International and community development that incorporates market driven solutions through public/private partnerships that allow each sector to excel at what they do best.
Los Angeles, CA
Team Tassy's mission is to unleash the inherent power in every person to eliminate abject poverty. We work to prepare and place the poor into jobs so that they can pull themselves out of poverty forever.
"I have no special talent. I'm only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein
July 2012 — Present
Team Tassy's mission is to unleash the inherent power in every person to eliminate global poverty. We accompany the poorest of the poor out of poverty by providing medical treatment, access to education, stabilized housing and financial assistance, and finally workforce training and jobs. Through strategic partnerships with great companies and organizations, we are able to work together to build whole communities. Our current work is in Haiti and we have offices in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. To learn more, go to www.teamtassy.org or follow us @TeamTassy
The Forbes Funds
September 2005 — July 2012
I managed our the research agenda, grant making, and directed the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership, a coalition of 350 nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing a unified voice for the nonprofit sector. The Forbes Funds is dedicated to building the capacity of the nonprofit sector in the Pittsburgh region.
Human Services Center Corporation
Board of Directors, Secretary
PGH Party for a Purpose
November 2006 — December 2010
PGH Party for a Purpose (PPP) hosts fun, creative, affordable parties for diverse, young-minded individuals while raising funds and generating support for nonprofit organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania. PPP partners with local artists and venues to throw a great party every quarter, donating 100% of all proceeds to a partner beneficiary. In addition to raising support for local nonprofit organizations, PPP provides space for local musicians and artists to share their work with a new audience. By engaging venues across the city, PPP's event-goers have the opportunity to see emerging new talent in awesome spaces.
Carnegie Mellon University
MSPPM, Public Policy and Management
University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Philosophy and Public Policy