Gideon Maltz is the Executive Director of the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
From 2021 to 2022, he served as chief of staff to Samantha Power at the U.S. Agency for International Development. From 2010 to 2017, he served as deputy chief of staff for policy at the U.S. mission to the United Nations; director of human rights and multilateral affairs at the U.S. National Security Council; and senior advisor to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Prior to government service, Gideon worked as an attorney in the international trade practice of Hogan Lovells and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has also served as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a Predoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law.
Gideon has a BA from Yale and a JD from Stanford Law School.
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Scarlet is the Senior Director of Global Partnerships at the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
Prior to Tent, Scarlet worked at the Clinton Foundation for eight years. She was the Associate Director of the Commitments Department and head of the Response & Resilience track at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). In this role, she advised corporate, philanthropic, government and non-profit leaders responding to natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Before that, Scarlet worked at the Elie Wiesel Foundation, founded by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, where she organized international conferences with world leaders.
She has a BA from Trinity College Dublin.
Veronica (Noni) Rossini
Veronica (Noni) is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Tent, overseeing earned and owned media, research output and events.
Prior to joining Tent, Noni was the Director of Communications at Girl Effect, a UK-based nonprofit founded by the Nike Foundation. In this role, she managed all global communications activities for the Girl Effect parent brand through high-profile integrated campaigns spanning press, digital, and reputation management. She spent the majority of her career at communications consultancies in the UK – Teneo and Havas PR – advising corporate clients such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Instagram and the Guardian News & Media.
Noni has a BA in English Literature from University of Warwick, and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
Nick is the Director of UNSTUCK at the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
Prior to joining the team, Nick worked in management and brand strategy consulting, leading engagements across non and for profit sectors. His past projects include building a collective impact initiative to improve student outcomes with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, working with Para La Naturaleza in Puerto Rico to increase environmental consciousness and hurricane resilience, and developing The Met’s brand and visitor experience to increase reach and relevance. Nick’s other past clients include Microsoft, eBay, Lumina Foundation, Hyatt, Vodafone, and Unilever.
Nick has a B.Comm from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, and a MSc International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
Hélène van Melle
Hélène is the Associate Director for Global Partnerships, Lead for Europe, at the Tent Partnership for Refugees, and lives in the Netherlands.
Prior to joining Tent, she worked for over twenty years at Accenture in Consulting and Global HR roles and was part of the Accenture team that set up the Refugee Talent Hub in the Netherlands, accelerating the way to work for refugees by connecting companies to refugee talent. Hélène has a Masters in Business Economics.
Yaron Schwartz is the Associate Director for Global Partnerships, Lead for U.S., at Tent.
Prior to joining Tent, Yaron worked at Deloitte in a consulting and public policy role focused on projects related to corruption, youth unemployment and immigration. He also previously worked for a member of the UK Parliament and a public affairs consultancy and served as a blogger at the Huffington Post.
Yaron has a BA in International Studies and History from Yale University and a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Andreas is the Associate Director for Global Partnerships, Lead for Europe, at the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
He was previously in charge of corporate partnerships at Kompass in Frankfurt/Main, a job placement program for young refugees developed by JOBLINGE, a leading NGO fighting youth unemployment in Germany. Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, Andreas has held international management positions in the car industry for VW, SIXT and BMW, before serving corporate clients as a freelance interim manager and consultant.
Andreas holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Georgia Southern University, a master’s in Business Administration from University of Applied Science in Mainz and a master’s in Management of Cultural and Nonprofit-Organizations from Kaiserslautern University of Technology.
Ileana Cruz-Marden is the Senior Manager for Global Partnerships, Lead for Latin America, at the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
Prior to Tent, Ileana worked with the City Resilience Delivery Team at 100 Resilient Cities to develop and implement a disaster reliance strategy for Puerto Rico following the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Ileana previously worked at USA for UNHCR as Project Coordinator for the Partnership for Refugees initiative, and at the U.S. Supreme Court as Special Aide to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Ileana has a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a BA in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, where she was a Gates and Truman Scholar.
Desmond is the Senior Manager for Global Partnerships, Lead for Canada and the UK.
Prior to Tent, Desmond worked in both non and for profit sectors across North America and Asia. He served as a Battalion logistics officer for the Singapore Armed Forces, and worked closely with Singapore companies to help expand their businesses in China as Regional Director for Enterprise Singapore, a Singapore government agency focusing on growing Singapore’s external economy. In Toronto, Desmond was a Manager at Bain & Company, and worked with clients on projects related to private equity, change management and enterprise strategy. He is currently a volunteer responder with the Canada Suicide Prevention Service and the Distress Centres of Greater Toronto.
Desmond holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University, a MSc in Public Policy from Japan’s National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Business.
Sarah Fountain is the U.S. Partnerships Manager at Tent.
Prior to Tent, Sarah worked in corporate partnerships at Discovery Education, where she helped companies provide real world experience to students of all backgrounds to set them up for successful careers, while building out partnerships with companies and nonprofits around the world. Sarah has also worked in Sustainable Development initiatives in Armenia and throughout the Caucasus region.
Sarah speaks Armenian, English, Spanish and elementary Arabic. She received her B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Shai is the U.S. Partnerships Manager at Tent.
Prior to Tent, Shai served as the Director of WEVE Acceleration, where she helped hundreds of international companies expand and scale in the US Market, while building out partnerships with corporations and governments from around the world. Shai has also held several consultancy roles in the impact-investing space.
Originally from Israel, Shai speaks Hebrew, English, French, and is currently learning Russian. She received both her B.A. in Global Liberal Studies and M.A. in International Relations from NYU.
Crissy is the Senior Manager of Events and Communications at Tent.
