Our Team

Multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary to the core—global in outlook and approach—DAI’s technical leaders are steeped in the challenges of delivering development solutions in the field. They are committed to sharing our innovation and experience to inform international development practices worldwide.

As Country Director for Nigeria, Joe Abah provides technical and strategic inputs to DAI’s existing portfolio of projects, in addition to supporting business development initiatives.

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Gabriel Abraham has more than 25 years of experience leading local governance and decentralization projects worldwide.

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As a Senior Lead Specialist with the Finance, Investment, and Trade team, Eric Adams supports finance and investment activities related to business development, project implementation, and competitive positioning.

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Fatima Adamu is a sociologist by training with particular expertise in gender, poverty, and equity issues in northern Nigeria.

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Dr. Adetoro Adeyemi Adegoke has more than 20 years of experience working and managing reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; health system strengthening; human resources for health; and education programmes.

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Esther Adegunle is the Associate Director of New Business and Economic Growth in DAI’s office in Nigeria.

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Alia Afshar-Gandhi is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of economic growth, workforce development, and competitiveness projects in the Middle East.

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Javier Agosto is a proven leader with demonstrated technical and operational skills needed to deliver complex projects. His early professional career passion for environmental management and conservation cemented a broader commitment to good governance.

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As a former scholarship recipient of a U.S. Agency for International Development Guatemala leadership scholarship program, Carla Aguilar began her professional career working with displaced populations in Guatemala during the Civil War.

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Dr. Emil Agustiono is a medical doctor and clinical epidemiologist with more than 30 years of experience working at the national, provincial, and district level in Indonesia on issues ranging from pandemic preparedness and response to disaster planning to antimicrobial resistance and food safety.

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Luqman Ahmad is responsible for DAI’s UK and Sustainable Business Development businesses, focused on achieving development impact for both public and private sector clients.

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Dr. Qadeer Ahsan is a trained public health management specialist with substantial international experience in health systems strengthening, management of communicable and non-communicable disease, program design, resource mobilization, and assessment and monitoring health sector grants.

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Boladale Akin-Kolapo is a public health specialist with more than 19 years of experience in developing and managing large-scale health programs in both indigenous and international organizations.

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George Akl is an institutional governance and development expert with 25 years of experience working with international donors supporting water and wastewater, environment, and private sector engagement programs across the Middle East and North Africa.

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Michael Apel leads MicroVest’s senior management team and is responsible for the firm’s investment operations and strategy. He oversees the investment and underwriting teams, which are responsible for pipeline development, investment screening, due diligence, and transaction execution, and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

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Christian Arandel is a Senior Lead Specialist for Local Governance and supports project implementation and new business development in Africa, the Middle East, and wherever else he may be needed.

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Hind Audsley is a Senior Lead Specialist in the Resilience and Stability practice, and a proven Chief of Party whose 18 years of experience include 10 years overseeing donor-funded programs and eight years of field experience in transitional environments.

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Ali Shan Azhar is a social sector governance specialist who started his career in Pakistan as a civil servant and since 2003 has conducted analytical research on poverty, inequality, economic growth, and human development in Pakistan and South Asia.

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As Director for Strategy, Operations, and Finance, Miguel Baca is responsible for overseeing the creation, coordination, and implementation of effective operational and financial standards and procedures across all regions in DAI’s USG Programs Unit.

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Florent Bakija is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in trade facilitation and economic development across Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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Bob Bardusch is DAI’s Chief Technology Officer.

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Amanda Bartels provides technical support and thought partnership to existing projects, and supports DAI’s competitive positioning and business development efforts, with a focus on employing blended finance approaches to unlock development impact.

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Nilu Puri Basnyat is DAI’s country representative in Nepal, where she provides strategic advice to the firm, establishes and maintains networks and key relationships, strengthens DAI’s positioning in and support for the development sector, facilitates project delivery, and works to mitigate risk.

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Victor Basta has advised on more than 130 transactions across 30 years and has helped found and build three successful corporate finance firms in the process.

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Carolina Benevides Lima was formerly an investment banker at Nomura in New York, where she covered the consumer and retail sector and later, Latin America.

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Edwin Berk has made a career of building the businesses of professional services companies where public and private sectors intersect.

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Violeta Bermudez has more than 37 years of experience in international development and public service, including 13 years of experience managing and implementing donor projects.

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Keith Bettinger is Lead Specialist for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in DAI’s Climate Integration Team. He has more than two decades of experience in climate change, natural resource management, political economy/ecology, and disaster risk reduction in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

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Rashad Bibars is a senior development leader with more than 18 years of experience in designing and managing complex economic growth and private sector programs in Afghanistan, Jordan, and the Middle East in areas related to micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) and workforce development.

