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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.

Dev

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

Founder | Board Chair - DevGlobal

Matt Manning

Matt Manning is the Founder 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Matt Manning

Founder | Board Chair - DevGlobal

Matt Manning

Matt Manning is the Founder 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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Laura Guzmán

Director of Communications

Laura Guzmán

Laura Guzmán is Director of Communications at DevGlobal, bringing over 13 years’ experience exploring how new technologies can be used to build a better, more equitable world. She has worked within nonprofits, foundations, social enterprises, academia and more, driven by a desire to tell impactful stories, elevate diverse voices and dig into the complexity of technology.
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Rhiannan Price

Senior Advisor

Rhiannan Price

Rhiannan Price is Program Lead for NASA Lifelines and Senior Advisor 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

Senior 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. 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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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.

CONSULTANTS

Consultants

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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Ashley Frederes

Senior Consultant

Ashley Frederes

Ashley is a senior consultant with DevGlobal with 11+ years experience designing and managing complex global health, humanitarian, and development projects in over 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, and the Americas. Her areas of expertise include health systems strengthening, civil registration, vital statistics, and identity management (CRVSID) systems, health and human rights policymaking, and field-based research. She has a proven track record of collaborating with diverse stakeholders to generate innovative, locally-led and sustainable solutions.
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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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Dawn Angus

Senior Consultant

Dawn Angus

Dawn is a senior consultant and certified coach with extensive experience leading social impact initiatives and global community engagement programs. She is skilled in program and project management, grant management, event planning, and strategic communications. Before joining DevGlobal, Dawn was a community investor at Boeing where she managed partnerships and programs advancing sustainability and educational justice. She finds joy in supporting others to achieve their vision and centers client and community voice in her work.
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Seamus Geraty

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

Principal Consultant

James Haithcoat

James Haithcoat is a Principal 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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Ruthie Berk

Senior 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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Abigail Gillmer

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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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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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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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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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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Jeannelle Joseph

Consultant

Jeannelle Joseph

Jeannelle Joseph is a dynamic and results-driven consultant and certified Project Manager at DevGlobal. With extensive experience collaborating with corporate and non-profit partners to deliver creative and strategic projects, Jeannelle brings invaluable expertise to her role. Her diverse background in project management, event planning, and product licensing equips her to seamlessly merge strategic thinking with a deep appreciation for creativity. Passionate about aligning projects with strategic objectives and enhancing brand identity and vision, Jeannelle ensures that every project she undertakes resonates and inspires.
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Lisa Simpson

Senior Consultant

Lisa Simpson

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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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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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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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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