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Leah Katerberg is the director of Cross Cutting Services, where she ensures the overall success and effective support to MEDA on cross cutting issues: Monitoring & Impact Measurement, Gender, Climate Change and Environment. She leads the team in planning and implementing leading edge support services with a focus on the introduction of enhanced/new approaches and the utilization of an appropriate mix of methodologies. Prior to this position, Leah served as an independent consultant for private companies and development organizations, including MEDA. She also served as a program manager at TechnoServe, where she managed a large contract farming value chain project that served close to half a million cotton farmers in Tanzania’s western cotton growing region. Leah worked for MEDA's ISS team from 2009 to 2012 as a Program Manager in Evaluation and Environmental Assessment.
Catherine Sobrevega is an international development professional with over 25 years of NGO work experience as senior country and program manager, economic development and microfinance specialist. Currently she is the Country Director for MEDA Myanmar, working on the Improving Marking Opportunities for Women project (IMOW), funded by Global Affairs Canada. IMOW is supporting 25,000 women in Shan and Kayin states to become active, respected and empowered economic actors and leaders. Catherine has worked on several USAID, USDA, GAC, DFID, EC, DANIDA, UN, CGIAR, IFAD and World Bank-funded projects. She has a Masters in Management from Atlantic International University in USA. She is a Certified Development Project Manager from PM4DEV. Catherine has been primarily involved in implementing economic development and women projects in post-conflict countries like Bosnia, Eritrea, Afghanistan; also in the Philippines, Bangladesh and Ghana.

Liliana joined MEDA in 2016. As the senior manager on MEDA’s environmental and climate change programming, she helps projects worldwide manage their environmental impacts and provides leadership for integrating climate change action into work with entrepreneurs and businesses. Prior to working with MEDA, Liliana worked as an Economist for Environment Canada and was a junior research fellow with the International Development Research Centre, conducting research on natural resource development in Myanmar and Thailand. Liliana also leverages her private sector experience as a business analyst in her current role designing and implementing environmentally sustainable market development interventions.

Celine is from Sarnia, ON and recently graduated from University College London (United Kingdom) with a Master’s degree in International Relations of the Americas. During her undergraduate, Celine spent five months living in Buenos Aires, Argentina and fell in love with Latin America. She has significant experience working with vulnerable populations, specifically with refugees, having worked in refugee-serving organizations in Toronto, Ontario and El Paso, Texas.  Her other specialities include research, case management, programming, and community outreach. Celine is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with MEDA’s Nicaraguan partner MiCrédito in order to gain work experience in inclusive financial services.
Sara M. Seavey is a Senior Program Manager for Gender in MEDA’s Cross-Cutting Services team and oversees the implementation of gender equality programming, ensuring technical quality assurance, and building internal capacity of staff and partners.

In this role, she develops and manages MEDA's gender equality strategies, developing tools and resources for MEDA’s gender programming. Sara currently supports projects in Tanzania, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Jordan, Ukraine, and Ghana. She also supports MEDA’s Vulnerable Populations working group, which focuses on how to increase women and youth in economic development programs. Prior to joining MEDA, Sara managed complex projects, including mobile data for decision making and digital financial inclusion with USAID’s Global Development Lab, and workforce development in Morocco. She has also worked with women entrepreneurs in Cape Town, South Africa and supported international exchange programs between the U.S. and Asia. Sara holds a M.A. in Social Enterprise from American University and a B.A. in International Development from Connecticut College.
Allan joined MEDA in 1987, and has worked in various capacities within MEDA’s international programs since that time. He was appointed President in 2002. Allan has also worked with the International Development Research Centre, Mennonite Central Committee, and Home Hardware Stores Ltd. He has lived and worked in Tanzania and Bangladesh, and his travels have taken him to more than 65 countries. Allan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo.
Helen oversees the strategic direction and implementation of MEDA's Economic Opportunities (EO) division in which projects and assignments around the world empower clients (women & youth) to reach their economic potential and avail improved income-generating options. She coaches the EO team in their design and implementation of innovative solutions to the challenges faced by our women and youth clients in participating fully in market systems. Her role includes increasing and enhancing MEDA's networks of private sector firms, institutional donors, and other agencies - both local and international - as partners in our work of building economic gains for clients in challenging environments such as those affected by conflict, cultural constraints, climate-change pressures and dire economic disadvantage. Helen has directly managed several women's economic development programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and has expertise in building business operations for enterprises in India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Libya, Afghanistan, - and in Canada. Her work centres on the practical application of disciplined business principles in building effective pro-poor programs for marginalized communities around the globe.
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