Peter Morris, M.S., M.P.S., is Senior Advisor for Ferris-Morris Associates, LLC, a small women-owned consulting firm focused on international development and humanitarian assistance. Mr. Morris has over 35 years of experience in development and humanitarian assistance, 23 that were in the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance at USAID. At USAID, Mr. Morris served as a Contingency Planner, Nutritionist, and then as Director for Technical Assistance. His work included leading and participating in extensive operational assessment and Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) in Africa and Asia.
Prior to USAID, Mr. Morris worked for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the Red Cross in Cambodia, Niger, Philippines, and Thailand in refugee and development work. Mr. Morris also worked for UN entities, (UNHCR during the Rwanda crisis) and later as a Director for the World Health Organization in the Health Action in Crisis office. Mr. Morris has focused on nutrition and emergencies during his time with the Red Cross and UNHCR.
Peter began his working career in Medical research at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan looking into Zinc deficiency in Sickle Cell Disease and later in nucleic acid research at the National Cancer Institute.
Mr. Morris received a B.S in Biology from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Nutritional Science from the University of Maryland, and an M.P.S. from Cornell University in International Development.
Peter is married to Margie Ferris-Morris and has three grown children. They live in Falls Church, Virginia.