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In his role as Program Manager, Jaleel is responsible for implementing an anti-slavery client program in Tamil Nadu, India. He leads the program’s development of partnerships and coordinates with the government and community-based partners to reach the practical goals of the program.
Jaleel is focused on building relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including brands and business owners, in order to reduce forms of bonded labor in the textile industry of Tamil Nadu.Until recently Jaleel worked as an HR welfare officer for Allied Haulage Group in the United Arab Emirates. In that role he helped create a fair workplace and ensure that employees’ rights and welfare were met. Previously, he worked with International Justice Mission (IJM) in India for seven years. With IJM he carried out criminal investigations on behalf of bonded laborers, managed anti-slavery projects, and networked with NGOs and local government officials. He helped bring about structural transformation by identifying, rescuing, advocating for, and rehabilitating bonded laborers throughout India.
Jaleel is a trained social worker with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Post Graduate Degree in Social Work from Madras Christian College, Chennai, India.
"It is my privilege to work with Geneva Global alongside such a passionate group of people. I always have admired Geneva Global's systematic and professional approach towards a community's problem by empowering local organizations to reach out to concerned stakeholders to bring forth desired outcomes."
Chief Executive Officer
As owner and CEO of Geneva Global, Doug provides expert guidance to foundations, corporations, individuals, and other organizations throughout the world who seek to apply a business mindset and results-oriented approach to their social impact efforts.
With more than 25 years of experience in philanthropy, international development, leadership, and organizational development, Doug brings a wealth of knowledge to his work with Geneva Global’s clients. Since taking ownership of Geneva Global in 2008, Doug has assembled a leadership team that brings expertise from the worlds of international development, global health, finance, consulting, risk management, and marketing to each client assignment. He has led the expansion of the organization’s offerings into a full range of philanthropic and consulting services. Passionate about bringing creative solutions to address social problems, he seeks to revise traditional approaches whenever appropriate and possible.
Throughout his career, Doug has spoken on topics such as maximizing social impact, measuring social change, creating social transformation though collaboration, and the meeting of strategic philanthropy and impact investing. Currently, Doug sits on the boards of Capital for Good U.S.A., Capital for Good UK and the END Fund.
Prior to joining Geneva Global’s senior leadership team in 2006, Doug helped to create and was Executive Director of London-based Integral, a global alliance of 12 relief and development agencies. He previously served for nine years as General Director of Tearfund, one of the United Kingdom’s largest aid agencies, based in London. At Tearfund, he led a multinational staff of more than 650 people, implementing advocacy, relief and development programs through 300 partners in 70 countries. Earlier, Doug held management and consulting roles with the U.K.-based Lucas Group and lived and worked in various countries in Africa. In 2003, Doug was also part of the founding team of the Micah Network and Micah Challenge. He studied at the University of Southampton in the U.K and earned a master’s in business administration from the Cranfield School of Management in the U.K.
“The highest calling and greatest satisfaction for any philanthropic effort is an unselfish act that releases the potential of another human being to become all that they can be. Surely we should strive for excellence in this transformation. Geneva Global exists to help clients realize their philanthropic dreams with excellence.”
Lexi provides support to the Program Directors as part of the grant management team throughout their process of research, project management, reporting and analysis. Previously, Lexi was based in Africa for Geneva Global for three years helping launch multiple projects in Namibia, Burundi and Ethiopia.
Lexi was in Namibia as a project manager to support the Government implement a national neglected tropical disease (NTD) control program on behalf of the END FUND. She also assisted the project launch and coordination of a collaborative health initiative, which seeks to study the integration of rural health services in Namibia. Before Geneva Global, Lexi was a consultant for the MENTOR Initative in France, and completed internships with a number of organizations such as Ashoka, CARE and NYPIRG. Lexi holds a bachelor's degree in international politics and history from Penn State University.
“I love working with such creative colleagues at Geneva Global, and I particularly appreciate their willingness to implement innovative ‘out of the box’ concepts. It’s a unique and inspiring experience, seeing firsthand cutting-edge initiatives flourish as sustainable models for change.”
Director of Finance
As Director of Finance, Sabine supports the day-to-day finance operations of Geneva Global and works with the management team to optimize financial systems and process performance.
Before rejoining Geneva Global in 2015, Sabine spent seven years at a utility company where she progressed through several roles within Finance and IT. Her responsibilities included supervising the financial close and reporting, leading the functional-technical ERP support team, and managing the Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls compliance process. Prior to that, Sabine worked as a Senior Accountant at Geneva Global, and held various auditing roles in public accounting and internal audit.
Sabine holds an MBA from RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (Germany) with a concentration in International Business, and a BBA in Finance and International Business from James Madison University.
“I feel privileged to work at Geneva Global, where compassion and a sharp focus on results are uniquely combined. This mindset is how we provide excellent service to our clients, while effectively helping those people in the world who need it the most.”
As General Counsel, Andy leads Geneva Global for legal and compliance operations. With 25 years of U.S. and international experience, Andy provides effective legal advice, develops and manages agreements, structures philanthropic projects and investments, and supports the management of U.S. and international operations.
Andy also helps guide Geneva Global’s operations and strategic development. He provides support for client development and relationship management, as well as implementation of projects to maximize results.
Prior to joining Geneva Global Andy served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at a Fortune 100 financial services company, where he oversaw international legal operations for over 50 countries. He led the company’s international restructuring, IPO, mergers & acquisitions and mission-critical projects. Prior to his in-house counsel roles, Andy was a law firm partner with Salans LLP (Dentons), where he advised multinational clients for international transactions, investments, mergers & acquisitions and regulatory relations in overseas markets. Andy lived and worked in Eastern Europe for six years, and helped to found, build and manage a non-profit International Baccalaureate school. He has served on the boards of directors of profit and non-profit organizations.
Andy holds a Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University.
