Department of Sustainable Democracy and Special Missions


Steven Griner, Director

Steven Griner
Steven Griner served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 1987 to 1989 and subsequently worked at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in Washington, D.C. He joined the OAS Unit for the Promotion of Democracy in 1993 and managed the Special Program of Support to Guatemala and the OAS Inter-American Forum on Political Parties. From 2006 to 2011, he served as Chief of the Electoral Observation Section of the OAS Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation. He served as the Coordinator of the OAS Civil Identity Program of the Americas and E-Government of the Department of Effective Public Management hasta 2015. Mr. Griner was appointed interim director of the Department for Sustainable Democracy and Special Missions in November, 2015.

Mr. Griner received a Masters of Arts from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelors of Business Administration and Modern Languages from Texas A&M University.
  • Magdalena Talamás, Chief OAS Peace Fund
  • Rodrigo Zubieta, Chief Special Missions
  • Moisés Benamor, Chief Representative Institutions
  • Marian Vidaurri, Chief Political Analysis
  • Katalina Montaña, Chief Mediation and Dialogue
  • Aleix Resa, Specialist, MAPP
  • Ricardo Cabral, Specialist, Fondo de Paz
  • Micol Ullmann, Consultant, Fondo de Paz
  • Melene Glynn, Specialist, Political Analysis
  • Pablo Thaler, Specialist, Political Analysis
  • Rafael D'Armas, Consultant, Political Analysis
  • César Rosales, Consultant, Political Analysis
  • Daniel Peláez, Consultant, Representative Institutions
  • Maria Fernanda Solano, Financial Officer
  • Mauricio Concha, Financial Officer