HALO USA Trustees

Board members

Mia Hamwey, Halo Trust

Mia Hamwey

Chair

Mia Hamwey is an active member of the landmine action community having built a powerful reputation for institutional knowledge and compassion for the promotion of human welfare. She is a founding board member of Freedom Fields USA, which marked the beginning of her extensive travel to minefield operations worldwide. Mia started her professional career in strategic marketing and corporate communications for Nestlé USA. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego.

Andrew Lyons HALO USA Trustee

Andrew Lyons

Andrew worked for HALO from 2003 to 2012. He was Program Finance Officer in Angola, Senior Operations Officer in Afghanistan, and Vice President of HALO USA, and he performed the initial fieldwork to establish HALO's program in Colombia. Andrew now lives in Washington, DC and works at the Department of Justice as a finance director. He has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and an MS in finance from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.

Nick Nobbs, HALO Trust

Nick Nobbs

Nick joined HALO in January 1994 initially for the Mozambique survey (northern provinces), then became Location Manager in Cambodia, Programme Manager in Angola from 1994-96, then initiating operations in Abkhazia and Chechnya 1997-98. He also assisted the Kosovo survey in 1999 and Afghanistan in 2000, becoming a Board member on leaving HALO. Previously a British Army officer for 15 years and then with the ICRC for 14 years in Africa, SE Asia, finally Washington DC until leaving in late 2014 to travel.

Amanda Pullinger HALO Trust

Amanda Pullinger

Amanda Pullinger is the Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance. Previously, Amanda was a Principal at Aquamarine Capital Management. She later set up her own management consultancy business, working primarily with not for profit organizations. Her clients included 100 Women in Hedge Funds, American Red Cross of Greater New York and Brasenose College, Oxford University. Amanda has an Honours degree in Modern History from Oxford and an MBA from La Salle University, Philadelphia.

Anastasia Staten the HALO Trust USA Board

Anastasia Staten

Anastasia joined the HALO Trust with nearly 20 years of experience spanning nonprofit management, fundraising, communications, and politics. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of the ESA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the video game industry. Previously, she served in leadership positions with distinguished organizations such as American Humane Association and Foundation Fighting Blindness. Prior to her career in nonprofit philanthropy, Anastasia worked in politics in her home state of Ohio.

Rexon Ryu

Rexon has nearly two decades of experience working in global diplomacy and national policymaking. He has worked at the highest levels of the U.S. government, including as chief of staff to secretary of defense Chuck Hagel, the deputy to U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, a director on the president’s National Security Council staff, and extensive experience at the U.S. State Department. Rexon is a currently partner at The Asia Group, a strategy and capital advisory group that works companies in markets across the trans-Pacific region, as well as a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.