Tom Garofalo is a public policy and communications professional with nearly two decades of experience in humanitarian affairs and international development. He currently serves as Director of Public Affairs for the International Rescue Committee’s Syria crisis response. Previously,  he worked as international policy advisor to a senior member of the US Congress. From 1995 to 2008, he directed programs for Catholic Relief Services in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. He lives in Amman, Jordan with his wife and two children.