TROY G. WOLFE
From the UNA-USA & UN FOUNDATION
Troy Wolfe is the Senior Director, Partnerships & Special Initiatives at the United Nations Foundation. Mr. Wolfe brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in education and diplomatic service involving bilateral, regional, and global issues. He has participated in negotiations regarding the major United Nations Civil Society Conference and national and international efforts to localize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Additionally, he has worked in the humanitarian fields and served in the United States Peace Corps and Operation Crossroads Africa.
His service to UNF began in 2011 and includes the oversight of grants, Model UN programming, partnerships, special programs, and philanthropic initiatives that leverage the vast resources of the United Nations Foundation.
Mr. Wolfe works closely with UN Agencies, and local governments, and supports more than 200 chapters of United Nations Associations of the United States of America (UNA-USA) with implementing quality programs that inform the public on Agenda 2030. Under his leadership, and in collaboration with the Better World Campaign, he has also planned and executed bi-partisan Congressional Learning Trips for members of the House and Senate.
Troy leads UNA-USA efforts on strategic partnerships, the Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Task Force, and the UNA-USA Fellowship Initiative, and serves an advisory role to the United Nations Association’s UN Alum Affinity Group.
He was recently appointed to the United Nations U.S. Council of Organizations Executive Committee where he collaborates with a federation of civil society, non-governmental, and governmental organizations to focus on American Leadership in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Mr. Wolfe holds an M.A. in Communications and technology from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, and a B.A. in English with a minor in Education from Lincoln University, PA. He is a member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education, and the New Jersey Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, gastronomy, and photography.
Dr. Garland is President of the UNA-USA Southern New York State Division. In addition, he is an independent consultant with experience as Executive Director of the World Energy Forum, Executive Director for National Membership at UNA-USA and previously Executive Director of the UNA National Capital Area. He has served as Executive Director of UNA-USA’s Members Day at the United Nations in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and as moderator of the 2011 panel on energy and climate change.
Dr. Garland’s 34 year career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency included development and implementation of financial responsibility regulations for hazardous waste management. From 1988 to 1992, he worked with India, Indonesia, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Thailand as Chief Technical Advisor for Toxic Chemicals and Pollutants in WHO’s Regional Office for South East Asia.
His international work also includes assignments in South Korea, and Oman. He worked with the World Bank in the Russian Federation to establish a national hazardous waste management system and with USAID in Russia to improve the water supply system of Nizhni Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast. He has several articles in Biocycle magazine on organics management (compost).
Dr. Garland has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, Masters Degrees in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon and in Public Health from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from George Washington University.
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