Prior to joining Tent, Crissy worked at Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization, as their Senior Development Officer. In this role she was responsible for fundraising, planning events, and organizing field visits to mission offices.
Crissy has a BA in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University.
Tony DiFlorio is the Communications Manager at the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
Prior to Tent, Tony supported impact storytelling and social media engagement at the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA in Washington, DC. Previously, as a video producer at The Hill — Changing America, Tony produced over 150 video shorts across science, technology, and culture & the arts.
Tony holds a BS in Diplomacy & International Relations from Seton Hall University and a MA in Journalism & Digital Storytelling from American University.
Dajana is the Communications and Partnerships Specialist at Tent.
Prior to joining Tent, Dajana worked as Account Executive at the PR agencies Burson Cohn & Wolfe and Marco de Comunicacion, where she was responsible for the implementation of strategic communication plans, international media relations, events planning and development of brand and corporate identities. Before that, Dajana worked as a freelance translator and as a linguist at the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
Dajana has a BA in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Salamanca and an MA in Corporate Communications, Protocol and Events from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain.
Juan Blanco is the Senior Manager of UNSTUCK at the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
Previously, he was at the United Nations advising governments, companies and international organizations on initiatives to accelerate digitization of payments to reduce poverty and support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. He has also worked with the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion in Washington D.C. focusing on emerging fintech and consumer capability issues and for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva.
Juan has a BA in History and Modern Languages from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia and an MA in International Development Policy from Boston University.
Petra is the Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications for UNSTUCK at the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
Prior to Tent, Petra worked in the marketing and communications field for 7 years with global experience on both the client side and agency side. Throughout her career, Petra has worked closely with some of the worlds leading brands in different industries heading their marketing/communications strategy and execution including: Reebok, adidas, Nike, McDonalds, Uber, Tumi, Unilever, and L’Oréal.
Petra completed her bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing at the American University of Beirut.
Jafar Hussaini is the Senior Manager, Finance and Operations at the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
Prior to Tent, Jafar was the Director of Finance and Accounting at Iona Senior Services in Washington D.C. where he was responsible for day to operation of finance, accounting, payroll, and government contracts. Before that, he was the Director of Financial Analysis and later promoted to Comptroller at Commonpoint Queens in NY.
Jafar has a BA in Political Science from the City University of New York – Hunter College, and an Executive MBA from The George Washington University. He is also a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) in Database Development and Administration.
Tim is the Data Analysis Specialist at Tent.
Prior to joining Tent, Tim worked for ten years as a Company Relations Executive and Data Analyst at the Charities Aid Foundation, one of the UK’s largest charities. In this role, he was responsible for providing key data insights and supporting research for various corporate social responsibility projects.
Tim has a MA (Hons) in Economic and Social History from the University of Glasgow, and a MSc in Chinese Studies from the University of Edinburgh.
Matt is the Writing and Research Lead at Tent, responsible for commissioning, overseeing, and editing the organization’s best practice materials and research.
Prior to joining Tent, Matt worked at The Daily Telegraph newspaper in the U.K. His responsibilities ranged from editorial, as Small Business Editor, to audience strategy, as Digital and Communities Editor for the Business & Money section. Matt has spent the majority of his career working in journalism, including at The Guardian.
Matt has a B.A. in Medieval and Modern History from the University of Birmingham (U.K.).
Amaia is Country Director at Tent, responsible for its operations in Spain.
Prior to joining Tent, Amaia worked at international organizations and in the nonprofit sector for 13 years. She was Fundraising Director at the EADA Private University Foundation, where she developed educational and social initiatives.
Amaia has also held management positions in regional committees at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Spain, where she implemented philanthropic partnerships with major companies, and at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland, as part of the Partnerships and Fundraising Office.
Amaia holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), and a P.G. in International Relations from the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs.
Karin is Country Director at Tent, responsible for its operations in Sweden.
Prior to joining the organization, she was Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility at Swedish football club Malmö FF. She led initiatives battling unemployment, racism, and segregation, as well as initiating the first partnership in Sweden between a sports club and the United Nations’ Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
She has also worked as National Coordinator for Employability and Public Affairs at the Swedish Professional Football League, and as Project Manager for a national capacity building project to drive social entrepreneurship.
Karin began her career in Switzerland, where she studied International Hotel Management. She has also studied at EFL Lund University (Sweden), the Probana Business School, and the Stockholm School of Economics.
She is Vice Chair of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
Paulina is Country Director at Tent, responsible for its operations in Poland.
Prior to joining the organization, she worked in the private sector, including for 16 years at BMW Group Poland – most recently as Experience and B2B Marketing Manager.
Paulina has an M.A. in English Philology from the University of Gdańsk (Poland), and is currently studying for an M.A. in Marketing and Marketing Strategies at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Philip is Communications Lead at Tent, responsible for Europe.
Prior to joining the organization, he worked as Head of Public and Media Relations at Euronews, an international news channel based in France that is broadcast in 160 countries.
He previously worked at the European Parliament in Brussels for six years. He moved from there to London for three years, working first at The Prince’s Trust – a charity founded by Prince Charles that supports disadvantaged young people – then at the BBC.
Philip has an L.L.B. in English and French Law from the University of Exeter (U.K.), and an L.L.M. in Law of the European Union and WTO from the University of Rennes (France).
Jen is Country Director at Tent, responsible for its operations in the U.K.
Prior to joining the organization, she worked within the international development sector for 15 years, focusing on partnership management, and leading the implementation of strategic transformation initiatives.
Jen has worked at several global organizations, including Save the Children, Amref Health Africa, and Accenture. She has also volunteered for nonprofits that provide direct services and support to refugees.
In addition to being a qualified transformational coach, Jen has a B.Sc. in Social Psychology from Loughborough University (U.K.), and an M.Sc. in Occupational Psychology from Nottingham University.