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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.