“It is inspiring to work with our clients in achieving transformative change for communities in need. Sustainable change requires the marriage of compassion and practical, market-tested principles. Geneva Global’s investment-oriented approach, local experience, and drive to monitor and assess results are the cornerstones for excellence and achieving our clients’ philanthropic goals.”
As part of the grant management team, Colleen supports a variety of client programs focused on anti-slavery and global health issues. She is responsible for program planning, monitoring, reporting and analysis, working alongside Geneva Global staff based in Southern India.
Previously, Colleen managed a portfolio of grant programs focused on treating and preventing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) on behalf of the END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative to combats NTDs in the developing world. She has prior experience working in health policy and advocacy, particularly with underserved communities. She was a policy analyst for the National Association of Community Health Centers in Washington, DC, where she worked with a nationwide network of advocates, providing technical assistance and support on a range of issues, including health care coordination and delivery, maternal and child health, and public health insurance programs. In addition, she was a coordinator for Food Day, a national nutrition-focused campaign promoting healthy, affordable, and sustainable food policies.
Colleen holds a bachelor’s degree in health and human development from Penn State University and a master’s in public health from George Washington University with a focus on prevention and community health.
“Geneva Global takes a unique, innovative approach to helping clients solve some of the most pressing issues facing the developing world. I enjoy working on a team that’s passionate about making a difference within vulnerable communities.”
Jennifer currently directs two strategic initiatives on behalf of Geneva Global’s clients: one focused on building the capacity and reach of pioneering social-sector organizations in China, and another designed to accelerate development among highly promising projects in several of our focus countries.
Since joining Geneva Global in 2010, Jennifer has also provided project management services to support client outreach to private donors in the Middle East. Before joining Geneva, Jennifer produced creative content for a fair-trade, organic products social enterprise in Laos, as well as taught English and worked on business development for a start-up in Shenzhen, China. In the US, Jennifer has held production and communications positions within several fine arts organizations. She holds an MBA in international economic development from Eastern University and a bachelor’s in art history from Westmont College.
“One thing makes Geneva Global a truly stand-out company: our service. Being client-centered is in our DNA; it’s the lens through which we find every solution. We know our clients want to achieve the greatest impact, see the most change, and realize results beyond the status quo. That’s why we are here, and it’s why I love working here.”
As a member of Geneva Global’s consulting team, Lindsay works alongside clients to establish scope, create deliverables, and manage effective partnerships.
From 2008 to 2012, Lindsay helped manage a $50 million grant portfolio consisting of 27 global health and community development programs operating in 19 countries around the world. In this role, she worked closely with senior staff to design and implement grant and research initiatives, facilitate ongoing communication with the client, and manage the development of reports and implementation plans.
Before joining Geneva Global, Lindsay worked in the areas of public relations and donor services at the Chester County Community Foundation, gaining valuable experience in marketing, client care, and community development. Previously, Lindsay interned for a grassroots human rights organization that provides pro bono legal assistance in civil matters. She graduated summa cum laude from Bucknell University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
“At Geneva Global, we provide the support services and know-how to move from strategy to implementation; from vision to reality. It’s incredibly invigorating to help our clients realize their goals, take action, and create social change.”
Working from our UK office, Peter provides challenge, guidance and inspiration to individuals, corporations and foundations looking to engage in the next generation of philanthropy and CSR.
Peter previously held the role of International Manager at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), representing the organisation on the global stage whilst leading and coordinating the work of their international network of offices to achieve success in their domestic markets whilst working directly with HNWI, companies and not for profits looking to operate in multiple jurisdictions on a global scale. Prior to this Peter spent four years in a leadership role in the CAF corporate relations team working some of the largest multinationals based in the UK to deliver CSR strategy and implementation both in the UK and internationally.
“I am excited to be part of Geneva Global because no other organization I have encountered has the experience, tools and reach to deliver the scale of impact for social change makers.”
Guy is Managing Director for Geneva Global and leads the program and grant management division. He oversees three teams delivering high impact programs for a range of philanthropic clients.
Before joining Geneva Global, Guy spent 11 years with Save the Children. He was variously based in Myanmar (Burma), Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Turkey and the UK. Guy has a wide range of experience in the sector, including leading humanitarian responses to both armed conflicts and natural disasters, as well as strategic leadership of longer-term development work in a range of geographies. His last position with Save the Children was as Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East & Eurasia during the first years of the Syria conflict and the regional refugee crisis that resulted.
Guy is a UK-qualified Social Worker (to post-qualifying level). He holds two Masters degrees: a Masters in Social Work from the University of York (UK), and a Masters in Children's Rights from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Guy's undergraduate degree is in Theology (BA Hons) from Durham University (UK).
"I love working for Geneva Global for the opportunity we have to support the most effective local organizations and to coordinate their efforts in order to achieve more for disadvantaged communities around the world."
Jennie has been working for the past 5 years as a Senior Consultant with Geneva Global, specializing in community development program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and organizational capacity development.
This work has involved programs in Nepal, India and Uganda and covered slum transformation, integrated platforms for development and human liberties, in particular anti-human trafficking initiatives. Jennie’s experience involves 18 years of working in the field in Bangladesh and Nepal, nine of those as Chief Executive Office (CEO) of a large multi-sectored development agency in Nepal. Prior to that she was employed in the United Kingdom as International Development Director in a London based international non-government organization (INGO) working across multiple sectors and continents and engaged on development, advocacy and humanitarian assistance. Earlier she held senior leadership roles in the national health sector in London. Jennie is a member of the board of trustees of a number of international organizations working globally in development as well as coaching and mentoring in the same field. Jennie has a master’s degree in social and behavioral sciences from City University, London.
"At Geneva Global, our work allows us to help clients reach beneficiaries in a unique, sustainable and customized way. It is a privilege to be a part of the process and share my expertise."
