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TEAM

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Jesse Routte
CEO & Co-Owner

Jesse has more than 10 years of experience in project management and social research in Africa and Asia. In his role, he manages and oversees research projects from inception to completion. His specialties include strategic planning, research design, workshop facilitation and managing teams of researchers, coordinating logistics, and providing quality assurance.

 

Jesse earned an MA from School for International Training, USA and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique. He also previously started a local NGO in Bangladesh.

 

Cliff Lubitz
Director of Strategy and Programs & Co-Owner
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Cliff has over 15 years of management and development experience ranging from the implementation of grassroots community development activities to the design and management of $100+ million programs in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

 

Cliff served for eight years as a USAID Foreign Service Officer and has graduate degrees in education and public health with concentrations in complex emergencies, financing, and non-profit business management.

Sifa Uwera
Gender, Child Protection and Education Advisor

Sifa is a former Programme Manager (Education, Health & Social Protection) for DFID. She has 16 years of experience in strategic planning, project design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, public sector policy and dialogue, procurement, budgeting, public expenditure management, and capacity assessments & professional development reviews and financial management Her previous work experience cuts across government, donors and implementers focused on education, gender; women and girls empowerment, disability, social development, ICT and health sectors.

 

Sifa has an MBA in project management and is pursuing a Master’s in Education for international development. She is an accredited professional in evaluation and programme/project management with a PMD Pro Certificate and is an ILM UK certified Team Leader, Coach and Mentor.

 

Brian Grant
Social Inclusion and Disability Advisor
 

Brian has over 25 years’ experience managing and providing leadership in children’s and adult services in local authorities in the UK. He is also an experienced trainer, having delivered high quality professional development courses for health and social care professionals in UK. His experience includes working in International Development funded advocacy projects; four years’ in West Africa as Organizational Development Adviser with Organizations of People with Disabilities and; two years working with Local Government in Rwanda as Technical Adviser on disability mainstreaming and inclusion. 

 

Brian has a graduate degree in Management from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Peter Dusabirane
Logistics Manager

Peter, Logistics Manager, is the lead Field Coordinator and Logistician for Three Stones. He has provided logistics support for over 30 research and evaluation assignments in Rwanda and Ghana. Peter has extensive experience coordinating and managing fieldwork teams in liaison with local government officials and representatives and community leaders. He has a Bachelors's degree in logistics and transport.

 

Moise Ndacyayisenga
Administrative Assistant

Moise, Administrative Assistant, supports office administration and finance. He has extensive experience in the use of Quick Books and Microsoft Excel. Moise is knowledgeable in Rwandan tax and legislation and company processes for tax compliance. He is also conversant with employment regulations regarding salaries and benefits. In addition to his administrative role, Moise is experienced in data collection and research and evaluation.

 

Anitha Umuhoza
Coordinator

Anitha, Coordinator, has over 8 years experience conducting quantitative and qualitative community-based research in the fields of education, health, agriculture, economic development, business and gender. As well, she supports development of training materials for behavior change messages. Anitha has been Team Lead on a number of fieldwork assignments as well as translated research tools, drafted field plans and arranged fieldwork requirements. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology and is fluent in English, French and Kinyarwanda.

 

Jean Claude Gasangwa
Coordinator

Claude, Coordinator,  has over 5 years’ experience conducting research in the areas of nutrition, health, agriculture, economic development, education and gender. He has extensive experience in coordinating qualitative and quantitative evaluation in different communities including refugee camps. Claude is versed in sensitive data collection including with adults, youth and children. He has a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Economic and Agri-Business from the National University of Rwanda and is fluent in English, French and Kinyarwanda.

 

Jean de Dieu Alingwi
Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Advisor

Jean de Dieu is an activist residing in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He is a peacebuilding and social cohesion practitioner with background in conflict transformation, civil resistance and nonviolence actions, advocacy and accountability. His passion is focused on increasing the capacity and resilience of young people by building and supporting public initiatives that promote nonviolence and social change through participatory approaches and coaching and mentoring methods, Jean de Dieu holds a BA in English and African Culture from ‘’Institut Supérieur Pédagogique’’ ‘’ISP’’ in the DRC, and a graduate certificate in conflict transformation across cultures from the SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont, United States of America. He has worked in DRC, Uganda and South Sudan and is fluent in English, French and Kiswahili.

