The Incubation Lab Team

Maurice Bloem

Executive Vice President, CWS | Creator, The Incubation Lab

As CWS’s executive vice president, Bloem assists and advises the president in the daily management of the organization, while specializing in managing research, monitoring and evaluation and incubation. He is also the agency’s main representative to the United Nations. Bloem is the former country director and regional director of CWS in Indonesia/ Timor-Leste. In that position he led CWS’s multi-million dollar response to the tsunami and the earthquakes that devastated the region in 2004 and 2005 and directed the development and implementation of innovative HIV/AIDS programs and programs for youth. Prior to joining CWS in 1999, Bloem was project coordinator for an HIV/AIDS prevention project run by CARE Bangladesh. Before that he was an advisor to the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh. A native of the Netherlands, Bloem earned a Master of Science degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Leyden in the Netherlands.

Diana Muresan

Community Engagement Manager, CWS

As the community engagement manager for the incubation lab, Diana works on creating and testing innovative ways to engage with new, more diverse audience. She has been in this role since 2017 and before that volunteered for the incubation lab since 2014. Diana is currently pursuing her Master's in International Relations with a concentration in International NGOs at Baruch College's Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. Before that, she graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelors in Psychology, minoring in Political Science.