Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Officer
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Anne-Marie McGranaghan is a resettlement and complementary pathways officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has been working in UNHCR’s Regional Office Washington since 2003 bringing nearly 25 years of refugee resettlement experience. In her current responsibilities, McGranaghan is responsible for managing the operational aspects of resettlement of refugees in the Caribbean region and for identifying possible complementary pathways in the U.S. for refugees living abroad. Over the course of her career, she has interviewed and counseled refugees widely in the Caribbean, Middle East, and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, McGranaghan assists in the development and promotion of refugee resettlement policy with U.S. government agencies and non-governmental organizations. Prior to coming to Washington, she worked in UNHCR’s Ghana office and also lived in Nairobi, Kenya for over three years where she taught English at an American School and interviewed refugees for the U.S. Resettlement Program. Domestically, McGranaghan spent several years as the national programs manager for one of the Resettlement Agencies where she oversaw the agency’s local resettlement sites and managed their national grants. She has two masters’ degrees from Bowling Green State University in college student personnel and guidance and counseling.