Senior Program Officer, International Programs
As a member of the Foundation’s international team, Chris Dunston leads the Safe Water Access Initiative. Over the course of his career he has experienced first-hand the effects that limited access to safe water and preventable waterborne diseases have on human development.
Dunston has worked in the field of public health and international development for over 25 years with experience from the grass roots to the policy level. He began his career as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. He has worked for over a decade with CARE living in Bangladesh, Sudan and Madagascar where he designed and managed livelihood security programs that focused on water and sanitation, primary health care, and food production. He played a lead role in designing and establishing safe water systems in Indonesia and Madagascar in collaboration with the Waterborne Diseases Epidemiology Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served as a consultant and senior manager for a range of clients from the public and private sectors.
Dunston holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a master of public health from Tulane University.