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Melanie Bittle is a Director for DAI’s Agriculture and Market Systems practice.

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Nadya Boneva is an engineer and expert in environmental monitoring control and health. She has more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing projects for donors, international organizations, government, and the nongovernmental sector.

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Danielle Boulton has more than 10 years of experience in project and team management and delivery, new business development, knowledge management, value for money analysis, and stakeholder engagement and coordination.

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Kristin conducts market research that lends to strategic and sustainable new business development efforts.

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Lara Brock has more than 15 years of experience in global health and development projects across Asia and Africa.

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Nora Brown is an international development professional with 19 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing innovation projects for a variety of clients including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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Victoria Brown is a Senior Director for Programs and Implementation with DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, leading our work on the Mastercard Strive USA program.

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Till Bruett has 30 years of experience in the financial sector including commercial banking, small firm microfinance, digital finance and solutions, and financial sector policy.

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Manuel Bueno is a Senior Lead for Climate Finance in the Finance, Investment, and Trade Practice. He is responsible for DAI’s climate finance activities, including business development, technical advisory, and thought leadership.

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Hussan Bano Burki is a senior economic development professional with more than 19 years of technical and managerial experience in development finance, small enterprise development, e-commerce, trade policy, and customs facilitation.

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Serafina Buzby is an international development specialist with more than a decade of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of projects to improve water and sanitation service delivery, public health, and social inclusion.

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Larry Campbell has been at DAI for more than 16 years. He oversees the global IT department that supports offices in more than 50 countries.

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Arthur Carlson is an international development practitioner with 28 years of experience leading complex projects in emergency response, governance, refugee assistance, countering violent extremism, peacebuilding, and institutional system strengthening.

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Kevin Carlucci is a development professional with more than 20 years of experience across a diverse set of disciplines, including finance, natural resource management, economic policy reform, and emerging market economic development.

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Stephen Carpenter, Vice President for Governance, specializes in public financial management, anti-corruption, and accountability.

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Chloe Carrington is a Senior Consultant within DAI’s dedicated Center for Digital Acceleration, working across business units and donors to help integrate new technologies into development work.

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Kevin Casey is an advisor with experience bringing innovative methodologies to research in conflict, transitional, and stabilization contexts.

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Lauren Caskey possesses more than 20 years of international development experience, from new business development to project implementation and management.

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Andrea Chartock’s work focuses on promoting economic growth and designing and managing monitoring and evaluation of projects.

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Chuck Chopak is a Senior Lead Specialist in the Resilience and Stability practice with more than 35 years of experience managing, planning, and implementing food security and livelihood activities across Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America & the Caribbean.

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Patrick Cleary brings to DAI 18 years of principal investment experience across the emerging markets, having held senior positions in developing, deploying, and managing dedicated funds.

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Brianna Cole is a Global Practice Specialist in DAI’s Private Sector Development and Skills practice.

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While in graduate school for international development, Carmen Conley was surprised to learn there was an emerging field of international democracy assistance, where she could apply her practical U.S. political experience in campaigns to her development studies.

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Rachel Couper is a global health and development professional with 10 years of experience in technical assistance, design, and implementation of global health programs, with a focus delivering effective health governance strategies to drive transformation and resiliency in the health sector.

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Prior to founding MicroVest, Gil Crawford worked in the Latin American Financial Markets Division at the International Finance Corporation, and prior to that he founded the Seed Capital Development Fund.

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Tate Crowards is an economist leading numerous development projects globally focused on local content policy, supplier and workforce development, and sustainable financing.

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Noemi Danao-Schroeder first worked internationally as a summer volunteer for a rural vaccination campaign in Paraguay. Today, she is a Vice President, responsible for the company’s portfolio of U.S. government-funded projects.

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Sunil Kumar Das brings more than 30 years of experience in Nepal’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector and has fostered strong ties with the Government of Nepal.

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Gareth Davies is the Chief of Party for the Jordan Public Financial Management and Administration and an 11-time Chief of Party managing projects focused on complex economic and trade reforms.

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Craig Davis has more than 20 years of experience in international development, education and training, research and publication, technical assistance, and capacity building.

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Dr. Nitish C. Debnath pioneered the One Health movement in Bangladesh in 2007 jointly with veterinarians, physicians and environmental scientists, and launched a new professional organization called One Health Bangladesh.

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Alberto Didoni has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector including commercial banking, microfinance, and finance for small firms. He joined DAI in 2022 as a Senior Global Practice Specialist for Finance and Investment.

