Social marketing for a better world

Headquarters Staff

Christopher H. Purdy

is the President and CEO of DKT International. From 1996 to 2011, he served as Country Director of DKT programs in Turkey, Ethiopia, and Indonesia, where he managed the largest private social marketing family planning program in the world.  He served as Executive Vice President from 2011-2013.  His professional interests center on advancing the cause of social marketing for improved health, and socially responsible capitalism.


Michele Thorburn

is the Administrator who has been with the Washington DKT International office since the mid-1990s. She handles DKT’s administrative duties, which include visas, travel, and embassy certifications relating to DKT’s programs around the world. She also produces DKT’s annual social marketing statistics report. Prior to joining DKT, she worked as an HIV/AIDS counselor and ran her own business for two years. Her passions are travel and the cultures of other lands.


John Kenny

is the Global Finance Manager, bringing 19 years of professional experience in accounting and finance to DKT.  In the past, he has worked for both domestic and international companies.  In addition to his experience with all components of the accounting cycle, he is adept at identifying opportunities to drive financial efficiencies, streamlining operational processes, and providing executive-level financial reports in multi-entity environments.

Naveed Khan

is a Senior Accountant for DKT International. He has over ten years of accounting experience, during which he has worked on all aspects of accounting and financial management. Naveed is currently pursuing his CPA. Naveed has a passion for building, construction and architecture.


 Ivy Lim-Jui

is the International Accounting Manager for DKT. With extensive international and domestic experiences, she brings operation control and reporting expertise to the team. From 1988 to 2000, she was engaged in Regional Accounting / Auditing position in the Asia Pacific region. From 2008 to 2014, she fundraised with the Parents-Teachers Association at an international school in Beijing and enjoyed working with other parents from different parts of the world. She has been a CPA and also Chartered Accountant in Singapore, and looks forward to transitioning to non-profit work. Ivy enjoys spending time with her family.

Carlos Hernandez

is an international accountant for DKT. Previously, Carlos has served as a proprietor of several small businesses in El Salvador, as a Virginia office coordinator for Pop Rocks, and in the Comptroller’s Office at American University in Washington, DC. He is experienced in all aspects of accounting and handles DKT’s international accounts. Carlos has a passion for gourmet cooking and listening to contemporary and Latin American music.


phoebePhoebe Chastain

is the Program Officer for DKT International. She performs many tasks in the office to support the headquarters office staff, and manages the social media. Her professional interests include international family planning, sexuality education, and community outreach. Phoebe enjoys cooking, running, and exploring Washington, DC.