Christopher H. Purdy
Chris 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 to 2013. He also serves as the CEO of carafem, a network of reproductive health centers serving populations in the USA. He is the author of numerous articles on family planning and social entrepreneurship.
Keri is the Chief Financial Officer and leads DKT’s Global Finance and Accounting function. Keri has over 20 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.
Michele is the Administrator and the head of Human Resources. Michele has been with DKT since the 1990s. She handles DKT’s administrative duties and provides support for employees at headquarters and at DKT offices oversees. Michele produces DKT’s annual social marketing statistics report, which compiles contraceptive sales data from the world’s largest social marketing organizations. Prior to joining DKT, Michele worked as an HIV/AIDS counselor and ran her own business. Michele’s passions include traveling, advocating for human rights, and spending time with her extended family and friends.
Tracy is the Global Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance. Tracy has over 15 years of combined experience in external audit, internal audit, financial transformation, and technical accounting. Tracy obtained her undergraduate degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China, majoring in International Business – Industrial Foreign Trade. She also attended Texas A&M University, where she earned a Master’s degree in Accountancy. Tracy holds an active CPA license and CFA designation.
Valerie is the Divisional Controller. Prior to DKT, Valerie held the corporate controller role at two national companies. For over 20 years she has managed and consulted for domestic and international non-profit organizations, private sector companies and the United Nations (UN). Valerie has a solid background in operational accounting, streamlining processes, implementing ERP systems and staff development. She is an advocate for women’s rights and enjoys being able to make a real impact in her career.
Carlos is the G/L Accounting and Payroll Manager. 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 payroll of domestic and international staff and the reconciliation of the general ledger of the DC Headquarters. Carlos has a passion for gourmet cooking and contemporary Latin American music.
Omer is a Senior Accountant. Omer supports the monthly financial closing process which includes management reporting, grant reporting, reviewing accounts payable and analyzing monthly financial activities. In addition, Omer assists with audit preparation and global financial consolidation including foreign currency translation and inter-company eliminations. In his free time, Omer enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and spending time with friends.
Elizabeth is the Grants and Program Manager. In 2017, Elizabeth graduated from Carleton College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a focus on health, the environment, and education. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Elizabeth appreciates that Washington DC has real seasons, and enjoys spending time exploring DC’s parks, supporting local sports teams, and eating through the district’s ramen restaurants. At DKT, Elizabeth manages DKT’s grant portfolio and supports new business development.
Terence is the Junior Administrator and Human Resources Associate. He handles a range of administrative needs and provides support for human resource functions. Previously, he served in the Peace Corps for over two years in Cameroon where he worked on a number of agricultural projects. He is a graduate of University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and is passionate about international development and global issues. He enjoys traveling, embraces unexpected situations, and most likely has a book nearby.
Margot is the Program Officer, responsible for grant management, administrative, and communication tasks. Margot recently graduated from Carleton College, where she studied sociology and anthropology, with a focus in medical anthropology and women’s studies. While at Carleton, Margot conducted two independent research projects in India- one on the stigmatization of menstruation and another on prenatal care –both of which sparked her interest in reproductive care. Originally from New Jersey, Margot has enjoyed exploring D.C., particularly its waterfront concerts.
Sam is the newest Program Officer and works on grants, administrative tasks, and communications. She graduated from Carleton College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Born and raised in Minnesota, she is adjusting to the D.C. summer heat and enjoys running, gardening, and exploring D.C’s parks and restaurants.