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Peter Dimitroff holds more than 25 years of international development and project management experience, focusing on anti-corruption, budget transparency, legislative strengthening, and women’s empowerment.

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Shola Diop is an investment management professional with a decade of experience across institutional finance and not-for-profit management.

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Siniša Djurić is the Associate Director and Project Director in our European Union (EU) Business Unit.

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Lief Doerring is a senior international development expert, leader, and portfolio manager with more than 20 years of experience working in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific.

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For the past 19 years, Keith Doxtater has provided strategic direction from the home office and operational and program management in the field for U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) projects in Venezuela, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Kenya.

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With a consistent focus on the integration of user-centered design in digital development, Talia conducts digital strategic analyses, manages digital projects, and supports the Center for Digital Acceleration in its innovation work, for example by managing the implementation of digital prizes and challenges.

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Felix Edwards is Director, Delivery for Human Development.

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Jeanne Ellis has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing, and overseeing development programs for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Australian Aid, the World Bank, and mining and energy companies.

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Chukwuka Enetanya is the compliance team lead in DAI’s office in Nigeria.

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Thomas Erdmann specializes in natural resources management and project management. A trained forester, he offers expertise in community forestry, agroforesty, ecoregional or landscape-scale conservation and development, conservation forestry, land use planning, and environmental impact and management.

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Doreen Erfe is the Resources Mobilization Specialist for the Philippines Safe Water Activity.

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Juan Estrada-Valle is an agricultural economist and five-time Chief of Party with more than 20 years of experience managing economic growth programs in the areas of trade and investment, agri-food systems, value chain competitiveness, and export market development.

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Daniel Evans is an environmental scientist, project manager, and international development specialist focused on climate, land, and natural resource management.

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Nouran Ezzat leads the development and execution of the Sustainable Business Group’s long-term growth strategy

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Arsalan Ali Faheem is the Country Director of DAI’s corporate office in Pakistan, where he leads corporate strategy, client engagement, and new business development.

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Lala Faiz has two decades of experience supporting entrepreneurs and structuring credit guarantees and blended finance investment vehicles in both government and the private sector.

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Phelps Feeley has more than 10 years of experience in program design, leadership and management for political transition, governance, stabilization, peacebuilding, research, media, and civil society strengthening projects.

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Silvestre Filipe is a governance and community engagement expert with over a decade of experience leading donor-led projects, particularly in Mozambique.

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Jeremy Finch is the Senior Director for Investigations in DAI’s Global Ethics and Integrity team. He finds the ongoing daily challenges of Ethics and Integrity in the development sector fascinating, working in vastly diverse nations across frontiers in pursuit of project success and with an ever-watchful eye on transparency and accountability.

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Jette Findsen has experience working internationally and domestically on issues of climate change, natural resources management, clean energy, and climate finance.

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Barry Flaming is an international development professional with over 25 years of diverse experience in managing natural resource governance, climate mitigation finance, biodiversity conservation, private sector engagement, and nature-based solutions interventions.

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Louise Flynn leads DAI Sustainable Business Group’s (SBG) health, safety, security, and environment programs globally.

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As Director of DAI’s governance practice in the United Kingdom, Christina Frey provides technical and managerial expertise and leadership across DAI’s portfolio of governance programmes with the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

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Natawnee Fritz oversees the market analysis, research, and strategy development and implementation for DAI’s U.S. Government business unit.

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Maya Gainer is a Principal Specialist in the Local Governance practice, supporting business development and project implementation.

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Natasha Gaskin-Peters is an economist with experience in both micro- and macroeconomics with DAI’s Sustainable Business Group.

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Jonathan Gatke is a seasoned supply chain professional, fluent in French and English, with a decade-long career.

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Bikram Ghosh has more than 18 years of experience managing and implementing development projects for multiple donors and multilateral agencies.

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Lorine Giangola specializes in natural resources management and climate change adaptation, with a focus on agroecosystems.

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Enrique Giraldo has more than 25 years of experience in tax policy and administration, public expenditure reforms, IT system development management, and management credentials in leading U.S. Agency for International Development projects.

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Rade Glomazic oversees a large portfolio of European Union (EU)-funded projects in Türkiye.

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Johannes “John” Go ensures efficient and compliant operations in collaboration with project teams and managers, implement streamlined processes, offer regular training, and support project objectives.

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Andres Gomez is an ecologist and veterinarian with over 20 years of experience in biodiversity conservation. For most of his career, he has worked to identify and strengthen the intersections between conservation and other development sectors to create positive impacts on both nature and human wellbeing.

