Meet Our Team
Senior Management Team
Elizabeth Hausler, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
World-class social entrepreneur. Safe housing advocate. Bricklayer. Dr. Elizabeth Hausler is the Founder and CEO of Build Change and a global expert on resilient housing, post-disaster reconstruction, and systems change. Elizabeth’s strategic direction and leadership have grown Build Change from a few employees in 2004 to a global team spread across five continents. She has profoundly influenced global development policy by making resilience a major consideration for reconstruction efforts.
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Lizzie Blaisdell Collins, P.E., S.E., LEED AP
Lizzie Blaisdell Collins is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the creation of building standards in the developing world where they never existed before. As an expert in earthquake-resistant engineering honed over 15 years of experience designing housing for high-seismic regions, Lizzie oversees the quality of Build Change’s technical and project solutions around the globe.
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Juan Caballero, Architect, PMP
Juan Caballero has pioneered the use of seismic retrofitting for existing housing in international development. He is a noted disaster-resilient housing advocate and a trusted advisor to governments, multilateral organizations, and other partners on how to improve housing quality throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Director of Housing Finance
Aqualine Suliali was the Founder and Managing Director of GAP Solutions, a Johannesburg-based, pan-African consulting firm. She worked across multiple sectors, including with those deeply engaged in affordable housing. Aqualine’s background includes being an Associate Consultant for the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa’s (CAHF) Citymark division.
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Diane Datteri, CPA
Diane Datteri is an expert in nonprofit accounting with more than 25 years of experience supporting charitable organizations in Colorado and Wyoming. At Build Change, Diane is responsible for the day-to-day management of Finance and HR.
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Caribbean Program Manager
Louise Foulkes is the Caribbean Program Manager and a structural engineer, primarily focused on Build Change’s reconstruction and resilience projects in the Caribbean. She joined Build Change in 2017 after working in the UK and East Africa.
Manuela Pinilla Rodriguez
Country Program Director, Colombia
Manuela Pinilla Rodriguez combines her training in urban development and international cooperation with her background in anthropology to take a human approach to solving social and economic challenges. Over the course of the last decade, she has worked on both the national and international levels to improve access to water for hygiene and sanitation, as well as in post-disaster response, land rights and housing access.
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Mediatrich Triani N
Indonesia Partnership Manager
Anihas led and supported several large-scale post-disaster recovery programs in Indonesia and the Philippines. She has developed and overseen initiatives related to resilience and disaster prevention for school and housing in Indonesia. Ani is an advocate for disaster-resilient housing and has led the Build Change advisory group on retrofitting options with the World Bank, as well as evaluation of the national housing subsidy program, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing.
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Director of Global Advocacy
Monica Schroeder works to elevate the issue of resilient housing and prevention of housing loss in global policy forums and conferences with a variety of stakeholders. Prior to joining Build Change, Monica managed the implementation of democracy and governance programs in over 15 countries.
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Senior Business Developer
Noll Tufani is a senior international development professional and housing resilience expert. Highlights of Noll’s 12 years of service to Build Change include providing homeowner-driven reconstruction and retrofitting technical assistance to 25,000 households in rural Nepal, and to 2,000 families in informal neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As Senior Business Developer for International Programs, Noll leverages his intricate knowledge of Build Change’s international programs, his connections and his to secure sustained streams of institutional funding.
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Director of Application Development
Joel Herold is the Director of Application Development, providing support to Build Change in technology leadership, management, and advocacy. With over a decade of experience in the technology sector, he most recently held the role of Director of Technology at a full-service marketing agency, leading multidisciplinary teams to develop technology solutions for clients.
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Finance and Administration Staff
Global Office Administrator (HQ Global)
Dominique Dimanche Maxi
Admin & HR Coordinator Consultant (Haiti)
Finance & Admin Manager – SE Asia Pacific (HQ Global)
Accountant (HQ Global)
María Fernanda Holguín Alvarado
Finance & Admin Official (Latin America)
Winda Waspada Sari
Indonesia Finance & Admin Officer (Global – Indo)
Advocacy and Development Staff
Major Gifts Officer (HQ Global)
Strategic Partnerships Advisor (HQ Global)
LAC Fund Development Manager (Colombia)
Program Management Staff
Lead SE Asia-Pacific (HQ Global)
Technology for Engineering Project Manager (HQ Global)
Adriana Duque Pardo
Engineering Professional (Latin America)
Project Manager – Technical Services (Philippines)
Engineering Program Associate (HQ Global)
Senior Advisor, Engineering (Global)
Alejandro Guerrero Andrade
Engineering Professional, BIM Specialist (Global)
Engineering Consultant (Global)
Camilo Rodriguez Munoz
Engineering Assistant (Colombia)
Colombia Technology Civil Engineer (Colombia)
Charles Ciro Tabares
Engineering Professional (Colombia)
Samantha Kay Lisay
Designer Architect (Philippines)
Lead Engineer (Colombia)
Senior Builder Trainer (Philippines)
Construction Supervisor Consultant (Haiti)
Constructions Supervisor Consultant (Haiti)
Project Manager – Haiti Response (Haiti)
REZO Trainer Consultant (Haiti)
Technology Program Manager (Global – Nepal)
Application Developer (Global – Nepal)
Full Stack Developer (Global – Nepal)
Wordpress Developer (Global – Nepal)
Maria Camila Ordonez Valencia
Communications Officer (Latin America and Caribbean)
Program Officer (Philippines)