Our Team

Jdhymi Dulaurier is the Associate Director of Program Management at the Institute for Development Impact (I4DI), where he leverages nearly 15 years of rich experience in international development to guide and enhance the organization's programmatic strategies. Before joining I4DI, Jdhymi was integral to USAID/Haiti's
Azra Kacapor Nurkic is a Co-founder and CEO of I4DI. As a senior expert in program quality and impact, Dr. Nurkic provides leadership to I4DI associates and technical assistance to clients and partners in results-based management, design, monitoring, and evaluation of international development programs.
Emir Nurkic Kacapor is I4DI’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder. In this role, Dr. Nurkic Kacapor is managing most of I4DI back office and is responsible for global operations and human resource management. Prior to founding I4DI, Dr. Nurkic Kacapor spent over 25 years
Troy Wray is Chief Strategy and Growth Officer of I4DI. As a senior expert in program design and implementation for impact, Mr. Wray provides support for I4DI leaders and associates to strategically position I4DI technology and methods in international development programming. Mr. Wray brings
Kemal Sokolovic is I4DI’s Chief Data and Technology Officer. He is in charge of the design and development of new software solutions that enable organizations to effectively manage business intelligence data and utilize evidence-based management decision making. Mr. Sokolovic brings to I4DI years of experience with cutting edge international software
Christine Traylor is I4DI's Director of Operations. With over 14 years of experience in international development and peacebuilding with private and public sector donors, Christine oversees the successful implementation of I4DI’s projects and ensures they realize our mission: to improve the quality of life
Palak Agarwal, is I4DI's Data Scientist, responsible for extracting and interpreting data to drive informed policymaking, strategic decision-making, and improved learning methodologies. At I4DI, she is a crucial part of the Data Science and Technology team, providing data-driven solutions to bolster our programs and
Dan Robinson is I4DI's Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL). Dan has more than ten years of experience in international development including roles in MERL, program management, business development, and research. Dan joins I4DI following several years with the U.S. Agency for
Saurav Behera is I4DI’s Finance and Admin Manager, responsible for supporting the HQ and field operations. He has extensive experience in the area of finance, accounts, grant management, donor relations, USAID audits, budgeting, administration, and procurement rules and regulations for a variety of funding
Grace Vottero is I4DI’s Associate Director of Program Management. Grace brings nearly a decade of experience in the development sector, working with public, private, and foreign donor agencies including USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Inter-American Development Bank. She has managed
Lauren Ropp is an Associate Director at I4DI. Lauren brings 12 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating social and environmental impact initiatives across all regions of the world (w/ particular expertise in sub-Saharan Africa) for INGOs, bilateral and multilateral institutions, startups, Fortune 500s,
Jovana Bulatovic is I4DI’s Evaluation and Research Associate.  She has a strong background in public administration reform, notably in policy coordination, citizens' participation in decision making, and strategic planning. Currently, she is also a Humphrey Fellow at Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Prior to joining I4DI, Ms. Bulatovic worked
Andrea Pozderac works as an analyst at I4DI. Her responsibilities include operational support, project team coordination, marketing contribution and development, as well as I4DI's overall business development. She has extensive experience in project and knowledge management, communication responsibilities, and organizational development. She is passionate
Denis Drekovic is I4DI's Digital Tech & Data Science Team Lead. He works on designing and developing new software solutions that enable organizations to effectively manage business intelligence data and utilize evidence-based management decision making. Denis brings to I4DI years of experience in developing enterprise
Amina Nukovic Grljevic is I4DI’s Recruiting and Proposal Capture Associate. She supports business development efforts with capture planning and management, recruitment, resource assessment, and costing, as well as other business development support activities during the proposal and post-submittal phases. She is passionate about process
Ochanya Adah is a Technology Design & Program Specialist at I4DI. She has a strong background in conducting and leading extensive user and market research and designing human-centered solutions. She has combined her knowledge of product design and design thinking in the Health, Agriculture, and
