NPOKI

NPOKI Board of Directors

NPOKI is a New York State (US) nonprofit corporation, with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. A Board of Directors, comprised of representatives from member/partner organizations, sets its policies and direction.

Governance

 


Daniel Messer 

Acting Board Chairperson
Chief Information Officer
Population Services International

Daniel leads PSI’s information and communications technologies initiatives, and promotes the use of monitoring & evaluation and clinic/client data as a way to enhance the work of the organization. As Head of Knowledge Information Systems for seven years at International Planned Parenthood Federation, Daniel was responsible for directing IPPF’s information systems and initiated, co-designed and implemented the Federation’s Integrated Management System — eIMS. The latter is a web-based program planning, reporting and management tool that successfully evolved into the organization’s key knowledge management system. Under his supervision IPPF modernized its IT infrastructure and revised its web strategy to take full advantage of web based technologies like Intranet, Extranet and public websites. Prior to joining IPPF, he was working for East African research projects funded by the Free University of Berlin in his capacity as Sociologist.


Surya Sayed-Ganguly 
Board ViceChairperson
Director, Global Information Services
The Asia Foundation

For 5 years, Surya Sayed-Ganguly was the Director of Consulting at NPOKI, where he managed a consulting team of 18, and collaborated on operational strategy and NPOKI’s global roster of projects, including special projects like MERIT and SBP. Previously, Surya led the infrastructure consulting practice at NPower NY, including redesigning and teaching the technical curriculum of the award winning workforce development program Technology Service Corps (TSC), and leading the successful integration of TSC graduates into the managed service, infrastructure and database consulting practices. He also spent a year directing information services for a 400-staff Manhattan nonprofit offering housing, support services and HIV counseling to 1600 seniors. Currently, Surya is the Director of IT at The Asia Foundation, a member organization that focuses on governance & law, economic development, environment, legislative strengthening, regional cooperation, women’s empowerment – global information services for civil society NGO operating in 19 Asian countries.


Eric Jones
Director, Knowledge Services & Information Technology (KSIT)
Ipas

Eric Jones joined Ipas in 2003 as Manager of Information Technology, after 7 years working on projects for various Fortune 100 companies as a designer, web developer, researcher, and communications/media technology analyst. Eric’s primary area of focus at Ipas in the intervening years has been on the design and deployment of a more robust information architecture and infrastructure for the organization. Through the deployment of a global corporate WAN to Ipas offices in resource-poor areas, and a concerted focus on the deployment of intranet systems and communications technologies, Eric & his staff have worked to radically improve communication & collaboration throughout the global organization. In 2007, Eric became the Director of Information Technology & Resources, a new department that brought together Ipas’s IT and Resource Center units. In 2009, this department evolved into Knowledge Services and Information Technology, as part of a larger corporate strategy to systematically address evolving Knowledge Management issues. Today, Eric and the KSIT staff are completing the development and deployment of Ipas’s second-generation intranet system. Eric is a graduate of Duke University and the NC School of Science & Mathematics, both located in Durham, NC.


Erik Arnold

Director Global Information Systems
PATH

Erik Arnold is an information technology professional with over fourteen years experience in IT leadership, project management, and systems integration. Mr. Arnold is responsible for PATH’s global information systems – including library services, records management, software development, and the global network and computer services teams. Prior to PATH, he spent a number of years working on designing and implementing large digital asset management systems, with a robust cataloging interface and rich controlled vocabulary. He also has extensive experience with ERP implementations utilizing complex data integration platforms and reporting. He has experience with financial audits, forecasting, budgeting, contracts, HRIS, intranet design, data warehousing, and web-based dashboards. More recently, Mr. Arnold implemented program portfolio management to track relative project priorities, interdependencies, and costs – and fully implemented both Lean Agile and Scrum software development practices at a large, global e-commerce company. His approach focuses on transparency, communication, and collaboration. Mr. Arnold holds a MA from Brown University.


Dykki Settle

Director of Health Informatics, Capacity Project
IntraHealth

After a boisterous dotcom career, Dykki Settle joined IntraHealth in 2001 as IT Director, applying his technology innovation experience to supporting a global health NGO in low resource and limited infrastructure environments around the world.  In 2004, he architected a health worker information system for NGOs in Bangladesh. Building on this work, he founded the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) Strengthening team of USAID’s IntraHealth-led global Capacity Project. Over the last five years, this team has developed a the iHRIS Suite of open source human resources for health software, strengthened health worker information systems, and started building a comprehensive picture of the health workforce in nine countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa.  In 2008, Dykki became Director of Health Informatics for the Capacity Project, where he continues to lead the HRIS Strengthening team and support IntraHealth’s global eHealth activities.



Erik Arnold is an information technology professional with over fourteen years experience in IT leadership, project management, and systems integration. Mr. Arnold is responsible for PATH’s global information systems – including library services, records management, software development, and the global network and computer services teams. Prior to PATH, he spent a number of years working on designing and implementing large digital asset management systems, with a robust cataloging interface and rich controlled vocabulary. He also has extensive experience with ERP implementations utilizing complex data integration platforms and reporting. He has experience with financial audits, forecasting, budgeting, contracts, HRIS, intranet design, data warehousing, and web-based dashboards. More recently, Mr. Arnold implemented program portfolio management to track relative project priorities, interdependencies, and costs – and fully implemented both Lean Agile and Scrum software development practices at a large, global e-commerce company. His approach focuses on transparency, communication, and collaboration. Mr. Arnold holds a MA from Brown University.

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