Development Alternatives Inc.’s TAMIS team has more than 10 years of experience in developing and managing the highly customized and proprietary project management systems, based upon Lotus Notes, for over 100 projects world-wide. The TAMIS project management system was developed by Dr. Susan Exo in 1995 to address work plan and management issues for the Indonesia ADP Project. Since that time, TAMIS has been expanded to incorporate ideas from project field staff who use the system and, by the MST who implement the system in new projects.
Currently, the Management Systems and Technology (MST) Team is made up of 6 specialists with diverse academic backgrounds and practical experience in international development who are located in the United States, Romania, and the Philippines. MST is part of DAI’s Management Operations and Systems Technology Group.
For more information on TAMIS please contact:
Team Leader, Management Systems Team DAI 7600 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 USA
Pavla Cornejo Manager, Management Systems Joined DAI: July 2001
M.A., International Relations and European Studies, The Central European University, Hungary, 1998 M.A., Economics and Business Administration, Masaryk University, Czech Republic,1997
In her current role, Pavla manages a team dedicated to developing effective technical and administrative management system solutions for DAI’s field project and home office personnel. Her career at DAI has given her experience in all aspects of project management, from proposal preparation, recruitment, and budgeting to project mobilization and financial management. She has worked with project staff throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Before joining DAI, Pavla served as a Manager of the Czech branch of Transparency International, an international anti-corruption organization. She also worked in managing finance and operations of a family-run business from its start-up phase to an 80-employee company.
Oana Tudor Management Information Specialist Joined DAI: February 2003
M.A. International Relations, University of Bucharest, 2002
Oana is based in Romania and she provides regional support in the customization and implementation of TAMIS for DAI development projects. In this role, she works with Chiefs of Party, project technical and administrative staff, as well as USAID staff to understand project information needs and develop TAMIS to address those needs. Prior to joining the MST team, Oana worked as a project coordinator with the DAI GRASP project in Romania.
Tanja Lumba Management Information Specialist, Asia Representative Joined DAI: March 2006
B.S. Economics, University of the Philippines 1995 M.A. Economics, University of the Philippines 2001
Tanja has 11 years of experience in investment banking, economics, and project management. She is based in the Philippines and is currently assisting DAI projects in Manila, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Before joining DAI, Tanja was an investment banker and corporate account manager. She also served as economist and program manager for an NGO in the Philippines and taught microeconomics. Tanja was the Performance Monitoring and TAMIS manager for a DAI project in Manila. Tanja holds a B.S. and M.A. in economics from the University of the Philippines.
Sonja Wolfe Management Information Specialist Joined DAI: April 2003
M.A., International Development, American University 1996
Sonja works with the Solutions Delivery Team in the Office of Information Management & Technology (OIMT) as a Business Systems Analyst. She currently works with home and field project management teams to design and support TAMIS (the Technical and Administrative Management Information System). Sonja joined DAI as an Associate Business Manager and served as an Operations Specialist with the former Management and Operations Services Team (MOST). Prior to joining DAI, Sonja worked at the National Academies of Science and has also lived and worked on a USAID project in Cairo, Egypt.
Virginia joined the Management Systems Team following several years of working with project management at DAI. As a Project Coordinator in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Group and later as a Finance and Administration Officer in the field, Virginia gained experience in the varied aspects of DAI projects. She currently provides support to DAI projects worldwide, implementing TAMIS to fit projects’ reporting needs to the client and allowing projects to more smoothly monitor work plan progress.
Tami Fries Senior Manager, Solutions Delivery - Information Management & Technology Joined DAI: 1989
MPIA, Economic and Social Development M.S.W., Community Organization, University of Pittsburgh
Tami joined DAI in 1989 and currently serves as the Senior Manager for Solutions Delivery in the OIMT. She manages a team of system developers and business analysts dedicated to developing and supporting effective management information systems that serve both corporate and field level needs. She is responsible for ensuring that DAI information systems are developed, maintained, and managed in alignment with corporate goals and contribute to efficient management of the business.