian people.
Prior to arriving to Haiti, Mr. Cushing was Mission Director for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean from October 2014 to April 2019 covering USAID’s portfolios in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, and the Bahamas; Mission Director for Ecuador from 2013-2014; and Director of USAID’s Latin America and Caribbean Bureau’s Strategy and Program Office, where he oversaw a $900 million budget for the region. Mr. Cushing began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador.