Randall Spadoni is World Vision’s North Korea Program Director and Senior Regional Advisor for East Asia. For World Vision International, he implements projects in clean water, nutrition, and disaster relief in North Korea and has been traveling to the country since 2007. For World Vision’s U.S. office, he coordinates $14 million of annual investments in the East Asia region, including Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Laos, and Mongolia. His responsibilities include strategy formulation and implementation; program design, monitoring, and evaluation; public policy; and partnerships.
Spadoni is based in Washington, DC, and works with an international team of North Korea specialists, partnering with four North Korean organizations on projects that have reached all nine provinces. He works closely with U.S., European, and UN organizations, coordinating assistance and forming complementary partnerships. He has helped World Vision North Korea to navigate the operational, political, legal challenges of working in North Korea, providing responsible and effective assistance that reaches 50,000 North Korean children each year.
Spadoni has a B.A. in Asian Studies and International Business from the University of Puget Sound and an M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is married with four children and lives in Wheaton, Maryland.