Earl Picard is the Vice President for Development for Global Health Connections International. Picard has worked as an international development professional for more than 25 years and has considerably experience working on USAID funded contracts and cooperative agreements. Picard represented the Institute of International Education on USAID funded human resources development projects in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Those initiatives included academic enrichment programs, participant training, faculty and staff development activities and institutional development projects.
For seven years, Picard served as Director of the Office of International Training and Development (OITD) at Clark Atlanta University. OITD offered tuition based short-term management training programs. Mr. Picard secured and managed USAID funded development assistance contracts to provide short-term participant training to mid-career professionals from a several of countries. He also provided leadership in obtaining and managing USAID funded capacity building and institutional development contracts in Nepal, Zambia, and Ethiopia.
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As the Director of International Program Development and Management at Georgia State University Picard led the effort to secure more than $25 million in USAID funded projects, all of which had human resources development components. Picard has worked as a consultant to USAID Egypt, the National Council of Negro Women, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, the Atlanta Empowerment Zone Corporation, and Georgia State University.
Picard holds both Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University. He has taught as graduate faculty in Political Science at Atlanta University for many years. He has served as Country Representative for the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA.