Donna is a renaissance leader driven by causes and excels at managing high-stakes, social impact, and risk-taking organizations and projects. Her track record built through a mindset of applied curiosity shows a relentless focus on results and innovative strategies that favorably impact the bottom line, operational efficiency, gender empowerment, and organizational culture. She is a driver of positive disruptive change and brand transformations that outperform business objectives.
A resilient trailblazer in international development, a champion for social innovation, environmental issues, and the empowerment of women and children, Donna thrives in organizations that see the world through a social impact, environment, water, sustainability, agriculture, or public health lens.
She is currently Chief of Party for the internationally-recognized Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility, a global, hybrid incubator-accelerator serving 26 innovators in 30+ countries in the water-ag space and a recent winner of a finalist award in Fast Company's World Changing Ideas competition. In this role, she catalyzes social impact entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
► Expert in Complex Project Management, Human Capital Advisory, & Brand Disruption
► CDPM® - Advanced Certified Development Project Manager
► ABC - Internationally-Accredited Business Communicator
► CSR-P - Certified Sustainability & CSR Practitioner
► ACTiVATE - Technology Commercialization Certification (Water)
► Registered UN, World Bank, & IMF Senior Consultant
► International Association of Business Communicators (Past President & 500 Club)
► Speaker & Author