Washington, D.C. — Radio Free Asia (RFA), a nonprofit news corporation that brings answers, accountability, and empowerment to populations in Asian countries under authoritarian rule, today named Deborah Chamberlin as its Chief People Officer (CPO). Chamberlin brings more than 20 years of human resources and recruitment experience at global nonprofits and in the private sector.
“Debbie is an exceptional individual whose substantial experience strengthening workforces at top international nonprofits will be crucial to RFA,” RFA President Bay Fang said. “She will help our organization to continue attracting the talent needed to drive us forward as a world-class media organization on which millions worldwide depend for timely and accurate news.”
“I’m delighted to be joining RFA as its Chief People Officer during this historic period of growth for the company,” Chamberlin said. “RFA’s journalists and staff provide its audiences with vital information through its ever-important brand of journalism. It’s an honor to help lead the effort to build up RFA’s incredible team and boost its global impact.”
Serving on RFA’s senior management team, Chamberlin will oversee the organization’s Human Resources department, managing staffing, employee relations and talent acquisition. Prior to joining RFA, Chamberlin served as Director of Talent Acquisition at FHI 360 where she managed a team responsible for full-cycle recruiting for over 500 US-based and international positions annually. Among other previous roles, Chamberlin held senior-level positions at international nonprofits including SRI Executive Search & Strategy, Management Sciences for Health and Development Alternatives, Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of Washington.
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