Derek Hodel

In his capacity as Interim Program Director, Hodel oversees all activities of PHR’s program division. His oversight includes research, investigations, monitoring and evaluation, documentation, advocacy, and capacity-building projects. He also supervises the operational aspects of work ranging from PHR’s U.S. Asylum Network to international programs focused on documenting and addressing sexual violence and mass killings.

Hodel is a longtime social justice activist and nonprofit consultant. Prior to taking on his role at PHR, he spent 30 years in senior positions at HIV and drug policy advocacy organizations in New York and Washington, D.C. Recently, he served as interim executive director for the Drug Policy Alliance, for the Canadian Treatment Action Council, and for the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition. As a consultant, Hodel has provided strategic planning and facilitation, policy research and analysis, writing and editing, and organizational development and governance advice to a wide array of organizations within the nonprofit sector.