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About Dignity Designed and Delivered

Established in 2019, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States of America (USA), Dignity Designed and Delivered Inc. unites the global international development expertise of Geopolicity Inc. with Nottingham Spirk; the preeminent design innovation firm in the United States. We design lifesaving and life-changing products that bring dignity back into people’s lives.

Our focus on shelter and affordable housing reflect the reality that each day up to 250 million people across the world experience homelessness. Dignity is here to change that by delivering affordable housing and shelter products that are simply the best-in-class from a design innovation and lifestyle point of view.

Our products and turnkey solutions are built on five simple principles. Modern human and cultural needs come first. Designs must deliver long term impact. Quality, durability and usability are not negotiable. Market pricing allows for massive uptake. Our shelters are designed homes, and are child and disability friendly. People and communities are therefore at the very heart of Dignity shelter and the design of our humanitarian products. We cater for both forcibly displaced peoples and communities and advanced markets where homelessness has become endemic.


Executive & Design Innovation Team

Leading the affordable, durable and transitional shelter and housing revolution.

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Peter Middlebrook

Former World Bank, EU, UN and UK Government development economist with strategic leadership and practical experience across more than 50 countries. Deep experience in fragile and conflict affected states and in the emergency humanitarian space, also leading global SDG innovative financing.

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John Spirk

Co-Founder of NS, one of the leading product invention and development groups in the U.S. John Spirk was key in the innovation of some of NS’s most successful products and has been honored with numerous awards. John serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Clinic and is a Fellow at the National Academy of Inventors.

Joe Gfoeller
Chief Investment Officer

The Chief Investment Officer of Dignity and President of Nottingham Spirk, Joe is responsible for leading and managing best-in-class investment strategies. Joe uses his extensive investment background to evaluate strategic business alliances, joint ventures and investment opportunities that align with the long-range plan.

Sharon M. Miller
Chief Financial Officer

As the CFO, and with considerable experience in business and investment management, as a CPA and Investment Advisor, Sharon leads the team in all aspects of business financial management. Formally a Wall Street Investment Advisor and an advisor to the World Bank, UN and EU, Sharon know the humanitarian space well.

Dave Pehar
Design Lead

Brings the highest level of problem solving, design execution & manufacturing understanding and can lead complex programs from concept to completion. Dave is an Industrial Designer with over 15 years of design experience ranging from consumer, medical and commercial products.

Mark Cipolla
Mechanical Design Lead

Leverages education, experience and knowledge to provide technical leadership and design solutions throughout the product development process. Mark has over 30 years of experience with the design and development of complex consumer products, specializing in plastic part design.

Ben Parker
Prototype Lead

Provides team leadership for prototyping and modeling throughout all stages of the development process. Ben has experience designing and building everything from miniature sensor and machine vision tools for the aerospace industry to 8 axis CNC laser and stamping systems for the automotive, military, and aerospace sector.

Trevor Jackson
Manufacturing Coordination Lead

Utilizes engineering education and knowledge of manufacturing processes to provide creative solutions on how to implement a product design from prototype to production. Trevor has over 30 years experience in the industry and has forged trusted supply chain relationships in the U.S. and across the globe.

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Amba Tadaa
African Partner Support

Amba Tadaa has worked in Afghanistan, India, Ethiopia, Somalia and Uganda on various aspects of resilience, vulnerability and social protection. He has traveled to more than 20 countries and advises the UN and World Bank. He has an M.Phil, Development Studies, Center for Development Studies, University of Cambridge,

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