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Director, People, Operations, and Fundraising, Mongolia

Tricia Turbold transitioned to director for People, Operations, and Fundraising in October of 2023. In this role, Tricia provides leadership support and ensures efficient and effective operations, managing security, administration, recruitment, staff well-being and development, and fundraising processes. She also oversees the office’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning unit and the Let’s Read program in Mongolia, which works to improve numeracy and literacy outcomes for Mongolian primary school children through reading.

Tricia Turbold joined The Asia Foundation Mongolia as the director for Economic Empowerment Programs in 2020, where she was responsible for developing, overseeing, and managing the Foundation’s portfolio of gender equality programming in Mongolia. This portfolio included projects funded by Global Affairs Canada, the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and various private donors on initiatives to promote women’s leadership, combat domestic violence, advance economic opportunities for women, and enhance gender equality in Mongolia.

Tricia has over a decade of experience leading NGOs in Mongolia’s nonprofit sector. Before joining the Foundation, Tricia worked as the Resident Director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), successfully leading the Mongolia office’s implementation of programs and activities to promote Mongolian studies and academic exchanges. Before joining ACMS, Tricia worked as the Executive Director for the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia, where she significantly expanded the organization’s membership, programming, fundraising, and outreach efforts. She began her career in healthcare administration at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Education: She holds a master’s degree in Corporate and Professional Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Communication, with a concentration in Public Relations, from Radford University in the United States.