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Our Team

Teams for Global Impact

Dev

Global

The DevGlobal team comes from a broad range of backgrounds and have a diversity of expertise and experience that spans science and technology, public policy, philanthropy, communications, human rights, supply chains and business. Our team is guided by our mission to disrupt services for good.

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Afrique

DevAfrique are strategy and development professionals committed to solving complex challenges on the African continent. In more than a dozen African countries, our team’s expertise extends across agriculture, environment and climate change, financial inclusion, health, water sanitation and hygiene, and public policy. 

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India

DevIndia are leaders in innovation, business, climate, and agriculture. Based in the tech hub in Hyderabad, our expertise has connected communities, developed markets, empowered smallholder farmers, and enabled gender equity across India.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Executive Team

Matt Manning

Executive Director - DevGlobal

Matt Manning

Matt Manning is Executive Director of DevGlobal where he continues to be a builder, leader and contributor to teams that is committed to change the world one person, project and program at a time. He resides in the Greater Seattle area where he enjoys many athletic and personal endeavors across sport, coaching and mentorship for the next generation.

Ridwan Sorunke

Executive Director - DevAfrique

Ridwan Sorunke

Ridwan Sorunke is the executive director for DevAfrique. Under Ridwan's leadership, DevAfrique has expanded operations across several countries in Africa.

Priyanka Dasika

Executive Director - DevIndia

Priyanka Dasika

Priyanka Dasika is the executive director for DevIndia. In this capacity, Priyanka has led key client initiatives with stakeholders including USAID, CGIAR, and Reliance Foundation.

Jeff Davis

Managing Director

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis is a managing director and principal consultant bringing more than 17 years of learning and applicable experience from technology, digital strategy, and nonprofit sectors to my client work. Leveraging formal training and practical application Jeff is ready to dig in from programmatic strategy ang governance to tactical portfolio management to operational process design and continuous improvement.

Rhiannan Price

Managing Director

Rhiannan Price

Rhiannan Price is a Principal Consultant and Managing Director of Inclusive and Sustainable Development at DevGlobal Partners. Rhiannan has over 15 years' experience working at the intersection of technology and development, leveraging Artificial Intelligence, very high-resolution satellite imagery, crowdsourcing, and other digital tools in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She's passionate about the potential for technology to break down our siloes and help us leapfrog to a more resilient, sustainable world.

Io Blair-Freese

Interim Director of Strategy & Partnerships

Io Blair-Freese

Io works as an advisor to DevGlobal on Global Investments and Partnerships. She leads efforts to maximize the network across our DevGlobal, DevAfrique, and DevIndia teams. Io brings experience funding global goods at the intersection of geospatial technology and sustainable development, with a particular focus on national health programs.
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Dr. David Bergvinson

Advisor

Dr. David Bergvinson

Dr. David Bergvinson has worked in sustainable agriculture development for over 30 years, with diverse experience in crop improvement, seed systems, agronomy, pest and disease management, agrometeorology, research management and policy formulation. As Director General of an International Research Center (ICRISAT), David translates science into prosperity for rural families at a national scale, especially for rain-fed farming systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. David initiated Digital Agriculture at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2012 and scaled Climate Smart Advisory Services as Principal Scientist at aWhere. As Senior Advisor at DevGlobal, David works with a range of organizations with a focus on resilient, nutritious, and sustainable food systems in emerging markets.

Dr. Henry Musa Kpaka

Advisor

Dr. Henry Musa Kpaka

Musa Kpaka is the Chief Technical Adviser to the Chief Minister in the Office of the President, seconded by the Tony Blair Global Institute. In this role, he supports the Presidency in policy formulation and delivery on H.E President Bio’s top economic priorities. Musa also part of the leadership team at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, where he advices the Minister to deliver on the National Agriculture Transformation Programme. Before returning home, Musa worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), where his work focused on transforming the agriculture sector in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Musa is a trained development economist from Sierra Leone; he has a master’s degree from Harvard University and he received his PhD from the London School of Economics.

Carolyn Johnston

Data Science Advisor

Carolyn Johnston

Dr. Carolyn Johnston, Ph.D. is a statistician, mathematician, and geospatial technologist with over 25 years of experience as a scientist, manager, and director of R&D in location technology companies such as Here Technologies, Maxar, and Microsoft. Dr. Johnston holds eight awarded, and 10 pending, patents regarding image processing, algorithm development, feature extraction from synthetic aperture radar and LiDAR, text and image processing from satellite imagery, and autonomous navigation for automotive OEMs.

