United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)
Bart Deemer serves as the USAID/OFDA Disaster Assistance Coordinator (DAC) in support of the United States’ commitment to provide disaster response and reconstruction assistance to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Based at the U.S. Embassy in Majuro and under the guidance of the Chiefs of Mission in both Majuro and Pohnpei, Bart is responsible for the implementation and coordination of USG emergency relief and humanitarian assistance programs in the RMI and FSM and serves as the USAID/OFDA regional advisor to the US Embassy in Palau.
Bart has a Bachelor’s degree in International Development studies from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and Masters Degrees from the Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy and Friedman School of Nutrition Science Policy at Tufts University, Medford Massachusetts. Following work with the Peace Corps as a volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati, Bart worked previously for the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Tufts University International Famine Center. Bart has been with the USAID/OFDA since August of 2000. He is married to Carmina Jakeo Deemer and they have four children: son Roy and daughters Roeann, Joeann and Bettie Lynn.