Taina Alexander

Taina served as the Program Manager for Membership and Standards at InterAction since 2007. She was responsible for developing  and strengthening membership relations and expansion and recruitment strategies. She was the lead staff person working with members on their compliance with InterAction's PVO Standards through InterAction's Self-Certification-Plus process. She also directed the work of InterAction’s Gifts-in-Kind Working Group and manages the quarterly Membership and Standards Board Committee meetings. Every year, she managed and directed the sponsorship and exhibitor program for InterAction’s Annual Conference.

Taina is from Finland, multilingual and has substantial field experience in program management, coordination and administration having lived and worked over 20 years in developing countries in Latin America, East Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Some of her previous professional experiences include: Program Manager at the non-profit Community Services Association in Cairo, Egypt; Small Business Advisor for a local micro-finance organization in Kampala, Uganda;  Project Administrator for a FINNIDA-funded Agro-Forestry project in Guatemala; Program and Representation  for the Finnish and Norwegian Embassies in Managua, Nicaragua. In the US she worked as Public Information and Conference Services Officer at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Taina has a BA from Uppsala University, Sweden and has completed graduate courses in International Relations at New York University. She also holds a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Non Profit Leadership.

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Program Manager
Membership & Public Engagement