Ram Kiran Dhulipala

Advisor

Ram Kiran Dhulipala

Ram Kiran Dhulipala is the Cluster Leader of Digital Agriculture theme at ICRISAT, Hyderabad. Ram drives action research on the use of latest digital technologies in agriculture and has been instrumental in strategizing and executing a private sector and partnership-based approach towards digital agriculture. Ram believes in the concept of comparative advantage and therefore believes that organizations like ICRISAT (or other CGIAR Centers) are better positioned to play the roles of an innovation broker in the space of digital agriculture. Some his research interests include the role of innovation brokers in digital agriculture, innovation ecosystems, social-economic-politic factors driving digitalization of agriculture value chains.

Angeli Donatone

Executive Administrator

Angeli Donatone

Angeli Donatone has served as Executive Administrator since DevGlobal’s inception. With previous experience as a small business owner, she understands the nuances of running and operating a growing operation. She spends her spare time gardening and cooking, as well as exploring the Pacific Northwest with her two teenage sons.

Matt Manning

Executive Director - DevGlobal

Matt Manning

Matt Manning is Executive Director of DevGlobal where he continues to be a builder, leader and contributor to teams that is committed to change the world one person, project and program at a time. He resides in the Greater Seattle area where he enjoys many athletic and personal endeavors across sport, coaching and mentorship for the next generation.
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Ridwan Sorunke

Executive Director - DevAfrique

Ridwan Sorunke

Ridwan Sorunke is the executive director for DevAfrique. Under Ridwan's leadership, DevAfrique has expanded operations across several countries in Africa.
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Priyanka Dasika

Executive Director - DevIndia

Priyanka Dasika

Priyanka Dasika is the executive director for DevIndia. In this capacity, Priyanka has led key client initiatives with stakeholders including USAID, CGIAR, and Reliance Foundation.

Io Blair-Freese

Interim Director of Strategy & Partnerships

Io Blair-Freese

Io works as an advisor to DevGlobal on Global Investments and Partnerships. She leads efforts to maximize the network across our DevGlobal, DevAfrique, and DevIndia teams. Io brings experience funding global goods at the intersection of geospatial technology and sustainable development, with a particular focus on national health programs.
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Jeff Davis

Managing Director

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis is a managing director and principal consultant bringing more than 17 years of learning and applicable experience from technology, digital strategy, and nonprofit sectors to my client work. Leveraging formal training and practical application Jeff is ready to dig in from programmatic strategy ang governance to tactical portfolio management to operational process design and continuous improvement.
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Rhiannan Price

Managing Director

Rhiannan Price

Rhiannan Price is a Principal Consultant and Managing Director of Inclusive and Sustainable Development at DevGlobal Partners. Rhiannan has over 15 years' experience working at the intersection of technology and development, leveraging Artificial Intelligence, very high-resolution satellite imagery, crowdsourcing, and other digital tools in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She's passionate about the potential for technology to break down our siloes and help us leapfrog to a more resilient, sustainable world.
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Dr. David Bergvinson

Advisor

Dr. David Bergvinson

Dr. David Bergvinson has worked in sustainable agriculture development for over 30 years, with diverse experience in crop improvement, seed systems, agronomy, pest and disease management, agrometeorology, research management and policy formulation. As Director General of an International Research Center (ICRISAT), David translates science into prosperity for rural families at a national scale, especially for rain-fed farming systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. David initiated Digital Agriculture at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2012 and scaled Climate Smart Advisory Services as Principal Scientist at aWhere. As Senior Advisor at DevGlobal, David works with a range of organizations with a focus on resilient, nutritious, and sustainable food systems in emerging markets.
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Dr. Henry Musa Kpaka

Advisor

Dr. Henry Musa Kpaka

Musa Kpaka is the Chief Technical Adviser to the Chief Minister in the Office of the President, seconded by the Tony Blair Global Institute. In this role, he supports the Presidency in policy formulation and delivery on H.E President Bio’s top economic priorities. Musa also part of the leadership team at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, where he advices the Minister to deliver on the National Agriculture Transformation Programme. Before returning home, Musa worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), where his work focused on transforming the agriculture sector in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Musa is a trained development economist from Sierra Leone; he has a master’s degree from Harvard University and he received his PhD from the London School of Economics.

