Amy Tohill-Stull

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Amy Tohill-Stull
Deputy Assistant to the Administrator

Amy Tohill-Stull serves as Deputy Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, the U.S. Government lead for international disaster response. With a mandate to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the impact of disasters, BHA monitors, mitigates, and responds to global hazards and humanitarian needs. The Bureau also promotes resilience by preparing communities for disasters before they strike, and by helping people recover and move beyond crises.    

Ms. Tohill-Stull is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, with more than 25 years of development experience in countries characterized by conflict, transition, and humanitarian crisis. 

Prior to her current role, Ms. Tohill-Stull served as Deputy Assistant Administrator within USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. Previously, she was Mission Director of USAID/Nepal (2018-2019) and Deputy Mission Director of USAID/Nepal (2014-2018). During her tenure in Nepal, she oversaw U.S. foreign assistance in the wake of the 2015 earthquakes, and in support of elections and the country’s ongoing political transition to a federal style of government. In Kabul, Afghanistan (2013-2014), she oversaw strategic planning, budgeting, project design, donor coordination, performance management, and cross-cutting programs related to gender, multi-donor trust funds, government capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation. She also served in a similar capacity in Amman, Jordan (2010-2013), Harare, Zimbabwe (2006-2010), and Almaty, Kazakhstan (2003-2006). From 1997-2002, Ms. Tohill-Stull worked for USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, serving on multiple Disaster Assistance Response Teams fielded to coordinate U.S. Government assistance for both natural and man-made disasters and overseeing disaster mitigation efforts in the Asia and Latin America regions. Prior to her career with USAID, she worked for development partner, the World Resources Institute, on a range of development issues (1993-1997).

Ms. Tohill-Stull received a Master’s Degree in International Development from American University in 1996 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Purdue University in 1992.