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

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Christina Aguila focuses on corporate social investment projects for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group and provides project management, business development, and technical support for market and supplier analysis.

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Clean energy specialist Gwen Andersen works to increase the speed with which developing countries adopt renewable energy by working on finance.

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Corin Armstrong, a member of our Business Development team, has more than 10 years of experience supporting the design, implementation, and management of governance and economic development programmes.

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Miguel Baca is a development specialist with extensive experience in the Middle East, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region.

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As Vice President for Global Health, Jenny ensures that our European health programmes are delivered on time, on budget, and with high quality.

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Annie Baldridge has a background in law and public health and has been working in international development for the last eight years. She joined DAI after consulting with the company for two years and is now is a senior global practice specialist.

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From her early research in cultural anthropology to subsequent work in management consulting, Krista Baptista has always been engaged around ways to do things better and empower entrepreneurs to use new skills and tools.

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Brenda Barrett has supported political stabilization and peace-building programs in 25 countries.

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Tim Bergstrom leads the Somali Business Catalytic Fund, managing the operational and grant teams to achieve the program objectives.

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Eric joined DAI in 2016 as the Director of Governance for Asia. He oversees a portfolio of projects in Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, and Sri Lanka.

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Edwin Berk has made a career of building the businesses of professional services companies where public and private sectors intersect. After a brief stint teaching at Yale University, he joined a public policy consulting firm.

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Erica Berkenpas has spent the past 10 plus years working at the intersection of transition, stabilization, resilience, countering violent extremism, and governance.

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Karim Bin-Humam joined DAI in 2015 to help bridge the divide between cutting-edge technology and the needs of poor and vulnerable communities globally.

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Robert Bond is Chief of Party for the Ukraine Financial Sector Transformation (FST) project.

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Nate Bourns began learning the value of language as a 12-year-old while on a trip to Mexico with his Spanish class—and the lesson stuck.

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Peter Brimble has worked extensively in Central, Southeast, and North Asia on industrial efficiency, investment promotion, foreign direct investment, private sector development, and public policy issues.

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Julie Browning oversees projects in Cambodia, Indonesia, Krgyzstan, and Sri Lanka. She has expertise in elections, local governance and political transitions, and civil society.

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Neil Browning supports the development of SBG’s economic modeling tools and conducts local content, supply chain, and market analysis for international business projects.

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Felicity Buckle coordinates DAI’s land portfolio across a variety of donors, supporting business development and programme management teams.

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Duke Burruss has deep technical expertise in agricultural and rural development, marketing and distribution, competitive value chains, international trade, and public-private partnerships, and has managed numerous complex regional projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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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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Kevin Carlucci focuses on resource use efficiency (water, energy) and governance of land and its natural resources. He has particular interest in environmental finance, such as payments for ecosystem services, and in working to demystify how to access climate adaptation funding.

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Stephen Carpenter is a governance specialist with 15 years of experience whose field-based work has focused on anticorruption, public financial management, customs modernization, and institutional strengthening.

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Sean Caselli-Mechael is the New Business Manager for the Center for Secure and Stable States.

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In his role as research director for the Center for Secure and Stable States (CS3), Kevin Casey is bringing expertise to CS3’s projects to increase the quality and impact of project research.

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As the Vice President for New Business of the Asia portfolio, Dan Charette manages a seven-person team and oversees all business development functions for the Asia region including pipeline management and financial forecasting, capture management, resource allocation, and proposal execution.

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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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Chetna Chawla is Technology Director of DAI Global Health and has more than 20 years’ experience in technology consulting, delivering high-impact electronic governance programs.

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Nabil Chemaly is a senior water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) development expert with more than 15 years of experience working in Africa and the Middle East.

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With more than 30 years of experience, Chuck Chopak is Vice President of Development Results

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At the Center for Digital Acceleration, Rachel identifies, researches, and designs digital development solutions and works on business acquisition.

