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Staff at FSD

Lisa Kuhn Executive Director

A respected authority on international development, Lisa has provided training, assessment, and capacity-building services to more than 35 international organizations in 22 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She has more than 15 years of experience in microfinance and international development specializing in multi-sectoral and sustainable solutions to development challenges such as food security, women's empowerment, access to affordable and adequate health care, education, and enterprise development. Additionally, she has extensive experience developing and implementing practitioner-friendly monitoring and evaluation systems and has demonstrated success using participatory research methods to develop and assess programs.

Lisa has been driven by a desire to change the system and to create opportunities for people everywhere to reach their fullest potential. Her approach combines a focus on capacity and leadership development at the local level combined with thorough analysis of the dynamics that influence the achievement of social objectives--including organizational policies, processes, and culture, market forces, and political trends.

After receiving her MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, she held a number of technical, policy, and leadership positions in microfinance networks including Freedom from Hunger, Opportunity International, and FINCA International. Before taking the position as Executive Director with FSD, Lisa served as the Vice-President for Programs in Latin America for Freedom from Hunger where she helped bring integrated microfinance, health, and business services to more than 1 million women through more than 100 local Latin American partners.

When she’s not off in some remote corner of the world working on sustainable solutions for communities, she enjoys backpacking in remote corners of wilderness with her husband Mark.

Kelley Gibbs Finance and Operations Officer

Kelley Gibbs has more than 30 years’ financial and management experience in the for- and non-profits realms. Born and raised in the Philippines, he has been the owner/operator of small gold mine in Nevada; helped developed the first 18-hole golf course in Russia; worked in Silicon Valley start-ups; and worked as a financial consultant to many non-profits. He has taught business at the community college level as well.

He holds undergraduate degrees in geology from The Colorado College, and in accounting from Menlo School of Business, as well as an MBA from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.  He is a licensed CPA and professional fiduciary.

Kelley volunteers with a number of Bay Area non-profits, both as the financial officer and as a board member.  He lives in Oakland with his wife Karen, who is an award-winning professional chocolatier. Kelley’s passion is to make a difference and help others do the same.

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Devin Graves Senior International Program Officer

Devin discovered the power of social change when he learned that he shared a birthday with Nelson Mandela. Studying about Mandela’s life gave him the determination to impact the world, and because of this desire, he pursued a Master’s degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. As part of his studies, he focused on sustainable project design with an emphasis in monitoring and evaluation. Before joining FSD, he spent two years designing and implementing development projects among Mayan communities in both Mexico and Guatemala, and in the eastern districts of Uganda. Previous to living abroad, he worked in international education, recruiting group leaders for summer abroad programs for high school students, and he led a group of 15 high school students on a study abroad to Argentina. When Devin is not working in development he enjoys being outdoors, hiking, volleyball, reading, and traveling with his wife.

David Andrusia Marketing and Communications Specialist

David is thrilled to be back on the FSD team after spending several years marketing nonprofit arts organizations. He originally joined FSD after directing the UNICEF-endorsed Artivist Film Festival (devoted to children’s and women’s rights) held in LA, Rio de Janeiro, and New York. There, he formed partnerships with Amnesty International, Environment California, Greenpeace, and other major NGOs, and orchestrated the participation of Kristen Bell, named Artivist of the Year. He also produced the “Sustainable LA” program, commended by Mayors Villaraigosa and Garcetti, for six years as part of the Downtown LA Film Festival. David’s passions lie in providing platforms for honest discussion of global issues and engendering real-world solutions to issues of the environment and human rights. He earned his bachelor’s in French and Romance philology at Columbia, and a master’s in communications and marketing management from Penn’s Annenberg and Wharton Schools.

Bailie Salk International Programs Intern

Bailie Salk has always been passionate about human rights and affecting long-term sustainable change while not compromising the authenticity of each community. As a rising sophomore at Brown University, Bailie plans to double concentrate in Public Policy/Political Science and Economics. During her internship with FSD, Bailie will be supporting international programs, which Bailie looks forward to allowing her to understand the power of community and cultural respect. On Brown’s campus, Bailie is involved in clubs regarding women empowerment and politics. Bailie has a strong belief in the ability of young people to alter our polarized and often intolerant world and world politics into a more open and goal driven conversation. Bailie keeps busy while in school as part of the Brown Women’s Volleyball team and she has been playing competitive volleyball since she was eleven years old. She is also very passionate about the arts and loves to oil paint and go to art museums. With her family, she loves to travel the world eating every single food you can think of along the way.  Looking forward to her internship, Bailie is honored to be interning at FSD this summer as they work to not only act as a catalyst for change, but also allow individuals to realize their own capacities and reclaim their power.

Adrien Hanley International Programs Intern

Adrien Hanley is a rising sophomore at Tufts University planning to major in International Relations and Environmental Studies. Adrien grew up going to a French American bilingual school from kindergarten to eighth grade and is a fluent French speaker. He is passionate about environmental change and making the world a more just and sustainable place. At university, he is involved in multiple clubs, including Model United Nations, Students for Environmental Awareness, and Tufts Ski Team. He also loves hiking, scuba diving, and hanging out with friends. He is thrilled to be supporting FSD’s international programs team this summer and making his voice heard through articles and blogs. Given how unsustainable development has been throughout most of history, he realizes the importance of supporting communities so they can prosper in the long term in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.

Elise Griffin Digital Storytelling Inter

Elise is a rising senior at Wellesley College, double majoring in Cinema & Media Studies and Theatre. Growing up in Japan, Elise has learned Japanese, as well as French and Latin in her time at school in Palo Alto, California and at university. On Wellesley’s campus, Elise is an active member of the Shakespeare Society, and was a varsity member of the volleyball team. In her free time, she loves walking around Lake Waban on campus, writing, and hanging out with her friends. After spending last summer in South Africa, filming wildlife with a focus on anti-poaching tactics, Elise realizes the power of film and the importance of the media that we all collectively consume. Elise is excited about sending the summer with FSD and working on creating new media that will share their mission and stories from community members across the globe.

Rose Greer International Programs Intern

Rose Greer is a rising junior at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Public Health Studies and minoring in Spanish. On the Hopkins campus, Rose is on the executive board of a local non-profit, volunteers as a tutor through a school program, and served as an orientation leader for incoming freshman. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Rose hopes to get her Master’s in International Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Rose was born and raised in Oakland, CA and LOVES the Bay Area. She enjoys doing anything outdoors, from backpacking to hanging at the beach and so much more. Rose is super excited to be interning with FSD this summer, as she has a passion for global health and hopes to devote her career to the development of health systems in rural communities around the world. She believes FSD’s work in supporting communities to expand their own capacities is not only sustainable but a powerful tool for change. Rose hopes to learn about contemporary issues concerning sustainable development and international health, and gain hands-on experience working within a nonprofit organization.

Micaela Leonarte Paredes Grant Administration Intern

Micaela is a rising senior at the University of San Francisco majoring in Politics and Psychology. At USF Micaela likes to stay busy and is the president of the Club Model United Nations, a research assistant on research about GMOs in West Africa, a guide for new international students, and a Spanish tutor. In her free time, Micaela walks her puppy, watches soccer, and bakes. Being born and raised in Peru exposed Micaela to different cultural contexts. She is extremely positive and is convinced that the assets of a culture are endless if one is openminded. Micaela is very excited to work with the FSD grant program as she hopes to learn more about the best ways in which resources can be allocated to help a community thrive.