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Leslie Gonzales is a Lead Specialist in the Resilience and Stability practice with more than 20 years of experience designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating gender, youth, stabilization, and institutional capacity-strengthening programs in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America, and Eastern Europe.

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Ric Goodman’s focus is on solutions to extreme poverty and vulnerability, often in hard to reach areas. He broadened his work to include the provision of goods and services to populations in remote areas, often in fragile ecosystems and environments, where people’s livelihoods are inherently fragile.

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Bill Grant is a pioneer in developing market systems development (MSD) approaches through his work on developing and applying value chain and Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approaches on 25 long-term projects in more than 30 countries.

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Since joining DAI in 2000, Colleen Green has served as a microfinance specialist providing short-term support to bank downscaling and other programs to benefit micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

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Kira Griswold is a dynamic leader and problem solver with more than 13 years’ of experience in international program design, implementation, and operations in complex environments.

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Abby Gross is a global health professional specializing in One Health and Global Health Security with more than eight years of experience managing and implementing projects across Africa and Asia.

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Abraham Guillen is a leading sustainable forestry management expert with more than 35 years of experience in sustainable forestry management with a demonstrated track record of building capacity and forging partnerships between the private sector, government, communities, and civil society to achieve sustainable outcomes.

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As part of DAI’s Environment team, Rhiannon Gulick melds technical expertise in natural resource management, energy, and climate change with practical experience in business development, facilitation, and technical writing.

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Barbara Habib is a Senior Manager for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group and Project Director for its Enterprise Development Center in Mozambique.

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Nandi Hall is Director of Economic Growth, with more than 15 years of experience working in international development in both the private and nongovernmental sector.

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David Hall is the Senior Portfolio Director for U.S. Government projects in the Caribbean and South America.

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Richard Haselwood is an international development professional with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing democracy, governance, and resilience programming in support of more accountable, effective, transparent, and inclusive governance.

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Ahmed Hassen has 14 years of experience in conflict resolution, economic resilience, local governance, and citizens’ empowerment throughout East Africa and the Horn, and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Party for USAID’s Somalia People-Centered Governance Activity (PCG).

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Patrick Henry leads DAI’s Sustainable Business Group

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Specializing in public finance, Eunice Heredia-Ortiz has helped governments in many countries transform their fiscal policy and management, laying the foundations for more efficient and accountable use of public resources, better public service delivery, and improved living standards.

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Erin Hespe Cudworth is a development professional with more than 15 years of experience across a diverse set of disciplines, including climate adaptation and mitigation; environmental compliance; private sector engagement and co-creation; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

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Kate Heuisler is Chief of Party for the Mozambique SPEED project.

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Said Abu Hijleh, DAI Country Director in Palestine, is an executive manager and private enterprise development specialist with more than 30 years of experience building economic resilience and creating market linkages for the West Bank and Gaza.

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Sara manages the grants portfolio for the Mastercard Strive USA Program

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Anne-Sofia Holmberg is a Project Director responsible for management of our portfolio of European Union programmes and a team of project managers.

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Susannah Horton is the Cybersecurity and Digital Policy Practice Lead at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration.

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Ella Hoxha is a senior development professional with more than 20 years of experience managing large-scale donor-funded projects.

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With more than 15 years of professional experience, Alejandro Huertas contributes to or leads technical design efforts for DAI in the Latin American region in governance and economic growth.

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Don Humpal has worked for more than 30 years on agricultural production, postharvest handling and storage, marketing, and food safety programs, primarily in Africa as well as in Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and Middle East.

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Karen Hussmann is a public policy expert with extensive experience in governance, anti-corruption, and global health sector integrity.

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Virtuous Igbodika manages the delivery of project portfolio in DAI’s office in Nigeria.

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Antonio Iskandar is leading DAI’s efforts in the Security, Transparency, Accountability, and Rule of Law area by supporting business development efforts, the generation of knowledge and technical products, and the successful implementation of projects within that practice.

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Kurt Jacobs is a senior finance professional with 20 years of financial experience.

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Bobby Jefferson, a leader in the field of information and communications technology for development and global health, is a Vice President and Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Engagement, and Inclusion at DAI.

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As a Senior Principal Specialist in Local Governance, Anthony Jones leverages his local government experience to provide technical assistance for existing projects and secure new contract opportunities.

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Prior to DAI, Luka Kalandarishvili was an Associate Banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, working in the Financial Institutions Group.

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Jeremy Kanthor oversees DAI’s technical sectors and business development for our work with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department, and other U.S. Government clients.

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Jeremy Keeton is an environmental and water resources management professional with 19 years of experience—including 10 years in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and South America.