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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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Mily Cortés-Posas has more than 15 years of experience in renewable energy and cleaner production, working for the last six years for DAI in Honduras as a renewable energy and cleaner production specialist.

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Twenty years ago, John Costenbader graduated from a small New England college and felt a need to see how the rest of the world lived. Joining the Peace Corps, John served as a forestry volunteer on the edge of the Sahara Desert in Mali’s remote Dogon Plateau region.

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Donal Cotter has more than more than 23 years of experience in the fields of finance and economic growth, including 15 years of experience in international development. He has held management roles on five major donor-funded economic growth initiatives in transitioning economies.

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Sani Daher rejoined DAI in 2005 after serving as CEO of the Palestine Trade Center from September 2004 until October 2005.

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Noemi Danao-Schroeder first worked internationally as a summer volunteer for a rural vaccination campaign in Paraguay. That experience kickstarted 25 years of international development work.

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Gareth Davies is a Senior Principal Global Practice Specialist with DAI and a nine-time Chief of Party managing projects focused on complex economic, trade an public financial management reforms.

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John DeRiggi is a spatial products developer with 10 years of experience in software and data engineering that includes working with Booz Allen, the RAND Corporation, and the World Bank.

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Peter Dimitroff holds more than 20 years of international development and project management experience, primarily in the Middle East and Afghanistan and focusing on anti-corruption, budget transparency, legislative strengthening, and women’s empowerment.

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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 last decade, Keith Doxtater has provided strategic direction and project management expertise from both the field and home office for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects in Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, the Philippines, Somalia, and Sri Lanka.

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Rob Dressen is a banker with 25 years of experience in microfinance, commercial banking, and financial advisory services. He worked for Meridien BIAO S.A. for three years and Chase Manhattan Bank for 15 years, where he specialized in trade finance, branch operations, and credit and risk management.

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Dr. Sambe Duale serves as a Senior One Health Technical Advisor for the Preparedness and Response Project, a component of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 Program. He joined the RESPOND Project in 2014 as the Technical Lead for the Ebola Virus Disease preparedness and response for the at-risk countries in Central and West Africa.

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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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Elizabeth Elfman, a health specialist, began her career in Massachusetts working to accelerate health care delivery. Seven years later she has accrued a vast array of experience working and studying health systems.

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Clive English is a highly experienced project manager and adviser with more than 35 years of project experience in Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South Asia.

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

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Doreen Erfe joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Philippine Water Revolving Fund Support Program in 2008 as Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist.

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Juan Estrada-Valle is Chief of Party of the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, a multi-country, multi-sector initiative to promote trade, investment, food security, and policy change in eight countries.

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Arsalan Faheem works with our London-based Private Sector Development practice, where he is responsible for advising DAI’s portfolio of economic development programmes, as well as growing the practice through client development.

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Jeremy Finch heads up the internal audit, ethics, and compliance functions for DAI Europe. As such, he is the custodian of the control environment for the company and its complex network across the project portfolio as well as being the liaison for DAI Europe’s formidable ethics policy and exemplary code of business conduct.

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Adam Fivenson is a user research and digital design specialist at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration.

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Christina brings 10 years of experience in sustainable development, anti-corruption work, public sector governance, and political economy analysis across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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Polly Gillingham is a livelihoods specialist, with a particular interest in social inclusion and institutions for the governance of—and resolution of conflicts over—natural resources.

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Enrique Giraldo has more than 20 years of experience in tax policy and administration, demonstrated management credentials in leading U.S. Agency for International Development projects, and established credibility with Salvadoran counterparts.

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Johannes “John” Go has grants management, operational, and financial experience, having worked on various DAI programs since 2000.

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Max Goldensohn joined the Peace Corps after college and spent two years in Gabon building schools with villagers in remote communities. After graduate school, Max went to Laos as a civilian volunteer during the Vietnam War and taught future teachers to do community development.

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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 has played an important role in the development and application of subsector and value chain approaches.

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Greta Greathouse has more than 35 years of experience innovating emerging markets and coupling the private and public sector for technology development.

