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.
Ria Mariano joined IESC in 2023 as an Associate in our Human Resources Department. She brings a wealth of international experience to our team, with a distinguished 8-year Risk Management career in Dubai. Ria was responsible for providing administrative and HR support to a workforce of over 500 employees stationed across diverse locations such as Iraq, Mozambique, Ukraine, and Libya. She developed and optimized administrative workflows and comprehensive HR manuals, streamlining processes, ensuring compliance and operational excellence. Ria's professional journey also includes experience in working in Singapore and the Philippines, which have further enriched her expertise in the field.
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.
Lauren Rinderle joined IESC in 2023 as an Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator in our Operations Department. She previously served as the Physics Department Administrator at George Washington University, where her organizational skills and attention to detail were instrumental in departmental operations. Before her time at GWU, Lauren worked as a Development Specialist at the March of Dimes, where she made a significant contribution to the organization's mission of enhancing maternal and child health. Her dedication to public service extends further into her background, demonstrated through her prior internships with the Jefferson Educational Society and her local elections office. Lauren holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Political Science, both earned from Gannon 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.
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