|Dina Abdel-Fattah, Associate |
Dina supports Development Gateway's Aid Management Program. She was previously Development Gateway's USAID Geo-coding Aid Management Fellow in Nepal. Before joining Development Gateway, Dina was a Project Manager at the DESERTEC Foundation, Hamburg, Germany. Dina holds a Master's of Science in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the College of William and Mary, USA.
|Benjamin Arancibia, Technical Associate |
Ben is a Technical Associate at Development Gateway and brings his research, data analysis, and GIS development knowledge to working on various projects for DG. He focuses on AidData platform and DG's Aid Management Platform in Honduras helping to pilot a new module in South-South Cooperation. Ben is a candidate for a Master's in Data Analytics/Data Science.
|Denise Butcher, Technical Manager |
Denise leads product development, primarily in support of the Aid Management Platform. As a certified Scrum Master, she oversees the development of software requirements, implementation, testing and release, ensuring that technical milestones are high-quality and delivered on time. Before DG, Denise worked at a number of Fortune 500 companies, where she built effective international teams to develop software for clients primarily in the banking, healthcare, and insuranc sectors. Denise holds degrees from Argosy University and the Chubb Institute and applies her background in psychology and counseling at women's correctional facilities in Maryland.
|Hamadoun Cisse, Project Accountant |
Hamadoun works on contract management and financial reports in the Finance Department. Originally from Mali, he previously worked with UNDP in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and as in intern with Development Gateway. He is a candidate for a Masters in Information Systems Technology Management at the George Washington University.
|Taryn Davis, Senior Associate |
Taryn supports DG’s Aid Management Program. Previously, she was an Aid Management fellow in Lao, PDR and also worked with DG’s communications team. She formerly worked for the American Red Cross as the Service to Armed Forces Coordinator. Taryn received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
|Ionut Dobre, Software Developer |
Ionut supports AidData, and has worked implementing the mobile version of the UN Teamworks Application and dgMarket, an open procurement system tracking more than $1 trillion worth of procurement notices. He holds a M.Sc. degree in computer science and also was a teaching assistant for 'Mobile Software Development' course.
|Vanessa Goas, Field Operations Manager |
Vanessa manages various programs within the Operations team, including field operations for all in-country geocoding efforts and projects in Kosovo, Honduras, and Moldova. Vanessa received a master of arts degree in international affairs and international development at George Washington University and holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Miami.
|Dustin Homer, Business Development and Partnerships Manager|
Dustin leads new business and partnership-building efforts at Development Gateway. He also manages Nepal’s Aid Management Platform and leads other projects that explore innovations and new business areas. His background is in monitoring and evaluation and aid effectiveness. Dustin previously worked on impact evaluations and co-founded a community development NGO in Haiti.
|Thad Kerosky Software Developer |
Thad works on data-oriented software development projects at DG. Since 2007, he has worked to implement information and communication technology projects with governments, social enterprises, and startups in the United States and in countries across East and West Africa, including Tanzania and Liberia.
|David Rust-Smith, Software Developer|
David is a software developer on the AidData team working on dashboards and the CMS. He grew up in Malawi and Nepal and has always been passionate about the role of technology in international development. With a B.CS from the University of Waterloo David has worked in a variety of roles; from program manager at Microsoft to founder and developer at a tech based social enterprise.
|Stepan Semenukha, Analyst|
Stepan is responsible for IT systems planning and administration. He designed and implemented DG's migration to private cloud infrastructure. Stepan has worked in system administration and management in Ukraine, and holds a Master's degree in State and Public Administration from Moscow State University, Russia.
|Bijana Sharma Poudel, Staff Accountant |
Bijana focuses on accurate financial activities for Development Gateway in the Finance Department. Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, she started her professional career as a middle school teacher, before moving into commercial banking as a supervisor at the Nepal Investment Bank. In the USA, she worked for Ashoka before joining Development Gateway. Bijana has a business degree from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
|Martha Staid, Senior Associate |
Martha Staid manages projects at Development Gateway, including innovation pilot programs and development of mapping tools. Previously, she worked at the World Bank in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, as well as at Harvard University and with several NGOs. She holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, an MA in Literature from University of Durham and a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the Wilkes Honors College.