Accomplished business development and grant writer securing and managing more than $200 million in funding for national and grassroots development projects in the Marshall Islands, an unprecedented success in the Marshall Islands. Projects focused on food security, nutrition and NCDs prevention, climate change, renewable energy, public financial management, good governance, and community development. Demonstrated executive leadership with more than 7 years of experience providing strategic guidance and directing the full cycle operations of international development organizations in the Marshall Islands; highly adept at leading, mentoring, and motivating multicultural staff and international consultants. Accomplished project manager with an excellent mix of legal advisory, project management, development policy advisory, and operation experience, consistently provides top-quality deliverables for Government, NGOs, development partners, and private sector clients. Uses technical analysis and subject matter expertise in developing programmatic strategies, performing program quality assessments, and monitoring and evaluation.
Solid expertise working with international donor agencies including World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Union, International Monetary Fund, UNDP, AusAID, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, SPC (Pacific Community), US Health and Human Services Department, US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Interior, New Zealand MFAT, Taiwan, JICA and Japan Government, NDC Partnership.
Seasoned legal professional specializing in governance, rule of law, and government procurement with 10 years of combined experience in international development, non-profit management, academic research, and public and private law practice with extensive government, donor, multilateral, private sector, and NGO experience in the US, Pacific, and Asia.