|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 brings his research, data analysis, and GIS development knowledge to DG working on various parts of the new USAID contract, including rebuilding Aiddata, mapping, and data visualizations.. He joins from an IT Consulting company where he focused on GIS and Database Development for various United States Government Agencies. Ben was a former Aiddata Research Assistant at William and Mary where he obtained his B.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy.
|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, 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.
|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, Associate|
Dustin is a Development Gateway project manager with a strong monitoring and evaluation background. He is heavily involved in developing DG’s innovative results-based management information system and services. He also works on geo-referencing and visualizing development information and manages the Aid Management Platform in Nepal. Prior to Development Gateway, Dustin worked on impact evaluations with US-based evaluation firm Social Impact. He is also a co-founder and director of a Haiti-based community development NGO. Dustin has published peer-reviewed research on education-aid effectiveness and managed a groundbreaking randomized controlled trial on international law.
|Christian Peratsakis, Technical Associate |
Christian is a technical associate working on AidData and the Aid Management Platform. He focuses on project management, technical implementation, and product innovation. Prior to joining Development Gateway, Christian was a Research Associate with the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program of the University of Texas-Austin, and a research fellow and project manager for AidData. He holds a BA from the College of William & Mary, and a Master's degree in Public Policy with a focus on international development from the University of Texas.
|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.
|Josh Powell, Innovation Team Manager |
Josh manages the AidData Innovation Team for USAID's HESN Award, which includes scoping and managing IT programs for coding, sharing, visualizing, and analyzing data; developing in-country pilots using the latest technology; and supporting the technical needs of the Field Operations team. Josh has managed and supported teams and projects in Nepal, Tunisia, Malawi, Senegal, Haiti, and Argentina. He holds a MS in Public Policy from Brigham Young University and a BS in Finance from the University of Baltimore.
|Owen Scott, Associate |
Owen Scott comes to Development Gateway with four years of field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently, from 2009-2012, Owen worked on planning and results tracking in Malawi, Swaziland, and Lesotho with Engineers Without Borders Canada. Owen's writing on aid effectiveness has been quoted in many social and traditional media outlets, including the book Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure by Tim Harford. Owen has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a graduate certificate in GIS from Penn State.
|Bindu Venugopal, Technical Manager|
Bindu focuses on product development and innovation at Development Gateway. She works as the technical manager for the Aid Management Platform, and has over 8 years of experience in software development and management. She has a wide range of country experience having worked in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Nepal, Kosovo and Timor-Leste. Prior to joining the organization, she worked as a project leader for companies in India and the United States. She holds a graduate degree in software programming and management and a bachelor's degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering from University of Pune, India.
|Wayan Vota, Senior Manager, Business Development and External Relations |
Wayan works to position Development Gateway in the center of Transparency and Accountability, Results Management, and Citizen Engagement activities. Wayan has almost two decades of experience in the use of technology in international settings with NGOs and the private sector. Wayan holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Central Florida and will complete an MBA at George Washington University in 2014.