Our Team 2017-12-09T09:10:05+00:00

OUR TEAM

A diverse group of dynamic individuals make up the COSA team.
We share some things in common:

  • A high level of personal initiative and passion for creating a more sustainable world
  • A strong set of world-class skills and a commitment to doing great work
  • A deep respect for scientific methods and for the value of diverse perspectives
  • An affinity for being practical and having a sense of humor
Daniele Giovannucci
Daniele GiovannucciPresident & Co-Founder

Daniele Giovannucci leads the network of global partnerships that are a hallmark of its participatory learning process…

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Mica Bennett
Mica BennettSpecial Project Advisor

Mica brings 25 years of senior level management experience to her work. Mica has coordinated COSA’s…

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Melanie Chiara
Melanie ChiaraAdministration

Melanie Chiara supports the COSA Finance Manager to ensure the timely and accurate organization of our financial…

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Keith Child
Keith ChildSenior Research Advisor

Keith is an Impact and Evaluation Specialist with a considerable track record in both research and…

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Carlos De Los Ríos
Carlos De Los RíosRegional Research Coordinator for Latin America

Carlos is an economist with a passion for rural development. He has over a decade of experience…

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Matthew Himmel
Matthew HimmelProject and Systems Coordinator

Matthew’s role is to facilitate the preparation and smooth execution of COSA projects around the world…

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Udo Höggel
Udo HöggelTraining Advisor

Decades of experience are evident in the array of thoughtful tools and approaches that Dr. Höggel…

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Fredeline Joseph
Fredeline JosephBusiness Development and Advisory Program Associate

As COSA’s Business Development and Advisory Program Associate, Fredeline Joseph efficiently plans, coordinates, and executes a…

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Patrick Kerr
Patrick KerrOperations Associate

Graduating in May 2015 with honors from College of the Holy Cross, Patrick brings a Bachelor of Arts…

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Friedrich von Kirchbach
Friedrich von KirchbachSenior Advisor

Friedrich von Kirchbach brings 30 years of leadership experience with the WTO-affiliated International…

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Ron Kopicki
Ron KopickiSenior Advisor

Ron contributes to its strategic planning and advises its client engagements worldwide. Ron brings 40 years…

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Francesca Martonffy
Francesca MartonffyAdvisor

Francesca brings nearly two decades of experience in international development and education…

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Jessica Mullan
Jessica MullanMeasurement Systems Manager

Jessica Mullan leads diverse aspects of our advanced measurement systems including the work on…

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Pavel Muñoz
Pavel MuñozSoftware and Technology Consultant

Pavel has been working in the field of Information Technology since 2005, and brings unique skills…

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Saurin Nanavati
Saurin NanavatiDirector of Partner Relations

Saurin leads work with dozens of global organizations that are formulating diagnostic tools with COSA to better understand…

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Glenn Ortiz
Glenn OrtizResearch Assistant

Glenn’s principal focus has been rural and indigenous communities principally for the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP)…

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Hubert Peri
Hubert PeriKnowledge and Innovation Manager

Hubert Peri leads the development of COSA’s Data Science Systems and its Learning Community Portals. For nearly a decade…

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Gayatri Ramnath
Gayatri RamnathAdvisor

Gayatri brings in-depth experience designing and managing policy research projects in developing country contexts…

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Pablo Ramirez
Pablo RamirezSenior Advisor

Pablo brings valuable expertise and supply chain leadership to COSA as a Senior Advisor. Pablo managed the Starbucks…

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Louise Salinas
Louise SalinasDirector of Administration

Louise brings several decades of diverse management experience to the position. Most recently she played a key role as Associate…

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Jim Saunders
Jim SaundersFinancial Manager

Jim has operated as the Chief Financial Officer for several multi-million dollar corporations in his 35-year career. He holds…

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Christopher K. Sellers
Christopher K. SellersDirector of Global Operations

Chris has been a leader and pioneer in the international consumer products, retail and technology industries for more than 25 years…

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Elena Serfilippi
Elena SerfilippiCoordinator for Resilience Research

Elena is an economist with significant experience in research and a passion for agricultural and development economics…

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Gabriela Soto
Gabriela SotoCoordinator for Indicators and Metrics

Gabriela is an expert in agroecology and its practical applications with 25 years of experience as a Professor of Agroecology…

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Vivek Voora
Vivek VooraResearch Associate

Vivek’s focus is on a landscape approach to water, energy and food security and how this is affected by the implementation of…

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Audra Wilson-Max
Audra Wilson-MaxCommunications Manager

Audra shapes COSA’s content and messaging and how best to communicate its work to increase awareness of COSA information…

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