About Us: Our Team

We Are DGers

Our team combines software developers, technical experts, and international development professionals. Over the past decade, DG has adapted the Scrum methodology for both technical and non-technical work. We use agile-inspired internal processes such as routine scrums and retrospectives. We proactively solicit feedback; adjust work plans to maximize effectiveness; and flexibly respond to evolving needs.

Selam Abraham, PhD
Selam Abraham, PhD

Selam is the Ethiopia Country Lead for the Tobacco Control Data Initiative, and is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has a background in research and extensive experience working in the Ethiopian legal system.

Senior Associate Ethiopia
Terefe Gelibo Agerfa, PhD
Terefe Gelibo Agerfa, PhD

Terefe is a public health analyst and epidemiologist with more than 15 years of experience. He is based in Addis Ababa and is the Research Lead (Consultant) for DG's Tobacco Control Data Initiative.

Research Lead for Tobacco Control Data Initiative (Consultant) Ethiopia
Seember Ali
Seember Ali

Seember is the VIFAA Country Lead for Nigeria, overseeing country-level tasks, communicating stakeholder priorities, and supporting Nigeria tool development. Seember is also Country Lead for Nigeria on the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) team where she supports in-country implementation based on evolving project priorities.

Senior Consultant Nigeria
Rodrigo Alvarez Igarzabal
Rodrigo Alvarez Igarzabal

Rodrigo is a Junior Developer for the TCDI program at DG.

Junior Developer Argentina
Winnie Awuor
Winnie Awuor

As Program Manager, Winnie is the East Africa Regional Coordinator for the TCDI.

Program Manager Kenya
Marina Baralo
Marina Baralo

Marina Soledad Baralo is a Senior Software Engineer and Analyst based in Spain. With an expertise in Agile methodology, Marina skillfully manages the feature development of a wide range of DG tools.

Senior Consultant Spain
Vanessa Baudin Sanchez
Vanessa Baudin Sanchez

Vanessa oversees DG’s West Africa operations from our hub in Dakar. She is responsible for the West African client portfolio, including project budgets, activities follow-up, recommendations, and evaluation.

Principal Consultant, West Africa Regional Manager Senegal
Mauricio Federico Bertoli
Mauricio Federico Bertoli

Mauricio is a full stack developer at DG, and is a front-end developer for a range of flagship data portal projects. He also focuses on designing and developing UI visualizations.

Consultant Argentina
Aminata Camara Badji
Aminata Camara Badji

Aminata is Regional Program Lead working on programs throughout West Africa, including as West Africa Regional Coordinator and Nigeria Project Manager for the Tobacco Control Data Initiative.

Regional Program Lead (Consultant) Senegal
Anna Chewter
Anna Chewter

Anna Chewter is a Program Coordinator on DG's programs team.

Program Coordinator Washington, DC
Viorel Chihai
Viorel Chihai

Viorel is a software engineer at DG, focused on AMP. He provides on-site assistance, implements software deployment, and supports AMP training, finding on-site solutions to meet requirements.

Consultant Moldova
Hamadoun Cisse, CPA
Hamadoun Cisse, CPA

Hamadoun leads DG's Finance Department, spanning internal finances and external client accounts. He ensures all funds are spent properly, and that DG provides accurate, auditable financial reports.

Director of Finance United States
Octavian Ciubotaru
Octavian Ciubotaru

Octavian is a software engineer at DG. He works across projects at DG including the UNDG IMS, AMP, and the Administrative Data for Decisions (AD3) program.

Consultant Moldova
Jamila Daniel
Jamila Daniel

Jamila is a Business Development Consultant on the engagement and strategic partnerships team at Development Gateway.

Consultant – Business Development United States
Nafissatou Cisse Diaw
Nafissatou Cisse Diaw

Nafissatou Cisse Diaw is a Senior Associate working on DG's VIFAA and TCDI programs.

Senior Associate
Lauren Eby
Lauren Eby

Lauren Eby is a Program Manager at DG.

Program Manager United States
Julian Eduardo de Anquin
Julian Eduardo de Anquin

Julian de Anquin is the Program Manager and Technical Lead of DG’s Aid Management Platform (AMP), responsible for overseeing all feature development and maintenance of nearly 30 new and existing AMP implementations.

Senior Consultant Argentina
Diego Andres Dimunzio
Diego Andres Dimunzio

Diego is a technical team leader. At DG, he is currently the Technical Lead of the Visualizing Insights on Fertilizer for African Agriculture (VIFAA) program.

Principal IT Consultant Argentina
Sebastian Dimunzio
Sebastian Dimunzio

Sebastian is a full stack developer, and is currently the Technical Team Lead for the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) program, and works on the Administrative Data-Driven Decisions (AD3) program.

Principal IT Consultant Argentina
Evariste Dongo
Evariste Dongo

Evariste is the MIS Technical Specialist for the Cashew-IN project. He is a specialist in information systems management, research, monitoring & evaluation, and project management with over six years of experience.

