Michael Tatu Castlen

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Michael Tatu Castlen "is passionate about sustainable development and empowering local communities to help themselves. He believes PCI-Media Impact's unique approach is well suited to providing individuals and communities with life changing information empowering them to improve their livelihoods.

"Mike became Executive Director of PCI-Media Impact in July 2005, after three years as the organization's Executive Vice President. Prior to coming to PCI-Media Impact, Mike spent three years as Vice President at the United Nations Association of the United States of America. Mike has more than 15 years experience building organizational capacity in non-profit organizations, specifically those involved in international development. As Chief Operating Officer at the Foundation for a Civil Society, he worked with NGOs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to strengthen civil society organizations and nurture local corporate philanthropy. At Holt International he worked in Romania on strengthening child-welfare and with Church World Service he resettled refugees from throughout the world. His work has given him the opportunity to live and work in Romania, Kenya, Sudan, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

"Mike is a graduate of Macalester College, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and has an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Although he has called New York City home for the past 16 years, he still considers himself an Oregonian." [1]

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  1. Staff, PCI-Media Impact, accessed September 16, 2008.