As Managing Director of Global Analytics Services, Ms. Bryer brings over 25 years of proven experience in successful program management, strategic planning and budgeting, governmental collaboration, international development, and communications, including the oversight of programs for the Harvard School of Public Health/Gates Foundation, USAID, NIH, NASA, OSCE, and the UN.
For 14 years, Ms. Bryer directed portfolios and teams for three critical bureaus at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where she oversaw administration, staffing, and financial aspects of engagement programs to maximize USAID’s impact. She led communications campaigns for Agency-wide priorities including the “Journey to Self-Reliance”, ending extreme poverty, U.S. participation in the Sustainable Development Goals, and USAID’s Policy Framework. Ms. Bryer also managed programs focusing on educating staff and partners on USAID’s program cycle which supports field Missions with tools and knowledge in activity design, strategy, monitoring and evaluation, and adaptive management. She oversaw engagements, including the White House launch of the 2016 OECD/DAC peer review report, highlighting U.S. government accomplishments in the development sphere. Ms. Bryer collaborated with the State Department and USAID leadership on program planning and communications for high-profile, strategic initiatives including two Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Reviews. She oversaw Africa Diaspora Marketplace (Libya, Tunisia) business plan competitions that encouraged private sector development, sustainable economic growth and employment in Africa by supporting engagement of U.S.-based diaspora community. Ms. Bryer led the planning and advocacy efforts on USAID’s first Diaspora and Development Engagement strategy which kick-started efforts to create new Agency policy on Diaspora partnerships.
Prior to USAID, Ms. Bryer led education programs for the Harvard School of Public Health’s AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN), supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She oversaw international and domestic programming with over 100 high-level academia and government experts from developing African nations and executed educational symposiums that helped to train Nigerian health professionals to sustainably manage their own AIDS epidemic.
Ms. Bryer’s overseas experience includes as a Creative Director on a USAID Public Education Project in support of privatization in Bosnia-Herzegovina where she created broad-based support for economic reform initiatives to first-time free market participants comprised of diverse ethnical, political groups in post-war, post-socialist environment laying the groundwork for climate of transparency and local sustainability. She managed a UNHCR-sponsored communications program for a $30 mil infrastructure rebuilding project during the initial implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement in Bosnia. In collaboration with OSCE, Ms. Bryer also oversaw a creative team in developing an advocacy campaign for voter education during Bosnia’s first post-war democratic elections.
She holds a Master of Science degree from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Bryer completed leadership training at the Federal Executive Institute.