Director of Customer Experience
As part of the business development team, Ryan helps philanthropists learn how to leverage their investments for maximum social impact using Geneva Global’s full spectrum of services. Working from our US office, Ryan provides guidance to individuals, corporations and foundations seeking the next generation of philanthropy and CSR.
Prior to Geneva Global, Ryan spent eight years in business development for Cityteam International and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, where he built an arts and culture tourism social enterprise. He has served as a consultant to organizations such as Leadership Network and Christians In Commerce to better engage millennials in Silicon Valley. Ryan has a B.S. in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College.
"The focus on the outside-in thinking, collaboration as a necessity, high transparency, and iterative design thinking to tackle complex problems are the facets of Geneva Global I find most valuable and rare."
As part of the consulting team, Dakota supports a variety of client engagements in the global health and development sector. She also helps clients develop their outreach and partnership strategy, with a particular focus on Asia.
Prior to joining Geneva Global, Dakota worked at the World Bank as part of the Agriculture and Environmental Services team, where she collaborated with financial institutions throughout Africa and Asia to increase their agriculture lending capacity. In this role, she primarily focused on developing knowledge products to support the implementation of successful agriculture business models in emerging markets. Additionally, she managed partnerships, international events, and research projects at a corporate sustainability initiative based at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. She holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in metropolitan studies from NYU.
"Geneva Global is dedicated to driving positive social change on a global scale. Together, we create and implement solutions addressing some of the most challenging global health and development issues. I am proud to be part of a team striving to deliver innovative solutions and measurable change for our clients."
Director of Programs
As Director of Programs, Jennifer leads a team to assist clients in the design, implementation, and management of international development programs, primarily anti-trafficking and anti-slavery initiatives. Jennifer is specialized in gender-based violence and anti-trafficking issues and their intersections with migration and immigrant rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, economic empowerment, and youth development. She has a strong commitment to rights-based approaches.
Previous to joining Geneva Global, Jennifer was the Director of International Partnerships at the International Women’s Health Coalition overseeing grantmaking and technical assistance to NGOs and leaders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Before that, she directed the Anti-Trafficking Program at Safe Horizon, one of the leading anti-trafficking programs in the U.S. During that time, Jennifer was an active member of the Freedom Network USA, the New York Anti-Trafficking Network, and the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking. She has been invited by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. to participate in expert meetings and serves as a frequent guest lecturer and presenter on the subject of human trafficking.
Jennifer also worked for the International Rescue Committee operating five women’s centers in Sierra Leone, UNIFEM (now part of UN Women) leading their grant-making efforts to end violence against women in the Andean Region, and she was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.
Jennifer holds a M.A. in sustainable international development from the Heller School of Social Policy at Brandeis University and a B.S. from Bentley University.
“I love that Geneva Global truly believes that investing in local organizations who are working on the ground to create change in their own communities is the most effective way to achieve impact.”
As an associate on the grant management team, Hannah assists the Program Directors by providing support on a variety of planning, reporting, and monitoring tasks. For the Integrated Fund, she provides program design assistance within the economic, health, and education sectors.
Before coming to Geneva Global, Hannah’s experience includes work with both domestic and international nonprofit organizations. She previously worked with a grassroots organization, assisting in the development of local leaders and supporting community advocacy initiatives. She also has experience providing research and logistical support in helping nonprofits develop better strategies for improving efficiency and executing their mission with excellence. Most recently Hannah worked as a Technical Assistance Fellow with the microfinance organization HOPE International, where she supported a variety of projects related to client satisfaction and program impact.
Hannah has an MBA in international economic development from Eastern University, as well as a BA in cross-cultural sociology and applied psychology from Carson-Newman University.
“I enjoy working with a collaborative team that promotes client satisfaction through impactful programs. Geneva Global’s expertise across sectors makes it an exciting workplace, and cultivates an inspirational environment in which clients see their visions and passions come to life through creative development approaches with a track record of success.”
As a member of the Marketing team, Elizabeth oversees Geneva Global’s social media presence, blog content, and website. In coordination with the marketing and sales team, she is involved in a variety of projects to develop company growth and industry awareness.
Prior to working with Geneva Global, Elizabeth filmed short documentaries in South Africa for local NGOs related to health and wellness in order to increase their marketing presence. She worked with an awards program promoting social innovation, and assisted with case study research to determine grant awards and funding. In the U.S., she worked as the Assistant Editor for two Philadelphia magazines and developed social media campaigns, SEO strategy, and content structure for a local consulting firm. Additionally, Elizabeth was the Managing Editor of a news website in Florida after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Film & Media Arts, and Communication, from the University of Tampa in 2012.
"It’s inspiring to work for a company where passion is the driving force for success. It’s a privilege to work alongside pioneers in the philanthropic industry, and work collaboratively to create innovative change and strive every day to make an impact on the world."
As Controller, Tom is a member of the Charity and Financial Services Administration Team. He directs the accounting operations of Geneva Global and contributes to overall operations planning and coordination of company business. He oversees the monthly accounts receivable and payable processing and prepares monthly financial statements and analysis for various groups and entities of the company. He also directs the charity administration function, ensuring compliance with governance documents.
Tom joined Geneva Global in November 2012. He is a graduate of Temple University with a BBS in Accounting. Tom has over 20 years of experience as a controller in the distribution Industry.
"It is a pleasure to work with the people at Geneva Global. Everyone works together to help our clients meet their goals of changing people lives for the better."
Shira is a Program Director with Geneva Global, specializing in the sectors of public health, community advocacy, and disaster recovery, and with field experience in China, Kenya, and South Africa. She focuses her time on program design and implementation in a variety of sectors.
