Anna Konotchick is the Director of Program Strategy for Habitat for Humanity International. As part of the global Program Effectiveness team, she leads the development of the international program strategy and related efforts including results measurement. Anna recently served as Habitat’s Asia Pacific Operations Director, leading a team that provides program support across 17 countries.
Between 2010 and 2018, Anna worked in Haiti on post-earthquake response, recovery and reconstruction with Habitat for Humanity, the World Bank, and the American Red Cross. Based upon these experiences in Haiti, she has co-written the chapter “Haiti’s Disaster Urbanisms: The Emerging City of Canaan” in the book Informal Urbanisation. She completed her two masters’ degrees from the University of California Berkeley in Architecture and City and Regional Planning; her thesis was supported by USAID OFDA and Interaction and examined self-recovery mechanisms after a disaster, and its interaction with humanitarian aid. Prior to Haiti, she received her bachelor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked in architectural design in New Orleans, New York and Buenos Aires.