Our Team

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Robert Acton
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Primary Cause: Broadway Inspirational Voices

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Alexandra Hallock
Chief Operating Officer

Primary Cause: Human Rights

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Whitley Richards
Chief Program Officer

Primary Cause: Ending Intimate Partner Violence

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Erin Pierson
Director, Strategic Growth

Primary Cause: Community Arts and Culture

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Erin M. Connell
Director, BoardLead (US)

Primary Causes: Human rights and Homelessness

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Conor Doyle
Senior Software Developer

Primary Cause: Youth Sports and Fitness
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Temitope Olotin

Primary Causes: Poverty & Hunger

Nate Hinchey
Program Manager, BoardLead

Primary Causes: Economic and educational equity, campaign finance reform

Annie Baierl
Communications and Business Development Associate

Primary Causes: Labor Equity & Economic Justice

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Nick Boyle
Senior Program Associate

Primary Causes: Environmental Conservation & Wilderness Protection

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Gaby Bianchi
Senior Program Associate

Primary Causes: Empowering Youth & Education Access

Ashley Bratrud
Program Associate

Primary Causes: Education and Health Equity

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Erika Ana Flores
Program Associate

Primary Causes: Education Equity and Social Justice

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Julia Riley
Program Associate

Primary Cause: Education Equity and Animal Rights

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Lucie Rosenthal
Program Associate

Primary Cause: Criminal Justice Reform

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Jono Warren
Learning Experience Coordinator

Primary Causes: Restoring dignity to the homeless

Sarah Bounds
BoardLead Program Specialist

Primary Cause: Occupational Health and Safety

Ashfaq Khan
BoardLead Program Specialist

Primary Cause: Gender Equity

Amelia Sullivan
BoardLead Program Specialist

Primary Cause: Education Equity and Women’s Rights

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Ann Woodward
BoardLead Program Specialist

Primary Cause: Education and Literacy

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Lisa Wittig
BoardLead Program Specialist

Primary Cause: Welcoming and Empowering Immigrants and Refugees

Caterina Cedolini

BoardLead Program Specialist, London

Primary Cause: Social Mobility

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Jamie Gardner
BoardLead Trainer, West Coast

Primary Cause: Cross Sector Leadership

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Brenda Asare
Governance Trainer and Consultant

Primary Cause: Partnering with the social impact sector to change the world through equity-centered philanthropy.

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Brian Saber
Governance Trainer and Consultant

Primary Cause: Teaching everyone how to be comfortable and effective asking for gifts

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Laura Zumdahl
BoardLead Trainer, Midwest

Primary Cause: Supporting New Mothers

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Michael Davidson
Board Coach, East Coast

Primary Cause: Nonprofit Governance

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Parrish McLaughlin
Executive Assistant

Primary Cause: Pancreatic Cancer Research

Graduate Intern Alumni

We have been privileged to work with outstanding professionals who have each left their mark on Cause Strategy Partners and we are thankful for them.

Genesis Nunez, MPA Candidate, NYU Wagner

Queenie Tam, MPA Candidate, NYU Wagner

Emma Kyono, Consultant, Gartner

Kat Malek-Hood, EPF Climate Fellow at New York Road Runners

Alex Black, MPA, Associate Intern 2019

Chaoyi Xiong, Equity Analyst, Healthcare Sector, Shenwan Hongyuan Securities

Connie Meltzer, MBA Candidate, NYU Stern; Student Consultant, Center for Public Research and Leadership

Jessica Riegel, MPA, Co-Founder, Motivote

Joyce Chiao, Strategy Associate, Office of the Executive VP, New York City Transit

Kristen Forster, MBA, HR and Operations, NFL

Megan E Jackson, Digital Strategist, Center for Popular Democracy

Meryl Friedman, MPA, Senior Program Manager, OneJustice

Nasiba Chowdhury, Student, Columbia University

Royce Nitta, MPA, Provider Success Manager, Covera Health

Runmeng Wang, Analyst, Yunfeng Financial Group

Sheba Rivera, Senior Associate, Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.

Yunong Zheng, MPA, NYU Wagner

Patrick Koslecki, MPA Candidate, Colin Powell School for Civic and Social Leadership

Chiweta Rozaline Uzoka, MPA, NYU Wagner