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MACP announces new hires from Q3, Q4 2022

February 22, 2023

We are pleased to announce three new team members joined MACP in the third and fourth quarters of 2022. Their gifts and talents enhance our ability to support great work across the globe.  

Please join us in welcoming them to our team! 

Wuryati Morris, Program Officer, Environment. Wuryati (she/her) will take on responsibility for much of the MACP Environment Domain’s Indonesia and Micronesia portfolios. She comes to us with deep experience in these geographies, having lived and worked in Indonesia for much of her early life. Wuryati spent several years at global development firm, DAI Global LLC, and has spent the last five years serving as the Walton Family Foundation’s in-country program advisor for Indonesia. In that role, she was an important colleague and collaborator with MACP through the Indonesia Marine Funders Collaborative. Wuryati completed her International Baccalaureate at the Jakarta International School before coming to the United States to attend Swarthmore College. 

Danielle Parkey, Administrative Specialist, Evaluation and Organizational Learning and Enterprise Risk Management. Danielle (she/her) comes to us with over 15 years of administrative experience supporting leaders and teams, working effectively across departments and with outside agencies. She was most recently with Knudsen Cowles implementing workflow process improvements across the firm’s business and philanthropic activities. Prior to Knudsen Cowles, Danielle worked as a Credentialing Specialist for HealthEast and a Medical Staff Coordinator and Data Management Specialist for North Memorial Medical Center. 

Kurian Thomas, Vice President, Programs. Kurian (he/him) comes to MACP following nearly 11 years at Fetzer Institute as a program officer, program director, and most recently as Vice President, Programs. Kurian also worked at Oxfam in Hong Kong, as an Advisor at Save the Children in Chennai, India, and as a Knowledge Manager at Centre for Good Governance in Hyderabad, India. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York and a Bachelor of Commerce from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerela, India. Kurian completed a post-graduate program in management (similar to an MBA) at the Xavier Institute of Management and participated in the Council on Foundations Career Pathways leadership cohort.