Our Team

We are driven to help talented professionals connect to community leadership opportunities at the center of their passions.


United in Service

We’re doing our part to create a more just, vibrant, and equitable world by uniting corporations, talented professionals, and nonprofits in purpose.

Rob ActonFounder and Chief Executive OfficerPrimary Cause: Nonprofit Capacity Building
Alexandra HallockLeadership TeamPrimary Cause: Human Rights
Whitley RichardsActing Chief Operating OfficerPrimary Cause: Ending Intimate Partner Violence
Erin M. ConnellActing Chief Program OfficerPrimary Cause: Human Rights and Homelessness
Erin PiersonDirector, Strategic GrowthPrimary Causes: Wilderness Preservation and Community Arts
Conor DoyleSenior Software DeveloperPrimary Cause: Youth Sports and Fitness
Temitope OlotinDeveloperPrimary Cause: Poverty and Hunger
Gaby BianchiDirector of BoardLeadPrimary Cause: Empowering Youth and Education Access
Ashley BratrudProgram Manager, BoardLeadPrimary Cause: Education and Health Equity
Nate HincheyProgram Manager, ExpansionPrimary Cause: Economic and Educational Equity, Campaign Finance Reform
Lisa WittigProgram ManagerPrimary Cause: Welcoming and Empowering Immigrants and Refugees
Payton HoopsSenior Program Associate, Special ProjectsPrimary Causes: Homelessness and Human Rights
Jono WarrenSenior Program AssociatePrimary Cause: Restoring Dignity to the Homeless
Anakaren CervantesEnterprise Advancement AssociatePrimary Causes: Equity in Access to the Outdoors
Samuel ColónProgram AssociatePrimary Cause: LGBTQ Rights and Equity
Paulina de SèveProgram AssociatePrimary Causes: Educational Equity and Women's and Girls' Rights
James HannonProgram Associate, Concierge & Special ProjectsPrimary Cause: Sustainability and Nature Conservation
Morenikeji OmotosoProgram AssociatePrimary Causes: Education and Advancement for Women and Girls
Amelia SullivanProgram AssociatePrimary Cause: Education Equity
Cambri WrightLearning Experience CoordinatorPrimary Cause: Global Water Security and Sanitation
Janelle GrayGraduate FellowCause Area: Women’s Rights and Racial Justice
Brenda AsareGovernance Trainer and ConsultantPrimary Cause: Partnering With the Social Impact Sector to Change the World Through Equity-Centered Philanthropy
Brian SaberGovernance Trainer and ConsultantPrimary Cause: Teaching Everyone How to Be Comfortable and Effective Asking for Gifts
Jamie GardnerGovernance Trainer and ConsultantPrimary Cause: Cross Sector Leadership
Laura ZumdahlGovernance Trainer and ConsultantPrimary Cause: Nonprofit Leadership and Innovation
Gary BagleyGovernance Trainer and Board CoachPrimary Cause: Strengthening Communities
Parrish McLaughlinExecutive AssistantPrimary Cause: Pancreatic Cancer Research

Boards We Serve On

Our dedication to social good goes beyond our day job. Our team members serve on the boards of nonprofits that align with the causes they care about.

Served by:Alexandra HallockPosition:Board Member
Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteer Centre

Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre promotes, supports and develops volunteering within the borough. We provide information, advice, guidance and training to individuals and empower them to find volunteering opportunities that meet their skills, interests and aspirations. We are committed to assisting local charities and non-profit organisations in the pursuit, provision and growth of volunteering within our community.

Served by:Rob ActonPosition:Board Co-Chair
Broadway Inspirational Voices

Broadway Inspirational Voices is a diverse professional choir of Broadway artists united to change lives through the power of music and service.

Served by:Rob ActonPosition:Board Member
Nonprofit New York

Nonprofit New York helps nonprofits thrive to build better communities for all.

Served by:Whitley RichardsPosition:Vice Chair
Day One

Our mission is to partner with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development.

Served by:Erin PiersonPosition:Board Member
Art House Productions

To engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences with highly intentional visual and performing arts programming; provide arts education to promote lifelong learning to diverse communities; and celebrate the essential power of the arts to illuminate humanity. Art House provides a home for innovative performing, visual, and literary artists to develop new work; presents emerging and under-recognized artists who are making significant contributions to their respective fields; and serves as a space for established artists to take creative risks.

Served by:Erin M. ConnellPosition:Secretary
NOSH Delivers

Our mission is to improve the well-being of the North Shore community by increasing access to food, as well as basic goods and services

Served by:Lisa WittigPosition:Board Member
International Spanish Language Academy

International Spanish Language Academy (ISLA), a public elementary school, immerses students K-6 in the Spanish language. This method of instruction, along with a rigorous academic program, provides students with a high level of proficiency in both Spanish and English.

Served by:Payton HoopsPosition:Board Member
Mother House

Mother House helps unhoused and at-risk women and transgender individuals and their children. We provide spaces of safety, respect, and kindness to all we meet, and we work to ignite the fire of confidence for all who walk through our doors. At Mother House, we don’t shelter people - we strengthen them.

Served by:Gaby BianchiPosition:Young Professionals Board Member
Fiver Children's Foundation

Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.

Graduate Intern Alumni

We have been privileged to work with outstanding professionals who have left their mark on Cause Strategy Partners and are honored to acknowledge their meaningful contributions.

Anakaren Cervantes
MSc Candidate, University of Oxford
Chaoyi Xiong
Equity Analyst, Healthcare Sector, Shenwan Hongyuan Securities
Nasiba Chowdhury
Student, Columbia University
Anika Wright
MBA Candidate, University of Rochester Simon Business School
Connie Meltzer
MBA Candidate, NYU Stern; Student Consultant, Center for Public Research and Leadership
Royce Nitta
MPA, Provider Success Manager, Covera Health
Genesis Nunez
MPA Candidate, NYU Wagner
Jessica Riegel
MPA, Co-Founder, Motivote
Runmeng Wang
Analyst, Yunfeng Financial Group
Queenie Tam
MPA Candidate, NYU Wagner
Joyce Chiao
Strategy Associate, Office of the Executive VP, New York City Transit
Sheba Rivera
Senior Associate, Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.
Emma Kyono
Consultant, Gartner
Kristen Forster
MBA, HR and Operations, NFL
Yunong Zheng
MPA, NYU Wagner
Kat Malek-Hood
EPF Climate Fellow at New York Road Runners
Megan E. Jackson
Digital Strategist, Center for Popular Democracy
Patrick Koslecki
MPA Candidate, Colin Powell School for Civic and Social Leadership
Alex Black
MPA, Associate Intern 2019
Meryl Friedman
MPA, Senior Program Manager, OneJustice
Chiweta Rozaline Uzoka
MPA, NYU Wagner

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