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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Alycia Ebbinghaus-Owens

Senior Technical Advisor

Alycia Ebbinghaus-Owens is a senior project manager and conflict specialist with more than 15 years of experience managing USAID Office of Transition Initiatives and USAID Rule of Law projects, including four years of field-based experience in fragile, transitioning and politically volatile environments. ...
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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

Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Cris Revaz was named as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Creative on Aug. 29, 2023. ...
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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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Ilham Nasser

Senior Advisor, Education for Development Division

Ilham comes to Creative with over 30 years of experience in training, curriculum development, and research in education in international settings....
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