Our team

Christy Dow Hoke

Christy Dow Hoke

Partner, Chief Operating Officer/Senior Advisor
Jessica Koehs

Jessica Koehs

Partner, Director Programmes
Stephanie Kleschnitzki

Stephanie Kleschnitzki

Partner, Director Planning and Monitoring
Elizabeth Merola

Elizabeth Merola

Director, Private Sector Partnerships
Jessica DuPlessis

Jessica DuPlessis

Strategic Advisor, Business in SDG Achievement and Humanitarian Action
Brian J. Bouton

Brian J. Bouton

Staff Writer

Our thought partners

DevSmart is a collaborative platform for professionals dedicated to furthering excellence in development programming and humanitarian action. We love thinking, working and solving problems with the following people:

Bharat Krishnan

Independent management advisor and facilitator With great respect for his unparalleled track record shaping the minds of the UN system, we collaborate on issues related to organizational learning and result-based management.

Niloufar Pourzand

Adjunct Professor in Development Studies, freelance consultant and advisor Sharing a commitment to children, human-rights and the work of UNICEF, Niloufar is a trusted collaborator in all aspects of programme excellence.

Nagmeh Sobhani

Advisor and trainer in peacebuilding and collaborative negotiation A principled trailblazer in her field, Nagmeh frequently opens our minds to the importance of conflict sensitivity and programming that fosters social cohesion and peace.

Matthew Gibbs

Award winning writer and humanitarian and development professional Specializing in results-based planning and writing, Matt has been collaborating with DevSmart for over ten years and is exceptional at turning good products into excellent ones.

Volker Hüls

Global monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) advisor at the Danish Refugee Council A tier-one partner and MEAL advisor, we always benefit from Volker's insights and commitment to excellence.

Maureen Njoki

Consultant in strategic planning and integrated programming Both strategic and tactical, with a solid track record coordinating integrated programmes, Maureen is a valued asset in our work supporting strategic planning with UN agencies.

Sara Vaca

Evaluator and data visualization expert In addition to being a prolific senior evaluator, Sara is brilliant at creative visualization of concepts, processes and data.

Alexandra Galperin

International Development Consultant Expert in disaster risk reduction, Alexandra has been a trusted collaborator developing the approach and methods for child-centred risk analyses with UNICEF.