Sandra Dunsmore oversees all of the Open Society Foundations’ activities in Latin America and acts as a liaison between the Foundations and the Fondation Connaissance et Liberté in Haiti.
Dunsmore joined Open Society in 2008 with years of leadership and strategic management experience, particularly in conflict transformation, peace building, and democratic development. During 13 years in Central America, she worked for the Organization of American States and the American Friends Service Committee, and consulted for the United Nations Development Program and United States Agency for International Development.
Dunsmore returned to her native Canada as president of the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, a bilingual not-for-profit dedicated to the preparation of police, military, and civilians for participation in peace operations. Prior to the Open Society Foundations, she acted as a consultant to various nongovernmental organizations, including Open Society.