The Council on Foundations is a membership organization that serves the public good by promoting and enhancing responsible and effective philanthropy. Mr. Buchanan’s previous experience includes ten years with Oxfam America, serving for five years as Program Director for the Horn of Africa and subsequently as the organization’s Washington Representative. He also worked on global environmental and international development issues for EarthAction. In addition, he served on the staff of the United States Senate and House of Representatives in foreign policy positions. Mr. Buchanan is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and earned a Masters Degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.