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Lauren Keller is a development professional with more than a decade of experience in natural resource management, climate change, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL).

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Associated Director, Economic

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Olga Kent is an international development professional with a background in finance and accounting.

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Emma Kerr is a development practitioner with more than 10 years of experience in transparency and accountability, civil society coalition-building and capacity-strengthening, and political economy analysis.

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Zobaidul Haque Khan is a medical doctor turned epidemiologist with 39 years of professional experience, including more than 21 years in the public health sector.

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Umer Khanzada is providing technical leadership to DAI’s European approach to effective monitoring and evaluation and to support all efforts geared towards Managing for Development Results across the entire portfolio.

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Brian Kiger brings 17 years of experience residing in diverse and economically under-developed communities—working with local and international private and public sector stakeholders in the agriculture, water security, sanitation, and hygiene sectors to improve available services and products.

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Audra Killian is a Senior Specialist in DAI’s Public Financial Management practice, supporting business development and project implementation.

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Hélène Kirémidjian has 10 years of professional experience in analysis, design, and implementation of economic growth projects focusing on value chain development and business enabling environment reform.

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Maksym Klyuchar has more than 10 years of experience in designing and implementing anti-corruption programs in the areas of corruption prevention, investigation, prosecution, adjudication, digital transformation, civic participation, and advocacy.

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As DAI’s President, Tine Knott works closely with the CEO to ensure strategic alignment and optimal business performance across the company.

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Rémy Kormos has more than 30 years of experience in international business law, implementing business environment reform, commercial law, and judicial reform in developing and transitioning countries.

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Dr. Rodion Kraus is a Senior Technical Adviser for DAI Global Health and the Project Director for the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program (TDDAP), which works in six countries to strengthen health systems and institutions to deliver better health security and improve disease preparedness and response.

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Marina Krivoshlykova is a Principal Global Practice Manager for DAI’s Private Sector Development and Skills practice.

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Dan Langfitt is an international development professional with more than 12 years of experience at both the community and country levels, including almost nine years at DAI.

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Charlotte Laurence is a Senior Health Advisor for DAI Global Health, focusing on programme delivery, technical strategy, and proposal development.

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Vishalini Lawrence is the Senior Director of DAI’s Resilience and Stability practice. Vishalini brings 15 years of experience leading peacebuilding, resilience, stabilization, and governance programs in Cambodia, Kenya, Malaysia, and Somalia.

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John Leckie is a land and resource governance professional with more than 22 years of international project experience in Europe, Africa, Central, and Southeast Asia, and South America.

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Tom Lenaghan is a specialist in agricultural value chain and market systems approaches to development.

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Miroslav Levanic is the Chief of Party for the Afghanistan Competitiveness of Export-Oriented Business Activity (ACEBA).

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Archie D. Lightfoot has worked with DAI since 2015, supporting and directing projects in Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, Pakistan, and Palestine. He took over as head of DAI’s Global Security function in 2021.

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James Littleton oversees DAI U.K.’s Conflict, Stabilization, and Peacebuilding unit, having worked in the international development sector for over 25 years.

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Connor MacKenzie is a Digital Specialist on the Digital Strategy and Advisory Team within DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration.

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Oliver Mader leads DAI’s Governance practice with the European Union (EU) Business Unit. He has experience in good governance such as justice, rule of law, EU integration, international cooperation, public financial management, institutions building, policy reform, and sustainable development.

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Tim Madigan has 30 years of technical and managerial experience in complex programs in challenging international settings focusing on design and implementation of capacity building, socio-economic development, strengthening local government and public administration, private enterprise engagement, policy reform, decentralization, and citizen participation in post-conflict environments.

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Sarah Maguire is an advisor on safeguarding and gender, equity, and social inclusion. Sarah practiced at the Bar of England and Wales in criminal defence, immigration, asylum, and family law before joining the former U.K. Department for International Development as Senior Human Rights Adviser.

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Itai Makanda is an agricultural development professional with experience in developing private sector-driven agricultural value chains from production to inclusive marketing systems development through partnerships.

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After several years working on democracy and governance for USAID, Janine Mans leads DAI’s Public Financial Management Practice by supporting business development, technical leadership, and the successful implementation of projects.

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As DAI’s chief representative in Colombia, Norberto Martinez oversees DAI’s relationships with existing and potential new customers, and supports DAI’s work across all technical sectors and clients, from international donors and governments to private sector and other local stakeholders.

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Dan Martinko is a Global Practice Specialist in DAI’s Security, Transparency, Accountability, and Rule of Law sector, providing thought leadership and technical assistance to overseas projects and business development efforts.

