Gary Gamer

Gary N. Gamer became President and CEO of Holt International in 2004, after serving for 10 years at its Vice President of International Programs. Holt International is a pioneer in intercountry adoption and supports programs around the world that ensure children are in permanent loving families through adoption, family preservation and other family-based, community settings. Mr. Gamer’s prior work includes directing a multi-service refugee and immigration service organization, Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR), affiliated with the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. He also worked for Church World Service and the National Council of Churches of Christ U.S.A., directing programs related to international peace, justice and humanitarian response. Mr. Gamer has lived, worked, volunteered and traveled in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. He holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (1981), and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Oregon (1977).