Joining Geneva Global in 2011, Shira has managed a range of initiatives from health systems improvement in Namibia to launching a program in South India focused on forced and bonded labor in the textile industry, and managing the company’s disaster relief efforts with the Ebola outbreak and the 2015 Nepal earthquake. With expertise in research and program evaluation, Shira has also overseen the development and launch of a multi-million dollar initiative to develop high-impact projects addressing issues critical to the global health community.
Before joining Geneva Global in 2010, Shira was the interim director for Rural AIDS and Development Action Research (RADAR) in Acornhoek, South Africa. RADAR is a program of the University of Witwatersrand for clinical and social intervention research on HIV/AIDS, with emphasis on developing approaches for the rural African context. Previously Shira was a policy research specialist for the National Association of Community Health Centers, which serves a network of state and local organizations and promotes the provision of high-quality care for medically underserved communities.
Shira is a steering committee member for the Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group (AGAG), a diverse network of individuals and organizations funding development efforts in Africa. Shira received her master's in Public Health with a concentration in community-oriented primary care from the George Washington University. She holds a bachelor's degree in international studies and public policy from the University of Denver.
“At Geneva Global, we bring a business mindset to international development, providing efficient, cost-effective, high-quality solutions for every client we work with. Bringing understanding to the need, then working with clients and local communities to provide solutions is one of the most fulfilling aspects of this work.”
Lisa helps to ensure the soundness of Geneva’s operational, financial and IT structures, positioning the company to exceed clients’ expectations. As a member of Geneva Global’s charity and financial services team, she provides operational support for multiple nonprofit clients. She also lends her creative eye and design skills to client reports and communications materials.
Lisa has contributed her multi-faceted abilities in diverse roles throughout the growth of Geneva Global. She has worked with Geneva’s regional teams as an operations coordinator, interim regional manager of the Asia research team and operations manager for Asia. She was involved in the project management of a $2.3 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant to 49 Sri Lankan organizations following the December 2004 tsunami.
Before joining Geneva Global in 2003, Lisa volunteered full-time with Washington, D.C.-based AmeriCorps, working with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, where she gained experience in community development. Lisa has also worked as an architectural designer for Minneapolis-based Augsburg Fortress. She graduated summa cum laude from Drexel University.
"It is a privilege to be part of a dynamic and collaborative team that uses creativity and expertise to provide the best possible service for our clients—ultimately resulting in the positive transformation of lives around the world."
Alemayehu is responsible for implementing, managing, and monitoring the Speed School accelerated learning program in Ethiopia, which aims to get out-of-school children back into the formal school system.
Alemayehu has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of project management, partnership development, project monitoring and evaluation, education project management, human resource and organizational development, and management. Alemayehu has worked in various NGOs in different capacities, including many managerial positions. Alemayehu has an MA Degree in Economics.
“I am passionate about helping disadvantaged people in an innovative way and I know that Geneva Global is committed to improve the lives of millions of people through creative methods. I feel lucky to be part of such an energetic and knowledgeable team at Geneva Global.”
As a member of the grant management team, Maria provides support to the Program Directors. Throughout the process of planning and reporting, Maria supplements the grant management team with research, reporting, and analysis.
Maria has previously worked at Headwaters SC, a consulting and investment banking firm focusing on middle market family businesses located in Pittsburgh. As a Business Analyst, she was involved with financial and operational analysis as well as the valuation of companies. Performing industry research, Maria was able to provide forecasts and advise strategic movements for family businesses looking to increase their margins. Additionally, Maria has interned with HOPE International, a microfinance institution located in Lancaster, PA. As a member of the marketing department, Maria executed advocacy initiatives and was a community liaison.
“Geneva Global is an inspiring place to work because of the desire for collaboration, innovation, and effective implementation. Pursuing the best investment of philanthropic dollars, Geneva Global is measured, yet maintains a desire to transform communities, restore dignity, and care for people. This combination is of utmost value.”
Client Services Manager
Danielle oversees the grant process for clients’ programs and research initiatives. In coordination with program directors and senior staff, Danielle ensures that portfolio granting and deliverables are aligned with client expectations and best practices. Danielle also manages the production of custom reports for client circulation.
Before joining Geneva Global, Danielle served as a business administrator and product developer for Vanguard Charitable, one of the largest donor-advised funds in the United States. She previously worked for the Annenberg Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Danielle was an operations analyst in the clinical research field. Danielle holds a bachelor’s in business communications from Rosemont College and a master’s in nonprofit management from Eastern University.
"Donors need solid advice based on what works, and real plans to reach their goals. Geneva Global provides a practical approach to performance philanthropy that meets this need. It’s truly a privilege for me to help our donors and partners create sustainable impact."
As a member of the grant management team, Alex provides support to the Program Directors. Throughout the process of planning and reporting, he supplements the grant management team with research and analysis.
Prior to joining Geneva Global, Alex was an Institutional Banking officer at Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited. In that role, he developed and managed initiatives to expand the Bank’s Public Sector portfolio.
Before Fidelity, Alex held positions at Optimal Solutions Group and The Bank of New York as a Research Analyst and Research Correspondent respectively. Those positions involved the collection, management, analysis and reporting of data for various economic and public policy projects. He also tested and implemented Management Information Systems to facilitate the execution of these projects.
Alex graduated from The College of Wooster with a B.A. in Economics and obtained an MBA, International Business from Hult International Business School. He is a certified in Micro, Small and Medium Scale Lending as well as Environment and Social Risk Analysis.
"As a Ghanaian, it’s a privilege to have my work improve the lives of the disadvantaged. I’m proud to be part of an experienced team that daily demonstrates the passion, creativity, and flexibility necessary to successfully navigate the complicated development terrain to achieve measurable social impact through philanthropy."
Ava is responsible for developing Geneva Global’s brand, creating market awareness about the company and its services, and executing programs and activities to generate new clients and company growth.