Carolyn Johnston

Data Science Advisor

Carolyn Johnston

Dr. Carolyn Johnston, Ph.D. is a statistician, mathematician, and geospatial technologist with over 25 years of experience as a scientist, manager, and director of R&D in location technology companies such as Here Technologies, Maxar, and Microsoft. Dr. Johnston holds eight awarded, and 10 pending, patents regarding image processing, algorithm development, feature extraction from synthetic aperture radar and LiDAR, text and image processing from satellite imagery, and autonomous navigation for automotive OEMs.
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Ram Kiran Dhulipala

Advisor

Ram Kiran Dhulipala

Ram Kiran Dhulipala is the Cluster Leader of Digital Agriculture theme at ICRISAT, Hyderabad. Ram drives action research on the use of latest digital technologies in agriculture and has been instrumental in strategizing and executing a private sector and partnership-based approach towards digital agriculture. Ram believes in the concept of comparative advantage and therefore believes that organizations like ICRISAT (or other CGIAR Centers) are better positioned to play the roles of an innovation broker in the space of digital agriculture. Some his research interests include the role of innovation brokers in digital agriculture, innovation ecosystems, social-economic-politic factors driving digitalization of agriculture value chains.
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Angeli Donatone

Executive Administrator

Angeli Donatone

Angeli Donatone has served as Executive Administrator since DevGlobal’s inception. With previous experience as a small business owner, she understands the nuances of running and operating a growing operation. She spends her spare time gardening and cooking, as well as exploring the Pacific Northwest with her two teenage sons.
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CONSULTANTS

Consultants

Courtney Goss

Manager- Event Practice Area

Courtney Goss

Courtney Goss is a highly motivated and results driven event professional and Manager at DevGlobal. With more than 12 years in the event production industry, Courtney has successfully produced events of all sizes, budgets and formats (virtual, hybrid, in-person) for corporate and non-profit clients across multiple industries including: Construction, Exercise Equipment, Food and Beverage, Gaming, Non-profit, Retail, Technology, etc. Courtney finds immense joy in working with clients to make their ideas come to life!
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Haroun Habib

Manager-Global Health Practice Area

Haroun Habib

Haroun is an experienced senior global health professional, project manager and leader, Haroun has a passion for global health, social justice issues and fostering coalitions that empower others to improve their lives. He has experience in a diverse range of global health areas, including health system strengthening and financing, global health security, governance and advocacy, health information management systems, and public-private partnerships. Haroun’s career in global health and development includes working with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and many non-governmental organizations working to build sustainable health systems in over 25 low-income countries.
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Matt Hallas

Manager- Geospatial Practice Area

Matt Hallas

Matt Hallas is a Senior Consultant at DevGlobal with a passion for applying remote sensing and satellite-based solutions to problems facing the Global Development community. Leveraging a decade’s worth of experience supporting major donors and multi-lateral institutions such as the BMGF and the WHO, Matt pulls from the full suite of available and yet to be developed data types and analytics that unlock huge potential for the success of programs ranging from microplanning to combating NTD’s.
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Sharon Kioko

Consultant

Sharon Kioko

Sharon Kioko is an Analyst at Dev-Afrique and a Junior Consultant with DevGlobal. Under this capacity, she provides support on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Support and Insights team as it related to COVID vaccine rollout research especially within Africa. At DevGlobal, she has supported on projects relate to digital agriculture strategy,agriculture data standardization, GIS mapping for health infrastructure as well as fundraising research
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Reece Williams

Junior Consultant

Reece Williams

Reece Williams is a Junior Consultant at Dev Global and started as an Intern in November 2021. His degree in Political Science with focuses in both law and global politics have prepared him for work in the fields of GIS, global health, and grant management. His time at Dev Global has been spent working on the Geo-enabled Digital Microplanning Handbook and the RAMP project. He is eager to collaborate with local partners and promote the long-term sustainability of projects in the global development industry.
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Payton Young

Senior Consultant

Payton Young

Payton Young is a strategy and project management consultant, specializing in business development, education, and grant management in the non-profit industry. She has over five years of experience working with the leading NGOs and Foundations to implement projects effectively and efficiently, maximizing impact for programs, teams, and clients.​
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Albertine Chen

Senior Consultant

Albertine Chen

Albertine is a senior consultant with breadth of experience spanning strategy, project and program management. Leveraging over a decade’s worth of experience at large retail organizations, she's able to lead and create dynamic teams to collaborate, optimize and solution for DevGlobal clients. Her specializations are digital experience, merchandising, insights and analytics.
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Suzanne Konswa