Vahid Rahic is I4DI’s mobile app developer. He works on developing cross-platform mobile apps and translating code into user-friendly applications using the latest technologies. Mr. Rahic brings to the I4DI software engineering team experience related to developing, implementing, and adopting new technologies for the
Amel Osmanovic is I4DI’s Full Stack Web Developer. He is responsible for the full software development life cycle; from conception to deployment. Mr. Osmanovic brings to I4DI extensive experience in working with over 100 diverse clients on front-end website architecture, back-end applications, databases, and
Molly Hageboeck is I4DI’s MERL Director Emerita. Winner of USAID’s Excellence in Evaluation Award, Ms. Hageboeck is an expert in performance monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system design and improvement, whose clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of Labor, multilateral donors (UNDP, UNCDF, UNECA),
Penelope Kogan is an Analyst at I4DI, contributing to a portfolio of global development programs funded by private and public sector clients. Before joining I4DI, Ms. Kogan led research and collection of materials at the Center for Development History. She has a strong administrative
Bringing over 24 years of deep experience in development cooperation, Ms. Dzihic delivers strategic leadership for the advancement of various international development programs. She manages and supports a broad range of international donor-funded evaluations, including strategic, thematic, midterm, final, outcome, and impact assessments. In her
Sandra Moscoso is I4DI’s Senior Performance & Knowledge Management Advisor. Sandra provides strategic advice to clients and partners in evidence-based performance management, knowledge management optimization, business process management, as well as capacity building and implementation support. She brings almost 20 years of experience in
Dr. Steven Lichty is I4DI’s  Evaluation, & Research Advisor. He has nearly 15 years of experience with international development in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. These experiences include: design, monitoring, and evaluation of a range of global programs, including those in post-conflict, transitional,
Jon-Paul Bowles is a senior advisor for I4DI. For several years he lived and worked in Latin America where he managed a $20+ million portfolio of development funds for one of the world’s largest INGOs. He has since used his "boots on the ground"
Michael Buret is I4DI’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, focusing primarily on business development, entrepreneurship, vocational training, youth, gender, economic growth, finance, and administration, and implementation of a wide range of development projects, always with a results-oriented project management style.
Adi Karisik is the Senior Advisor for Global Cybersecurity and Operational Technology at I4DI, boasting over 20 years of specialized experience in IT, enterprise cybersecurity, Operational Technology, and management consulting, particularly in Defense and Intelligence. His tenure has seen him manage key programs in
Adnan Hadrovic serves as the Senior Global Security, International Affairs, & Diplomacy Advisor at I4DI. Boasting over three decades of distinguished experience in diplomacy, international relations, and management, he contributes a wealth of knowledge and expertise to I4DI, particularly in the design and strategic
Dzenana Sabic Hamidovic is I4DI’s Social Development Advisor. Ms. Sabic specializes in social protection, inclusion, and human rights based approaches to programing, policy development, and implementation strategies. She has nearly a decade of experience in consulting for and advising UN agencies, governments, and NGOs
Franz Valli is I4DIs Humanitarian Assistance and Development Advisor. Mr. Valli is the President of the World Solidarity Alliance – Franco Betolli, a humanitarian organization based in Italy and is also the ex-President of Emmaus France. Mr. Valli has over 30 years of leadership
Abi Riak is I4DI’s Senior Advisor in Organizational Effectiveness. Ms. Riak provides leadership to I4DI associates and technical assistance to clients and partners in organizational development and effectiveness. Ms. Riak believes that a positive, aligned work culture is key to the delivery of innovative, tangible,
Olivier Payen is I4DI's Economic Development & Education Advisor. Mr. Payen has more than 11 years of experience with Economic Development and International Cooperation programs. He focuses on the intersection between solidarity economy and educational development, with expertise in teaching, youth economic and educational
Sarah Dawn Petrin is I4DI’s Conflict & Displacement Consultant. Ms. Petrin has over 20 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, leading teams in complex emergencies and advising governments, United Nations agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Brendan Hamlin is I4Di’s Data For Social Change Research Intern, responsible for organizing the existing D4SC database and contributing new data to the project. He has entry-level skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis, and data interpretation. He is expected to graduate

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