Before joining Geneva Global, Ava spent 12 years at SEI, a global financial services company. In her previous role she was the global marketing director for one of the company’s five business divisions. Ava has been active in Philadelphia’s impact investing and social entrepreneurship communities, doing work for Net Impact, Investors’ Circle and GoodCompany Group. In addition, she is on the board of ZACUCE, a local nonprofit. Ava has an MBA from Villanova University and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Michigan.
“I love the intersection of business and social change, which is one of the reasons I was drawn to Geneva Global. The company’s mindset and approach is very unique and it’s extremely rewarding to help our clients improve the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in the world.”
As part of the consulting team, Christa offers project support to clients. For the Capital for Good Advocacy Initiative, she works directly with grantees from health and development organizations around the world and provides ongoing grant monitoring and reporting.
Prior to joining Geneva Global, Christa's experience includes managing grant funded research to improve the quality of early childhood education, furthering human rights advocacy campaigns, and working in higher education. At Arcadia University, she taught as an adjunct faculty member and co-led international field study courses to Costa Rica, Serbia and Kosovo, and Northern Cyprus. Christa also coordinated the intern program for an international development and health organization in Ghana, through which she supported the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of rural community health programs created by interns. In addition, she interned at Amnesty International where she collaborated with the campaign director to forward the economic, social, and cultural rights campaign. Christa earned a dual master’s degree in public health and international peace and conflict resolution, with honors, from Arcadia University; and a BS in Psychology, cum laude, from St. Joseph’s University.
"Everyday I am grateful to be a part of a team who is committed to helping marginalized populations around the world. It inspires me because in partnership with our clients, we each do our piece to contribute to improving global health and development through innovative and high-impact solutions."
Based in Kathmandu, Hari is involved in the operation and management of Geneva Global’s programs in Nepal. Hari identifies highly effective local civil society organizations to help combat agriculture bounded labor, and he determines benchmarks to measure real and sustainable impact.
Additionally, he provides ongoing grant management, conducts site visits, and convenes conferences for grant recipients, government officials, and other stakeholders to improve program effectiveness.
Hari has more than 15 years of experience on issues including anti-human trafficking, labor migration bondage, and protection of children from violence and exploitation. Hari worked with different international organizations including Planete Enfants and World Education, but also with local NGOs in Nepal. While working with international organizations, he managed programs for different donors including USAID, DFID, UNICEF, and the AGFUND. Hari holds a master’s degree in statistics from Trivuwan University in Nepal and has attended post-graduate courses including Governing Non-Profit Excellence from Harvard University.
“I like Geneva Global because it brings together clients and local NGOs to develop projects according to the needs of local beneficiaries. I appreciate that the company has expertise in different sectors and works according to clients’ needs, and by doing so, has been able to bring positive and sustainable impact on marginalized life and disadvantaged communities around the world.”
Louise currently serves as the Program Director for the Speed School Initiative. She recently completed her assignment as the chief of party for a USAID-funded HIV/AIDS initiative in Cote d’Ivoire.
Since joining the firm in 2004, Louise has overseen several multimillion dollar initiatives on behalf of Geneva Global clients, including the first phase of neglected tropical disease (NTD) control programs in Rwanda and Burundi. In addition, she has worked with partner organizations in designing and implementing economic and environmental sector initiatives in Haiti, and health, education and economic empowerment initiatives in Latin America, West, Central and East Africa. An ardent supporter of anti-human trafficking and the protection of children, she oversaw the largest private donor anti-child labor initiative in Ghana from 2007-2010.
Louise has also served as a senior sector advisor and advised clients on their investments in health and water and sanitation programs, and interacted extensively with senior government officials in several African countries to forge valuable partnerships.
Previously, Louise worked in the securities and investment sector as an investment analyst. She holds a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in international business from Paris ESCLCA Business School in Paris, France, and a master’s in global economic development from Eastern University.
“I enjoy witnessing the transformative power of philanthropic investments and the connection that results from contributions that restore dignity, enabling both parties to be more human and to live more humane lives. For me, it’s all about the trailblazing transformation of clients, beneficiaries, and nations.”
Tina joined Geneva Global in 2012 as an administrative assistant, providing day-to-day support services for the company.
Prior to coming to Geneva Global, Tina worked for Goldman Sachs in New York City for 14 years as administrative assistant to a partner at the firm and The Chestnut Group in Wayne, PA for 20 years as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, CEO and President.
She hails from Zimbabwe, where she graduated from the Bulawayo Technical College with a Business Degree.
“It is a privilege to work with such an amazing group of individuals, who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people in the world.”
As an associate on the Consulting team, Virginia supports clients by developing clear communications materials, conducting strategic research, and cultivating partnerships. Virginia began work with Geneva Global as a marketing intern and joined the consulting team in March 2014.
Virginia’s past experience includes international study, Congressional communication and research, and strategic support in the non-profit sector. While studying abroad at Oxford University, Virginia traveled to Zimbabwe to research political impacts on development progress. As an intern at The Carter Center, she worked with a team monitoring elections, engaging in disease eradication, and maintaining one of the largest organizational endowments in the country. In Washington, DC she worked in the United States Senate to support legislative research and constituent communication.
Virginia graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia Honors Program in 2013. Upon her graduation, she was awarded a fellowship to study civic service leadership, focusing on public and private leadership in international development.
“Geneva Global is a dynamic environment where team members accomplish a variety of goals on behalf of clients. I love the opportunity to share knowledge and collaborate effectively to create custom deliverables for high-achieving organizations.”
Arlene joined the Geneva Global team in 2014 as an administrative assistant, providing day-to-day staff support services.
She brings with her extensive experience in customer service and administration. Previously she worked as an Executive Assistant to three financial advisors with AXA Equitable for six years and as a Practice Manager with the Clinical Care Associates of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she managed day-to-day operations of a multi-physician medical practice.
“It is inspirational to be a part of an organization that is committed to making the world a better place. Seeing that the efforts of small group of people can truly change the lives of many is not only humbling but is incredibly motivating and has spurred me to become more impassioned and involved in social issues.”
Associate Program Manager
In his role as Associate Program Manager, Sachin is responsible for implementing an anti-slavery client program in North India. He is responsible for grant management support, strategy development, and ensuring program quality to measure the amount of sustainable impact.
He has been in the development sector for almost a decade and holds substantial experience in working on livelihood security, agro-enterprise promotion, and particularly on anti-human and child trafficking in several states of India. Previously he designed and managed multiple projects on anti-trafficking and has been part of the team which developed strategies for combating human and child trafficking in source areas. He has worked with different livelihood groups including marginal farmers, saltpan workers, and landless and tribal communities to improve their livelihood and secure their rights. Prior to joining Geneva Global, he worked with BAIF Development Research Foundation, CARE, and Catholic Relief Services. Sachin holds a Master’s Degree in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Social Service in India.
“Geneva Global provides the best investment solution to donors for the effective use of resources through a collaborative, innovative, and effective partnership. It reaches the hardest areas which are considered to be most challenging in order to help clients realize their goals and achievements.”
In his role as Program Manager, Daniel is responsible for implementing an anti-slavery client program in Ethiopia. In this role, Daniel works to reduce the vulnerability of potential migrants and rehabilitate returning victims of human trafficking.
He has a wide range of experience in grant management, research, resource mobilization, organizational development, monitoring and evaluation, and different project assessments for national and international organizations in Ethiopia.
He has worked as a development and research consultant for international organizations including the UN, University of Sussex, Plan International, Trusted World Foundation, and World Vision. Daniel has Bachelor of Science degree, a post graduate diploma in leadership, and an MBA.
“I love working with such a cross cultural, multi-disciplinary, and creative team. We work to serve our clients, beneficiaries, and provide world class yet contextually appropriate services. Our due diligence, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation help us identify the most effective local implementing partners and ensure real social impact that change millions of peoples’ lives.”
Osman provides advice on strategy development and organizational expansion with a particular focus on Asia and the Middle East. He collaborates with family offices, foundations, individuals, and non-profits to develop programs to address critical needs of the underserved.
Osman has more than 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investing. He brings the discipline and expertise of the private sector to the various programs at Geneva Global. Prior to joining Geneva Global, Osman was heading the Alternative Investment Group of a family office in the Middle East managing a portfolio of investments in Asia, Africa, and Middle East. Before embarking on a career in investment banking, Osman held management positions in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for nature and Acumen Fund.
Osman has a Master of Business Administration and Master of Environmental management from Duke University. He has invested and managed projects in over 15 countries and has completed transactions of over $600 million.
“I was looking to re-enter the development sector with an entity that was addressing issues in the social sector with the skills and accountability of the private sector. I was pleased to discover Geneva Global using such an approach as it assists philanthropists in making a real difference in the world.”
In her role as program manager, Neeta is responsible for providing effective grant management services to help foundations and donors realize their philanthropic goals in South Asia.
She brings management experience from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors to provide strategic input and program oversight, including program strategy, grantee selection, due diligence, monitoring, and evaluation.
Currently, Neeta is helping to manage a corporate foundation’s anti-human trafficking program. The program seeks to address the most common and fastest growing forms of trafficking, slavery, and exploitation in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the bordering regions of Nepal.
Since joining Geneva Global in 2005, Neeta has served in various roles and managed Geneva Global clients’ programs in South Asia, primarily in HIV/AIDs, Maternal and Child Health, Human Liberty. As part of her grant management role, Neeta has organized and overseen numerous capacity building trainings to improve effectiveness of impact and sustainability of local NGOs.
Prior to joining Geneva Global, Neeta worked for a decade for a government of India-owned trading house, handling international trade with Europe, Africa, and Asia. Later she joined development sector where she designed and implemented programs to impact poor and marginalized women. Neeta holds a management degree in human resource development and marketing.
“Geneva Global is constantly learning and changing the way resources are invested to address challenges in the world’s hardest places. I like the approach of finding unsung heroes and partnering to test out innovative, replicable and sustainable solutions. I love helping to bridge the solution and the need.”
As part of the Consulting Team, Alison develops compelling materials on critical global health issues and supports client relationship management and partnership-building in emerging geographies for philanthropy, including the Middle East.
Prior to joining Geneva Global, Alison worked with Pathfinder International, where she covered a grant portfolio for family planning and maternal health projects in India, Pakistan, China, and Ethiopia. She also worked for Physicians for Human Rights where she served as a Senior Foundation Relations Manager and managed a grant portfolio on international human rights issues. She has worked with refugees, asylum seekers, and survivors of human trafficking both in the U.S. and overseas. She was an Advocacy Project Peace Fellow in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina where she provided marketing and communications support to microenterprise projects developed by women survivors of war. She holds a master’s degree in non-profit management from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mount Holyoke College.
"It is exciting to be a part of the Geneva Global team because of the opportunity to work with colleagues, clients, and partners who are passionate about making evidence-based and often ground-breaking change in international health and development. Every day, I am challenged to think creatively about how to communicate about complex global issues and develop materials that are tailored to our clients’ interests."
Jenna leads Geneva Global’s consulting division which offers strategic support, issue messaging, project management, and donor engagement services to a variety of clients, including nonprofits and foundations.
Since joining Geneva Global in 2009, Jenna has also helped to design and oversee client granting programs in Haiti, both long-term development programs and a targeted response to the 2010 earthquake, as well as HIV/AIDS programs in Cote d’Ivoire and Ethiopia. Jenna has also served on Geneva Global’s marketing team, drawing on her extensive experience in writing and documentary photography in support of both Geneva Global’s and clients’ marketing projects.
Jenna has a master's degree in international peace and conflict resolution, with distinction, from Arcadia University; a certificate in international affairs and multilateral governance from Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement, Geneva, Switzerland; and a BA from Bryn Mawr College in French and Spanish. She speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
“I value the opportunity to support the meaningful work of our clients. Whether helping an individual evaluate her giving or helping a major foundation navigate strategy development, we recognize that the work—when done right—has a substantial and lasting impact.”
In his role as Program Manager, Bala’s is responsible for implementing an anti-slavery client program in Tamil Nadu, India. He is responsible for leading the implementation of the program plan, and the development of partnerships.
Additionally, Bala leads the outreach and coordination with government and community-based organizations to reach the practical goals of the program and contribute to the strategic plan.
Before joining Geneva Global, Bala was working as a child protection consultant with UNICEF and supporting the district administration for the implementation of the Integrated Child Protection Project in the Salem district of India. Previously, he worked as a Program Coordinator at Save the Children, UK and Save the Children, India (Bal Raksha Bharat) and was involved in the Tsunami Rehabilitation Program. He supported NGO partners for effective employment of child-centric programs and served as a training coordinator for the entire southern region of India with the Regional Resource Centre, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the government of India. He has more than 20 years of experience in various capacities with different organizations.
He received his Masters in Philosophy ln Population Studies from Annamalai University and master degrees in Social Work, Women Studies, Human Resource Management, and Population Studies from various universities in Tamil Nadu. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Law.
“The thing I like most about Geneva Global is its professionalism in meeting clients’ needs in the most effective way possible.”
Alfred is the program manager for a client’s blindness prevention program in Zambia. In this role, Alfred is responsible for monitoring progress toward project milestones through ongoing interaction with implementing partners and regular field visits.
In addition, he helps to define the strategy for the program, identifies effective local implementing organizations, and determines benchmarks for measuring sustainable impact.
Before joining Geneva Global in 2004, Alfred served as the southern Africa sub-regional coordinator for an international nonprofit, where he oversaw programs in 10 countries. Previously, he worked with the government of Malawi as a land resource specialist in the Ministry of Agriculture. Alfred holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Malawi.
“My eight years with Geneva Global have accorded me the rare opportunity of researching and developing a wide range of granting opportunities. The life changing impact on individuals or communities as beneficiaries of the work has been an inspiration to my continued service to fellow mankind through Geneva Global.”
Kasey brings over nine years of experience working with global health nonprofits to the consulting team. Kasey works with clients to meet philanthropic objectives by supporting relationship building and partner management. She currently leads the team providing grant management services for the Capital for Good Advocacy Initiative portfolio.
Prior to joining Geneva Global, Kasey worked with the Boston University Center for Global Health & Development, where she managed the development of multi-million-dollar proposals for research and evaluation projects based primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. In previous positions, she developed communications infrastructure, designed collateral, and executed marketing activities in support of research and academic objectives. Kasey graduated cum laude from the Boston University School of Management. She holds a BA in anthropology from Smith College.
"From strategic vision to on-the-ground implementation, Geneva Global offers clients custom, evidence-based solutions to take the next step on their philanthropic journey. Our work supporting clients is meaningful to me because philanthropy -- when done well -- is a powerful tool for improving the lives of the vulnerable."
Mark is a part of the program services team, which works to create, implement, and manage unique solutions to problems throughout the developing world. Mark works closely with various stakeholders on project strategy, design, and evaluation activities.
He started with Geneva Global in mid 2011 as a graduate school intern, served as an Associate Program Director from January 2012 through May 2015 and has served in his current role since June 2015.
Mark earned Master’s in Business Administration from Eastern University, concentrating in international economic development. A significant part of his coursework included researching the impact of globalization on inequality in Angola during the scale up of oil production over the last ten years. Mark also holds a bachelor of arts degree from Messiah College.
“My excitement for work at Geneva Global grows from a fundamental conviction to serve the world’s marginalized in unique and creative ways. Working in the private philanthropic sector provides the opportunity to participate in measurable improvement for those living at the bottom of the world’s economic pyramid.”
Chief Financial Officer
Karen’s goal is to ensure that Geneva Global is always prepared to provide exceptional service to our clients. As part of the senior management team, Karen provides leadership to the organization through strategy development and managing the operations and finances of the firm.
She works closely with Doug and Warren to direct the organization as it evolves and grows. Additionally, Karen oversees the operations of Capital for Good and The END Fund. Karen is also instrumental in client relationship management by providing support during initial discussions, contracting, implementation and ongoing relationship management.
Karen joined Geneva Global in 2008 as Finance Director, when she reorganized the operations and financial structure and provided critical leadership through a major organizational restructuring. In addition to her finance and operations role, Karen has also been an integral part of the Geneva Global’s management of the $16 million USAID New Partner’s Initiative HIV/AIDS Prevention programs in Ethiopia and Cote d’Ivoire which leveraged both funding from USAID and the Legatum Foundation in a public private partnership. She is actively involved in the ongoing $4 million USAID program in Cote d’Ivoire.
Prior to joining Geneva Global Karen was instrumental in the start-up of Global Linking Solutions, Inc., a Charlotte, North Carolina-based data network management service company, where she worked for 10 years. Additionally, Karen has 10 years of commercial banking experience in the small business, international and asset-based lending areas, along with time spent in banking as an internal auditor.
“I enjoy the challenges of taking on customized projects for each of our clients and then planning and executing the delivery of exceptional results. Our collaborative approach, both internally and externally, focused on building relationships with many diverse stakeholders, lays the groundwork for obtaining the best results for the programs and projects."
In her role as Program Manager, Taneeya is responsible for implementing an anti-slavery client program in Thailand. In this role, she helps address slavery and exploitation of migrant workers in two major hubs of the Thai seafood industry in the Songkhla and Samut Sakhon provinces. She works closely with grantees on project design, and evaluation and advocacy activities.
Before joining Geneva Global, Taneeya spent 11 years with the International Labor Organization’sInternational Program on the Elimination of Child Labor in Thailand. Prior to that she worked for the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand for two years and the Child Workers in Asia Foundation for 12 years. Taneeya has a wide range of experience on child rights and worker rights in Thailand and neighboring counties, including area-based intervention program design, capacity building of civil society organizations, as well as advocacy work on child and worker rights.
Taneeya has a master’s degree in human rights and social development studies from Mahidol University and a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Thammasat University, Thailand.
“I appreciate that Geneva Global effectively translates philanthropic values and approaches into numerous programmatic activities on the ground in order to promote rights and improve livelihoods for the vulnerable and the socially excluded populations in many parts of the world. I am happy to be a part of a team that is passionate about creating positive changes in the world.”
Based in Kathmandu, Sunil is helping to manage a client’s $6.6 million grant program, which seeks to address the most common and fastest growing forms of trafficking, slavery, and exploitation in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the bordering regions of Nepal.
Sunil contributes to defining the strategy for the program, identifies highly effective local social sector organizations combatting human trafficking, and determines benchmarks to measure real and sustainable impact. In addition, he provides ongoing grant management, conducts site visits, convenes conferences for grant recipients, government officials and other stakeholders, and partners with grant recipient organizations to conduct capacity building and improve program effectiveness.
Sunil comes to Geneva Global with a wealth of experience in the anti-human trafficking and child protection sector, having worked for Planete Enfants in Nepal from 1994 to 2008, during which time he managed programs for donors such as the European Commission's EuropeAid, UNICEF, DfID and Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND). Between 2009 and 2011, he was responsible for the operations of the National Consortium Secretariat of Fair Trade organization in Nepal. His work there included diverse functions from Fair Trade certification to activism for the economic promotion of marginalized communities. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Tribhuvan University in Nepal.
"I appreciate that Geneva Global provides me with tremendous flexibility and opportunities to be inventive. This flexibility and the focus on enabling creative and effective local solutions to issues our client’s care about are so important to addressing ever-changing social issues, such as human trafficking in Asia."
As a member of the grant management team, Malorie provides support to programs through grant research, reporting, and program analysis, working alongside Geneva Global staff based in India and Nepal.
Prior to joining Geneva Global, Malorie spent four years working with Invisible Children, Inc., based in both northern Uganda and its U.S. headquarters. Providing strategic oversight and operations management to the organization's efforts in northern Uganda, Malorie also managed the country office's communications and public relations team and efforts. In previous positions she managed creative communication and marketing projects, video production teams and projects, and facilitated the management of grants to grassroots international organizations in West Africa.
Malorie graduated from Eastern University with a degree in Communications Studies and is currently pursuing a Master's in Social Work from West Chester University.
I value being part of team that seeks to find the most creative and appropriate solutions to significant challenges, always striving for ultimate impact and positive change for communities around the world.
As a member of Geneva Global’s consulting team, Kate is responsible for supporting numerous client projects that focus on creating evidence-based yet innovative deliverables for a variety of clients, ranging from individuals to large nonprofits.
Kate has extensive experience in producing communications materials, assimilating and consolidating data, and making strategic recommendations based on current research. Before joining Geneva Global, Kate worked in the research field focusing on global and domestic health issues. She supported maternal health efforts in a rural community in Honduras, and studied diarrheal disease in children under age five in Peru to inform future interventions. Domestically, she managed a number of research projects relating to health education and behavioral economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with cum laude honors from both universities.
“Geneva Global has given me the opportunity to promote social good through the delivery of high-impact solutions to a range of clients. This team shows passion and dedication in helping clients realize their potential to improve the lives of others, and I’m very lucky to be a part of it.”
Gene helps our clients to design, implement, and manage international development programs. Currently, Gene is directing the team responsible for providing Geneva Global clients with management and monitoring services for several multi-million dollar initiatives in Asia and Africa.
In 2011, Gene managed the design and launch of a US$7 million anti-human trafficking private philanthropy program in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and in neighboring Nepal. In addition, he has managed a multi-million dollar, post-tsunami USAID program in Sri Lanka, and multiple private philanthropic programs across a variety of humanitarian sectors. Since joining Geneva Global in 2004, Gene has been instrumental in developing a social impact measurement tool, establishing evaluation frameworks, and redesigning the company’s due diligence and grant management processes. During his tenure at Geneva Global, Gene has held the positions of Asia Director and Client Services Director.
Before joining Geneva Global, Gene worked in the banking industry, where his roles included managing a division responsible for more than $100 million in annual sales. Gene has lived in Europe and Asia, most recently in China. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in intercultural studies from Wheaton College.
"At Geneva Global, we have the privilege of partnering with thoughtful individuals and institutions looking to maximize their philanthropic efforts, while also working with some of the world’s best social sector pioneers. Bridging the gap between these groups, we help clients translate their goals into reality and achieve great things.”
Director of Business Development
Eileen has more than 30 years’ experience in addressing the unique needs of philanthropists and nonprofits. She oversees client outreach and engagement efforts for Geneva Global, and specializes in creating client partnerships and strategic alliances.
Eileen has extensive experience in the fields of foundation management, planned giving, and charitable trust administration and taxation. Prior to joining Geneva Global, Eileen headed the philanthropic management divisions at Bank of America and Wachovia, where she directed their national practice and worked closely with ultra-high-net-worth clients to help them meet their philanthropic goals.
Eileen has held over 25 leadership roles at regional and national nonprofit organizations. She is the founder of Pinnacle Philanthropy Partners, a firm that consults to foundations, philanthropists, nonprofits, and financial institutions.
“I am inspired and energized by Geneva Global’s ability to connect its clients to innovative programs and forge strategic philanthropic partnerships to benefit the public good. This is the most rewarding work I have ever done.”