The Team

Executive Team


Jean Louis SarbibJean-Louis Sarbib
Chief Executive Officer
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Catalin AndreiCatalin Andrei, Director of Information Technology
Catalin’s role is to ensure the successful execution of Development Gateway’s mission through development and deployment of information and communications technologies. Catalin has a master’s degree in engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France. Before joining Development Gateway, he worked with Capgemini.

Nancy ChoiNancy McGuire Choi, Senior Director of Operations, Co-Executive Director of AidData
Nancy oversees the day-to-day management and strategic direction of Development Gateway’s programs in over 30 countries. She focuses on building high-performing teams, continuously improving our solutions and clients' experiences, and identifying new products and services at the center of transparency and accountability, results management, and citizen engagement. Nancy also serves as Co-Executive Director of AidData, a research and innovation lab that makes development finance data more accessible and actionable, of which Development Gateway is an institutional partner. Nancy has extensive experience leading aid management and transparency projects and working with governments and donors around the world. Previously, Nancy monitored and responded to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies for USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. She holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA from Harvard University.

Abdoulaye DiattaAbdoulaye Diatta, Controller
Abdoulaye has an MBA and over a decade of experience in accounting, federal government contracts, and financial integrity management from the “Big Four.” He now leads the finance department in ensuring that all funds are spent properly and that Development Gateway continues to provide accurate and auditable financial reports to all stakeholders. His skills include applying GAAP and SOX to accounting functions, interfacing with independent auditors during annual audits, interfacing with DCAA during governance and financial systems audit, and interacting with partners and clients during the contracts/projects life cycle. He is fluent in French, English and communicates and writes fairly in Spanish.

Vanessa Goas, Deputy Director of Operations 
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.

Josh PowellJosh Powell, Director of Innovation 
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, Romania, and Argentina. He holds a MS in Public Policy from Brigham Young University and a BS in Finance from the University of Baltimore.




Dina Abdel-FattahDina 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 insurance 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 CisseHamadoun 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 DavisTaryn 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 DobreIonut 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.

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.

ThadThad 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.

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.

BijanaBijana 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.


Full Time Consultants


Sharif AhmedBrian HammondArif Mostafa
Farhana AkterNazmul HassanFabrice Musoni
Julian de AnquinTamid HossainGerald Mutuhu
Alexander ArtimonGabriel InchauspeMonicah Njonjo
Marina BaraloAndrey KabanetsEmanuel Perez
Mauricio Federico BertoliGalina KalvatchevaAldo Picca
Daniel Oliva BiancoLilit KarapetyanMihai Postelnicu
Jethro ButtnerAlexander KorolyovRoberto Rosa
Carmen CanasRoman KovalenkoVanessa Baudin Sanchez
Debabrata ChakrabortyGuillaume LéveilléPhilip Schleihauf
Diego Andres DimunzioVolodymyr LymanskyiWalter Werner Schneider
Sebastian DimunzioNadeja MandrescuOwen Scott
Constantin DolghierAnya MarshallErnesto Soliani
Fernando FerreyraAnush MartirosyanTarek Taher
Alexandru GartnerSarah McDuffLlanco Talamantes
Ramin GhanbarpourAndrii Melnyk 
Oleg GorobetsLiliana Mercado 

Meet the Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Louis Sarbib Jean Louis Sarbib
Jean-Louis Sarbib joined the board of Development Gateway in 2004 and was elected chair in 2008. In March 2009, the board asked him to serve as chief executive officer. More...

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