Joseph Merante
Executive Director

Joseph Merante is responsible for managing HDI’s strategic relations with the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Congress, the United Nations and its affiliated agencies.


Prior to joining Humpty Dumpty Mr. Merante was a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.  He served in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and at the United Nations.  His domestic assignments included both European Affairs and Public Diplomacy. Mr. Merante’s last overseas post was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican. 

Mr. Merante holds a B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a M.S. in Resources Management from the National Defense University.

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Katarzyna Mazur
Finance Director

Katarzyna Mazur joined HDI as Finance Director in April 2013. In this role, Katarzyna oversees all financial, budgetary, compliance and administrative aspects of HDI’s programmatic portfolio. 

Katarzyna holds a BBA degree in Finance and Investments from Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY).

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Nataliia Sydorova
Social Media Director

Nataliia Sydorova joined HDI as Social Media Director/ Development in June 2020. 

Prior to joining HDI Nataliia held a position of Project Manager in OVAL trading company in Ukraine. Nataliia holds a MA in Education. 




Hana Hama
Technical Support Assistant

Hana Joined HDI as a Technical Support Assistant in July 2020.
In addition to working with HDI, Hana is an entrepreneur in Kurdistan-Iraq. 

He currently runs the digital marketing and IT solutions startup, Canvas. Hana served five years as a photojournalist and graphic designer while studying Business Administration and IT at The American University Of Iraq.

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Dheeraj Kaushik
Consultant – South Asian Programs
Dheeraj Kaushik is based in Nassik, India where he is the founder of several internet start-ups including Fortcombs Brand. Mr. Kaushik is dedicated to cooperation and collaboration among the nations of South Asia and if focused on supporting projects which assist the most vulnerable, especially women and girls.
Millie Meyers
HDI's West Coast Activities Manager

Millie Harmon Meyers is responsible for HDI’s West Coast activities.  This includes working with the film and arts communities in Los Angeles, and brining UN focused programs to academic and civic institutions in California, Oregon, Washington State, Nevada, and Arizona.

Ms. Meyers has a long career in public service and international affairs.  Most recently she served at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN), initially as Chief of  and then as Director of Special Projects. Ms. Meyers organized briefings, panel discussions, and trips to promote the national interest and the security of the United States through enhancing understanding and fostering dialogue. Prior to joining USUN Ms. Meyers worked with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Ms. Meyers holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California (UCLA). 

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Sandeep Singh
International Travel Consultant

Mr. Sandeep Kumar Singh has been HDI’s exclusive travel consultant since 2016. He is a seasoned leader in the travel industry and digital marketing. Mr. Singh is responsible for advising on and obtaining all HDI’s international air transportation. He procures a large number of air tickets for HDI.

This includes finding appropriate travel solutions to difficult and security-challenged areas for HDI-sponsored travel of Members of the U.S. Congress and our cultural envoys. Mr. Singh is also responsible for addressing travel emergencies that might arise during this travel.

Sandeep Kumar Singh is based in New Delhi, India

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