Nevena Staresinic
nevena@moderna.us

is a savvy businesswoman who builds value in every place she lives. She has founded four successful companies on four continents. Nevena relocated Moderna to Pittsburgh and is uniquely qualified to help transferees relocate and thrive here. Her international business career spans two decades in real estate development, expansion, historic renovation, real estate sales and leasing, and multi-national company relocations. Moderna’s clients are primarily multi-national companies as Rio Tinto, Nestle, HJ Heinz Company, Telecel, British American Tobacco; embassies from Germany, UK, France, USA, South Africa; UN agencies and international NGOs as CARE, CAFOD, DFID, GTZ, IOM, WFP, UNDP, MSF. Nevena owned antique shop specializing in Austro-Hungarian fine arts, furniture and Yugoslavia’s best painters. She launched personalized French perfumes and aromatherapy in the Yugoslavia market. Nevena majored in History of Art at Belgrade University and studied entrepreneurship at the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University, Pittsburgh. She is licensed with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Nevena is also a relocation specialist with a Marketing, Destination and Government certificate from Brookfield Global Relocation Services.

 “As an expat, I truly understand what people are going through.”

 

Kim Chermak’s
kcermak@comcast.net

Kim Cermak has spent over eighteen years in the cross-cultural field, developing markets and providing cross-cultural and mindfulness coaching and consulting to individuals, teams and organizations. She is the co-owner and operator of a small commercial real estate company and has held management positions in both profit and nonprofit organizations.  Kim is a certified Bikram yoga instructor and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Cameroon Football Development Program. Kim has a Master of Liberal Studies: Focus on the Impact of Religion on Cultural Values from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado.  She has lived in France and Luxembourg and has traveled extensively.  She speaks English and is proficient in French.
 

Suzy van Dun
suzy@moderna.us

is a training, management consulting and leadership coaching professional. After a successful 15 year career in sales, marketing and training with American medical technology companies in Europe, she started her own consultancy and coaching business. She is passionate about improving processes and stimulating people to develop their full potential in a constantly changing and challenging world. She relocated to Pittsburgh with her husband and three children in August 2012 where she took time to build resilience and integrate into the local community. She has since added cross-cultural training to her experience as a coach and is particularly interested in facilitating intercultural training in a business environment, encouraging newcomers to increase their awareness of cultural differences in order to build bridges and connect successfully across cultures. She also assists accompanying partners of newcomers to adjust to the challenges of the move. Suzy holds a master’s degree in bio-engineering, a master’s in biomedical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Leuven, Belgium. She also holds several training certificates, is a certified coach and a certified cross cultural trainer. She is fluent in English, Dutch and French.
 

Clare Jones de Rocco
clare@moderna.us

is a cross-cultural trainer from the UK with a wealth of international experience living overseas as an expatriate in countries with diverse cultures. She relocated to the USA in 2012 after a four year assignment in the Sultanate of Oman where she trained Omani college students in study skills. Prior to this, she lived and worked in the Netherlands for six years, Japan for five years, the UK for six years and for shorter periods in France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and Spain. Ms Jones de Rocco began her career as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language for adults and has since worked in the corporate, education and international government sectors in both educational and business roles. She holds a B.A. degree in European Studies from the University of Kent (UK) and a certificate in Crossing Cultures with Competence from the Interchange Institute. She has language skills in Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, French and German. Her personal experience of living in other countries and adapting to different cultures, combined with her background in training and teaching, makes her well placed to help others make the transition across cultures.