Jim Kulikowski was appointed to the Coordinator position in February 2019. Prior to that, he was a Senior Advisor in the Office of U.S Foreign Assistance Resources assigned to the Office of the Secretary. Between 2011 and 2017, he was part of the House Appropriations Committee front office as Chief Counsel and then Deputy Staff Director. Altogether he has spent about 24 years working for the Committee, including positions of Clerk of the Commerce, Justice, State Subcommittee and Minority Staff Director. He has also worked at OMB as Chief of the State Department Branch and at the Office of Global Health at HHS, including a stint as Acting Director and on a detail to UNESCO. He holds his undergraduate, law and public health degrees from Harvard University.