SVQF relies on the help of its dedicated team of volunteers and consultants.
Mergim Cahani is an adjunct assistant professor with the Department of Computer Science, Math, and Sciences and a senior analyst with the Department of Information Technology, both at St. John’s University in New York. Previously he worked with the United Nations, the NGO “GOAL Ireland”, as a technology consultant in NYC, and has been part of the SVQF team since its foundation.
Mergim graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and from Polytechnic Institute of New York University with a Master of Science in Computer Science. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with honors, from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University.
Bert Kelley has advised on legal and business matters for more than twenty years, practicing in both corporate and law firm settings.
His degrees include a B.A. in economics from Princeton University and J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School. His research on legal and business issues has appeared in Law and Policy (Blackwell Oxford Publishing, England), CBS News, and other media and publications.
Mr. Kelley has taught in the area of business law to both graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Maryland and Georgetown since 2005, and consults with Georgetown Advisory in Washington DC.
Spreading messages throughout the world and helping to bring positive change through animation is a passion of his. He hopes to continue this ethos with future SVQF projects, using his films to aid in the education and development of communities across the world.
Legal services provided pro bono by Kaye Scholer LLP.