Christina Cobourn Herman, Program Director
A skilled analyst, policy advocate and strategic program organizer with excellent writing, networking, program development, advocacy and communications skills, Christina has eighteen years of experience with non-governmental and faith-based advocacy organizations.
Before joining ICCR, Christina was the Associate Director of the Justice, Peace/Integrity of Creation Office, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, USA. From 2006 to 2015, she represented the US Oblate Province and the international OIP Investment Fund in shareholder advocacy with Fortune 500 corporations. She is a respected leader on water, climate change, GHG reduction, toxic chemicals and access to medicines issues within the ICCR. Christina is particularly interested in the intersection of climate change, water, sustainable agriculture and community impacts.
She served on the UN CEO Water Mandate expert advisory groups for the development of the Water Action Hub and the Guidance Document on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation. She initiated and helped organize the ICCR Roundtable on the Human Right to Water in February 2013. She served as a Mennonite Central Committee volunteer in the southern Philippines for three years, doing human rights monitoring and reporting on labor and environmental issues. She used this experience in Congressional advocacy on Asian human rights and sustainable development issues, on behalf of the Columban Fathers.
Christina is active in her local Episcopal church on Capitol Hill, and serves on a newly formed committee of the Diocese of Washington to develop recommendations on socially responsible investment alternatives for diocesan and parish funds. She holds an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford.