Rebecca Chandler Leege

Placed Leader

Rebecca Chandler Leege

Chief Program Officer

May 29, 2018

Rebecca joins Worldreader as its first Chief Program Officer. With over 20 years of leadership experience, Rebecca will lead the program, content and impact departments of Worldreader.

In this newly created role, Rebecca will oversee all of Worldreader’s programming with the goal of increasing the organization’s impact in advancing reading and unlocking human potential around the world. She will lead a cross-functional team that includes Worldreader’s four reading programs– pre-reading, school reading, libraries, and lifelong reading– as well as oversee monitoring and evaluation and content curation. Her extensive international education development experience as well as her passion for collective impact for the most vulnerable will reinforce and strengthen Worldreader’s impact in the world’s underserved communities.

She recently led World Vision’s engagement in “All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development,” a global initiative of USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government, that seeks, tests and disseminates innovative education technology solutions to address child illiteracy. Previously at World Vision, she was Director for Child Development/Protection.

Rebecca also worked with World Relief, initially in Rwanda as their Director of Programs before relocating to their headquarters in the United States as Director of Global Program Operations. She has lived and worked throughout Africa and Asia for over 15 years. She previously spent six years in the private sector in international human resources consulting with Fortune 500 companies.

Rebecca holds a Master of Science in Multinational Commerce from Boston University. She resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her family.