Our People

The Green Cross family and our network of partners span the globe and work together to help the organization achieve its mission to protect humanity from environmental threats and poverty. Our staff, governing and honorary boards, national organizations, interns and volunteers reach thousands of people worldwide everyday. The dedicated support we receive from a wide range of partners, including civil society and corporate, make it possible for us to advocate for change and conduct our on-the-ground activities.


Etienne Lacombe-Kishibe
Etienne Lacombe-Kishibe is the Head of Administration and Operations for Green Cross International. He originally joined Green Cross International in 2015 as the Communications Coordinator, keen to contribute to this unique network of organisations. Originally from Canada, he has been working in Geneva’s non-profit sector since 2010.
Sunil Chacko
Starting to work for Green Cross International (GCI) in June 2017, Sunil Chacko is GCI’s Communications Coordinator. Along with a background in International Hospitality and Tourism Management, Sunil has had a varied career, with experience in the private, public, local and international sectors. With extensive experience and passion in Communications and Sustainable Development following his time with organisations such as ICTSD and gaea21, it is quite fitting that he would find his place at the heart of the Green Cross family.
Marie-Laure Vercambre has been Director of Green Cross International’s Water for Life and Peace programme since 2010. Before starting with Green Cross International, Marie-Laure worked with the organization in France as Director of Communications and Advocacy.
Maria Vitagliano has worked with the Green Cross Social and Medical (SOCMED) services programme since 2002, working for six years as the programme’s deputy director before becoming its overall director in 2010. Maria, a Swiss-Italian citizen, has a strong background in education and intercultural studies and work.
Director of Green Cross International’s Environmental Security and Sustainability programme, Paul has helped lead the programme since its inception in the mid-1990s with colleagues from Russia and Switzerland.  He is also manager of the Washington DC office for GCI and its US national affiliate, Global Green USA.