Jason Cone, executive director, Doctors Without Borders: Power List 2016

2016 rank: 39

Jason Cone, executive director, Doctors Without Borders: Power List 2016

Jason is an inspiring leader who has shown tremendous skills for bringing teams together for advancing Doctors Without Borders’ ambitions. His ability to instill passion and stimulate reflection about medical and humanitarian issues along with his gentle management style, make him a respected executive both inside and outside the organization.

Jason was appointed executive director in the U.S. on June 2015 after 11 years with the organization, the last six-and-a-half as communications director. In his former role, he oversaw emergency and advocacy communications campaigns on issues ranging from the West African Ebola outbreak and Haiti earthquake and cholera epidemic, to global childhood malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. He has also conducted risk assessments and context analyses in South Sudan and Myanmar for Doctors Without Borders’ Medical Care under Fire project.

Jason was named to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s inaugural "40 Under 40" non-profit leaders list in 2016. During his tenure as communications director, the Harris Interactive polling firm ranked Doctors Without Borders as the top nonprofit organization in the field of international aid in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

He joined Doctors Without Border in 2004, after working as a writer for the Center for Reproductive Rights, an international women’s reproductive rights organization, and prior to that was a correspondent and editor at the Earth Times.

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