 

Mary-Ann Schreiner
Public Health Specialist and Nurse

Mary-Ann is experienced in healthcare evaluation, and process and impact research methods in developing countries. She has worked extensively in program management and provided technical assistance to local organizations and health centers.  She has over 10 years experience in strategic planning, program and clinical management with a focus on implementing and evaluation of infection control programs and standards of healthcare delivery. She has had the opportunity to practice as a pediatric and family health nurse in diverse and rewarding environments globally. Mary-Ann has recently completed research on utilizing the men engage approach for better nutrition outcomes in developing countries. She is a registered nurse and holds an MSc from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

 

Bethany Ericson
Early Child Development Advisor

Bethany, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education and NGO Capacity Building Advisor, is an experienced development professional with more than 15 years of experience working for NGOs in multiple countries in Africa, Asia and South America.  Her experience includes designing and managing large ECD and Education programmes, undertaking capacity assessments and creating organisational development and capacity building plans for civil society organisations, and overseeing various types of research projects.  She holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia.

 

Kathleen Purdy
Data Guru and Statistician

Kathy, Data Guru and Statistician, has spent 20 years analyzing and managing data in a variety of fields including, healthcare, business operations, research and manufacturing. In addition to her data management expertise, Kathy is a skilled business analyst and recently led efforts in the US for optimizing the emerging health care system in Vermont. She has worked on research and capacity building projects in Asia and Africa.

 

Kathy holds a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Oregon State University.

 

Abdullah Shahid
Economic and Finance Advisor

Abdullah is an Economic Sociologist, Financial Economist, and Data Scientist. He holds a Master of Arts (Organizations, Economy & Society) and a Master of Science (Accounting; Applied Economics & Finance) degree from Cornell University, USA, and an MBA Finance from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.  He is writing his PhD thesis in economic sociology at Cornell, a program that ranks 6th globally. At Cornell, he has been trained in market and policy design, innovation, econometrics, statistics, social networks, and text mining by some of the world’s leading social scientists. His research and professional experiences span corporate advisory, microfinance, diffusion of innovation and ideas, value chain analysis, and social valuation.  He has taught finance and accounting classes at the undergraduate and master’s level, and served as an ad hoc reviewer for prestigious journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly and IEEE Technology and Society. 

 

Catherine Galloway
Education Research Advisor

Catherine, Education Research Advisor, is an experienced evaluation and research professional. With a background in Education, she has conducted in-depth research on literacy, teacher professional development, and sustainability. Her experience includes consulting with NGOs and donors in Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, on projects related to education, health, gender, and financial inclusion. Catherine holds a Master’s Degree in International Comparative Education from Stanford University.

 

Matthieu Belanger
Operations and Management Advisor

Matthieu, Operations and HR Advisor, has ten years of experience in administration and project management. He has worked in five countries for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). As an Administrator, he played a key role by providing efficient managerial and administrative support to facilitate the ICRC’s humanitarian operations. He earned his MA in International Relations from Laval University, Canada and is fluent in French and English.

 

Alison Opoku Donyina
Evaluation and Analysis Advisor

Ali is a skilled qualitative researcher experienced in evaluation, education, gender and capacity building/training. She specializes in contextual, gender-sensitive data collection and analysis and has worked on evaluation projects in Ghana, Uganda, and India, as well as evaluations on multi-national leadership programs such as Fulbright and the Ford IFP Fellowships.

Ali has also worked on agricultural projects in rural Namibia and with women’s saving cooperatives in India. She will soon be graduating with her M.A. specializing in Monitoring and Evaluation from SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont.

 

Maurizio Geri
Stablization & Socio-Cultural Advisor

Maurizio, Stabilization Advisor, leads research and activism on peace, democratization, human rights, defense and security. He has professional experience in Latin America, South Asia and North Africa and Sahel. He has worked in mediation and peace-building with local NGOs and in the US researching for different Universities and think tanks, to include Carter Center, Nonviolence International and Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

 

Recently, Maurizio worked as a Strategic Analyst for the NATO Allied Command Transformation in the US on issues of instability in North Africa and Sahel. He holds an MA in Cultural Studies (about Gender, Migration and Security) from the University of Florence, Italy and a PhD in International Studies (focused on  International Conflict and Cooperation) from Old Dominion University in Virginia, US. His latest publication is a 2018 Palgrave book on “Ethnic Minorities in Democratizing Muslim Countries. Turkey and Indonesia”.

 

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