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.

Jeffrey Carlson

Director, Electoral Education & Integrity

Jeffrey has more than 18 years of international elections experience in more than 30 countries. He currently leads Creative’s portfolio of election-related programming....
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Jeffrey Fischer

Senior Electoral Advisor, Communities in Transition

Jeffrey founded the Practice Area of Electoral Education and Integrity. He provides expertise on elections and teaches courses in electoral policy and practice on Creative projects....
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Joanie Cohen

Senior Literacy and School Readiness Advisor

Joanie Cohen is a Senior Advisor in the Education for Development Division. In this role, she supports programmatic strategy, business development and thought leadership related to early literacy, school readiness, early childhood education and parent and community engagement in literacy and reading. ...
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Joe Kale

Director of Compliance

Joe Kale oversees compliance efforts at Creative’s headquarters and projects in more than 25 countries, ensuring that company conduct continues to exceed Creative’s high internal and client standards....
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Karen Tietjen

Principal Technical Advisor, Education for Development

Karen serves as Principal Technical Advisor, supporting Creative education projects with a focus on curriculum, dropout prevention, teacher training, systemic change and other areas. ...
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Kathleen Smith McIlwain

Senior Associate

Kathleen Smith McIlwain is a Reading Technical Advisor. In this role, she contributes to the development of international proposals focused on early grade literacy and numeracy, literacy and numeracy for in and out-of-school youth and education in conflict....
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