Council Staff


Joyce Chandran, Executive Director
Joyce Chandran has more than 25 years of executive and marketing experience working for non-profit and for-profit organizations in the United States and in Asia. Prior to joining the Council, she was the executive director at the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment. She has also served as the deputy director of corporate public relations at Leo A Daly, an international architectural firm and as an assistant director at The Asia Foundation. Originally from Malaysia, Joyce worked in Hong Kong before relocating to the United States. Joyce speaks two Asian languages and is a graduate of the University of Buffalo.
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Grayce McAllister, Communications Director
Grayce McAllister brings to the Council several years’ communications experience as a video and presentation project director in policy consulting. Her career in foreign policy and international affairs began when she lived in the Middle East and continues as she is a liaison for AFS-USA. She is also a crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line, an international support service. Grayce graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Emporia State University in Kansas.
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