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Ukraine Focus CEO to speak at WWPL on humanitarian efforts on June 12

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Brock Bierman, CEO and President of Ukraine Focus, led seven missions to Ukraine last year to deliver humanitarian assistance.

He will speak on “Democracy & Why Ukraine Matters” at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library on Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m.

Bierman, a former U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) official and experienced humanitarian relief professional, founded the Volunteer Ambulance Corps and helped raise $2 million through Rotary International to purchase 76 ambulances for Ukraine. He drove several ambulances to the front lines of the Russia-Ukraine war in Kharkiv and Mykolaiv.

He will speak on his multiple humanitarian missions to Ukraine and work being conducted by USAID to support efforts to strengthen democracy.

Bierman’s humanitarian contributions earned him status as an honorary soldier by Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Force. He is considered an expert on democracy and governance by the German Marshall Fund, where he is a Visiting Fellow.

Registration is requested for the talk in the Library and Research Center at 235 E Beverley St, Staunton. The talk will also be available on Zoom. Attendance is free, but donations are welcome.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.