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.

Semere Solomon

Senior Director, Africa Strategy

With six languages under his belt, Semere has global experience in education and civil society programs. At Creative, he focuses on education programs in Nigeria, Pakistan and Zambia....
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Business Development Manager, Economic Growth Division

Sierra Poske, Business Development Manager, provides strategic guidance and oversight for business development opportunities such as divisional resource management, multiyear budgetary planning, and proposal development support from preliminary positioning to submission. Poske works directly with Economic Growth leadership and organizations across the industry to build partnerships in communities where Creative bids on programs. ...
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Susan Ayari

Senior Associate, Education in Conflict Practice Area

Susan Ayari is a Senior Associate in Education in Conflict. In this role, she directs the Afghan Children Read Project and supports business development and thought leadership related to education in crisis countries particularly in the broader Middle East and North Africa region....
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Sylvia Ellison

Senior Associate, Education for Development

Sylvia, a 12-year veteran at Creative, is a senior development professional with experience in implementing education, country-wide workforce development, and stabilization programs in crisis and conflict-affected countries....
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Terry Hoverter

Senior Associate, Electoral Education and Integrity Practice Area

Terry has more than 14 years of experience in the area of elections, constitution drafting, democracy and governance, and policy and legislative drafting. He has his JD from American University....
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Tihana Bartulac Blanc

Senior Associate, Electoral Education and Integrity Practice Area

Tihana Bartulac Blanc is a Senior Associate in Electoral Integrity and Education Practice Area. In this role, she directs the BUILD project and supports the Practice Area Director in overall project management and business development related to elections in crisis countries focusing on Africa and Asia regions....
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