MIS Technical Specialist (Consultant) Côte d'Ivoire
Erin Faltermeier
Erin Faltermeier

Erin writes grants and proposals in support of DG’s business development and provides broader support for DG's Engagement and Strategic Partnerships team.

Grant & Proposal Writer United States
Fernando Ferreyra
Fernando Ferreyra

Fernando leads all digital development work at DG. He focuses on delivering high-quality, stable, and sustainable products, with an emphasis on user interface and user experience design.

Director of Software Development United States
Daniel Fikre
Daniel Fikre

Daniel is a Software Developer (Consultant) at DG.

Software Developer (Consultant) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Yohannes Fikre
Yohannes Fikre

Yohannes is a data analyst and data systems professional with more than 10 years of hands-on experience in analysis, visualization, and the use of data to support data-driven decision-making.

Technical Advisor for Data Use (Consultant) Ethiopia
Yosef Getachew
Yosef Getachew

Yosef Getachew is a Data Use Advisor on DG's aLIVE program.

Data Use Advisor (Consultant)
Mohammed Ghazal
Mohammed Ghazal

Mohammed Ghazal is a Data Advisor on DG's ESAS Jordan project and is based in Amman, Jordan. 

Data Advisor Amman, Jordan
Vanessa Goas
Vanessa Goas

Vanessa oversees all DG project teams. She ensures high-quality products and services, and alignment across organizational operations, strategy, and functions.

Chief Operating Officer United States
Analisa Goodmann
Analisa Goodmann

Analisa is the Senior Communications Associate at DG. In this role, she supports DG's strategic communications through creating communication plans; podcast production; audio editing; writing and editing; and social media management.

Senior Communications Associate United States
Beverley Hatcher-Mbu
Beverley Hatcher-Mbu

Beverley is an international lawyer with experience in project implementation, client management, policy analysis, and data protection.

Deputy Director of Programs United States
Gabriel Inchauspe
Gabriel Inchauspe

Gabriel is a full stack developer, focused on DG projects related to aid management, open contracting, and geolocation data visualization.

Consultant Argentina
Galina Kalvatcheva
Galina Kalvatcheva

Galina is a front-end web and Wordpress CMS developer who has strong experience working with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and a range of current front-end frameworks.

Consultant United States
Lilit Karapetyan
Lilit Karapetyan

Lilit is a Quality Assurance expert who manages DG's software Quality Assurance (QA) programs and teams, including leading the QA process for AMP.

Consultant Armenia
Annie Kilroy
Annie Kilroy

Annie is DG's technical advisor for research design, indicator development, methodological guidance, and strategies for increasing the use of data for decision-making.

Technical Advisor, Data & Analytics United States
Rachel Kitonyo-Devotsu
Rachel Kitonyo-Devotsu

Rachel is Senior Tobacco Advisor working on the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) program. She provides strategic guidance toward the program and has a background in tobacco data within country contexts.

Consultant Kenya
Nurhan Kocaoglu
Nurhan Kocaoglu

Nurhan is DG's Director of Programs. She leads our portfolio of programs and projects, ensuring high performance standards and enhancing cutting-edge, evidence-based programming.

Director of Programs Washington, DC
Constance Konan
Constance Konan

Constance coordinates DG’s work in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria for a five-year West Africa Cashew Project. She has extensive experience working with national associations and international partners to assess agricultural market and information system needs.

Consultant Côte d’Ivoire
Ousmane Koné
Ousmane Koné

Ousmane is a Program Manager focused on our Visualizing Insights for African Agriculture (VIFAA) program.

Program Manager (Consultant) Senegal
Mohammed Maikudi
Mohammed Maikudi

Mohammed Maikudi is DG's Nigeria Stakeholder Engagement & Research Lead.

Nigeria Stakeholder Engagement & Research Lead Nigeria
Mbaita Maka
Mbaita Maka

Mbaita is the Tobacco Control Data Initiative as the Zambia Country Lead and Data Analyst for TCDI Zambia research.

Consultant Zambia
Joshua Mbai
Joshua Mbai

Joshua Mbai, Senior Associate, is an experienced monitoring and evaluation specialist with over ten years’ experience implementing projects that promote the use of data and evidence in public decision and policymaking.

Senior Consultant Nairobi
Noreen Mdege
Noreen Mdege

Noreen Mdege, Ph.D. supports Development Gateway as Tobacco Control Research Coordinator for the Tobacco Control Data Initiative.

Tobacco Control Research Coordinator (Consultant) Switzerland
Liliana Mercado
Liliana Mercado

Liliana is a Technical Analyst, Test Lead, and Scrum Lead at DG. She focuses her technical expertise on functional requirements gathering, Agile Methodology, and testing.

Senior Consultant Argentina
Charlene Migwe-Kagume
Charlene Migwe-Kagume

Charlene is DG's Regional Lead for East and Southern Africa and is based in Nairobi.