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Robin Martino is Chief of Party for the Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) Activity. INRM provides on-demand technical assistance for USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices across a wide array of environmental and natural resource management issues.

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Marifer Martinez has 23 years of experience with international donor-funded programs in Honduras.

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Travis Massar is a development professional with more than 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of programming in the areas of market systems development, livelihoods and food security, financial services, and investment.

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Colin McCabe is an international development professional with 15 years of experience designing and implementing programs and projects for a diverse set of client organizations.

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Clare McConnachie is the Chief of Party of the Central Asia Resilient Communities Activity Activity and brings 24 years of experience managing, implementing, and monitoring community-based social and political stabilization programs, including over seven years leading projects in Afghanistan, Burma, Central Asia, and Sri Lanka.

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Mark McCord has more than 36 years of experience in competitiveness, economic growth, and organizational development, including more than 23 years as a Chief of Party or Project Director for donor-led programs.

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William McKenzie is a Director within DAI’s Global Operations Strategy.

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Dr. Andrew McKenzie has more than 30 years of experience in capacity building and management of health systems and services, working in the public sector, the private sector, in universities, and in nongovernmental organisations.

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Doug McLean provides strategic management and operational guidance to DAI offices and across business units. He is part of the Geographic and Digital Platforms technical leadership support team.

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Kayte Meola is a sociologist, researcher, and gender, youth, and social inclusion advisor focusing on women’s and girls’ empowerment in agriculture and environment in international development.

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Sayf Merzouk is an international development professional with a background in project and financial management.

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At DAI, Timothy supports the Security, Transparency, Accountability, and Rule of Law practice under the Governance Sector. In this role, Timothy is supporting business development, knowledge capture, and technical implementation around access to justice, with an emphasis on people-centered justice approaches.

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Bryanna Millis is a Principal Global Practice Specialist with DAI.

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Janine Mitchell is an Epidemiologist and Global Health Specialist with more than 15 years of experience and has worked in more than 30 countries.

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Feras Momani is DAI’s Country Representative in Jordan, working across all business units to provide strategic advice, build relationships, advance positioning, and support the design and delivery of projects that respond to Jordan’s needs and priorities.

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Danijela Kostic performs management, coordination, planning, and assessments of information and communications technology (ICT) projects, writing technical documentation, reviewing ICT components for DAI projects, working on proposals with ICT components, and designing tailored solutions for project beneficiaries.

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Michelle Morgan is accountable for the overall performance of the U.S. Government Programs division. A five-time Chief of Party who brings to the job decades of project implementation, corporate oversight, and team leadership experience, she is responsible for effective project management and outstanding development outcomes.

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Stephen Moss has a 30-year career working in international mergers and acquisitions and investment banking, facilitating many of the largest transactions in the international development market in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Marc Nahum is a private equity professional with more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, business development, investor relations, and investment banking.

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James Naughton is Head of Development Finance and Investment based in our DAI UK office and provides expertise in facilitating and promoting investment globally through blended finance and private investment.

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Lindsay North is a Principal Specialist in the Resilience and Stability practice with more than 13 years of experience in design, research, monitoring, evaluation, and learning for peacebuilding, governance, and stabilization programs.

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Ryan Ubuntu Olson is a gender and human rights expert with 20 years of experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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Christy Owen is a development professional with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of natural resource management, climate finance, private sector engagement, climate adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and governance.

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Daniel O’Neil has more than 30 years of experience directing a wide range of international development projects in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

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With more than 20 years of international management experience, Robin Padberg has a blend of private sector and development expertise.

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Joshua Palfreman is a Senior Global Practice Specialist at DAI, tasked with establishing and directing a new Waste Management Practice.

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Ejonta Pashaj’s areas of expertise include the design, implementation, and evaluation of citizen participation, community development, outreach, and anti-corruption strategies.

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Neil Patel is an international development professional with experience in the design, management, and implementation of water security, sanitation, and hygiene programs.

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Mark Pedersen is a Senior Communications Manager in DAI’s Sustainable Business Group where he leads communications on the Mastercard Strive USA project

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In her role as New Business Director in the Economic Growth sector, Skye Perske is focused on ensuring strong links between business development and project management.

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Kirsten Pfeiffer leads the design and implementation of complex agriculture market systems and investment facilitation projects.

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Kent Piper has more than 25 years of professional experience, largely in senior or executive management roles. Steeped in various aspects of corporate finance and operations, he also has direct program management experience in client engagements.

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As a Senior Digital Specialist at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration, Inta Plostins works at the intersection of digital tools and development.