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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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For more than 30 years, Jim Green has worked widely in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China as a project director and rural development specialist.

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For 30 years, Jonathan Greenham has focused on identifying new options for agribusiness entrepreneurs in developing countries, improving production, increasing access to markets, and forging public-private partnerships.

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Nandi Hall is a Principal Project Manager with more than 15 years of experience working in international development in both the private and nongovernmental sector.

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As part of DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, Haaniah Hamid provides technical and development support for the Local Content Plan and Reporting platform.

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Asha Harrison is a project manager with experience bringing innovative project design and management approaches to conflict, transitional, and stabilization contexts.

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Jeremy “Jez” Haslam is an international development and crisis response specialist with more than 17 years of experience delivering programs in countries facing complex emergencies, conflict, or political transition.

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Brigit Helms has more than 25 years of experience pioneering innovative approaches to financial inclusion and seeking enterprise and market-based solutions to poverty.

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Patrick Henry is a principal advisor and the project director of the Centre for Local Business Development in Guyana.

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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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Kate Heuisler is a development practitioner with 15 years of experience designing and managing development programs in 16 countries.

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Said Abu Hijleh has nearly 20 years of experience in the Middle East with leading multinational companies, including serving on boards, managing, advising, and improving the competitiveness of manufacturing and services industries in Palestine, Jordan, and Kuwait.

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Nick Hobgood has 22 years of experience leading complex, multi-sector development projects in humanitarian response, democratic initiatives, community-based natural resource management, agriculture, and small business development.

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Allen Hollenbach is a Senior Project Manager in the Environment and Health Team, Asia region. He specializes in governance and the environment, with an emphasis on environmental services finance and local government administration.

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Anne-Sofia Holmberg is a Principal Consultant working on our portfolio of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) programmes and bids. She manages The Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility II and the Morocco Sustainable Energy Finance Facility.

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Rebecca Homan administers the Sustainable Business Group’s customer relationship management system, maintains the unit’s materials, and supports financial transactions.

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Leland Howard is the Strategic Recruitment Manager for DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States.

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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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Bronwyn Irwin is an agricultural economist who specializes in strengthening agricultural market systems to increase competitiveness while preserving natural resources, increasing food security, and integrating gender.

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Antonio Iskandar is leading DAI’s efforts in the Citizen Security 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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Bobby Jefferson, a leader in the field of information and communications technology for development, is working to expand DAI’s range of digital health services.

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Marika Kanatova is the director responsible for bids for the European Commission (EC), Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (formerly AusAID), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (formerly NZ Aid), and other donors.

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Jeremy Kanthor’s interest in governance started during a high school trip to Dakar, Senegal, that coincided with presidential elections. After observing an opposition rally and getting caught between opposition supporters hurling rocks and police using tear gas, he was quickly ushered into the home of the leading opposition candidate, Abdoulaye Wade.

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Jeremy Keeton specializes in biodiversity conservation and climate change, with an emphasis on environmental governance, climate change adaptation, and anti-wildlife trafficking.

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Fatimah Kelleher is an international women’s rights and social development consultant with 16 years of experience working with a variety of international, regional, and national stakeholders in Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean.

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Harris Khalique is an internationally recognized civil society leader with more than 20 years of professional and voluntary work with civil society organizations with a focus on human rights and community development. He has held senior management and advisory positions with national and international nongovernmental organizations and civil society networks.

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As Project Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, Umer Khanzada is providing technical leadership to DAI’s Europe 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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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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Alexander Kitain is a Harvard-trained public administration professional with a unique combination of skills in tax policy, tax and customs administration, tax and financial accounting, trade, economics, and public finance.

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Tine Knott is the Vice President of the Center for Secure and Stable States where she provides strategic leadership of DAI’s work in fragile states.

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Kimberly Kohn provides development support to DAI’s economic tool, supports new business efforts, and delivers technical projects to clients in the mining and oil and gas sectors.

