Among Counterpart’s staff, there’s fluency in 10 different languages, over 55 years combined experience, and expertise in issues ranging from civic participation to sustainable tourism. Our staff members are available for speaking engagements and interviews. Please contact us to learn more.

Katie Croake

Chief of Party, Bangladesh

Alicia Arias Salgado

Chief of Party, Ecuador

Angela Maria Rodrigues Lopes da Cruz

Partnership and Advocacy Director, Timor-Leste

Moussa Abdou

Chief of Party, Niger

Leanne Webster

Chief of Party, El Salvador

Julie Claveau

Chief of Party, Burundi

Maria Ester Bucaro

Chief of Party, Guatemala

Kathryn Lane

Chief of Party, Senegal

Katia dos Santos Dias

Chief of Party, Mozambique McGovern-Dole Food for Education

Desire Yameogo

Chief of Party, Mauritania

Ousmane Kabèlè Camara

Chief of Party, PRG-PA

Christian Arandel

Senior Technical Director, Governance

Mehreen Farooq

Director of PQL
Technical Director, Peace and Security


Our staff and board come from different countries and backgrounds, each with their own unique set of skills and experience. What we all have in common is the vision of a world where people live in sustainable and inclusive communities with the assets and leadership to build a vibrant future.

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