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 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.


carlos1 Carlos Hernandez

is the Senior Accountant for DKT International. He 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.


Tui Kokphae

is a Staff Accountant at DKT International. She started her career in accounting at the Council on Competitiveness, where she gained her 5 years experience in non-profit accounting. She is currently managing financial reports for DKT’s offices in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. She recently graduated from Strayer University with a BS in accounting. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.



phoebePhoebe Chastain

is the Program Officer for DKT International. Her professional interests include sexuality education, adolescent family planning, and community outreach. She recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Carleton College in Minnesota. Phoebe enjoys cooking, running, and exploring Washington, DC.