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Rémy Kormos has more than 22 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’ areas of expertise include programme management, policy development and reform, and human resources planning and management.

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Marina Krivoshlykova specializes in enterprise development and competitiveness. She provides technical assistance and management support to private sector development projects worldwide, focusing on issues of value chain strengthening, market analysis, and design of strategies for firm and industry competitiveness.

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Since 1996, Rebecca Lawrence has planned and implemented more than a dozen large-scale development programs, and contributed to the design or management of at least 20 others.

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After joining the corporate banking world for a couple years, Gaelle Le Pottier delved back into governance-related development going from Iraq, to South Sudan, Ecuador, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, and back to Kenya/Somalia.

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John Leckie has 17 years of international project experience in the land, natural resources, and environment sectors in Europe, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, and South America.

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Sarah Leigh-Hunt has worked with parliaments, political parties, electoral bodies, and civil society organizations in a range of contexts, and has expertise applying a political economy lens to project planning and implementation.

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John Lindsay leads DAI’s Workforce Development and Youth practice, specializing in developing market-driven products and services that improve competitiveness for enterprises and employment opportunities for youth.

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Donald Lunan has worked at the company since 2005 and has been instrumental in building its portfolio of environment and climate change work.

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Chris MacDonald is a supply chain management and procurement and contracting professional with 36 years of experience working for Shell International. He advises private-sector clients on local content development strategies for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group.

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Rich Magnani has worked in agriculture and agribusiness for more than 30 years—first in commercial consulting and the past 25 years at DAI with a continuing focus on agriculture development by leveraging public private partnerships.

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Sarah Maguire joined DAI’s London office as a Director of Technical Services, Governance, in March 2015. She has extensive experience in promoting human rights in fragile and conflict-affected countries, and at the policy level with donors, United Nations entities, and nongovernmental organizations.

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Greg Maly has spent his career working at the intersection of global development and diplomacy, technology, and the arts.

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Joey Manfredo specializes in environment program management, communications, and training design and facilitation, with a focus on climate change adaptation in small island states.

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Ben Mann is the Global Practice Lead for Development Results, overseeing efforts to improve project results through better monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and learning, and the systems that support them.

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John Maris explores ways in which DAI can invest in enterprises that align with the company’s mission and create value for people around the world.

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Prior to leading the Preparedness and Response program for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Jerry Martin was the Global Lead for the One Health & Infectious Disease practice, working at the intersection of challenges related to animal health, human health, the environment, and economic development.

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Dan Martinko is a Senior Governance Specialist in DAI’s Technical Services Department, providing thought leadership and technical assistance to DAI’s overseas projects and business development efforts.

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James McIntyre Brown is the Health Practice Director for Europe and joined DAI in May 2017.

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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 is responsible for identifying and developing strategic partnerships that support the growth of DAI’s global business.

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Jeffrey Mecaskey has more than 35 years of experience in health and political economics and health policy and management.

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Alyssa Menz provides technical support on business development, market intelligence, and communications strategies for private-sector oil, gas, mining, and energy clients.

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As a Digital Fellow, Chloe works across business units and donors to help integrate new technologies into development work.

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Jeff Mitchell has worked in the oil and gas industry for nearly 40 years. His extensive experience informs DAI’s proprietary tool for economic analysis of local content in developing countries’ extractive industries.

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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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Galia Nurko is an Associate Digital Specialist at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration.

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Trevor’s eclectic professional background encompasses technology, electro-mechanical engineering, software development, data analytics, and musical performance.

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Melanie Beth Oliviero has for 35 years worked for human rights and human development. As a strategic adviser on alliances and global business solutions at DAI, she draws on her expertise in corporate social responsibility, global philanthropy, civil society strengthening, and human rights and economic empowerment.

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Kurt Olsson has 30 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors focused primarily on business development, marketing, and public relations.

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A professional engineer by training, Bill has led numerous infrastructure and development projects for donors in countries around the world. He contributes to DAI’s water, environment, and infrastructure programs as part of the Technical Services team.

