Among Counterpart’s staff, there’s fluency in 10 different languages, over 50 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 Alexandra Frank to learn more.

Derek Caelin

Innovation Specialist

Noel Dickover

Project Director, Innovation for Change

Olivier Alais

Project Director, Cybersecurity & Internet Governance

Steven Sharp

Country Director, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mileydi Guilarte

Country Director, El Salvador

Mark Granius

Technical Advisor, Civil Society Strengthening and Local Development

Christian Arandel

Senior Director, Program Quality and Learning

Mehreen Farooq

Technical Director, Peace and Security

Joan Parker

President & CEO

Teresa Crawford

Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator

Anna Sahakyan

Director, Accountability and Transparency


Our staff and board come from different countries and backgrounds, each with their own unique set of expertise 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.

Board of Directors Leadership

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