Multidisciplinary to the core—global in outlook and approach—our authors are steeped in the challenges of delivering development solutions in the field. They are committed to sharing our innovation and experience to inform international development practices worldwide.
Aaron Hoagland is an Assistant for DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States. Since joining DAI in June 2017, Aaron has helped support a variety of projects for the Center primarily in Kenya and Pakistan. He works closely with project managers to execute project implementation tasks and provides general operational and logistical support to CS3 in sector and new business opportunities.
Erin Greenwalt is the Development Assistant for DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States, where she is participating in a rotation program at DAI for junior-level staff. Through this program, Erin will gain experience in the business development, project delivery, and finance units.
Janene Sawers is the Checkpoint blog manager and project manager for DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States, where she provides technical and operational oversight to countering violent extremism (CVE)-related programs. For the three years prior, she managed development results within DAI’s governance, CVE, transition, and stabilization portfolio in complex environments including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the West Bank.
Kate Leuba is a Program Manager for DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States, focusing on stabilization and transition work. Since joining DAI in 2014, Kate has supported a variety of programs in complex environments such as Afghanistan, Burma, Libya, Pakistan, and the West Bank.
Kevin Casey is an applied researcher with experience bringing innovative methodologies to research in conflict, transitional and stabilization contexts. Kevin has designed and executed research in complex environments for USAID, Office of Transition Initiatives, U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Forces in Iraq. In each case, Kevin focused on developing processes for discerning research needs, designing methods that are suitable and practical to specific contexts, and translating research findings into actionable recommendations to drive programmatic responses and strategy. Kevin has researched extensively in the technical areas of countering violent extremism, conflict and reconciliation, security cooperation, and political transition in places such as Botswana, Ghana, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Tanzania, and Tunisia.
Leland Howard is the Strategic Recruitment Manager for DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States. Leland brings 10 years of international development recruitment experience, with a focus on good governance, public financial management, countering violent extremism (CVE), and stabilization programming in fragile and transitioning states.
Megan Bromberg is a Project Associate in DAI’s Center for Security and Stable States, providing administrative and operational support to two projects based in Pakistan. Before joining DAI in August 2016, Megan worked as a monitoring and evaluation intern at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations where she performed research on best practices for countering violent extremism and helped design surveys and indices for ongoing monitoring and evaluation projects in North Africa.
Sara Hiller is a Project Manager for DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States, where she provides technical and operational oversight to transition and stabilization programs. Since joining DAI in 2012, Sara has supported a variety of governance, countering violent extremism, and stabilization programs in complex environments such as Pakistan, Iraq, and the West Bank.
Sean Caselli-Mechael is the New Business Manager for the Center for Secure and Stable States. Since joining DAI in 2014, Sean has supported DAI’s Office of Transition Initiatives, countering violent extremism, governance, and information and communications technology practices in a variety of roles. He specializes in business development and portfolio strengthening, assessments, and startup operations for political and post-conflict transition programming.
In her role as Project Team Director within the Center for Secure and Stable States, Skye Perske is focused on ensuring excellence in DAI programming, thought leadership in countering violent extremism (CVE), and new business activities. She oversees DAI’s CVE project portfolio, including programs in Kenya and the Philippines.
Tine Knott is the Vice President of the Center for Secure and Stable States where she provides strategic leadership of DAI’s work in fragile states. For the three years prior, she was DAI’s Managing Director for Governance, Transition, and Stability, where she was responsible for the company’s portfolio of good governance, stabilization, political transition, preventing and countering violent extremism, peace building, citizen security, and public financial management work. From 2011 to 2013, Tine held senior business development and technical expert positions with DAI.