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 include social marketing, global health, and socially responsible capitalism.


Michele Thorburn

is the Office Manager and has been with the DKT headquarters office since the 1990s. She handles DKT’s administrative duties, and procures visas, travel documents, and embassy certifications for DKT staff. In addition, Michele produces DKT’s annual social marketing statistics report. Prior to joining DKT, Michele worked as an HIV/AIDS counselor and ran her own business for two years. Michele’s passions include traveling and women’s rights.

Keri Stockland

is the Vice President of Finance. Keri has over 15 years combined experience in CFO Advisory, public accounting, and industry experience working in accounting and financial reporting roles for publicly traded companies. She has global working experience, and has worked onsite in Eastern Europe, UK, Asia, and South America to assist organizations with post-acquisition Finance Integration and IPO readiness activities. Keri attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Keri holds an active CPA license.

Naveed Khan

is a Senior Accountant. He has over ten years of accounting experience, and is well versed in all aspects of accounting and financial management. Naveed has a passion for building, construction and architecture.


 Ivy Lim-Jui

is the International Accounting Manager. With extensive international and domestic experiences, she brings operation control and reporting expertise to the team. From 1988 to 2000, she worked as a regional accountant and auditor in the Asia Pacific region. From 2008 to 2014, she fundraised with the Parents-Teachers Association at an international school in Beijing where she enjoyed working with other parents from multiple countries. She has been a CPA and a Chartered Accountant in Singapore, and is excited to be working in the non-profit world. Ivy enjoys spending time with her family.

Carlos Hernandez

is an international accountant. Previously, Carlos has been a proprietor of several small businesses in El Salvador, as the office coordinator for Pop Rocks, and worked 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 contemporary Latin American music.

Deanne King

is a staff accountant. Deanne has extensive experience in accounts payable, billing, grants and contracts, and general ledger accounting. Deanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, and has a passion for cooking, traveling, and music.

Omer Qadery

is a staff accountant. Omer has more than seven years of professional experience in accounting and finance in profit and non-profit work, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, taxation, and cash and bank reconciliation. In his free time, Omer enjoys hiking, biking, playing soccer, and making new friends.

True Overholt

is the Senior Program Advisor. True spent two years with DKT Ghana directing donor-supported projects, where he worked on projects such as the No Yawa youth program. True advises DKT’s country offices how to maximize health impact while achieving financial sustainability. His professional interests include social entrepreneurship and market-based solutions to poverty. During his free time, True enjoys traveling, sports, and reading. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Virginia.

Jodi Van Laven

is the Junior Administrator & HR Associate. Jodi has a background in disability support and disability employment support. She has lived in Israel, Australia, and the UK for most of her career. In her free time, Jodi enjoys reading, walking and traveling.

Sarah Monaghan

is the Program Officer. Sarah is a recent college graduate with an interest in public health, family planning, and women’s health. Sarah’s responsibilities include managing DKT’s website and social media platforms and writing the monthly newsletter.