Adele Harmer, MSc (Econ), has worked on humanitarian aid policy issues for over 15 years, as researcher and consultant. Prior to joining Humanitarian Outcomes, Adele was a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Policy Group in the Overseas Development Institute and she began her career with the Australian Government. Her work includes research on aid architecture, system-wide performance and reform, donor behavior, humanitarian principles, operational security, risk management, access, corruption, and civil-military relations.
Paul Harvey has worked in humanitarian action for over 20 years as an aid worker, researcher and consultant. Before starting Humanitarian Outcomes he was a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Policy Group in the Overseas Development Institute and an emergency manager for NGOs including work in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Kosovo. His work has focussed on cash programming, the role of states, corruption and dependency in humanitarian action. He recently directed the SLRC research programme on service delivery and statebuilding.
Lydia Poole, MSc, is a researcher, analyst and humanitarian practitioner with a specialist interest in aid financing and programming in fragile states. She has worked with a comprehensive range of UN, NGO and governmental clients leading consultative research processes, developing internal and public policy guidance and reports and facilitating policy dialogues.
Abby Stoddard, Ph.D., has over twenty years' experience working on issues in humanitarian assistance. She is a non-resident fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation, and the author of Humanitarian Alert: NGO Information and its Impact on US Foreign Policy (Kumarian Press, 2006), along with numerous articles, reports, and book chapters on humanitarian action. Her forthcoming book is on violence and ethics in wartime humanitarian action.
Glyn Taylor, MA, has worked in a variety of headquarters and field positions, covering both aid policy and practice. Before joining Humanitarian Outcomes he worked as a deputy director and head of the advisory group for the UK Department for International Development's Humanitarian Operations Team. This was a key role within the DFID drive to reform the humanitarian system, with a particular emphasis on financing mechanisms and UK support to OCHA and the CERF. He acted as the DFID humanitarian advisor for Darfur through 2005 and 2006.
Meriah-Jo Breckenridge, MSc, worked at the Canadian Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in the areas of immigration appeals and aboriginal law, dealing with large databases, handling sensitive human rights information, and acting as the intermediary between parties and the judiciary. Since transitioning to humanitarian research from the government sector, her contributions include conflict early warning risk reports and organizational case studies on context analysis.
Monica Czwarno, MRes, worked for the American Red Cross in Greater New York as the Regional Manager in charge of capacity building and establishing innovative program initiatives by researching, evaluating, and strategizing areas of expansion in humanitarian relief to ensure disaster preparedness. Prior to that she also worked and interned with the International Rescue Committee, Exclusive Analysis and the Center for Defense Information.
Hosanna has worked in the non-profit sector for 24 years, including five years in humanitarian complex emergency environments and three years as a consultant for NGOs working in the humanitarian sector. She is the owner of Hively, a full service consulting group for non-profit organisations. She also serves as an adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy concentration.
Corinna Kreidler, MA Political Science and International Relations, has been working in humanitarian aid for more than 20 years. She is currently a freelance consultant, working on humanitarian strategy development, financing matters, policy and operational topics. She is working for a variety of clients including donors, NGOs and Governmental organisations. Corinna also undertakes evaluations and supports donors in monitoring ongoing operations.