Dr. Steven Muncy has served as the Executive Director of Community and Family Services International (CFSI) since its inception in 1981 and concurrently, since 2006, as the Coordinator of the Social Work Education Project (SWEP) in the conflict-affected areas of Mindanao, Philippines. A resident of the Philippines for 34 years, he has been actively involved in promoting human security, humanitarian action, social work education, and good governance. In addition to his work at CFSI, Dr. Muncy has been a consultant for the World Bank, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), governments, and others, involving travel throughout South East and Central Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Dr. Muncy has lectured at various universities and served on the Boards of other civil society organizations, including two three-year terms on the Board of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) – the global NGO network that advocates for principled humanitarian action. From April 2010 to March 2012, he served on the Board of the Association of Foundations (AF) of the Philippines.
A citizen of the United States, Muncy earned the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree at James Madison University in Virginia and the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He earned the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree at the University of Philippines. Muncy completed a fellowship at the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University and participated in an executive education programme through the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Community and Family Services International (CFSI) is a humanitarian organization committed to peace and social development, with a particular interest in the psychosocial dimension. The purpose of CFSI is rebuilding lives. Based in the Philippines, CFSI works internationally, primarily but not exclusively in the Asia and Pacific Region.
Established in 1981, CFSI has worked closely with the international community as well as national and local authorities responsible for uprooted persons in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Papua New Guinea. In addition, CFSI has carried out special training efforts in various parts of the world for humanitarian workers, social service personnel, and human rights specialists.
CFSI is staffed by professionals from different countries, mostly Asian, who represent a broad range of disciplines, ethnic and language groups, as well as religions. Whilst celebrating their diversity, Staff Members are united by a commitment to peace, human rights, humanitarian principles, participatory processes, empowerment, and integrity as individuals and as an organization. Staff Members work hand-in-hand with large numbers of volunteers – most of whom are based in the communities in which CFSI operates.