RIA P. BURGHARDT
Director of Development
Ria Burghardt is an attorney and non-profit accountant with extensive experience working in the legal, program and administrative areas of the nonprofit sector. She has over 25 years experience administering and monitoring federal and private grants, including most recently, acting as program developer and grant administrator of over $10 million dollars in rule of law initiatives.
Ms. Burghardt has managed and implemented major grants from private sources, designing programs and developing budgets for IHRLG projects in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. She also has experience in human resource management, and at IHRLG, she has managed an international staff of over 75 employees around the world. Currently she heads up the IHRLG Development Department, which raises over $6 million dollars annually from individuals, private foundations and foreign and US government sources.
Prior to joining IHRLG, Ms. Burghardt was in-house council for SeniorNet, a nonprofit organization with over 80 technology learning centers around the country for seniors. She served on the adjunct faculty of the University of San Francisco from 1993-1996 where she taught public budgeting and nonprofit management to nonprofit organizations. Ms. Burghardt currently sits on the Board of Directors of Legal Services for Children in San Francisco and the Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace in Washington, DC.
Ms. Burghardt received her JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1990, after which she worked as a consultant for the New Hampshire Governor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Prior to law school, she was a social worker, working with children in the child welfare system in Maine, and, for thirteen years, worked in vocational rehabilitation.