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Pranvera Kirkbride

Expertise: Pranvera Kirkbride is a senior technical director in MSI’s Rule of Law and Government Accountability Practice Area. She has 20 years of experience as a development practitioner focusing on rule of law, anti-corruption, civil society, good governance, and program management. Pranvera has successfully designed, managed, and implemented numerous governance programs in Eastern Europe (Balkans), […]

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Lamar Cravens

Expertise: Lamar Cravens is Chief of Party of the USAID/Egypt Economic Courts Activity (ECA). Lamar possesses 25 years of experience in international development. He has led complex, multi-partner projects in the Former Soviet Union, Asia & the Middle East. His long-term residence assignments include the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Tunisia

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Joseph Christoff

Expertise: Joseph Christoff serves as a Senior Advisor to MSI’s leadership team and practices areas.  As a prior Senior Vice President, he led MSI’s strategy, evaluation and analysis (SEA); leadership and organizational development, and education practice areas. Joseph has more than 30 years of experience developing strategies and methods for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness

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Larry Cooley

Expertise: Founder and President Emeritus of Management Systems International, Larry Cooley has more than 40 years’ experience in the fields of strategic management, public sector reform and international development. Currently serving as Board Chair of the Society for International Development and of World Learning, he is the author or co-author of widely used methodologies for

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Erin Stone

Erin Stone guides MSI’s financial team as a member of the executive management team, and brings over 15 years of experience with international development organizations and federal agency consulting. She specializes in finance, treasury, accounting, financial analysis, budgets and forecasting, contracts and general administration. Prior to joining MSI, Erin worked with the Eurasia Foundation, the

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Alaa Al Zubaidi

Expertise:Alaa Al Zubaidi is a senior project manager with over 15 years of project operations in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and other conflict-affected countries. She leads large, complex multimillion-dollar development projects to successful completion. Alaa specializes in USAID, DOS, OTI and OFDA projects in conflict mitigation, peacebuilding and civil society programming. Alaa managed MSI’s multimillion-dollar Iraq

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Diana Alexanderson Alvarez

Expertise:Diana Alexanderson is an administrative and logistics manager with 14 years of experience, having supported more than 5,000 national and international events. She has proven herself in the field of training, project management and capacity building within international development. She has been responsible for contractual and financial management of large international projects in Latin America

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Sara Ambler

Sara Ambler is the deputy director for business development who oversees the opportunity managers and contributes to the growth of MSI’s business. She has a passion for working on proposals and thrives in the fast-paced environment. Prior to joining MSI, she worked on international development and exchange programs at World Learning. Born and raised in

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Christopher Bathon

Expertise:Chris Bathon is a technical manager in MSI’s Peace and Stability service area. He provides technical and operational assistance for stabilization and transition programs, with a focus on small grants program implementation. He has six years of experience designing and implementing CVE, community resilience, stabilization, youth development and ICT for development programming. He has supported

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Gwendolyn Bevis

Expertise:Dr. Gwendolyn Bevis is a political scientist trained in comparative politics and research methods, with 30 years of experience in democracy, human rights and governance and regional expertise in South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Gwendolyn specializes in restrictive and conflict environments, with a focus on civil society, inclusion, violent extremism and the

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