Consultant

Suzanne Konswa

Suzanne Konswa is passionate about reevaluating existing systems and discovering inclusive ways to improve them. Suzanne supports the planning and execution of research, strategy, and innovative problem solving. Client-centric project support includes strategic communications, writing, editing, group facilitation, market analysis.
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Seamus Geraty

Junior Consultant

Seamus Geraty

Seamus Geraty is passionate about leveraging GIS as a mechanism to inform sustainable and holistic problem solving for the Global Development community. Serving as a Junior Consultant for DevGlobal, Seamus supports client projects in GIS research and application, Earth Observation & Remote Sensing, Machine Learning, and Digital Micro Planning.
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James Haithcoat

Senior Consultant

James Haithcoat

James Haithcoat is a Senior Consultant at DevGlobal focusing on the application of cutting-edge geospatial technologies to sustainable development. With a background primarily in Defense Geospatial Intelligence, James has nearly 15 years of experience working with geospatial data, products, and technologies. He has worked as a vector data analyst for local and federal government contracts, performed sensor data analysis and processing, established software engineering teams to automate production tasks, led R&D projects utilizing computer vision and AI/ML, and acted as an innovation lead for large geospatial contracts.
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Lisa Schol

Consultant

Lisa Schol

Lisa Schol is a Consultant at DevGlobal with ten years experience in Geospatial technologies supporting a diverse array of customers across the world as they leverage satellite imagery to solve data gaps. Lisa has an incredible customer focus and creative problem-solving skills that drive collaboration and innovation. Currently residing in Colorado, she enjoys hiking and camping in the great outdoors.
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Nicole Hunt

Senior Consultant

Nicole Hunt

Nicole Hunt is a Senior Consultant at DevGlobal with a passion for crafting stories and gatherings to connect people and create community. An award-winning special events expert with over 15 years of experience, she enjoys leading all aspects of communications and events management. Nicole brings on-board a talent for consultative relationship building, operations management and project coordination.
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Ruthie Berk

Consultant

Ruthie Berk

Ruthie is an experienced community engagement professional with a demonstrated history of applying sustainable solutions to local and global challenges. Ruthie is skilled in program and project management, event planning, communications and social impact investments. Before joining DevGlobal, Ruthie was a Community Investor at Boeing where she led a team of philanthropic program managers representing 30 countries and regions. Ruthie built and shaped global partnerships at the intersections of economic mobility and community wellbeing. Ruthie also contributes to the Global Welfare Association’s efforts to create and sustain a culture of respect for human rights in Cameroon, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) endeavors to mobilize women entrepreneurs in developing countries through innovative learning solutions.
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AJ Rei-Perrine

Principal Consultant

AJ Rei-Perrine

With 15+ years of strategy and communications expertise, AJ leads diverse teams to develop, launch, and manage initiatives for our DevGlobal clients. Leveraging a background that spans diplomacy, law, technology, and social impact, AJ brings collaborative solutions and a growth mindset to complex, challenging problems.
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Jeff Pituch

Senior Consultant

Jeff Pituch

Jeff Pituch is a senior consultant at the firm and has been with the team since April 2020. Jeff works with global health clients, where he manages special research projects, analyzes data, and helps teams move toward their goals together. Before joining DevGlobal he spent 4 years with optiMize, a social innovation project incubator and teaching courses at the University of Michigan.
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Carter Allen

Principal Consultant

Carter Allen

Carter is a Principal Consultant specializing in Supply Chain Technology. He has over 10 years experience in delivering technical solutions that transform supply chain capabilities in the health care, retail, and food and beverage space. Technical solutions include supply chain network optimization and modernization efforts like implementing new automation capabilities. Carter is passionate about using the transformative nature of technology to solve complex problems for his clients.
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Michelle Schmitz

Senior Consultant

Michelle Schmitz

Michelle is a senior consultant with DevGlobal with 10+ years of geospatial analysis, epidemiology, global health, and technical consulting expertise. As a former data scientist, informatics consultant, and research fellow in the federal and intergovernmental organizational spheres, she leverages her technical background to help guide clients towards robust, data-driven solutions.
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Abigail Gillmer

Junior Consultant

Abigail Gillmer

Abby Gillmer is a purpose driven Junior Consultant with experience in global health, GIS, disease surveillance, and infectious disease prevention and control. As a former Data Assistant for the World Health Organization, Contact Tracer, and Health Educator, she is able to bring empathy and understanding to projects focused on technical data and research. Abby supports global health clients to find sustainable, technology-driven solutions.
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