Conor Savoy,  Executive Director

Conor Savoy brings over a decade of experience working on issues related to U.S. foreign policy and international development. Prior to joining MFAN, he was the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Global Innovation Fund, a social first impact investor. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. At CSIS, Conor helped build an innovative research program focused on the evolving role of the private sector in international development. He remains an active Senior Associate (non-resident) with his former program at CSIS.

Earlier in his career, Conor worked as a researcher at the Council on Foreign Relations concentrating on U.S. foreign and national security policy. He holds an MA in International Relations from Boston University and a BA with honors in History from George Washington University. Conor is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters.


Clay Boggs, Senior Government Relations Manager

Clay Boggs is MFAN’s Senior Government Relations Manager. Clay joined MFAN following four years working in the House of Representatives, most recently as Legislative Director for Rep. Norma Torres, a member of the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs and the founder and Co-Chair of the Central America Caucus. He had previously worked as a Program Officer and Program Assistant at the Washington Office on Latin America, a human rights organization. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in History at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Clay spent four years working and living in Mexico as an English instructor in the city of León, and later as a volunteer and Peace Programs Coordinator at Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker hospitality center in Mexico City.



Courtney Cauthen, Policy and Communications Manager

Courtney Cauthen is a political communications and public affairs professional from the DC area. Prior to joining MFAN, Courtney’s political and advocacy communications clients included non-profits such as Save the Children, U.S. political campaigns, and international universities. Courtney has a broad international background, having spent two years with consulting firm GLG working with clients in Latin America, and spent four years as a teacher in Spain. Prior to her time abroad, Courtney worked as Press and Research Assistant on a battleground congressional campaign. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Economics from New York University and a Master’s in Library and Digital Information Studies from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.



Anne Healy, Program Associate

Anne Healy is the program associate for the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network. She recently graduated with a BA in International Studies and a minor in Political Science from Rhodes College, where she held leadership roles in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature. During college she completed internships on Capitol Hill, at the Department of State, and at Deloitte. She is interested in the nexus of development and national security policy.