Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé d’Affaires
U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana
Melinda Tabler-Stone serves as the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. (Acting Ambassador) in the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. She began her duties as Deputy Chief of Mission on July 24, 2015. Ms. Tabler-Stone is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, the professional diplomatic corps of the United States. Her overseas assignments have included serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassy in Eritrea. She also had diplomatic assignments in the U.S. Embassies in Tanzania, Botswana, Pakistan and India. In the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs in Washington, she served most recently as Deputy Executive Director, and earlier as the Senior South Africa Desk Officer. Also in the Department of State, she was the director of conflict prevention in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, as well as the orientation coordinator for newly hired Foreign Service personnel.
She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, a part of the National Defense University. Ms. Tabler-Stone has two daughters and, in her free time, she enjoys singing, birdwatching, and cooking.