Board

Danielle J. Kerchmar, Chair   Danielle began her career in international development while serving 27 months in eastern Ukraine as a TEFL Peace Corps volunteer. Following this, she continued the career path gaining a Master at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in Colorado, USA. Danielle has experience across NGOs, government, and for-profit in HIV/AIDS, microfinance, social enterprise, women’s empowerment, and horticulture. She speaks Spanish & Russian, loves reading, and loves connecting with people across diverse backgrounds.

Danielle J. Kerchmar, Chair

Danielle began her career in international development while serving 27 months in eastern Ukraine as a TEFL Peace Corps volunteer. Following this, she continued the career path gaining a Master at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in Colorado, USA. Danielle has experience across NGOs, government, and for-profit in HIV/AIDS, microfinance, social enterprise, women’s empowerment, and horticulture. She speaks Spanish & Russian, loves reading, and loves connecting with people across diverse backgrounds.

Phoebe Hardefeldt, Vice-Chair   Phoebe is an international development expert with ten years experience in government, the United Nations and the NGO sector tackling complex aid and climate problems and driving effective aid programming. Areas of expertise include aid program design, monitoring and evaluation; providing analysis and strategic advice on international aid, foreign policy and climate change policy issues; portfolio and budget strategy, and negotiating in multilateral forums.

Phoebe Hardefeldt, Vice-Chair

Phoebe is an international development expert with ten years experience in government, the United Nations and the NGO sector tackling complex aid and climate problems and driving effective aid programming. Areas of expertise include aid program design, monitoring and evaluation; providing analysis and strategic advice on international aid, foreign policy and climate change policy issues; portfolio and budget strategy, and negotiating in multilateral forums.

Jade Jackson, Membership Co-Chair   Jade studied Educational Psychology and Social Policy as an undergrad student, in the hope of understanding a little bit about how social change happens. She is currently still learning by working in the INGO world, and has previously interned for the NZ Government Aid Programme. Her interests include transparency in supply chains and exploring how all business can adopt ethical and sustainable practices. Otherwise found nerding out on sci-fi or dancing to reggaeton.

Jade Jackson, Membership Co-Chair

Jade studied Educational Psychology and Social Policy as an undergrad student, in the hope of understanding a little bit about how social change happens. She is currently still learning by working in the INGO world, and has previously interned for the NZ Government Aid Programme. Her interests include transparency in supply chains and exploring how all business can adopt ethical and sustainable practices. Otherwise found nerding out on sci-fi or dancing to reggaeton.

David Chau, Business Engagement Co-Chair   David is passionate about international development and seeing aid being delivered effectively to those in need. Trained as an engineer, David is now a management consultant. His areas of focus include strategy development and project and programme management.

David Chau, Business Engagement Co-Chair

David is passionate about international development and seeing aid being delivered effectively to those in need. Trained as an engineer, David is now a management consultant. His areas of focus include strategy development and project and programme management.

Allison Dworschak, Treasurer   Allison is a humanitarian response and organizational development professional with ten years of experience working in the public and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about supporting good people to do great work that is inclusive, dignified and creates measurable and lasting change for communities. Areas of expertise include organizational development, emergency response, cash transfer programs and market-based approaches, energy access, and tech for development. She is also always keen on local food recommendations, or a good hike.

Allison Dworschak, Treasurer

Allison is a humanitarian response and organizational development professional with ten years of experience working in the public and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about supporting good people to do great work that is inclusive, dignified and creates measurable and lasting change for communities. Areas of expertise include organizational development, emergency response, cash transfer programs and market-based approaches, energy access, and tech for development. She is also always keen on local food recommendations, or a good hike.

Current Openings:

IDYP Māori Engagement Chair

IDYP Communications and Awareness Co- Chair

IDYP Events Co- Chair

Applications will only be accepted if submitted to: idyp.nz@gmail.com

Please send through your resume/CV and tell us what interests you in this role and international development.