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FilmAid International announced today that Meryl Frank will be the humanitarian org’s new exec director.

The former mayor of Highland Park, N.J. joins FilmAid International from an ambassador position at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Frank is also currently president and CEO of international consulting firm Makeda Global Network, which focuses on women’s leadership. She has worked with a range of clients, from basket weavers in Kenya to Microsoft executives.

The non-profit org based in New York uses film and media to bring health and safety news to refugees and victims of crises. It has programs in Africa, Asia, Colombia and Jordan.

“Stories, written, filmed, and performed by refugees for refugees — it is a powerful approach and its impact on a community is huge,” Frank said of FilmAid’s work in a statement.