Opportunity 2.0

Leadership Team






The Educational Development Center (EDC) leads the implementation of Opportunity 2.0.

EDC is a nonprofit organization that improves learning and teaching, health and human development, and economic opportunities for people of all ages worldwide. It creates, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs, services, products, systems, and policy improvements. EDC has operated in the Philippines since 2006, with projects including EQuALLS, Basa Pilipinas, MYDev, and AWARE.

Below is the dynamic team EDC has put together to lead O2’s implementation in the Philippines. 

Jill Jarvi
Chief of Party

Jill has over 25 years of professional and international experience, working effectively in multi-cultural environments and diverse staff. She has led USAID education and youth activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, West Bank, and Egypt.

Ilya Son
Ilya Son
Deputy Chief of Party—Operations

Ilya has over 19 years of international development experience managing diverse finance and operations team for USAID funded projects ensuring compliance, effective use of resources and timely execution of activities.

Tere Mokamad
Maria Theresa “Tere” Mokamad
Deputy Chief of Party—Technical Programs

Tere is a seasoned educator and development worker having spent 26 years supporting USAID and Philippine education programs. She specializes in Alternative Learning Systems, work readiness, curricula development, youth leadership, and alliance building.

Benz Wee
Robinson “Benz” Wee
Technical Education and Skills Development Advisor

Benz has a decade of experience in technical and vocational education, workforce and skills development having served at the Philippine Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Hayden Bale
Youth Technical Lead

Hayden is a program and training management specialist who specializes on curriculum development, youth workforce, soft skills and leadership development, and teacher and trainer professional development.

Angelique Roux
Angelique Roux
Private Sector Advisor

Angelique has 23 years of experience in the field of education and training, in both academic and corporate settings. She is currently focused on youth workforce development programs, closely collaborating with private sector and government agencies so that future generations have a voice in their own development.

Shera Tanjutco
Grants Manager

Shera has extensive experience in development projects, starting out as a Communications Specialist and eventually also specializing in program and donor management. She is an expert in communication planning, donor management, marketing, as well as training and module design and development.

Carlo Fernando
Higher Education Lead

Carlo is trailblazing new ideas and mechanisms for higher education to support OSY development in the Philippines. He specializes in higher ed innovations, strategic partnerships, program development, education leadership, and managing grants and development projects.

Kristofer Kliatchko
Training Manager

Tope first joined EDC in 2021 as one of Opportunity 2.0's Master Trainers. He specializes in learning and development, training design and facilitation, capacity development planning, module and curriculum development, as well as training assessment.

Ani Liwanag
MEL Manager

Ani Liwanag joined EDC in 2022. She is an M&E expert and have extensive experience overseeing MEL for USAID development projects. She also has experience in program management and policy development.

Grekka G.C. Sarmiento
Communications Manager

Grekka is a communications expert who has been supporting organizations achieve development results for the past decade. She has developed communications strategies and materials in the fields of youth development, local economic development, and child rights.