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Company Overview of The Carter Center Inc.

Company Overview

The Carter Center Inc. is a not-for-profit center that addresses national and international issues of public policy in partnership with Emory University. The center seeks to prevent and resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease and other afflictions. Its health programs include the River Blindness Program, the Guinea Worm Eradication program, the Global 2000 Program, and the Mental Health Program. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

453 Freedom Parkway

1 Copenhill

Atlanta, GA 30307

United States

Founded in 1982



Key Executives for The Carter Center Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Founder and Trustee
Founder and Trustee
Associate Executive Director for Peace Programs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

The Carter Center Inc. Key Developments

The Carter Center Announces the appointment of Dean G. Sienko as Vice President for Health Programs, Effective June 2016

The Carter Center announced that Dean G. Sienko has been appointed vice president for health programs, effective June 2016. Currently, Sienko is associate dean for prevention and public health at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. At The Carter Center, he will provide leadership for programs working to prevent or eliminate six tropical diseases in 18 nations, as well as efforts to improve mental health care in the United States and abroad. He replaces Dr. Donald Hopkins, who joined the Center in 1987, and remains as special advisor for Guinea worm eradication. Sienko recently completed a distinguished 33-year career as a U.S. Army officer, retiring in January 2015, at the rank of major general. His last assignment in the Army was as the commanding general of the Army Public Health Command, a 3,500-person organization that provides technical support and expertise in preventive medicine, public health, health promotion, and wellness to military units around the globe.

The Carter Center Inc. Appoints James (Jim) G. Wetrich as Board of Councilor

James (Jim) G. Wetrich, FACHE, chief executive officer of the Wetrich Group, has been selected to sit on The Carter Center's Board of Councilors. The board comprises members who serve as a leadership advisory group promoting understanding among opinion leaders and the broader community of company.

Carter Center Announces Executive Changes

Liz Blake, retired senior vice president of Habitat for Humanity International, has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2016. As Board of Councilors chair for 2016, Blake will follow outgoing chair Martha Brooks, board director of Bombardier, Jabil and CARE USA; and past chair Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Ms. Blake is a director of Green Brick Partners Inc. and of the Westside Future Fund.

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