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Ejonta Pashaj learned of DAI through a public administration program DAI was implementing in Albania. Ejonta says she was impressed with how DAI approaches working with local governments, especially our emphasis on citizen participation in municipal decision making.

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Daxa Patel has 18 years of multi-country, multimillion-pound project delivery experience. Daxa has built and led large multicultural teams in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Russia and provided troubleshooting, mentoring support, and expertise to achieve success on both a managerial and consultancy basis.

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Skye Perske is focused on ensuring excellence in DAI programming, thought leadership in countering violent extremism (CVE), and new business activities.

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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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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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David Pottebaum has more than 27 years of technical and managerial experience focusing on institutional and organizational development, public administration transparency and accountability, policy reform, and rural agricultural development.

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Dr. Paula Quigley is a medical doctor with more than 27 years of experience in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, and health systems strengthening.

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Kristi Ragan leads The Invest Project, a flagship USAID program to research, develop, and build “blended finance” solutions for development challenges.

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Zaki Raheem is a Technical Advisor for the USAID Mozambique Feed the Future-Inova project, World Bank Business Catalytic Fund, DFID Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia project, and the Ghana Kosmos Innovation Center.

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Bhairav Raja serves clients in our Sustainable Business Group’s corporate social investment portfolio, including multinational corporations in retail and oil and gas.

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Jonathan Randall has been working at the intersection of sustainable economic development, climate change, and environmental conservation for more than 17 years.

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

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Mark Rasmuson currently serves as Senior Technical and Management Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Preparedness and Response Project.

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Gregg Ravenscroft is a Principal Project Manager with more than 12 years of experience negotiating the diverse challenges that come with successfully designing and implementing international, aid-funded, development projects in fragile states.

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Matthew Roberts is Monitoring and Evaluation Manager on DAI’s Land Investment for Transformation programme (LIFT), a six-year project to improve the incomes of the rural poor in Ethiopia.

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Kristen Roggemann has extensive field experience in the Middle East and Africa working on mobile-for-development initiatives in both public and private sector contexts.

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Ian Rose, a lawyer specializing in land tenure, property rights, and access to justice, has led long-term projects in Colombia, Lebanon, Mozambique, and Cabo Verde.

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Chris Rose is a Senior Development Specialist with DAI Europe’s Energy, Environment, and Climate Change practice.

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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 DFID-funded 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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Pieter de Ruijter has more than 30 years of experience in health care technology systems development, specialising in the design and development of planning and management software, and the development of computerised management and planning tools.

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Amanda Ryan specializes in local content for the mining and oil and gas industries and supports data and policy analysis, project management, and business development for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group.

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Robert Ryan-Silva has been with DAI since 2002, when he joined the firm as a group business manager in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Group. Working over a wide range of regions and technical areas in his 20 years in international development, Rob approaches the implementation of complex projects in difficult environments at the level of nuts and bolts.

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Robert Salerno a global health and development practitioner with 15 years of experience working on complex development projects for a variety of donor and private sector clients.

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John Sampson has 11 years of experience leading complex, high-speed programs in conflict, post-conflict, and fragile environments, including stability and transition, countering violent extremism, governance, emergency assistance, crisis management, infrastructure, and civil-military coordination programs.

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Joe Sanders has 18 years of experience, including more than 10 years of full-time management experience on projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Kongkona Sarma is an experienced economic development specialist who started her career in the capital markets, gaining skills in financial valuation, corporate restructuring, and quantitative research.

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Susan Scribner is DAI’s Vice President for Health Systems Solutions, with responsibility for health systems strengthening and global health security.

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Christopher Seeley is an expert in sustainable livelihoods, alternative development, and the design and management of large-scale, multi-objective rural development programs.

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Cathy Shaw is a Principal Project Manager at DAI Europe, having joined the company in 2001. Formerly a researcher in economic development in transition countries, Cathy has worked on long-term programmes in Nigeria and Russia, eastern Europe and central Asia.

