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practitioners and catalysts, 

collaborating to address

critical humanitarian issues.

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Who We Are

A global network of experienced practitioners


Pilar Aguilar, PhD.

Specializes in education in emergencies

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Nicholas Alipui, MD

Specializes in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in context of the SDGs and humanitarian strategy

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Richard Anson, Ph.D.

Specializes in agriculture and rural development

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Orla Bakdal

Specializes in Human Rights, Good Governance, Climate Change, and Diplomacy

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Becca Balis

Specializes in child rights and protection

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Martin Barber

Specializes in maintaining peace and security and protecting civilians in conflict

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Elaine Zook Barge

Specializes in trauma and resilience

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Krishna Belbase

Specializes in results based monitoring and evaluation. Also, food and nutrition, security, and social protection.

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Mathilde Bienvenu

Specializes in Child protection, child rights and early childhood development

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Neil Boothby

Specializes in child rights and protection, especially in refugee contexts

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Jim Brasher

Specializes in strategic development and global philanthropy

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Marie de la Soudière

Specializes in family tracing and reunification, psycho-social reintegration of boys and girls formerly associated with armed forces and groups.

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Diego Otegui Ph.D.

Specializes in the design and implementation of emergency management and humanitarian educational programs.

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Moira Fratta

Specializes in strategic planning and humanitarian leadership, preparedness, resilience and sustainability.

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Ed Giradet

Specializes in journalism in humanitarian contexts

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Katy Grant

Specializes in refugee and child protection

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Sara Guerreiro

Specializes in human rights and governance

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Stephen Hanmer D’Elía

Specializes in child protection, forced migration, mental health & psychosocial support.

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William J. Hawk

Specializes in practical ethics featuring an evidence-based ethical reasoning strategy

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Vern Jantzi

Specializes in restorative justice and trauma healing and resilience

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Nils-Arne Kastberg

Specializes in advocacy for persons living with mental conditions and syndromes with a focus on human rights and humanitarian action.

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Jean-Claude Legrand

Specializes in child protection in emergencies

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Leslie Little

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In Memory of Björn Ljungqvist

National Nutrition Policy

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Charles Mutasa

Specializes in civil society, governance, and human rights

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Tom McDermot

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Saulo Padilla

Specializes in trauma and resilience

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Roger Pearson

Roger holds a master’s degree on Medical Demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of London.

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Heidi Peugeot

Specializes in emergency preparedness, disaster risk reduction and resilience

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Beatrice Progida

Specializes in program design, monitoring and learning systems

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Angela Raven Roberts

Specializes in reunification of unaccompanied children, gender based violence, creation of safe spaces.

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Michael A Rechlin, Ph.D.

Specializes in forestry and conservation

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Everett Ressler

HDPi Executive Director, specializes in child protection and care and protection of unaccompanied children.

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Claudio Schuftan

Public Health Consultant

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Saudamini Siegrist

Specializes in transitional justice and child rights and protection

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Laurent Sierro

Specializes in global political and humanitarian journalism

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Frederick Spielberg

Specializes in emergency preparedness, simulations and child protection.

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AR. Subbiah

Mr. Subbiah has operational responsibility for Regional integrated Multi-hazard Early warning System(  RIMES ) for Africa and Asia Pacific region.

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John Williamson

Specializes in technical support for programming and policy to strengthen family care for children, preventing separation promoting family reunification.

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Operational Staff

  • Everett Ressler, Executive Director
  • Larry Litwiller, Director of Finance and Operation
  • Kevin Yoder, CPA

Board of Directors

  • Vernon Jantzi
  • Rick Augsburger
  • Everett Ressler