About our Staff


Jamie Franklin

Executive Director

Jamie Franklin has over 14 years of experience in the Humanitarian and Development sector, including more than 11 years of experience working with MAG in the Humanitarian Mine Action Sector. 

Jamie joined MAG America in November 2011 as MAG’s Representative in the Americas, and took up the role of Interim Executive Director in October 2014. Prior to joining MAG America Jamie spent two years as MAG’s Country Program Manager in Cambodia and also has experience at MAG HQ as a Regional Desk Officer, in Lao PDR as Program Officer and in South Sudan as Country Program Manager. He holds a Masters of Economics in Development Administration and Management from the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at The University of Manchester, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Loughborough University.


Abby Frimpong

Development Director

Abby joined MAG America in 2013. She is an accomplished development professional with more than a decade of experience in all aspects of corporate and non-profit fundraising.

Abby received a BA in English from the University of Maryland in 2003. Her professional experience includes leadership positions in major gifts, annual giving, fundraising events such as galas and golf tournaments, as well as donor research and cultivation. Over the past four years, Abby was Director of Annual Giving and Major Gifts Officer at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation. Prior to that, Abby served in various fundraising capacities at Georgetown Preparatory School, The Endocrine Society and Landon School.

Abby also contributed to a number of national and international campaigns. She served on the Fight 4 Diabetes Cure Committee and the boards of Youth Art For Healing and So What Else. In addition, she has led international fundraising and donation campaigns with Books for Africa and Iniciativas de Paz.

Connect with Abby at Abby.Frimpong@maginternational.org

Rachel Ratz

Grants Coordinator

Ms. Ratz joined MAG America as Grants Management and Administration assistant in September 2014, where she supported the Grants Coordinator, MAG Representative Americas, and Executive Director in the management and administration of US Department of State grants.

Prior to joining MAG America, Ms. Ratz taught for the Cambodian National Defense University, and delivered high-level language training for business professionals in Phnom Penh through VIP Training International. She also worked for Altsean Burma in Bangkok, Thailand, undertaking policy research and providing off-site training for Burmese activists.

Ms. Ratz holds a Global Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University (2013) after completing an accelerated international program encompassing graduate work in Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Her graduate studies focused on Post-Conflict Recovery and Development. Ms. Ratz also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with concentrations in Public Administration and Sociology, from Truman State University (2011).

Connect with Rachel at Rachel.ratz@maginternational.org



Lisa Chun

Executive and Organizational Assistant

  Lisa joined the MAG America team in 2014 and was promoted to Development Assistant in 2015. She holds a BA in journalism from Virgina Commonwealth University.

Connect with Lisa at lisa.chun@maginternational.org


Steve Solow

MAG America Advisor; General Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 

Steve Solow has worked for MAG America for nine years as the organization's outside general counsel. Steve is currently a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Previously he served at the United States Department of Justice as Chief of the Environmental Crimes Section, and before that as a prosecutor with the New York State Organized Crime Task Force. Steve has also been a law professor at both the University of Maryland School of Law and Pace University School of Law. He is an adjunct professor at Pace Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center. While at the U.S. Department of Justice Steve oversaw an international investigation into the smuggling of ozone depleting chemicals, and worked extensively with the U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies, as well as Interpol.

As MAG America's outside general counsel Steve and his firm provide pro bono legal support for the organization. Steve has also traveled to MAG operations in Lebanon. Steve is a graduate of Brown University (B.A.) and New York University School of Law (J.D.).