Programme Officer


Medina Haeri-Lanz joined Oak Foundation in 2010 as a Programme Associate for the Issues Affecting Women Programme. She was promoted to Programme Officer in 2015. In this role, Medina works with partners around the world. Her portfolio of grants are focused specifically on ending trafficking and exploitation and advancing women’s rights movement building. Although she supports partners globally, her specific geographic focus is on the Americas, namely in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States.


Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Medina worked with the Women and War unit of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) where she helped to mainstream the needs, vulnerabilities, and capacities of women affected by armed conflict into the operational activities of the ICRC. She also has experience working with Karen refugees on the Thai/Burma border with the International Rescue Committee in order to gain a better understanding of the specific experiences of women during the refugee and resettlement processes.


Medina has a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.



Our mission

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.


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