Technical skills that make a difference

Creative’s experts have passion, commitment and technical skills, all of which are combined to develop and implement meaningful projects around the world. Creative’s experts have worked in multiple countries, most speak at least two languages and they are often invited to share their insight at conferences and in professional journals.


Senior Associate, Economic Growth Group

Ali, Principal Technical Advisor, contributes to the expansion of Creative’s economic growth portfolio and serves as the organization’s Middle East advisor. Before joining Creative in 2014, Ali spent 25 years with USAID Egypt’s Office of Economic Growth....
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Senior Technical Manager, LAC Specialist, Education for Development Division

Claudia joined Creative’s Education for Development Division as Senior Technical Manager, Latin America and Caribbean Specialist in 2022. ...
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Cory Heyman

Vice President & Senior Director, Education for Development Division

Cory Heyman, Ph.D., joined Creative on Aug. 1, 2022, as the Vice President and Senior Director of the Education for Development Division. ...
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Cris Revaz

Assistant General Counsel

Cris Revaz is a key member of Creative’s legal affairs team and provides support to local counsel in more than 30 countries across Europe, Central America, Africa and Asia....
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Senior Program Associate, Economic Growth Division

Daniela Farinas has over five years working in international food security, workforce development and livelihoods programming. To date, my work and passion for development has taken me to countries around the globe including India, Indonesia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and more. Fortunately, I have also had the pleasure of working alongside the Latino community right here in Washington, D.C., to increase access to health care services and improve health outcomes through a community-based holistic approach, which includes medical services, education, outreach, and language support. My experience with both grassroots organizations and multilateral organizations has helped strengthen my ability to implement high-quality and high-impact programs....
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Dean Piedmont

Senior Advisor, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration and Security Sector Reform

Dean is a Senior Advisor working on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Security Sector Reform (SSR) issues. He supports business development, thought leadership, policy and advocacy efforts related to problem sets involving armed actors and groups spanning the conflict to development continuum....
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