I joined the GHM team in 2020. I feel so honored and humbled to be able to work to support such an incredible mission.  I have worked in nonprofits for over 20 years here in the Twin Cities but fell in love with international development work when I traveled by myself to Kenya to work in Children’s Center in 2006. Since then I have traveled all over the world, serving under-resourced communities in hospitals, schools, and slums. I want each person I meet around the globe to know that they matter.


When I am not at GHM or travelling internationally, I love spending time with family and friends especially my two young children, husband, and rescue dog. I also have a passion for running, the outdoors, and the visual arts.


The verse that gives me great strength and hope is 1 John 4:18 - There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.

Cealliagh anderson smart

director of philanthropy