Peter D. Bell. As president of CARE USA, one of the world’s largest private relief and development organizations, Peter D. Bell is responsible for the organization’s policy, administration and fundraising and for its programs in some 68 developing countries. Mr. Bell, 61, is a well-known leader in global philanthropic and humanitarian endeavors. Before becoming president of CARE in October 1995, he had been a member of CARE’s Board of Directors for seven years, the last five as its chair. Mr. Bell has a long-standing commitment to the world community. As president of The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation for nine and a half years before coming to CARE, he sought to improve conditions for people who are poor and disadvantaged, primarily in the United States. Mr. Bell was a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1984 to 1986, and president of the Inter-American Foundation, which supports grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean, from 1980 to 1983. Mr. Bell served as Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare during the Carter Administration and oversaw the program for the resettlement of Indochinese refugees in the U.S. Earlier, he worked for the Ford Foundation for 12 years, including ten with its Latin American program. Mr. Bell’s volunteer positions include being co-chairman of the Inter-American Dialogue, a trustee of the Bernard Van Leer Group Foundation, and a trustee of the World Peace Foundation. He was formerly a director of Human Rights Watch and chairman of both the board of trustees of the Refugee Policy Group and the advisory council of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton. Mr. Bell has published articles on international affairs in major newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, and in various journals and books. He is also author of Fulfilling the Public Trust: Ten Ways to Help Nonprofit Boards Maintain Accountability. A native of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Mr. Bell is a graduate of Yale College, and obtained a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and has lived in Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Ivory Coast and Japan.