Juanita Rilling

Disaster Relief and Charity
Director, USAID Center for International Disaster Information

Juanita Rilling is a passionate expert in disaster response, relief work and charitable giving. Rilling serves as a go-to-resource for organizations from Facebook and the Ad Council to the White House, and speaks at events and training forums including the UN International Organization for Migration’s Forum on Diaspora Involvement in Humanitarian Action; AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit; the National VOAD Conference and InterAction’s Annual Forum. Rilling has also served as a proud member of a number of USAID Response Management Teams, earning performance awards for work on two earthquakes in Turkey, a complex emergency in Kosovo, and Southern Africa floods. She enjoys spending time with her beloved husband of 31 years and her two fabulous and frequently hilarious sons. She rows competitively and has won over 70 medals in local, national and international regattas.