Ms. Lewellen is a retired senior foreign service officer with over 30 years international development experience. During her career she served as a Controller, Program Officer, Acting Mission Director or Mission Director in posts in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Malawi, South Sudan, Namibia, and South Africa. She has designed, negotiated, and managed implementation of the U.S. Government (USG) development programs in relief, reconstruction, conflict prevention, development and food assistance, including activities in agriculture and natural resource management, food security and disaster mitigation, employment creation, HIV/AIDS, child survival and family planning, higher and basic education, democracy and governance, and conflict prevention and mitigation. She has advised U.S. Ambassadors, country teams, and host governments on social and economic development policies and practices and maintained effective working relationships with senior host country counterparts, donors, NGOs, and international organizations. Her expertise includes strategic planning, program and financial management, monitoring and evaluation, donor coordination and training. Since her retirement she has led and facilitated training around the world for USAID staff, including in Afghanistan and Pakistan.