Angela Conway, Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Division, has 18 years of experience in international development and has worked on rule of law programming in 27 countries. Conway has led assessments and authored reports on legal system development throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe. The MENA Division currently implements programs in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, and has previously supported programs in Algeria, Iraq, Oman, Syria and Yemen. Prior to helping to establish the MENA Division in 2003, Conway worked with the ABA Central and Eastern Europe Law Initiative, an ABA ROLI predecessor organization, serving as the program director for Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia, and as director of research. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the University of Kansas, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and of the Kansas Bar.
Gregory Altman, Program Associate, received his B.A. in international relations, concentrating on conflict resolution, from George Washington University in May 2017. He has spent time studying development and governance studies in Brussels, gaining an important European Union centered perspective on conflict resolution initiatives. Altman previously interned at Plan International USA, Inc., working with the Business Development Unit on proposals and budgeting. He has a professional proficiency in French.
Michelle Brady, Senior Advisor, is an experienced lawyer and development practitioner with over 13 years of experience in the practice of law, management of human rights, rule of law technical assistance and capacity building programs overseas. Brady currently manages programming in Egypt and Morocco. Prior to joining ABA ROLI’s Washington, D.C. office, she served as deputy chief of the Rule of Law Unit at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw, Poland. She has also served as an international training advisor with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Afghanistan and as program director for ABA ROLI in Azerbaijan. Prior to her development experience, Brady served as an assistant defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, a J.D. cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a LL.M. in international and comparative law with first degree honors from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She is a member of the Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations.
Niki Dasarathy, Senior Advisor, joined ABA ROLI in October 2012. Dasarathy currently manages programming in Jordan, Turkey and the Gulf region. Dasarathy was most recently an associate attorney representing labor unions in New York City on labor and employment-related matters. She has also served as a United Nations Development Program researcher in democratic governance and as an international human rights fellow for the Center for Constitutional Rights. Dasarathy’s international law experience includes working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and as an extern in the Office of the Co-Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. She holds a J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a B.A. degree in journalism from the George Washington University.
Susan Goldman, Senior Advisor, has previously worked for ABA ROLI including as deputy country director for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and as a country director for Vietnam. She was recently the disaster preparedness coordinator for the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she lived from August 2012 to May 2015. Goldman holds graduate degrees in Russian and East European studies, from Stanford University, and in political science, from the University of California–Berkeley. She holds an undergraduate degree in international affairs from the University of Colorado–Boulder.
Hayley Rose, Program Associate, joined ABA ROLI in January 2016, initially recruiting for ABA ROLI’s international and domestic positions as a member of the International Support Division. Prior to joining the ABA, she held internship and volunteer positions with the Middle East Institute, the International Rescue Committee, BlueLaw International LLP, and the University of Virginia. Rose is a 2015 graduate with distinction from the University of Virginia, where she earned a B.A. in foreign affairs with a concentration in the Middle East and North Africa.
Olivera Stojanovic, Operations Manager, joined ABA ROLI in 2014, after a number of years in organizations implementing development programs in education and public health, as well as private sector and academia. During her career, Stojanovic has successfully managed multi-million dollar U.S. government and other donor funded programs in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, supporting implementation through management of substantial sub-grants to local partner organizations, assisting with local partner capacity building, and identifying compliance and operational risks and opportunities for improvement. Her previous experience also includes management work in global consulting organizations where she mentored staff engaged in complex projects for Fortune 500 companies, developed quality assurance systems for monitoring and measuring success, as well as set up organizational processes and systems for effective management. Stojanovic has a master of public policy and management degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Gregory Taylor, Program Associate, Operations. Before joining the MENA Division, Taylor began his tenure at ABA ROLI in the International Support department working primarily on new staff recruitment. Prior to joining ABA ROLI, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador from 2013-2015 where he worked on grassroots youth and community development projects. He has held internships or volunteer positions at the Tucson, Arizona Prosecutor’s Office, the U.S.-Africa Chamber of Commerce and Legal Aid Justice Center, Virginia. He is fluent in Spanish and received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona.