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.

Nesit Abedje
Nesit Abedje

Nesit is a GIS expert focused on the OpenDCH program in Côte d'Ivoire. He leads program GIS mapping, training, and community mapping tool use.

Consultant Côte d’Ivoire
Kathryn Alexander
Kathryn Alexander

As Senior Program Advisor, Kathryn supports DG programming at critical stages of design, startup, and adaptive implementation.

Senior Program Advisor United States
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
Raymond Wekem Avatim
Raymond Wekem Avatim

Raymond is the Country Lead in Ghana for the VIFAA program, leading all aspects of in-country implementation.

Senior Consultant Ghana
Winnie Awuor
Winnie Awuor

As a Senior Associate, Winnie is the East Africa Regional Coordinator for the TCDI, and the Deputy Programme Manager for the TASAI VISTA program.

Senior Consultant Kenya
Marina Baralo
Marina Baralo

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

Senior Consultant Argentina
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
Vinisha Bhatia-Murdach
Vinisha Bhatia-Murdach

Vinisha leads learning and knowledge management at DG, with an emphasis on promoting the use of results data in development decision-making.

Senior Learning Advisor United States
Daniel Oliva Bianco
Daniel Oliva Bianco

Daniel leads technical development of DG projects, and is the Technical Lead for the TASAI – Visualizing Information on Seeds using Technology in Africa (VISTA) program.

Consultant Argentina
Aminata Camara
Aminata Camara

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

Senior Consultant Senegal
Carmen Cañas
Carmen Cañas

Carmen manages user-centered IT solutions for governments and development agencies, manages the UNDG IMS, and is the product owner of the VIFAA dashboards.

Senior Consultant Spain
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
Taryn Davis
Taryn Davis

As Senior Project Manager, Taryn manages large-scale technical projects at DG. She also ensure good practices and lessons learned are regularly implemented within DG projects.

Senior Project Manager United Kingdom
Julian Eduardo de Anquin
Julian Eduardo de Anquin

Julian de Anquin is the 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
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
Lindsey Fincham
Lindsey Fincham

Lindsey is the Communications Specialist at Development Gateway. She focuses on communications, social media, and engagement strategy

Communications Specialist United States
Emily Fung
Emily Fung

Emily supports DG's partnership and program development, leading proposals and managing opportunities as well as supporting strategic organizational processes.

Associate, Engagement and Partnerships United States
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
Beverley Hatcher-Mbu
Beverley Hatcher-Mbu

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

Manager – Operations Team 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.

Associate United States
Rachel Kitonyo-Devotsu
Rachel Kitonyo-Devotsu

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

Consultant Kenya
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
Nadejda Mândrescu
Nadejda Mândrescu

Nadejda is a technical lead and software developer at DG, building an audit automation tool for Nigeria’s Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), and a data dashboard in Senegal as part of AD3.

Consultant Moldova
Anush Martirosyan
Anush Martirosyan

Anush is a Quality Assurance Engineer, focused on Java projects and using many types of automation software to work across DG’s technical programming.

Consultant Armenia
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 a Senior Consultant, managing the VIFAA Kenya program and leading DG’s work in Kenya on the Makueni County Open Contracting portal.

Senior Consultant 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
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
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.

Principal IT Consultant 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
Deanne Samuels, PhD
Deanne Samuels, PhD

Deanne is a Data Manager for the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) program, focused on implementing methods to identify missing data to support tobacco control in priority countries.

Consultant United States of America
Styopa Semenukha
Styopa Semenukha

Styopa leads DevOps at DG. He supervises systems and software deployment, configuration management, private cloud orchestration, and hardware procurements.

Senior IT Analyst United States
Martha Staid
Martha Staid

Martha oversees the day-to-day and strategic work of DG's operations team using an adaptive management approach to ensure each project has the right people and processes to drive data use at every level.

Director of Operations United States
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
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 Operations United States
Marie-Claude Zando
Marie-Claude Zando

Marie-Claude is the Chief of Party of the Des Chiffres et Des Jeunes (DCDJ) program in Côte d'Ivoire. As the DCDJ project manager and focal point, she focuses on operational management, client relations, and program communications.

Consultant Côte d’Ivoire