About Us

In-Sight Collaborative aims to improve the way we deliver humanitarian aid by promoting the maintenance and return of autonomy and dignity among displaced populations. We do this through partnerships, advocacy, and education. We partner with displaced communities as they determine their needs, then work with local NGOs and international operators and experts to connect the resources and solutions to where they are most needed.

With nearly 70.8 million people displaced globally due to factors such as conflict, natural disasters, and climate change, we recognize that modern displacement requires modern solutions. Through partnerships and solidarity, we believe in preserving the autonomy of displaced individuals and communities by promoting resiliency, self-recovery, and self-directed development through the support of emergency interventions and long-term projects.

We envision a world where dignity and autonomy are prioritized in humanitarian crisis interventions and international development. 

Our Mission

In-Sight Collaborative aims to improve the way we deliver humanitarian aid by promoting the maintenance and return of autonomy and dignity among displaced populations. We do this through partnerships, advocacy, and education. We partner with displaced communities as they determine their needs, then work with local NGOs and international operators and experts to connect the resources and solutions to where they are most needed.

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Our Vision

In-Sight Collaborative is an organization made up of a network of advocates with a shared vision for the improvement of the way we deliver humanitarian aid. Through partnerships and solidarity, we believe in promoting the empowerment of displaced populations and fostering self-sustaining growth through periods of adversity by supporting emergency interventions and long-term projects that aim to preserve dignity and independence while cultivating community. With nearly 70.8 million people displaced globally according to UNHCR due to factors such as conflict, natural disasters, and climate change, we recognize that modern displacement requires modern solutions.

Meet Our Team

 

MADI WILLIAMSON

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President

Madi Williamson is an author, registered nurse, and aid worker from Seattle, Washington. In 2016 she spent three months volunteering with medical teams in refugee camps in Greece where the idea for In-Sight was born from a lack of coordination between actors on the ground, and her communities in the camps and back home. Madi has become an avid traveler who has explored medical aid delivery in communities in the US, the Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean. She hopes to continue to push for improvement in the way we manage healthcare in humanitarian crises all over the world. 

MARGARET BOND

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Vice President

Margaret Bond got her BS in Biology and Global Health at the University of Washington in June, 2019. She's now working in San Francisco, CA at a small healthcare startup. Margaret brings an incredible amount of knowledge of health systems to the In-Sight team as well as her genuine passion for improving the lives of those around her. Margaret has volunteered lots of time on community projects such as an annual soccer tournament to benefit orphans and destitute children in Sierra Leone through Children of the Nations International.

DYLAN SKEFFINGTON

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Treasurer

Dylan Skeffington has worked with various NGOs, focusing on a range of topics including environment, development, and business impact. After earning a degree in philosophy from UC Berkeley and working a series of odd jobs, he wound up working in the refugee camp known as "The Jungle" in Calais, France during the autumn of 2016. This experience inspired him, and has since led to his working with NGOs in a variety of capacities, most recently as an executive director and consultant. Most of his spare time is spent traveling and pursuing an alternate life as an adrenaline junkie.

DANI DOBROT

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Secretary

Dani completed a Masters in International Community Development with a focus on disaster response and displacement. In addition to graduate school, Dani has been working as an emergency room nurse for over 7 years and worked on a project with the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology developing nursing clinical instruction for emergency, trauma medicine in Kumasi, Ghana. Dani also volunteered in Jordan with a variety of organizations working with Syrian refugees. During graduate school, Dani performed fieldwork, observing and analyzing the refugee response in Zambia. One of her main interests involves synthesizing innovative ideas in humanitarian response and development by encouraging a perspective that promotes holistic well-being.

LEENA ZAHRA

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Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator

Leena is a social justice champion in Chicago who elevates connections through innovative storytelling and community building. She completed a Master’s in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her specialization is advocacy highlighting globally displaced persons from humanitarian crises. Leena has worked with small to large scale Non-Profit foundations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and government agencies like Karam Foundation, The International Rescue Committee (IRC), the World Food Program (WFP) through the United Nations and the United States Senate. When Leena isn't campaigning for the underdog, she loves to read, watch nostalgic movies and attempt Instagram worthy cheeseboards.

JESSE NATHANSON

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Educational Coordinator

Jesse is an international social worker and a human rights advocate. She has a BA in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and received a MA in International Community Development from Northwest University in Seattle. While much of her background was central to working with youth facing extreme trauma, it wasn’t until she entered graduate school that her concentration transitioned towards her deep passion for working alongside refugee populations. During her studies, she focused on examining psychosocial support systems and safeguarding procedures for unaccompanied refugee children (URC). Jesse conducted research in Zambia on a permanent settlement site bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Additionally, she also spent time in Calais, France, working with unaccompanied minors affected by the dismantlement of the refugee site known as ‘the jungle’.

STEVIE KENNEDY

Volunteer Coordinator

Stevie is from Melbourne, Australia and completed In-Sight Collaborative's first annual summer mentorship in July of 2020. After this program, she joined In-Sight's staff as a volunteer coordinator. Stevie is most passionate about her role as because of an interest in promoting ethical volunteering and combating voluntourism and savior mentalities in the humanitarian and development sectors. Stevie uses her bachelor's degree in International Development and experience as a volunteer to help In-Sight Collaborative's team educate their volunteers about self- care, conscientious involvement in forced displacement issues, and how to be a productive and respectful advocate for the paradigm shift. She is also curently pursuing a post graduate degree in Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Assistance.

MARIKA RUNDLE

Content Creation Coordinator

Marika has a background in public health, information science and design, and most recently - international travel and volunteering. She is passionate about ethical design and ethical approach to humanitarian crises, namely forced displacement at home and around the globe. Marika has worked with various populations living as refugees in Greece, Turkey, and Serbia. Her diversity of opportunities has shown her that while there are many dedicated individuals trying to do good in the world, just the will to ‘do good’ is sometimes not enough to actualize the benefit. She greatly sees the need for initiatives such as this mentorship program in order to inform and educate herself and others in this line of work.

In-Sight Collaborative is a registered 501(c)3 organization that relies on a community of volunteers and donors to keep our projects going. Any amount, big or small, is welcomed and appreciated!

In-Sight Collaborative

We care about all things Refugees. If you do too, get in touch with us! We love to expand our partner-, volunteer- and donor-network.

HQ: Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Contact us!

Email: team@in-sightcollaborative.org

Registered Charity: 83-2090182

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