Meghann Rhynard-Geil is the Director of Enterprise Risk & Solutions, currently leading the development of Internews’ risk strategy and approach as well as managing ethics. She joined Internews as the Humanitarian Director in April 2020, where she led information provision interventions for crisis-affected communities, including responding to COVID-19 information needs in multiple humanitarian contexts and information provision for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Meghann has worked in the humanitarian and development field for eight years, helping to lead organizational change management initiatives and multistakeholder partnerships. Her technical focus areas include ethical ICT adoption, protection and safeguarding with and through the use of ICT tools, managing misinformation in humanitarian crises, and building accountability mechanisms. Previously, Meghann held several positions at Mercy Corps, last serving as a Senior Advisor for Technology for Development. While there, she participated in the development of the Signpost Program, a digital information-sharing platform for people facing crisis, as well as led Mercy Corps’ initial threat landscape regarding the weaponization of social media.
Meghann holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Oregon State University, where she focused on community-driven development. She enjoys traveling anywhere, anytime. But particularly loves long hiking treks and a good ski trip.