New York Staff
Andrew Tomlinson Director & Quaker UN Representative
Andrew has a BA in Archaeology & Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Andrew joined QUNO in 2008 after a career in international finance in London and New York with S.G.Warburg and Citigroup, having spent the last several years managing a socially responsible investment business. A Quaker since he came to Philadelphia from the UK on an exchange scholarship, he and his wife Ursula were married at Central Philadelphia Friends Meeting, and he is now a member of Chatham-Summit Monthly Meeting in New Jersey.
Sarah Clarke Quaker UN Representative
Sarah Clarke has been with QUNO since 2002. Currently, she works on the broad themes of peacebuilding and prevention of violent conflict. Over the years, she has facilitated numerous opportunities for members of civil society and academia to give input and share their expertise at the international policy level. Most recently, her work has focused on peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts in Myanmar, Somalia and Kenya, as well as engagement with rising centers of power around these issues.
Previously, Sarah worked for the World Bank and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. She also spent time living and working in Southeast Asia. She holds a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science and Development Studies from McGill University. Originally from Canada, Sarah is a member of Canadian Yearly Meeting.
Camilla Campisi Quaker UN Representative
Camilla joined QUNO in September 2010 as the lead on the peacebuilding programme. Prior to working with QUNO, she was an Advocate with Refugees International (RI), based in Washington, DC. While at RI, Camilla conducted field assessments and carried out advocacy strategies on issues related to humanitarian assistance and the protection of refugees and internally displaced people, with a particular focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Myanmar. Before joining RI, she was the Field Relations Manager for InterExchange Au Pair USA, a nonprofit cultural exchange program. Camilla also has experience working on refugee resettlement with the International Organization for Migration in Geneva and the International Rescue Committee. Camilla has a Bachelor’s degree in French from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.
Amelia Breeze Program Assistant
Amelia graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland with an MA in International Relations in 2012 with a specific focus on peace processes, conflict resolution and critical security studies. Her dissertation focused the positive effects of Japanís anti-militaristic norm in order to demonstrate the flawed logic of a militaristic security policy. Ameliaís other focus throughout her studies has been on grassroots empowerment in peace processes and the value of indigenous approaches to conflict resolution. She has experience working with NGOs in Zambia, India and the UK with specific focus on sustainable development at the local level and has experience in politics though her work in Scottish Parliament.
Olivia Ensign Program Assistant
Olivia graduated from Swarthmore College with a major in Political Science and a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. The relationship between these two fields interested Olivia who completed her honors thesis on the origin and evolution of Peace and Conflict Studies and Security Studies. While at Swarthmore, Olivia served as Student Council Co-president, was involved in a range of student advocacy and cultural groups, and contributed several case studies to the Global Nonviolent Action Database. Prior to QUNO Olivia interned for a number of non-profit organizations including the Center for Progressive Leadership and the Center for American Progress. Olivia has also been involved in a number of grassroots campaigns on issues ranging from greater diversity in higher education to reform of immigration policy. A native of California, Olivia is thrilled to explore all New York has to offer.
Elisabeth Halliday Office Coordinator
Originally from Lexington, Massachusetts, Elisabeth studied Vocal Performance at the Peabody Conservatory and German and Linguistics at Johns Hopkins University. Raised Unitarian Universalist, Elisabeth is thrilled to be working with Friends, whose ideals and beliefs mirror her own. As well as working at QUNO, Elisabeth works for the non-profit opera company Rhymes With Opera, both as a performer and as Communications Director. When not singing or coordinating the Quaker United Nations Office, Elisabeth fosters cats, reads books and hangs out in New York Cityís many zoos.
Cathy Thomas Web Weaver
Cathy joined our staff in January 2002 after a technical career with Bell Labs and the U.S. Geological Survey. She maintains the QUNO website.
Cathy's interest in Quaker support of the UN harks back to her own childhood experiences. She was a refugee from conflicts in both China and Korea before settling in post-war Japan and later, India.
Cathy is a birthright Friend and member of Chatham-Summit NJ Monthly Meeting. She holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Maryland and earned a Masters in Computer Science while at the Labs.