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Alma Porciuncula has been leading DAI’s work in the Philippines on innovative financing for water supply and sanitation projects, policy, and regulatory and utility reform since 1994.

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Dr. David Pottebaum is a Senior Advisor and Development Economist, serving as a resource for project management and implementation; democracy and governance; conflict mitigation and recovery; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; research; and data analysis initiatives.

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Paula Quigley is a medical doctor with more than 30 years of experience in program management, monitoring and evaluation, and health systems strengthening.

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Angie Quintela is a Senior Project Manager.

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Chana Rabiner is a Global Health Specialist with 20 years of experience working in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Central America to build sustainable health systems.

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Building on three decades of work in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, Kristi Ragan is committed to finding new ways to raise the quality of life for the world’s poor.

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Stephen Rahaim is a health system, private sector engagement, and social innovation specialist with 20 years of experience working to strengthen health systems in emerging and developing markets.

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Zaki Raheem is private sector development specialist, where he engages in market assessments that look to link micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises and producers to growing markets.

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Bhairav Raja is a Trade Advisor on the USAID Africa Trade and Investment Activity. He works in the team’s cross-continental trade services.

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Abigail Kaplan Ramage has more than 15 years of experience working in numerous capacities on adolescent, women’s, and children’s nutrition programming.

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Jonathan Randall has more than 22 years of international experience managing teams and providing expertise at the intersection of sustainable development, climate change, and natural resources for organizations, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation, World Bank, and World Wildlife Fund.

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Richard Rapier for 15 years has worked in domestic and international programs addressing water security, sanitation, and hygiene, water and waste resource management, and environmental and social impact assessment and management in infrastructure.

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Gregg Ravenscroft, DAI’s Commercial Director in our Europe office, has a track record improving operational capacity and profitability across multiple project environments.

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Scott Roantree has worked for more than 20 years in international development, holding senior executive roles in the private and public sectors.

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Peter Ross has been a permanent member of staff for 25 years. A member of the project management team, he is responsible for planning and managing our current long-term UKaid programmes in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia.

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Mark Rostal is an expert in designing financial services and products for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries, offering directly applicable technical expertise and senior management experience.

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Andrei Rotaru brings to DAI 17 years of principal investment experience across global private markets, having completed more than 60 investments.

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Divij Ruparelia has more than 17 years of investment and finance experience, with a special focus on raising capital, direct investing, and building large ventures across emerging markets.

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Rob Ryan-Silva is an international development professional with almost 30 years of experience using systems approaches to achieve development results. Rob joined DAI in 2002.

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Luke Ryba provides programmatic and partnership development work across a variety of economic growth areas.

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Tim Samaranayake is a consultant, team leader, and director with over 20 years of experience in international development and the private sector. As the Director of Operations at DAI, he oversees project delivery alongside technical teams and manages the commercial requirements for new project opportunities.

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John Sampson has more than 17 years of experience leading complex, high-speed programs in conflict, post-conflict, and fragile environments, including stability and transition, countering violent extremism, governance, climate-related conflict, natural resource management, emergency assistance, crisis management, infrastructure, and civil-military coordination programs.

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Araba Sapara-Grant is a Manager with DAI’s Sustainable Business Group.

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Shannon Sarbo is Deputy Chief of Party for the Policy Leadership, Interactions, Networks, and Knowledge (LINK) project, driving efforts to transform agricultural policy systems worldwide.

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Kongkona Sarma is an economist with 20 years of experience working primarily in areas of investment facilitation, business environment reform, and monitoring and evaluation.

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Belem Saucedo collaborates on projects with financial institutions to strengthen MSME ecosystems in developing countries.

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Darren Saywell has 25 years of experience in practice, research, and policy development in water security, sanitation, and hygiene (WSSH), with a particular focus on solutions in urban environments.

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Prior to joining the Ethics and Integrity team, Daniel Schmidt was DAI’s Deputy General Counsel.

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Cathy Shaw is Director of DAI UK’s Evidence, Learning & TA Facilities Practice. Formerly a researcher in economic development in transition countries, Cathy has worked on long-term programs in Nigeria and Russia, eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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Kim Shelsby is a member of DAI’s Global Health team, leading strategy and growth initiatives for DAI’s growing portfolio of supply chain engagements among both donor and private sector clients.

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An experienced project manager and economic growth specialist, Andriy Shevtsov has more than 15 years of international development experience in designing and managing flagship donor programs.

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Marika Shioshvili is a proven project manager with more than 20 years of experience providing strategic and technical leadership and operational oversight to complex donor-funded development activities in Georgia.

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Michael Siebert is a management consultant with 20 years of experience in human resource management, service management and planning, organisational development, and information systems.

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Heather Skilling has more than 25 years of experience in strengthening water security and sanitation service delivery through analytic, project design, evaluation, and consulting work.

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Dr. Emmanuel Sokpo is a specialist clinician with extensive training in public health.

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Bruce Spake is Vice President for Field Engagement.

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Mojeeb Stanikzai is a Director of Projects at DAI, where he oversees a portfolio of governance, economic growth, environment, and water governance projects in the Middle East.

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Miriam Stankovich has rich research experience in leading complex projects in data protection and governance, intellectual property and technology law, regulatory impact assessment of emerging technologies (AI, Blockchain, IoT, Virtual/Augmented Reality, and 3D Printing), and technology transfer.

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Tamara Stanton is a Senior Advisor within DAI’s USG Business Unit.

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Lorie Stokes is a Specialist in the Security, Transparency, Accountability, and Rule of Law practice, with experience in program management, business development, technical writing, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning .

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Dr. Lisa Stone is an accomplished medical and public health consultant with experience in public health policy, planning, and programs for nonprofit and governmental health agencies.

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Nils Taxell brings 20 years of experience as a development practitioner focusing on anti-corruption, civil society engagement, governance, and program management, including in fragile and conflict-affected states to his role as Lead Specialist in Anti-Corruption.

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Roberto Toso is a senior economist with more than 25 years of international development experience working on financial sector reform, economic policy, public financial management, international trade, and competitiveness strategy.

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Ricel Valdes is an international development professional, focused on democracy and governance, with more than 14 years of experience working with the U.S. Agency for International Development and other donors across 25 countries and more than 30 projects.

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Caterina Valero is an international development professional with more than 30 years of experience in program management and implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Joris Van Der Putten brings has more than over 25 years of experience in international healthcare.

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Wout Van Doorn is the Director Infrastructure Finance at DAI Capital.

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As Senior Director of DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration, Anand Varghese leads a team of researchers and policy analysts who help donor clients integrate digital technology into their work and strengthen digital ecosystems around the world.

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Shannon Vasamsetti has more than 13 years of experience working in international development at the nexus of climate change, rural livelihoods, and natural resource management.

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Katie Vaughan is an international development and project management professional supporting the finance and operations team in the Sustainable Business Group.

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Casey Verbeck is a leader in the impact investment space, with a 25-year record of success in strategic planning, business development, sales, and marketing.

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Yulia Vorobyeva is a Senior Principal Specialist in the Security, Transparency, Accountability, and Rule of Law practice. Her areas of expertise include citizen security, organized crime, and rule of law, with a geographical focus on Latin America and post-Soviet countries.

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With more than 30 years of extensive experience, Narayan Wagle brings a diverse skill set to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), water resource management, and rural development.

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James Watson leads the team that oversees the implementation and expansion of DAI’s industry-leading ethics and safeguarding program.

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Tom Weaver has worked on livestock development and One Health projects in the Asia-Pacific region for more than 12 years.

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For the last 20 years, Walter Weaver has focused his broad interests in development on environment projects in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Africa.

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Helle Weeke specializes in trade, investment, and legal development issues. As Chief of Party and Senior Technical Advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative, she supported the release of the Provincial Competitiveness Index.

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Kirsten Weeks has more than 17 years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing donor-funded global health projects.

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Joy White is an international management specialist with more than 20 years of experience in international development, information technology systems, and foreign policy.

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Gavin Wilson leads DAI Capital, the investment banking and asset management arm of DAI.

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As Director of Programs for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, Amy Wilson-Lee oversees the delivery of a varied portfolio of projects

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John Yates has experience in macroeconomic policy, domestic resource mobilization, budget planning and execution, tax and customs administration, central banking, trade and investment policy, and the business-enabling environment.

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Robin Young leads dynamic projects designed to crowd in new market actors to accelerate finance.

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Zehra Zaidi is the Senior Director, Human Development for DAI’s UK and Europe units and has designed and led programs focused on education, innovation, governance, and social entrepreneurship.

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Waleed Zaru oversees the U.S. Government Operations and Systems Team.

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As Senior Vice President of DAI’s European Union business, Jakob Zeidler leads the business unit’s integration, growth, and diversification.

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Gavin Chan started his career in project and structured finance at BNP Paribas in Sydney, Australia, before moving to New York to advise Utilities and Infrastructure Funds on mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring transactions.

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Kate oversees the back-office operations and client communication services of DAI Capital Australia.

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Phaedora Le is an impact investment analyst. Phaedora has a background in public policy, having previously worked as a policy analyst for the Australian Government.

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