Sonya Funna Evelyn
Sonya Funna Evelyn is the senior director for programs and innovation at ADRA International. She provides strategic leadership and direction setting for the organization, with a core focus on key program areas of resilience, livelihoods, health, and education. She leads teams of technical, monitoring, evaluation, learning and business development experts who support the design and integration of high impact, poverty reduction programs, implemented across the ADRA network of over 118 countries. Prior to joining ADRA in 2007, Ms. Funna Evelyn worked on reproductive health programs and as a home-based therapist in Northern Virginia, serving the needs of vulnerable populations and recent immigrants from Latin America. She has close to 20 years of experience in organizational leadership and program development and has worked across Africa and Asia. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education & Psychology and a master’s degree in International Development from the George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs.