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OEF Operations Team Members

  • President

    Larry Sampler

  • Director of Operations

    Terry Jones

  • Controller

    Angela Weinell

  • Director - Future Labs/Strategic Advisor

    Jon Bellish

  • Program Design Officer - Future Labs

    Liza Hester

  • Program Design Officer - Future Labs/Special Assistant to the Founder

    Chris Bunka

  • Program Design Officer - Future Labs

    Roberto Chavarria

  • Director - Impact, Learning & Accountability

    Lindsay Heger

  • M&E Manager - Impact, Learning & Accountability

    Lam Huynh

  • Compliance Manager

    Kuzi Charamba

  • Accountant

    Camey Smith

  • Accounting Specialist

    Eric Han

  • HR Manager

    Daryn Ridenour

  • HR Recruiter

    Jennifer Faverty

  • Communications Manager

    Timothy Schommer

  • Project Manager - Media Production

    Jean-Pierre Larroque

  • Web Manager

    Michael Stadulis

  • Executive Administrator

    Emily Hoopes


OEF Research Team Members

  • Director

    Conor Seyle

  • Associate Director

    Curtis Bell

  • Senior Research Associate

    Victor Odundo Owuor

  • Researcher

    Alexandra Amling

  • Researcher

    Jay Benson

  • Researcher

    Kelsey Coolidge

  • Researcher - African Security

    John Filitz

  • Research Associate

    Eric Keels

  • Project Manager and Managing Editor

    Roberta Spivak

  • Project Manager

    Tracie Ware

  • Project Coordinator for Data Products

    John Hoopes

  • Research Assistant

    Kelsey Soeth

  • CU-ABD Fellow

    Steven Beard

  • Research Assistant

    Sierra Method

  • Researcher

    Clayton Besaw

  • Fellow

    Daniel Brian Krupp

  • Fellow

    Andrew Mack

  • Fellow

    David Cortright

  • Fellow

    Joshua Goldstein

  • Fellow

    Erica Chenoweth

  • Fellow

    John J. Forrer


Oceans Beyond Piracy Team Members

  • Acting Director

    Gregory Clough

  • Project Manager

    Ben Lawellin

  • Regional Manager - Horn of Africa

    Colonel (Retd) John Steed MBE

  • Researcher

    Maisie Pigeon

  • Project Coordinator

    Sean Duncan

  • Communications Specialist

    Michaela Monahan - Communications Specialist

  • Project Coordinator

    Emina Sadic

  • Senior Fellow

    Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB, CBE

  • Senior Advisor

    Jon Huggins

  • Senior Advisor

    Jérôme Michelet


Secure Fisheries Team Members

  • Director

    Kaija Hurlburt

  • Associate Director

    Sarah Glaser

  • Senior Program Manager

    Robert Mazurek

  • Project Officer

    Paige Roberts

  • Program Coordinator

    Laura Burroughs


Shuraako Team Members

  • Director

    Tony Pelz

  • Deputy Director

    Abdikarim Gole

  • Country Director

    Mahad Awale

  • Associate Field Manager - Somaliland

    Sahra Hassan

  • Associate Field Manager - South Central Somalia

    Mohamed Abdi Hashi

  • Associate Field Manager - Puntland

    Abdirahman Mohamoud

  • Investment Management Officer

    Hillary N. Kellogg

  • Investment Management Specialist

    Mark McCoy

  • Office Coordinator

    Asha Ahmed

  • Business Development Services Specialist/Field Assistant - Somaliland

    Ahmed Haibe

  • Program & Planning Specialist

    Saskia Westhof

  • Project Coordinator

    Kelsey Frandsen

  • Credit Analyst

    Anisa Salat

  • Field Assistant - South Central

    Nasteha Hassan


Paso Colombia Team Members

  • Director

    Juan Fernando Lucio

  • Coordinator of Social Innovation

    Blanca Melba Gómez

  • Information Systems Advisor

    Gustavo Alfonso Romero Cruz

  • Communications Officer

    Fernando Pieschacón

  • Team Leader

    Marta Salazar Jaramillo

  • Accounting Assistant

    Lorena Molina

  • Field Officer

    Andrés Guerrero


Our Secure Future Team Members

  • Director

    Sahana Dharmapuri

  • Project Specialist

    Lexie Van Buskirk

  • Project Specialist

    Tara Dillon

  • Project Coordinator

    Catie Fowler


Shared Resources Team Members

  • Associate Director

    Yezid Campos

  • Administration and Communications Officer

    Maria Camila Diaz Esguerra

  • Community Engagement Officer

    Mario Espinosa Cobaleda