Regional Lead for East and Southern Africa Kenya
Allan Mogusu
Allan Mogusu

Allan is a Software Developer at DG.

Software Developer Nairobi, Kenya
Brian Mokandu
Brian Mokandu

Brian Mokandu is a Software Engineer at DG.

Software Engineer Nairobi, Kenya
Adam Luis Morales
Adam Luis Morales

Adam is the Member Services and Events Coordinator for the Open Gov Hub.

Member Services and Events Coordinator, Open Gov Hub
Timothy Mugo
Timothy Mugo

Timothy is a Full-Stack Software Engineer at DG based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Full-Stack Software Engineer Kenya
Gerald Mutuhu
Gerald Mutuhu

Gerald is a Software Developer on the VIFAA program and a Product Owner for the Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) Audit Automation tool.

Consultant Kenya
Huyen Nguyen
Huyen Nguyen

Huyen is a staff accountant at DG with focus on grants and contracts. She is responsible for maintaining and managing contract files, keeping an up-to-date database, and preparing grant and contract invoices.

Staff Accountant United States
Tom Orrell
Tom Orrell

Tom Orrell is a Deputy Director of Programs at DG. His experience bridges human rights law, sustainable development and humanitarian action, and data policy. He is a non-practicing barrister in England and Wales and the founder and former director of DataReady.

Deputy Director of Programs
Sarah Orton-Vipond
Sarah Orton-Vipond

Sarah leads engagement and strategic partnerships at DG. She focuses on promoting efficiency, effectiveness, and impact through data and technology use.

Director, Engagement and Partnerships United States
Retselisitsoe Pokothoane
Retselisitsoe Pokothoane

Retselisitsoe Pokothoane is a Research Analyst (Consultant) at DG.

Research Analyst (Consultant) South Africa
Mihai Postelnicu
Mihai Postelnicu

Mihai is a technical development expert focused on software deployment, managing national and subnational country government relationships, and providing technical OC and OCDS support.

Deputy Director of Software Development Romania
Bijana Sharma Poudel
Bijana Sharma Poudel

Bijana is a Senior Accountant at DG. She focuses on ensuring DG keeps detailed, accurate financial activity records throughout internal and external processes.

Senior Accountant United States
Josh Powell
Josh Powell

As CEO, Josh oversees DG’s management team and coordinating strategy and overall organizational performance. Over the past decade, Josh has managed DG programs and supported teams in more than a dozen countries.

Chief Executive Officer United States
Tony Rodriguez
Tony Rodriguez

Tony is the Director of the Open Gov Hub.

Director, Open Gov Hub
Diego Rossi
Diego Rossi

Diego Rossi is a Software Developer at DG.

Software Developer Argentina
Kelley Sams
Kelley Sams

Kelley Sams, Ph.D. is a Senior Associate on the programs team. Her background includes social science investigations, global health program assessments, monitoring & evaluation, and applied research – with a focus on healthcare access and uptake throughout West and Central Africa.

Senior Associate United States
Romi Sayago
Romi Sayago

Romi Sayago is a Technical Analyst based in Córdoba, Argentina.

Technical Analyst Córdoba, Argentina
Patrick Shamba
Patrick Shamba

Patrick Shamba, Ph.D., is a technical advisor for the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Consultant  Democratic Republic of the Congo 
Ashlin Simpson
Ashlin Simpson

Ashlin Simpson is a Senior Associate on DG's Engagement & Partnerships team.

Senior Associate, Engagement & Partnerships
Llanco Talamantes
Llanco Talamantes

Llanco leads DG's user experience activities, currently UX/UI design of the Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria dashboards for the VIFAA program.

Consultant United States
Efrem Tesfaye
Efrem Tesfaye

Efrem Tesfaye is the Program Manager for DG's aLIVE program.

aLIVE - Program Manager Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Khyatee Tewari
Khyatee Tewari

Khyatee Tewari is a Program Manager at DG.

Program Manager United States
Josiane Djiofack Tsague
Josiane Djiofack Tsague

Josiane is DG's Tobacco Control Research Analyst.

Tobacco Control Data Analyst Sherbrooke, Canada
Andrea Ulrich
Andrea Ulrich

Andrea manages technical staff and partners to design and develop data platforms. She also collaborates with the management team to identify and improve internal business processes.

Deputy Director of Programs United States
Srbuhi Vardanyan
Srbuhi Vardanyan

Srbuhi is a Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst based in Armenia. She ensures program deliverables are completed to the highest level of quality.

Quality Assurance Analyst (Consultant) Armenia
Denis Mbugua Wanjiru
Denis Mbugua Wanjiru

Denis Mbugua Wanjiru is a Software Developer at DG.

Software Developer Nairobi, Kenya
Rebecca Warner
Rebecca Warner

Becca Warner is the Communications Manager at DG.

Communications Manager United States
Cecelia Yost
Cecelia Yost

Cecelia Yost is a Program Coordinator on DG’s programs team.

Program Coordinator Washington, DC