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With a background in conflict management, political science, and governance, Aaron Sheldon brings more than 10 years of experience to technical and operational assignments.

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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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Katja Silva-Leander is a Director at DAI, specialized in inclusive economic growth, with 17 years of experience working in the financial services and international development fields.

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Heather Skilling has more than 25 years of experience in strengthening water and sanitation service delivery through analytic, project design, evaluation, and consulting work with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the U.K. Department for International Development, private consulting firms, and others.

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

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Alejandro brings extensive experience working on development projects across Central America and the Caribbean.

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Miniratu Soyoola has more than 20 years of experience in health and social development programme implementation, coordination, and strategy development.

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Bruce Spake leads the company’s development initiatives in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan.

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Ruth Sparrey is Director of Managing for Development Results in our Europe office.

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Patricia Sturgess has a unique background that combines more than 13 years of experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors, with expertise in livelihoods, aid management, international relations and security, and political analysis.

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David Tardif-Douglin runs Africa Lead II, a project that builds the capacity of agriculture professionals, institutions and stakeholders to position African leaders and institutions at the forefront of increased agricultural productivity and food security.

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Georgia Taylor has been working on gender, women’s economic empowerment, private sector development and sexual and reproductive health for more than 20 years.

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Carmen Tedesco is the Technology Manager for DAI’s Managing for Development Results team, focusing on developing data systems.

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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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As Operations Manager for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, Christine Traylor develops and implements new processes that help the group streamline key business functions.

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Boaz Tumwesigye joined DAI in 2010 as a member of the project management team, providing technical direction and oversight of sustainable, ecotourism development projects in and around Nyungwe National Park, one of the region’s most spectacular destinations.

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Alexis Turrall has worked in both the private and public sector as an international development specialist.

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Shannon Vasamsetti ’s work has focused on the nexis of climate change, rural livelihoods, and natural resource management.

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Elizabeth Villarroel has 13 years of programmatic and operations experience in designing, managing, monitoring, and assessing programs in conflict and post-conflict environments.

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As a Principal Analytics Specialist for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, Lucas Vinze brings extensive experience working with international supply chains.

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Catherine Wallis has worked in international development for 14 years with public, commercial, and nonprofit clients across inclusive and sustainable agricultural supply chains, climate, and environmental sectors.

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Mike Walsh’s credentials as DAI’s leading watchdog were earned over a 30-year career of scrutinizing procurement worldwide. During tenures as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) contracting officer in Bangladesh, Egypt, and East Africa, Mike managed some of the most successful and innovative projects in the USAID portfolio.

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Michael Warner is one of the world’s leading authorities on local content in the context of the oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure sectors.

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Over the past 30 years, Andrew Watson’s technical focus has shifted from the earth sciences and remote sensing to environment policy and impact assessment, natural resource management, and biodiversity conservation, and, most recently, to climate change adaptation, with an emphasis on the sustainable use of water resources.

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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 is the Chief of Party for the Jalin project in Indonesia.

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Willet Weeks has four decades of experience in Africa, mostly in conflict and postconflict zones. He is especially knowledgeable about the cultures and the political and social dynamics of the Great Lakes region.

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After graduating from Georgetown University’s McDonough Business School, Jim Winkler accepted a two-year assignment in Costa Rica as a small business advisor with the Peace Corps rather than the well-heeled path of Wall Street and corporate America that most of his classmates followed.

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Geoffrey Wright is a senior trade and regulatory reform leader with 26 years of experience.

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John Yates leads DAI’s Global Practice for Public Financial Management covering 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 is Principal Global Practice Specialist for DAI with 25 years of experience as technical advisor and team leader on investment and financial services projects and engagements in developing and frontier markets.

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Mosharraf Zaidi is the Team Leader for the Transforming Education in Pakistan programme and Campaign Director for Alif Ailaan, a political campaign to help end Pakistan’s education crisis.

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

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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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