Dan Grimshaw is the Director of Finance for the Global Center. He leads the organization in overseeing financial management and accounting. He has more than 20 years of experience leading finance, operations, compliance, and budgeting efforts for donor-funded international development work around the world. He holds a BA in communications from San Francisco State University and completed graduate-level course work in international public administration and French at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Jason Ipe is Chief of Operations for the Global Center. He is responsible for oversight of all programmatic activities across the organization. He has over a decade of experience developing and managing research, international programming, and technical assistance on countering terrorism and violent extremism. Before joining the Global Center, he worked previously analyzing terrorist and illicit financial flows with the Global Financial Integrity program of the Center for International Policy. He holds a BA in international relations from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut and an MA in international security policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington DC.
Mariela Macon is a Finance and Operations Officer for the Global Center. She coordinates program and organizational budgets to maintain the overall financial health of the organization, while also working closely with the Director of Finance on operational and human resources management. She comes with a financial background in banking and extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker. She graduated with a BS in Economics and a minor in International Economics from Radford University.
Matthew Schwartz is a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning for the Global Center. He focuses on supporting evaluative thinking and organizational learning across the Global Center’s diverse program agendas, and the Global Center’s broader research and programming related to criminal justice, governance, human rights, and the rule of law. He has extensive experience designing, managing, and evaluating international cooperation programs in the greater Horn of Africa, the Sahel, North Africa and the Middle East. Before joining the Global Center, he worked with the UN Security Council’s 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Monitoring Team providing research and analytical support, and served as a congressional staffer focusing on constituent services and national policy. He holds an MA in international affairs from the New School University in New York, where he specialized in critical security studies. He holds a BA in political science and history from the State University of New York at Albany.
Patrick Tobin is Communications Coordinator and Senior Programs Officer for the Global Center. He heads external and internal communications efforts, while also managing program implementation and other project responsibilities. He has provided assistance and research for many projects undertaken by the organization. He has helped plan and organize the Global Center’s various workshops and seminars on countering violent extremism, criminal justice, multilateral security policy, and financial integrity, including events abroad throughout Europe, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and South Asia. He graduated with a BA in political science from the School of Public Affairs at American University.