Mr. Otto has more than 25 years of experience in international development and project management. He is highly experienced in providing consulting services and managing complex projects in private sector development, economic restructuring, and institutional development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Otto served as Chief Private Sector Officer, Financial Analyst, Project Development Officer, and Chief Environment Officer for the US Agency for International Development. Mr. Otto holds a MS in Management from MIT and a MS in Technology of Management from American University.
Chief of Party, USAID Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge
Mr. Hajost is currently the Chief of Party for USAID’s Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge. Prior to joining Integra for this project, he was Chief of Party for the Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program, a USAID funded project focused on REDD+ and LEDS. He is an international conservation and environmental law and policy expert with over 30 years of experience, and an international lawyer by training. He also serves on the IUCN Commission on law as Senior Counsel/Policy Coordinator for North America and the Caribbean. Mr. Hajost holds a JD from the University of Toledo College of Law.
Ms. Hamilton currently serves as Integra’s Managing Associate, where she manages and provides both technical and operational support for several USG-funded projects. In addition to serving as Scale Specialist under USAID’s Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, she also recently conducted field research for MCC’s Agricultural Markets Assessment of the Philippines, and a political economy assessment under the USAID Wildlife Asia Activity. Ms. Hamilton holds an MA in International Affairs from The New School in New York, and is a Certified Associate in Project Management.
Ms. Scotti is a Project Specialist at Integra, undertaking business development, communications, and supporting operations for a variety of projects. Prior to joining Integra, Nicole interned at FHI 360, where she spent her time providing technical assistance and supporting new business development for the Social, Economic and Development business unit. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Ms. Scotti holds a BA in International Affairs with a minor in Economics from the University of Mary Washington.
ICT Sector Advisor
Mr. Townsend is an international expert in ICT policy and economics and the leader of GBI’s Universal Service and Access Fund Support Program. For more than 25 years, Mr. Townsend has been a leading contributor to the evolution of the communications sector worldwide, and has advised governments in more than 40 countries on economic issues and policy options for ICTs. He has been one of the pioneers in the design of Universal Service Funds in numerous countries, and has worked extensively with the World Bank and the UN, among others.
VP, Climate and Environment
Mr. Waugh leads Integra’s work in climate change and natural resources management. He is an experienced planner and analyst in the areas of conservation finance, rights-based approaches, and conflict mitigation. Before joining Integra, he served as a consultant designing benefit sharing mechanisms and participatory mapping for climate adaptation. In 20 years at IUCN, he led marine policy work, managed multilateral relations, and served as a protected area specialist. He began his career as a wildlife firefighter on Hotshot crews in the western US and as a Park Ranger in America’s national parks.
Ms. Mallory has spent the last 14 years working in several international development consulting firms serving as Operations Manager, Executive Assistant, Office Manager and Assistant to the CFO. She is also a United States Air Force retiree with 30 plus years experience in operations and administrative management. Within those 30 years Ms. Mallory was an aid to supply officers, transportation specialist, fighter pilots and many more. One of her most memorable moments in the field was supervising and working in a forward operating location during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
Partnerships and Communications Lead, USAID Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge
Ms. Mainil has over 10 years of experience in international communications, partnership building, and development. She has played a key role in the successful communications and partnership efforts of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, resulting in more than 40 key partnerships and leveraging over $2.9 M for the project’s Prize Winners. Ms. Mainil holds a LLM in International Crimes and Justice from the University of Turin, an MA in Political Science from The New School, and a BA in International Relations from Drake University.
Mr. Tarpey is a Research Analyst at Integra, supporting the firm’s current endeavors in Agriculture, Food Security and Women’s Empowerment. Prior to joining Integra, Mr. Tarpey worked in the Public Affairs department at the Louisiana branch of the American Red Cross, and the Global Partnerships and Alliances Division at Mercy Corps. Mr. Tarpey holds an MA in History from Tulane University, where he focused on Franco-Algerian postcolonial relations. He also holds a BA in History from Tulane University.
Senior ICT Advisor
Mr. Iftikhar is the former CEO of of the Universal Service Fund Company in Pakistan, the organization responsible for providing ICT services in un-served and under-served areas of Pakistan. A telecom professional with more than 30 years in the field, Mr. Iftikhar joined the newly formed USF Co. in May 2007 as it’s first employee. He built the company from scratch and started projects to provide telecom services in unserved areas. Mr. Iftikhar is often invited to speak at international forums on Universal Service issues by organizations such as the World Bank and the ITU. He is a Graduate of University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan.
VP, Economic Growth, Food Security and Social Inclusion
Mr. Quinn has managed development projects across seventeen countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and his expertise includes enabling environment and policy reform, market and value chain analysis, and institutional capacity building. Most notably, he led the development and implementation of the Institutional Architecture for Food Security Reform diagnostic, which has informed USAID policy support priorities in 16 countries. Mr. Quinn has a BA in Economics and Business from Trinity College Dublin and a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
Senior Advisor, Climate Change Strategies and Resilience
Ms. Nelson is a resiliency consultant, having worked on multiple USAID, the World Bank, and UNDP-funded projects, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia and the Pacific. She has 12 years of experience leading business development efforts and providing technical assistance in the areas of climate change, resilience and risk management. Prior to joining Integra, Ms. Nelson assessed the feasibility of adaptation projects acrozss the Pacific for USAID’s PACAM. She holds two MA degrees in Sustainable Development and Anthropology, and an MBA from Marylhurst University.
Mr. Menez is a Project Specialist at Integra, supporting a variety of the firm’s endeavors, such as the USAID Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge and MCC Information and Communications Technology Support project. Prior to joining Integra, Miguel worked as a Programme Assistant at the International Organization for Migration in the Philippines. Mr. Menez holds an MA in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Washington, DC and a BA in International Relations from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Intern, Agriculture and Food Security
Ms. Roels is the agriculture and food security intern at Integra, providing project, research, and administrative assistance for a range of the firm’s ventures. Prior to joining Integra, Hannah graduated from Amherst College where she studied Economics, French, and International Relations. She has previously interned at USAID and worked at other international development agencies engaged with policies and issues relating to economic growth and development.