Children International Appoints Senior Directors for Roles in Global Partnerships and Business Transformation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 4, 2024)Children International, a global nonprofit that seeks to transform lives by eradicating poverty, has appointed Christina Becherer as Senior Director of Global Partnerships, and Christopher Hoyt as Senior Director of Business Transformation.

In her new role, Becherer leads the organization’s multisector partnerships discipline, building transformative partnerships with the private and public sectors and civil society. She is a seasoned leader in international development and humanitarian action, with more than 17 years of experience designing and managing partnerships.

Christina currently serves as Chair of the Disaster and Humanitarian Response Committee and Executive Board Member at Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD). Prior to joining Children International in 2022, she led corporate engagement in 24 countries as Director of Global Corporate Partnerships at ChildFund International.


“The complex challenges of our time require partnerships that enable diverse perspectives, expertise and resources to unite,” Becherer said. “I’m honored to lead Children International’s global strategic partnerships work among all sectors to create more equitable communities together.” 

Previously, Becherer served as Director of Development at Sustainable Harvest International. Global recognition for work she has been a part of includes the 2015 Clinton Global Citizen Award for emergency response mobilization in Liberia and Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. She holds a certification in social impact partnership design from Georgetown University, a certificate in humanitarian response to conflict and disaster from Harvard Online, and a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Webster University. Christina is a Master of Science candidate in Humanitarian Action at SOAS University of London.  

In his role with Children International, Hoyt oversees business transformation, continuous improvement and internal communications and facilitates activities of the executive leadership team. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer for NPH International, an alternative child protection and family strengthening organization. At NPH, he was tapped to lead its transformation of services across nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. 


“I could not be more excited to serve at Children International at this consequential moment in our organization’s history,” Hoyt said. “Our global teams are driving organizational change to achieve even greater outcomes for children, youth and CI supporters; to accompany them on this journey represents a unique challenge and opportunity.” 

Hoyt spent 11 years living and working throughout Mexico, Cameroon, Malawi and Guatemala. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. 

Who is Children International?

Children International, based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is a global nonprofit that delivers child and youth development programming to break the cycle of generational poverty. Through a customized approach, Children International serves young people in Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, India, Guatemala, Mexico, the Philippines, Zambia and the United States for the first two decades of their lives. The organization provides access to health care, education, positive role models, and the life and job skills they need to become gainfully employed. When equipped to improve their own lives, young people also transform their families and communities, and, as a result, multiply good in the world. For more information, visit


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