Management & Staff


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Katie Taylor

Executive Director

Katie Taylor is an international executive deeply devoted to global development and to bringing private sector thinking to complex development challenges. She has extensive experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, and has led national and multi-million-dollar organizations, living and working across five continents.


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Kristan Beck

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Beck is an experienced non-profit executive manager with 25 years of experience. At PADF, she oversees all aspects of financial management, auditing, contracting, procurement, human resources, IT services, office administration functions, and serves as Chief Compliance Officer.


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Lance Leverenz

Sr. Director of Business Development

Mr. Leverenz leads PADF's Public Sector outreach to USAID, State Department, and other bilateral and multilateral donors. He has secured funding for many relief and development activities, including water and sanitation, emergency disaster response, human trafficking, and media freedom.


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Luisa Villegas

Deputy Senior Programs Director, South America 

Ms. Villegas leads PADF's program implementation efforts in South America. As a seasoned development professional, she has extensive experience in designing, managing, and evaluating international development programs, including U.S. Government and private sector funded projects.