Organization Type: Individual

Amir Sadafi

Amir Sadafi’s most recent professional experience is in the field of international higher education, where his efforts were focused on supporting promising young scholars around the developing world. Delivering programming in over 65 countries, he has helped thousands of students by connecting them to funding opportunities to enable them to access educational opportunities in the… Read more »

Anna Stolk

Anna Stolk recently relocated to Denver and works remotely as a Program Manager at Chemonics International. Stolk would like to grow her network in the international development community in Denver. Chemonics International Mission Statement: “Our mission is to promote meaningful change around the world to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.”

Austin Snowbarger

Austin is the Manager of Learning and Partnerships at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP). CDP is the only full-time resource dedicated to helping donors maximize their impact by making more intentional disaster-related giving decisions. In his role, Austin supports education and consulting activities with research, writing, events and NGO partner and consulting relationships. Austin’s… Read more »

Ruth Brodeen

As the Executive Director of India Transformed, Ruth Brodeen has a deep passion for providing marginalized communities with opportunities that will bring socio- economic transformation through self development, training and education. India Transformed is all about Education for Today, Hope for Tomorrow and Faith for Eternity. Their programs educate children, empower women and equip communities… Read more »

Dina Bleecker

Dina Bleecker became interested in joining the Posner Center in order to have access to thoughtful and engaging programming and events, as well as to have access to use of the space for philanthropy, education, and networking purposes for various small groups including the Denver Foundation’s Arts Affinity Group and Metro Denver’s Impact100 organization.

Tom Coogan

Tom Coogan is retired from Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado where he worked with special needs students. Previously, Tom has experience as a Finance and Human Resources (HR) Coordinator with two international aid organizations. His strengths in those positions were in budget development, monitoring and management, accounting, internal auditing, and human resource management. Prior… Read more »

Jamila White

Jamila White is an International Development and Humanitarian expert with 15 years of experience managing, designing, and implementing more than 100 million dollars in complex economic and social development initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. Raised in Virginia and Southeast D.C., Jamila’s life’s work has been focused on opening doors, creating access, and supporting… Read more »

Alejandra Soto

Alejandra Soto is a bilingual, highly motivated international professional and project coordinator with +8 years of experience from NGOs, USAID, and the private sector. Her last years of experience include the support in the design, implementation, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of crime and violence prevention projects focused on youth in Mexico, grants management, and the… Read more »

Alison Suthers

Alison Suthers is a practicing attorney with experience in criminal law and procedure and an interest in immigration issues. Alison is also a Masters in Development Practice (MDP) 2024 candidate at Regis University. She is also a board member of FLuME Foundation (focused on education in India) and the Congo Relief Mission board member (focused… Read more »

Julia Owen

Julia Owen currently works in immigration law in Denver, and on anti-trafficking efforts in Colorado. Prior to this, she was lucky enough to work abroad for an NGO focusing on the human rights of children and education. Julia is interested in learning more about monitoring and evaluation, human rights research, and international relations and finds… Read more »

David Walker

David Walker has more than 20 years of experience leading organizations in the public health and conservation sectors. He is currently Executive VP at the Population Media Center where he oversees all activity with a particular focus on strategic planning, including the successful implementation of programs and new program development. The Population Media Center’s goals… Read more »

Maite Wantwadi

Maite Wantwadi is originally from Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). I migrated to the United States in 1997. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Afterward, Maite decided to sign up for City Year, an AmeriCorps program that provides math and literacy interventions to youth in elementary to high school… Read more »

Jan Cartwright

Throughout Jan Cartwright’s career, she has focused on telling compelling development stories that engage audiences emotionally and intellectually while supporting organizational communications strategies. In Cartwright’s role with USAID’s Partnerships Incubator, she crafts narratives that explore all facets of new USAID partnerships. With over 20 years of experience as a writer and editor, Cartwright brings expertise… Read more »