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Heather Thompson has been involved with ITDP for more than a dozen years and has served on ITDP’s Board of Directors for the last eight years, with the last two years as Chair. Ms. Thompson works with the environmental non-profit sector to design and carry out strategies with large-scale impact. She is currently advising clients,…

As the Chief Operating Officer, Melinda manages finance, administration, human resources and information technology globally. Since joining ITDP in 2004, Melinda has overseen the organization’s financial management through major periods of growth, previously serving as the Chief Financial Officer and as the Director of Finance & Administration. Previously, she worked as a researcher at Hunter…

Aimée manages ITDP’s global initiatives, international policy program, leadership and innovation program, and global research and projects. She is responsible for the organization-wide implementation and alignment of programs and practices through effective communication, monitoring, and evaluation. Aimée is also instrumental to ITDP’s international advocacy, raising support for sustainable transportation and urban development from major international…

Since joining ITDP in 2009, Kathleen has overseen resource development and fundraising for the organization on a global scale. In this role, Kathleen is responsible for crafting and executing strategies for foundation relations, as well as identifying opportunities with public and multilateral institutions for project support. Previously, she was in charge of North American marketing…

Michael is a transport and urban development specialist who focuses on shaping the built environment to improve economic and social conditions for people in cities around the world. He has worked with multiple levels of government in dozens of cities and countries, partnering with local and international NGOs, research centers, foundations and development banks to accelerate the…

With a more than 15-year background in non-profit communications and international development journalism, Jemilah heads ITDP’s global communications team. She oversees ITDP publications (print and online), social media campaigns, strategic promotions, and global knowledge management and draws on her wealth of non-profit sector experience as a communications advisor to ITDP’s global field offices. Jemilah has…

Stacy joined ITDP in 2006 as ITDP’s administrative assistant. Since then, she has transitioned into working solely in the accounting and finance department. She currently works in overseeing accounts payable and accounts receivable at headquarters, as well as managing payroll. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She loves to…

Tara directs ITDP’s Special Initiatives, which include mobility pricing, electrification, and new mobility, among others. Prior to joining the team, she worked in support of public life and public space, advocating for people-friendly cities at the Gehl Institute. Tara has worked in a broad range of urban sectors, geared toward planning and designing a better…

Iwona is an urban planner with a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a dual bachelor’s degree in Education and Geography from Hunter College. She is interested in issues around development and sustainability in fast growing urban and rural areas alike. Iwona is not new to ITDP, she has previously…

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