Wendy Rhein

Chief of Staff

World Food Program USA

Wendy Rhein is WFP USA’s Chief of Staff, leading the strategic plan and its implementation, overseeing organizational culture and managing the President’s office.  She also serves as board liaison and Corporate Secretary.

Wendy is a life-long nonprofit professional who has always worked for causes critical to social justice and building a global community. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Wendy has spent much of her career in development with large and small organizations leading on large development and communications campaigns, foundation giving, major gifts, special events and corporate support.

Wendy has created a niche in organizational change and strategic planning, board transformation, and building new departments and teams. Most recently, Wendy was the Managing Director for UNICEF USA in Washington DC, and previous to that role served as Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer for the Points of Light Foundation. She created the first private fundraising programs at the Legal Services Corporation and led development, marketing and communications for the immigrant rights organization the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. She also served as Chief of Staff for UNICEF USA.

An avid volunteer, Wendy serves on the boards of directors for Challah for Hunger and the Freedom Network USA and is actively involved in her synagogue as chair of the Youth Committee.