Samuel Agyeman joined IESC in 2022 as the Manager, Charitable Fundraising, bringing over nine years of experience in charitable fundraising, grant writing, prospect research, major gifts, and international development. He previously worked with Christian Relief Services Charities where he served as the nonprofit’s first Major Gifts Officer, starting the major gift program from scratch, and was in charge of individual and institutional giving. Over the past nine years, Samuel has held roles in grants and development with several nonprofits, including CARE International and General Board of Global Ministries. Originally from Ghana, Samuel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana and a Master of International Development Administration from Western Michigan University. He’s a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Sujeewa has more than 25 years of experience with U.S. government and donor-funded development projects, including project management and financial management. He is also very experienced with organizational budget planning and management. He has managed a wide variety of programs operating under different contract mechanisms and has a strong understanding of U.S. government regulations, requirements, and expectations. He has worked with IESC, in the field or home office, since 1991. He holds an M.B.A. from AIT, Thailand and a B.Sc. from the University of Sri Lanka.
Jennette Murphy joined IESC in 2022. She started her human resources career more than 12 years ago managing human resources at small trade associations and a large private school in the Northern Virginia area. She recently held the position of Director of Human Resources & Operations at News Media Alliance, a trade association advocating for news and magazine media industries. Jennette works closely with senior leadership on organizational workforce strategy, employee relations, benefits, recruiting, compliance, policies, and training. Her interest in the Human Resources function comes from a background as a former paralegal and trained meditator. She holds a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a B.A. in Speech Communications, with a political focus, from George Mason University.
Cindy has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of accounting, payroll, and administration. She joined IESC in 2006. As the director of accounting, she is responsible for the day to day operations of the accounting staff and accounting operations. Cindy has worked across a range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, nonprofit, banking, and commercial airlines. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Sacred Heart College.
Pamela joined IESC in 2019. With more than 20 years of international development experience, she is accomplished in the capture and administration of U.S. foreign aid contracts and grants and in the creation and implementation of organizational practices that engender strong management of donor funds. She is IESC’s lead administrator for all contracts and grants matters, ensuring compliant, efficient and effective contract and grant operations. Previous work includes her tenure as a USAID contracts specialist, director of grants and contracts departments at two international NGOs, and principal and founder of a consulting practice that served more than 50 international nonprofit organizations in the areas of donor compliance, business development, organizational strategy, and capacity development. Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Masters degree in public policy and administration from the University of Maryland.